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Lack of competition on the Scholarly Publishing market

The European Commission’s ambitious goal is that people should have open access to all scientific publications by 2020. And in the light of that universities now leaving agreements with the largest scholarly publishing company Elsevier (with profit margins around 37% larger than e.g. Apple Source: The Guardian) the European University Association (EUA) has now asked the EU Commission to investigate the prerequisites for competition on the scholarly publishing market. The informal complaint was drafted by… Continue reading

Robots in an Art Competition – The challenge to show emotions

eLearningworld News Robot Art is a competition where 19 schools with their research teams from different parts of the world are competing of who can build the most artistic robot. Then the art is exhibited at an exhibition in Seattle May 14, where the winner is announced. The winners receive totally 0 000. From Halmstad University, in southwestern Sweden, the robot Baxter is participating for the second time. Last year the task was to interpret… Continue reading

Design thinking skills tested in speedy Game Development Competition

eLearningworld News The yearly game development competition at digital arts department at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts for the first time was opened for external competitors. The mission for the 180 participants was to develop a game from scratch in 76 hours, the average time in general to develop a game is 18 months.  Katy Little, programme leader for games design at the University of Cumbria, commented in the following way: “The… Continue reading

Latest News: Nationwide School Coding Competition with Raspberry Pi

eLearningworld News from Lebanon The $35-micro-computer Raspberry Pi will be delivered for free to more than 30 schools across Lebanon. This is the first step in a nationwide coding competition between both private and public schools that has selected teams with 3-5 members for the competition. The projects will be guided by teachers in the schools and the teachers will receive free continual face-to-face training from experts in Lebanon and the Cambridge Code Academy, UK.… Continue reading

Latest News: Edtech Startups Competing in “Shark Tank”-like Competition

eLearningworld News from USA iHub Pitch Games, sponsored by Comcast, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) and NewSchools Venture Fund, took place during Comcast’s Youth Tech Summit last September. In February 25 it is time for the second round of the competition that is modeled after the popular TV show “Shark Tank.” During the games, startup entrepreneurs pitch their e-learning products to a prestigious panel of Silicon Valley educators and business leaders. Viewers can watch… Continue reading