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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

Sweden’s first Professor of EdTech

eLearningworld News Sweden’s first Professor of EdTech Italo Masiello has become the first Professor of EdTech in Sweden at the Linné University in the south-central part of the country. In this interdisciplinary field between especially technology and pedagogy, the focus of his work will be set on digital learning processes. The new professorship also should be seen in the light of that digital competence since July 1, 2018, is a part of the national curriculum in… Continue reading

5G EdTech Challenge: $1 million to the best AI, AR or VR solution

eLearningworld News Verizon is launching a US-nationwide Challenge October 15 with focus on the best 5G empowered EdTech to transform middle school education. The target groups for the competition are nonprofit EdTech developers like research groups and universities, and the winners of the challenge will share totally $1 million. With 5G as the engine of Edtech technologies, the winner is expected to be found in Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality developers. As the… 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

Obstacles for School’s to go Digital in Sweden

Last year the Swedish government introduced a national digitization plan for schools. The plan includes that the local authorities should offer a workable digital infrastructure as well as a detailed strategy for adapting schools to the digital society’s requirements. In a new book by Åke Grönlund, Professor of Informatics and Matilda Wiklund at the Örebro University, the authors identify this foundation for the digitization of school as a bottleneck. During three years the researchers have… Continue reading

Gamification and learning – developing assessment Part 2

Fresh knowledge has in most cases an expiry date. In the new century, it is often much closer than before. The societal transformation that took decades during the past centuries now takes years and sometimes months. Despite this, the school-system still focuses on distributing and measuring knowledge. This is troublesome since it to a large extent prepares the learners with the knowledge that concerns yesterday’s news. Deficits with traditional testing Besides the problems with the… Continue reading

Gamification and learning – benefits and trapdoors Part 1

This is an updated version of an article that was published a few years ago It empowers creativity, trigging curiosity, gets the mind spinning and gives pride when finishing a task, the list can be made very long on why computer games engage so many people. It is estimated that one billion people around world play games at least one hour per day. At the same time 81 per cent of the global labour force… Continue reading

Engaging tech to improve policy-making

eLearningworld News In the intersection of technology, social sciences and design the founders of Fields Of View are creating games to improve policy-making. The clients are on every level from local authorities to the UN. This as an answer to questions like, how to make policymaking more relevant in people’s lives, how to make policymaking more responsive to societal transformations, and how to make policy-making more efficient by shortening the time from idea to final… 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

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