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Human-centred design for Learning Experiences

Four types of users are expected to enter your eLearning-module. Your job is to adapt the interactive learning and give support to all these user-types. But what characterise the four categories of users? One of the main features of modern lifelong learning is usability. In an eLearning-module for instance this would mean that the student intuitively would be able to navigate the content, use the tools and other functions available without instructions or help-files. This… Continue reading

Latest News: Very little innovation in Artificial Intelligence the past 10 years, founding father claims

eLearningworld News from the US In 60 years Marvin Minsky, one of the founding fathers of artificial intelligence (AI), has made important contributions to the development of AI. In an interview with MIT Technology Review Minsky now 88 years old, gave his views about the development in the field of artificial intelligence. He claims that very little growth of new ideas within the field has appeared the past 10 years. Instead the focus has been… Continue reading

The Century of the Brain and Computing Part 5: Technology

Watson 2.0 We are now entering a new technological era. The IBM Watson-computer that e.g. won Jeopardy against human grand masters in the competition has been outdated. Since the company is now developing Watson 2.0 that for instance will have the ability to keep on a dialogue with a human according to IBM representatives. The primary skill of a computer is to process enormous amounts of information and in combination with a dialogue function this… Continue reading

NML: The creative generation and the semantic web

In other eLearningworld-articles about the NML-generation (New Millennium Learners) characteristics of their role as the web’s natives and the prerequisite for creativity has been described. In this article the loose ends will be pulled together and result in a future scenario with inspiration from Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the semantic web, the web 2.0. Tim Berners-Lee is the scientist that in the beginning of 1990s delivered the Internet to the public by his creation the… Continue reading