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Eye-tracking technology the next big thing?

The areas of use are many for eye-tracking technology, besides the augmented experience in gaming, and the practical improvement of different human behavioural diagnoses like to discover dyslexia, assistive communication, market research, AR/VR, security system in vehicles and research etc. As both Apple and Google recently has bought eye-tracking technology companies and Microsoft has opened Windows to support eye-tracking hardware and software, the market is about take off. For instance research from the Swinburne University… Continue reading

Making Blockchain a European Affair

Social-, educational- and economic transactions with no need for a middleman make blockchain sound like a well-adapted technology for Europe. In this spirit, the Blockchain Observatory and Forum were launched last week by the European Commission. Initially, it was created as a European Parliament pilot project that was proposed by MEP Jakob von Weizsacker. Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip commented the launch in the following way: “We want to build on Europe’s… Continue reading

Mentorspace to make education entrepreneurial with digital as a power source

eLearningworld News Kista Mentorspace is a resource at the KTH ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY in Stockholm where students from different fields meet to bring life to their knowledge and skills with digital technology.  But it is also open to business and other organisations as well as teachers in primary and secondary school to help them integrate digital solutions in their field of work. The goal is to develop an environment of digital creation and entrepreneurship… Continue reading

Edtech competition of best practice to support education leaders

eLearningworld News What is best practice to use technology to improve education? To answer this question MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America has launched a new competition with the focus on the best models and support to identify the most effective uses of educational technology. This should be seen in the light of that the spending on edtech increases dramatically and this grows a demand for evidence-based research of what actually… Continue reading

Europeana #EdTech Challenge has been launched

eLearningworld News The Europeana Foundation’s work aims to from Europe’s rich cultural heritage transform the world towards a more open, knowledgeable and creative society. All over Europe, museums, galleries, libraries and archives are digitizing their collections where the Europeana Foundation can give support in the form of digital expertise and platforms for bringing cultural heritage to wider audiences. On the website, they describe their target groups as “Cultural institutions. Researchers. Teachers. Learners. Creative start-ups. Data… Continue reading

European Commission takes action for Digital Learning

eLearningworld News EU Commission adopted on 16 January 2018 the Communication on the Action Plan on Digital Learning with the focus on adding more fuel to the digitization of education in Europe. This includes how the EU can help individuals, educational institutions and education systems to better adapt to life and work in an age of rapid digital transformation. In the form of making better use of digital technology for teaching and learning, developing relevant… Continue reading

The benefits of using robots in class

eLearningworld News The research report: Hybrid Learning in Higher Education: The Potential of Teaching and Learning with Robot-Mediated Communication by Benjamin Gleason, Iowa State University and Christine Greenhow, Michigan State University, shows that robots could form an engaging bridge between online learners as well as with students that are physically present in class. The method is termed blended hybrid learning and Michigan State University has taken the lead in the development by a project that… Continue reading

How Blockchain technology can impact Education

eLearningworld News A new report called “Blockchain in Education” from European Commission shows the prospects of using blockchain technology in education and its potential to transform the field. The main conclusion is that: “Blockchain technology can help improve old models of data management and bring benefits to learners and educational institutions in the EU – if policymakers are well prepared to embrace the change.” The last part is very important and should be seen in… Continue reading

Belarus building for the Digital Age

eLearningworld News Three Belarusian universities have signed an agreement to develop a new tech-cluster with focus on edtech, science and production. With the joint experiences and mobility between the universities, the aim is to boost innovation within research and development within the fields mentioned above. The cluster will focus on fundamental- and applied research, joint bachelor- and master programmes, as well as support for patents and funding among other things. The cluster consists of the… Continue reading

Most read News stories 2017 on eLearningworld

2018 is taking off with a lot of upcoming news, but here follows the top10-read news stories of 2017 (the links opens in a new tab), more news will be published continually along with new services including the big launch of Storyteller on eLearningworld…   HAPPY NEW YEAR! Continue reading