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Great success for project to learn to code in school – 65 000 pupils gets microcomputers

eLearningworld News Only a month after the launch of the project Ultra:bit a third of all schools, in total 703, in Denmark has registered to participate. The focus of Ultra:bit is to form a platform for pupils to learn to code among other things where a minicomputer is delivered to every child, totally 65 000. “It is a pleasure to see, how fast and engaging schools over the whole country embraced the offer of ultra:bit.… Continue reading

Four Robots to work in School

eLearningworld News Skövde is a municipality in central Sweden. When the pupils in four of their primary schools come back after the summer holidays a new educational assistant will meet up. Since the municipality has bought four robots to the schools. The aim is that the robots will assist in class in different ways, e.g. to help pupils that are lagging behind. The pioneering efforts to include robot assistants in education is triggered by Skövde… Continue reading

The Flipped Classroom paving the way from lecturing to teaching

In a traditional classroom, research shows that a lecture goes at the right speed for only 20% of the students, for 40% it goes too fast and for 40% it goes too slow. You can image the teacher standing in front of the class and convulsively holds on to the master’s desk, while he using 80-90% of the time to present the content. Then the students are sent home with the task to understand what… Continue reading

To transform a failed educational system for future success, new report

eLearningworld News A new World Bank report on education focus on fours main themes 1) make the education’s promise a reality; 2) the need to shine a light on learning and its potential; 3) how to make schools work for all learners; and 4) how to make systems work for learning. In the report the origins of the problem are described in the following way: “Students everywhere must learn how to interpret many types of… 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

The largest company 2030 will be in Education, futurist at Da Vinci Institute predicts

eLearningworld News Thomas Frey at Da Vinci Institute said in an interview with Business Insider that: “I’ve been predicting that by 2030 the largest company on the internet is going to be an education-based company that we haven’t heard of yet.” This, in the light of that artificial intelligence research today is speeding up, and that in the next step robots will fulfill the gap of future lack of teachers and as a bridge to… Continue reading

Latest News: Teaching Math within a Classroom on the other side of the world

eLearningworld News from Sweden Microsoft is now launching “Teach Reach”, which is an initiative to inspire teachers all over the world to try new approaches to educate. Two teachers of Mathematics in secondary school where one is from Norrtälje in Sweden and one is from Beijing in China is the first to try Teach Reach. They will teach each others classes for one day. However, they will still be located in their home location. The… Continue reading

Latest News: Students perceive AI Teaching Assistant as a real teacher

eLearningworld News from US Ashok Goel, Professor at Georgia Tech, teaches knowledge-based artificial intelligence to 300 students every semester, which results in about 10 000 messages on the online forum. An amount that to the Professor and his eight assistants is a mission impossible to reply to. At the same that it is well-known that too many students drop out of class because of lack of teacher support. To solve this dilemma Professor Goel in… Continue reading

Latest News: AI teacher for homework is being launched

eLearningworld News from Sweden The Swedish startup company eEducation Albert is now launching an artificial intelligence application with focus on helping pupils with their homework in math during the last years of primary school. The startup-company intend to expand to other education-levels as well as the international market during the coming years. At the moment AI Albert is filled all available answers to questions to make good work with the pupils and the next week… 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