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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

Digital Society Education – “A School Open to the Professional World”

Digital Society Education – “A School Open to the Professional World” Mixing education with entrepreneurship is one of the main workable equations for successful learning in the digital society. The Minister of Education, Children and Youth in Luxembourg, Claude Meisch, and director of the Lycée des Arts et Métiers, Fabrice Roth, presented October 1, 2018, three new high-tech certificates (BTS) – dedicated to the design of video games and connected objects – as well 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

Lifelong Learning or Opportunities Lost

Like in the 13th Century when a borderless network of universities began to spread the internet was from the beginning a network of scientists beyond the reach of the national governments. Later this developed into a global and anarchistic discussion-forum to on the brink of the 21st Century take another step in to become the global interactive marketplace it is today. A market for social networking, collaboration, ideas, products, and services, which means an environment… Continue reading

Developing education for the Digital Age in Norway and Germany

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION JUNE 28 2018 The foundation of the educational system has not changed much since 19th Century. It was created for the industrial society’s labour division policy and hierarchical stairway model. In the developing digital society, the context of the industrial society is to a large extent turned upside down, which calls for new policies and upgraded content for the educational system. This is something that… 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

Artificial Intelligence about to leave Primary School for Secondary School?

eLearningworld News Google showed more than a week ago its latest development within AI, when the Google Assistant with its Duplex feature made authentic phone calls to reserve a table on a restaurant and a haircut appointment. It manages to pass through all the hurdles as the calls change directions. The humans at the other end do not expect that they are talking to an AI. However, the technology still only works in closed domains,… Continue reading

The Outcome for Stanford Graduates on a Diversified Job Market

eLearningworld News A new survey shows that 91% of the graduates from Stanford Graduate School of Education 2017 have received one or more job offers four months after earning their degree. The hiring organisations included everything from non-profits to startups to Fortune 500 companies. Where 77% of the graduates that got a job started working in education-related organisations, while the others started their own businesses or joined another organisation or continued to study. 94% are… Continue reading

To transform a failed educational system for future success, new report

eLearningworld News A new World Bank report on education focus on fours main themes 1) make the education’s promise a reality; 2) the need to shine a light on learning and its potential; 3) how to make schools work for all learners; and 4) how to make systems work for learning. In the report the origins of the problem are described in the following way: “Students everywhere must learn how to interpret many types of… 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