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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

Design Thinking for Publishing 4.0 – people-centred evolution

Axel Roesler, Associate Professor in Interactive Design at Washington University, writes on BigThink.com: “… the world of innovation is a world in which humans define what is new and accepted and embraced. So, yes, human interaction is essential when we innovate. And, yes, again, 21stcentury innovation has to be people-friendly.” Good design is thereby an evolution of ideas that are improving human interaction where one of the main drivers is technology. Publishing is one of… Continue reading

Setting the Organisation in a Design Thinking and Learning Mood

The Learning Organisation and Design Thinking are two terms that are drivers of the Culture of Modern Organisations. This is a personalised and at the same time collaborative environment that boosts creativity and the general performance.  The general competence that is required to be successful is craftsmanship since the box that characterised the former century now is replaced with increasing complexity and openness. The open source movement works as a great role model for such… Continue reading

Most effective LifeLong Learning exercises for Healthy Living

Most effective LifeLong Learning exercises for Healthy Living The best medicine to stay healthy longer, keep and even develop cognitive skills and remain active is to keep on learning new things. It does not necessary has to be on traditional academic courses, but to learn a new skill, could be even more effective like learn how to paint, involved in a drama class or learn a new language. Dr Ipsit Vahia, director of geriatric outpatient services… Continue reading

The Power of Internet of Things

The web connected people, now the internet of things is about to do the same with the devices. This development has turned into a hype in media, but what is it really about? Gérald Santucci, Head of the Unit Knowledge Sharing at the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks wrote in 2011: “When objects can sense the environment and communicate, they become powerful tools for understanding complexity and responding to it effectively. Though such smart… Continue reading

Time for learning of free will – Theory and practice

What would happen if you got a 15-20% free space to work on your own projects during your working hours? Google’s 20% time has resulted in, for instance, Gmail among other things, while the outcome of 3M’s 15% time is e.g. the Post-it. However, in order to connect these events and many others, free will must exist. Neuroscientists at Technische Universität Berlin is now conquering the American researcher Benjamin Libet and his many followers’ research from… Continue reading

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

Content Marketing in a Virtual Reality

In the eLearningworld News we have acknowledged many virtual reality projects within publishing, education, health and development. The seeds to a virtual reality future for all kinds of contents are already growing and where there is content there is also a growing ground for different kinds of marketing innovation. In addition, it is a new field of gold for great storytellers as the technology improves. VR Content Marketing A research report from Ericsson ConsumerLab shows… Continue reading

Lifelong Learning in a new Open Context

In an open source approach to lifelong learning, the student becomes a co-creator of knowledge and skills. This is in contradiction to the 20th Century systemic approach where the learner was a passive receiver of information and strict how-to-instructions. Then, how do you upgrade and value the quality of lifelong learning in an open context? Is MOOC the only possible form of borderless education for lifelong learners in higher education? What about lower levels with… Continue reading

Lifelong Learning or Opportunities Lost

Like in the 13th Century when a borderless network of universities began to spread the internet was from the beginning a network of scientists beyond the reach of the national governments. Later this developed into a global and anarchistic discussion-forum to on the brink of the 21st Century take another step in to become the global interactive marketplace it is today. A market for social networking, collaboration, ideas, products, and services, which means an environment… Continue reading