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Taking the Lead in Research of making Higher Education Digital

eLearningworld News The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is now launching a nationwide research-project of how the virtual lecture hall should be designed. It concerns questions of best practice to use digital media for experiments, visualisation improvements with digital media, design and evaluation of examinations etc. An expert jury has selected 20 individual and joint projects at 39 institutes all over Germany that focus on the opportunities and risks of the research … Continue reading

The psychology of learning motivation – new cross-border research

eLearningworld Science News Research on learning motivation until now has been rather general, according to Dr Julia Dietrich of Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (FSU). In a new research project in collaboration with Jaana Viljaranta (University of Eastern Finland), Julia Moeller (Yale University) and Bärbel Kracke (FSU) the team is bringing the first building block to solve this deficit. The focus has been directed on individual’s motivation in a specific, time-limited situation, such as during … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence uses intuition to win Poker Games against professional players

A research team from University of Alberta, Canada and Charles University and Czech Technical University have developed a poker bot called DeepStack that have defeated several professional human players in one-on-one games of no-limit Texas hold’em poker. The research team writes about their invention: ”It combines recursive reasoning to handle information asymmetry, decomposition to focus computation on the relevant decision, and a form of intuition about arbitrary poker situations that is automatically learned from selfplay … Continue reading

Latest News: Research promotes Learning for all Senses

eLearningworld News from US New research shows that young children learn through using multiple senses simultaneously. This requires a learning environment with hands-on objects in order to combine the sense of touch with the senses of vision, hearing, taste and smell. This trains the sensory memory and building a foundation for solving problems and to create novel ideas from current ideas. This foundation of cognitive skills is from where we develop our skills and knowledge … Continue reading

Latest News: Germans see great benefits with digital medical devices

eLearningworld News from Germany According to a survey funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) about people’s opinions of interactive medical technologies, 84% think the research on digital medical devices is important or very important. While 90 percent could imagine in a serious condition to be using a digital implant. Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka comments: “Interactive medical technologies help people after an illness, an accident or old age, … Continue reading

Design Thinking and Scenario-based Learning

eLearningworld Weekly Review Talent development is one of the basic foundations and challenges to gain a competitive advantage on an ever changing market. New findings within the field of cognitive learning theory show that current tools and methods actually work. Especially when they are combined in order to build a learning environment they become really effective. The keys to build an effective learning platform with current tools and methods is to Observe human experiences (Looking), to … Continue reading

Latest News: Interest for Science is Growing, according to new survey

eLearningworld News from Germany The Science Barometer 2016 shows that 41% of the Germans are interested in subjects that relate to science comparing with 33% two years ago. While 70% claims that science do more good than harm for the society. “This faith in science is important to crucial questions about the future in order to continue to explore such as digitization or the transformation of energy and drive. The dialogue with citizens should not … Continue reading

Latest News: Growth hacking – Using neuroscience to create ads that sell

eLearningworld News from US The media company CBS in collaboration with Nielsen has developed a new method based on neuroscience to measure performance of commercials. When adding all the neuroscience results together researchers could explain 77% of an ad’s strength. 60 video ads for the consumer-market were evaluated for the first study. “We believe this is the holy grail for marketers: confidence in knowing creative’s potential impact on the bottom line, before it ever enters … Continue reading

Latest News: Time to become productive, New report about children’s media habits

eLearningworld News from Denmark The report ”Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology” from Aalborg University in Denmark shows that children in the age of 5-6 are using digital technologies as a natural integrated part of the ordinary day. However, internet is seen as too abstract, which makes the children focus on playing games and watch film and TV at known locations. Malene Chalotte Larsen, one of the researchers behind the report concludes: The children’s use … Continue reading

Latest News: New research method helps discovering reading disability much earlier

eLearningworld News from US To be able to predict future problems with reading even before a child begin to go to school would be ground-breaking for her or his future. This is a challenge that Sara Laszlo’s research at Binghamton University, State University of New York, is trying to find a solution for and the results is very promising. In contradiction to previous research within this research field that has focused on comparing groups of … Continue reading