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Business Schools to move into Virtual Reality

Education is one thing, and working life put into practice something else, or is it? Many business schools are now experimenting with virtual reality in order to make the learning experience more authentic to what is waiting outside the doors of the university. Business theory education thereby is complemented with actual training of business skills. Robin Teigland at the Stockholm School of Economics says: “Instead of talking about virtual teams, we could practice being virtual… Continue reading

The Myth that only one universal Learning Style exists: the case of digital games

Two fundamental approaches are apparent in the research of pedagogy and learning: The systemic top-down approach and the humanistic bottom-up approach. Both these approaches have great relevance for developing and improving education. However, from a systemic approach, a myth is spreading that tries to conquer Howard Gardner and his followers’ findings of the fact that people have different learning styles. It takes much more than Paul Howard-Jones, professor of neuroscience and education at Bristol University,… Continue reading

Sign of the time – MOOC with 1.2 million enrollments

Introduction to Computer Science using Python is MITx most popular MOOC. Since the start in 2012, it has totally 1.2 million enrollments. John Guttag, the Dugald C. Jackson Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT explains the success in the following way: “Although on the surface it’s a computer programming course with Python, it’s really not about Python or even programming.” Eric Grimson, the Bernard M. Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering and professor… Continue reading

Upgrading the book’s format necessary, as a conclusion of new research

eLearningworld News A new research study based on University of Michigan survey project “Monitoring the Future” that has run since 1975 shows that only 16% of US teenagers read books outside school education, while in the 1970s the number was 60%. TV and cinema show a similar decrease in attention from teenagers. At the same time as social media for many has become an addiction with potential great negative psychological consequences. The average using social… Continue reading

Source analysis education requires a complete upgrade in school

eLearningworld News In a new research study from the University of Lund about source analysis education in school, the results show that the field requires a complete upgrade to be adapted to the digital development. In an environment of search engines, social media and other websites just a click from the fingertips the source analysis skills have to be widened and deepened. In this sense, traditional source analysis has to be upgraded with so-called contextualised… Continue reading

Learning Design for kids and future skills

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION August 28 2018 Skills development and learning design adapted for the digital society is to a large extent different from the 20th Century classroom and textbooks environment. Two reports from OECD and Nielsen Norman Group forms in this spirit solid stepping stones for the learning designer of the 21st Century. In the OECD report “The future of education and skills Education 2030 – The… Continue reading

Excellent skilled Humans still beats AI in a Video Game

eLearningorld News It was yet another game, but this time it was human video gamers against AI. The game was Dota 2 and the place the International Dota 2 Championships in Vancouver, Canada where everybody was waiting for another victory for AI. And the prediction seemed for a long time to become true as the cutting edge AI that is developed by OpenAI won game after game against different human teams. But when it was… Continue reading

LifeLong Learning on the Agenda when Government starts nationwide tour

eLearningworld News The working life’s transformation driven by AI, robotics and other digital technologies is speeding up. In this spirit, the Norwegian Minister of Knowledge and Integration, Tore Sanner, is going on a competence tour around Norway. The purpose is to get new insights of the consequences of the transformation to a new reform for vocational training and lifelong learning that is adapted to the digital society’s prerequisites. Tore Sanner explains: “We will have a… Continue reading

Innovation fund to boost Digitization of Higher Education

eLearningworld News The Irish Minister of Education Richard Bruton and Junior Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor is launching a new Higher Education and Innovation Fund. The project is funded with €5 million that now is available for innovation in higher education, and is a part of the €100 million additional funding that the Irish government boosting research and development within the sector with. Prioritised areas for funding are e.g. support of innovation, transformation… Continue reading

Obstacles for School’s to go Digital in Sweden

Last year the Swedish government introduced a national digitization plan for schools. The plan includes that the local authorities should offer a workable digital infrastructure as well as a detailed strategy for adapting schools to the digital society’s requirements. In a new book by Åke Grönlund, Professor of Informatics and Matilda Wiklund at the Örebro University, the authors identify this foundation for the digitization of school as a bottleneck. During three years the researchers have… Continue reading