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Rethinking Math part 2: The maker’s movement

How to improve and adapt math teaching to the digital age’s prerequisites was generally described in part 1 including Dan Meyer’s excellent TedTalk and a scene from the TV-series Numbers. In this 2nd part, one of the general developments in the digital era and its connection with the rethinking math perspective will be analysed. This story also can be seen as the fifth part of our series of articles about school digitalization. Authentic Learning Models… Continue reading

Rethinking Math – getting the numbers right or solving problems

In the TV-series Numbers Professor of Mathematics, Charlie Eppes is helping FBI to solve crimes with his special knowledge and skills. One can perhaps question the TV-series title since the core is not the numbers in itself but how to use them to solve in this case crimes. But it could be practically anything in the society and nature. Below is a scene from Numbers about the Game Theory and the principle of prisoners dilemma… Continue reading

21st Century School – purpose, worldview and direction

The Industrial Age was almost all about mass-production, mass-marketing and assembly line-like production and distribution of products. The school system worked in the same way, meaning as a formative process to produce knowledgeable workers and good citizens of the nation. This was an environment that was characterised by uniformity, while individual talent, creativity and entrepreneurship were not rewarded. From mass to digital However, what if you remove mass and add digital instead? As we will… Continue reading

Create a Medici-effect with knowledge management

What would you prefer, to investing in a Knowledge Management System or Crisis Management? Since when Factor X strikes the organisation either is prepared with the right knowledge or otherwise a crisis is waiting around the corner. Four foundational components The foundation of the knowledge management system that is described in the book is characterised by openness and diversity for distribution, learning and development on the platform. Because all relevant knowledge should be available for… Continue reading

BIG European AI hub to get into the race of global competition

A few weeks ago we wrote about the prospects of Artificial Intelligence and that Europe is lagging behind within the field. Now the EU Commission has presented the European strategy to get into the game, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said: “Just as the steam engine and electricity did in the past, AI is transforming our world. It presents new challenges that Europe should meet together in order for AI to succeed… 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

Billions to innovative start-ups in Europe

eLearningworld News As SME’s are the today’s and the future main engines of economic growth, where promoting entrepreneurship and startup are a key to success. The EU Commission and European Investment Fund (EIF) is now launching a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme called VentureEU. The purpose for VentureEU is to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe to improve the prerequisites of commercial success. EU will finance the programme with €410 million,… Continue reading

To Evaluate Learning Performance in an ROI-perspective

STUDENT – shaping the future value What is the objective of evaluating an education? STUDENT’s answer is that it should focus on to improve learning’s value that directly supports the organization’s activities and to increase the effectiveness of learning, and secondly as the name itself describes and which is the third analysis method’s main focus, namely that the individual, i.e. the student is at the centre of the evaluation. The starting point for STUDENT is… Continue reading

Where would you like to work? The game of attracting tech talent

This year’s State of European tech-report from Atomico shows that the competition to attract the most talented developers in Europe increases. This despite the fact that there are about 5.5 million software developers in Europe, a number that continually growing. But as hiring the most talented in comparison to the average often is the difference between scaling up to a multi-billion-business or stay small the war on talent intensifies. A background to this development, takes… Continue reading