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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 European AI Challenge and solutions

2100 European researchers have taken on the challenge to develop a Google-inspired infrastructure for artificial intelligence to take up competition against China and the US. The collaboration is called Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (Claire) and includes experts from 29 countries. As Europe has a great number of startups within the field. It has also important deficits in comparison with its competitors especially when it comes to infrastructure, funding and a… Continue reading

Robot helps pupils to participate in class without being in the classroom

Pupils that for different reasons cannot participate in the education within the classroom can in a primary school, Hedeskolan, in Kungsbacka in the western part of Sweden, now remotely both socially and as a learner participate. This is made possible with the classroom robot that pupils can connect with from their tablet or smartphone from home. After connected the pupil can speak through the robot’s loudspeakers and also gain attention from the teacher and the… Continue reading

AR to solve the deficits of video conferencing

The benefits of video conferencing are obvious e.g. no travel-time, no administrative planning, no restraints on the environment and so on. However, there is still a distance that not easily can be over-bridged and it still works like an advanced phone call with many people at the same time. The solution to this according to the Silicon Valley-based startup Spatial is augmented reality. Where their solution is a new form of visualisation that not only includes… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – Integrating tech in Primary School

46 schools in Denmark have been chosen to participate in a national pilot project to integrate understanding of technology in all school subject fields as a mandatory part of the education. The interest to participate in the project have been high, with totally 140 applications from schools around the country. At the end of this year, the teachers at the 46 schools will receive training to integrate tech into their teaching. In February 2019, the… Continue reading

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