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Sign of the time: more freedom for schools and focus on craftsmanship

The Danish government is planning a proposal for more freedom for schools to manage their education and pedagogy. Besides pilot projects with self-governing schools, the new policy proposal also includes a more interdisciplinary approach to education, and initiate a reading campaign. Vocational directed education is another prioritised area for the Danish government where source analysis and English verbs increasingly should have the same status as customer service and robot technology in primary school. The Danish Minister of… Continue reading

Introducing Robots in School and Elderly Care

eLearningworld News The municipality of Norrköping in central-eastern Sweden is now introducing robots in school to initially explore the use in education and later also in elderly care. As the digitization is speeding up and coding is being introduced in school the municipality is introducing five humanoid robots that will enter the public education. Where the purpose is that the robots will be a compliment and a tool for the teachers in their teaching. The… 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

Augmented Reality to improve your Interior Design

AR is trending and included in this trend is AR-apps for practical use where one interesting example is improving your interior design skills in a trial and error mode. Since the 3D- visualisation makes it possible to turn your living room or any other room into a test- and learning lab until you are completely satisfied with the result. After this optimization, it is time to actually go to the store and buy and taking… Continue reading

European Innovation Scoreboard: EU is gaining ground in the global competition

eLearningworld trends The European Innovation Scoreboard is a yearly comparative analysis of innovation performance. The comparison targets EU-members, EU in comparison to other European countries as well as the performance in comparison to other regions globally. The European Innovation Scoreboard 2018 was released June 22 shows that European innovation performance is accelerating in comparison to United States, Japan, and Canada, while the fastest runner towards the future is China, but are still behind EU. However, within… Continue reading

Blockchain in the creative industry and education

The blockchain technology buzzing is everywhere via investors, entrepreneurs, even politicians and in higher education. As Harvard Business Review has termed it a foundational technology and global market forecasts show the prospects of an extraordinary growth the buzzword on everybody’s lips is very likely to turn into one of the main transformative forces to go further into the digital society. The creative industry and education are two of the fields where blockchain can have a… Continue reading

Book publishing as a source of success – Today’s development

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION JUNE 14 2018 In our Swedish edition, we have published a series of stories about book publishing as a source of transformation both at the birth of the industrial society and now in pioneering years of the digital society. In the former transformation the focus of our stories was directed on two protagonists in Sweden during the first half of the 19th Century, the… Continue reading

Hot Consumer Trends 2018 Part 2: to create bridges and walls to communication

Augmented hearing is one of the trends that is identified in Ericsson ConsumerLab’s report 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2018. The 63% of the respondents of the survey that form the basis of the report think that earphones that translate languages are a good idea. And as many smartphones makers now build their devices with digital multi-function ports the wired headphone is becoming a thing of the past. With this new form of mobility, you can… Continue reading

Hot Consumer Trends 2018 with Data as the new Currency

The report 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2018 from Ericsson ConsumerLabs based on the quantitative results of an online survey of 5141 advanced internet users from every corner of the world. So what do these early adopters of digital applications expect of the future development in their role as a consumer? One general conclusion is that: “Today you have to know all the devices. But tomorrow all the devices will have to know you.” This is… Continue reading

Job skills trends with focus on performance, health and tech

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION MARCH 28 2018 The transformative forces of the technological revolution include a set of broader socio-economic, geopolitical and demographic drivers of change. The interaction between the drivers creates developments in multiple directions where the interconnection in between make them intensify one another even more. However, instead of focusing on jobs that will disappear and which new fields that can come in its place, this… Continue reading