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Pros and cons of Artificial Intelligence

eLearningworld News As artificial intelligence is making its way into society, research on the consequences of the development is lagging behind. The German Minister of Research, Johanna Wanka, said: “Artificial intelligence can improve our lives if we use it properly. But for this, we need to know what we can benefit from the systems and what the weaknesses are. There are still many unanswered research questions why we need a comprehensive research more than ever … Continue reading

Cultural differences affect Cognitive Skills, according to new research

eLearningworld News A new study led by the University of Cambridge that was published in the journal Psychological Science shows important differences in cognitive skills among young people, while these differences are not recognized among their parents. The research targeted totally 1428 children and their parents in United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Everybody completed the same four tasks that measured executive function skills related to inhibition, working memory, task switching, and planning. For instance when … Continue reading

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