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MIT Opening a Global Education Hub for Refugees

eLearningworld News There is 30 million displaced girls and boys in the world today, which is the largest population uprooted since 1945, 20 million of whom have not access to school education. From these prerequisites, MIT is now launching a global education hub that is open to everybody that are unable to go to school. The Refugee ACTion Hub (ReACT) will include digital and blended learning opportunities. At the same time as it serves as … Continue reading

Robots assist pupils with grammar, equations and socially in the classroom

eLearningworld News Robots are today rather common Danish schools. These humanoid robots’ tasks are e.g. to assist and teach pupils grammar and math. It also engages children with autism to social contacts since they become interested in the robot that makes the pupils focus longer on a task. The robot includes besides teaching abilities also e.g. face-recognition which makes it remember each pupils name, which improves engagement even further, says Francis Nørgaard, teacher at Skolen … Continue reading

Latest News: Kids in Finland want a robot to help them with their homework

eLearningworld News from Finland From this term, coding is a part of the general curriculum in Finnish schools. Besides improving problem-solving skills and logic thinking, this is giving the pupils new ideas of how to use technology to improve learning. The Finnish TV-station YLE is reporting from Pargas that the pupils had loads of workable ideas to ideas that still (later on?) is science fiction. However, robots that helping with homework sounds like a good … Continue reading

Latest News: To get past the school mindset

eLearningworld News from the World In a transforming society where the school and all its stakeholders struggling to adapt its performance to the digital age, Laura Grace Weldon’s solution is to get past the industrial age mindset of school into a more natural form of learning. She writes for FEE (Foundation of Economic Education): “We are born motivated to explore, play, emulate role models, challenge ourselves, make mistakes and try again – continually gaining mastery.” … Continue reading

Latest News: Online Gaming boosts School Results new research shows

eLearningworld News from Australia A new study based on the result of data from the Pisa-test in 772 Australian schools and 12 018 student observations compares the result of the answers about personal interest and the actual outcome of the test-results. The analysis finds that: “The results suggest that using online social networks reduces academic achievement. Conversely, playing online games increases scores.” The study is called “Internet Usage and Educational Outcomes Among 15-Year-Old Australian Students” … Continue reading

Latest News: School Digitization – Denmark taking a new step in the integration-process

eLearningworld News from Denmark As the leader in the Nordic Countries in school digitization the Danish government and the Danish regions now has built a new strategy for the coming years. The minister for children, education and equality Ellen Trane Nørby explains: ”We are living in a digital world that is in continual development, and the pupils must be equipped to be able to progress in this reality. The pupils must be able to 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

Latest News: Gamified practice before School Exams with promising outcome

eLearningworld News from Jamaica Gsat, Grade Six Achievement Test, is given to eleven years old in Jamaica every year where the results has high impact on the child’s further studies. The competition to reach top score is thereby hard. This has made the edtech-company Edufocal to turn the practice before Gsat into an engaging competition with gamified functions. The pupils start at level one in all subjects and besides the satisfaction in trying to reach … Continue reading

Latest News: Using virtual reality-technology to educate about bullying

eLearningworld News from Sweden You can try to stop bullying by teaching about statistics as well tell stories about different cases and consequences but the effect is not always the preferred. To improve the teaching environment within this field the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company, UR, has developed a virtual reality experience where the user can relive the classroom environment and a whole new perspective of the problem appear. The TV-host Musse Hasselvall comment: “This is … Continue reading

Latest News: eSport League to improve school-results launching in Northern Sweden

eLearningworld News from Sweden The Norrbotten-region in the northern part of Sweden is investing in a new eSport League for youth with the purpose to improve school-results. This is a joint project including local authorities and game-developer businesses within the region. The vision is that the project will lead to personal development of the pupils both because of the gaming part of the project but also the fact that if the pupils want to participate … Continue reading