The Lab – A symbol of the Digital Society and its Learning Part 3

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there is.” This quote is often connected to Albert Einstein, however, there are written sources from 1882 where these words are included. At that time Einstein was three years old, so it unclear who really was the source of this timeless wisdom that is getting a new dimension in the digital society. Driving-forces of the new dimension In a world of data… Continue reading

What technology does with curiosity to learn

Curiosity is the driving-force that works to fill the gap between what we know and what we want to know. Torah Kachur CBC science columnist writes: “You can think of it like a mental itch and the only way to scratch the itch is to seek out new knowledge.” To put fuel on this driving-force is even more important today than before the digital technology boom. This is one of the key points in Dr… Continue reading

Entrepreneurship on all levels to adapt to the Digital Age

The term “Industrie 4.0” originates from the high-tech strategy of the German government, which promotes the digitization of manufacturing. The term after the introduction in 2011 rapidly became generally acknowledged and used all over the world. Industrie 4.0 has been followed by SME 4.0 and Teaching 4.0 in Germany, and the terms have gained ground and flourished from a more general active entrepreneurial spirit. A favourable mood that calls for an active (and successful) integration of new citizens, a… Continue reading

Relevance and teaching in the digital society Part 2

The first part of this article e.g. claimed that the educational content in the industrial age was “made artificial to humans”. This meant a school where a lot of the teaching and learning was taken out of its context and thereby also usefulness. Some of the knowledge and skills easily could be reconnected to life- and societal contexts, but way too much was useless in itself or the usefulness was not that apparent. The division… Continue reading

The making of an Educational System that works in the Digital Society

  The educational system is transforming, the edtech market booming and learning is becoming adapted to humans like machine learning is adapted to artificial intelligence. So, let’s dig deeper of what the latter means in practice with a focus on five areas: Evaluating learning performance, soft skills development, relevance and inspiration, teaching and the Lab. Evaluating learning performance The industrial society grading system for schools is rather strange. Since it starts with an A as… Continue reading

Enrich educational impact with support of AI

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION MAY 23 2018 Artificial intelligence could be a bridge. The connector to improve human interaction and adapting education in accordance with individual preferences and skills. And at the same time, automating administrative tasks in the educational process to make more room for learning and teaching. Data is here the AI language to make it all work. Last thing first, the process of grading homework,… Continue reading