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New STEM educations adapted to the Digital Society

The Ministry of Education and Science in Denmark has approved several new STEM programmes for higher education (STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) directed on becoming a bridge of the challenges of the Digital Society and the future labour market. The educations include everything from Machine Learning education in Copenhagen to an interdisciplinary course on IT and economy in Odense and software development in Skive. The Minister of Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers, comments… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – Improving Social Work with VR-Training

Can VR help to improve social work? Professor Nicholas Lanzieri at New York University has created a VR-simulation that takes the student as a social worker through New York City’s Lower East Side. Here the student will enter an environment and explore possible challenges for clients. Professor Lanzieri explains: “I’m always excited about using different technologies to really tap into learning styles and help students acquire information in different ways.” It is an excellent way… Continue reading

Innovation fund to boost Digitization of Higher Education

eLearningworld News The Irish Minister of Education Richard Bruton and Junior Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor is launching a new Higher Education and Innovation Fund. The project is funded with €5 million that now is available for innovation in higher education, and is a part of the €100 million additional funding that the Irish government boosting research and development within the sector with. Prioritised areas for funding are e.g. support of innovation, transformation… Continue reading

Reforming higher education to comply with Industry 4.0 demands

eLearningworld News Education and the labour market has a close connection, and as Industry 4.0 now pushing away the old prerequisites of work, education has to transform with it. This is the central theme of this year’s annual conference and exhibition of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE). The Singapore Minister for Education Mr Ong Ye Kung here put forward in his speech five points of how Singapore was developing higher education to better… Continue reading

The benefits of using Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education

Catherine Solazzo, vice president of developer engagement for IBM Digital Business Group, points out two areas where AI will develop higher education: “To impart learners with skills that will help them succeed in the new world of AI; and for use by administrators to leverage that technology and understand how students learn, to then create a more personalized experience for them.” Solazzo will be one of the speakers at the EdTech Engage conference, October 5-6… Continue reading

Government speeds up digitization of higher education

eLearningworld News The Minister of Education in Norway, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, is launching a new strategy for digitization of higher education. Better access, more research on best practice to use digital technology in education and focus on the transformation of infrastructure and administration, as well as use of edtech and use of research data is some of the areas that is included in the new strategy. The latter area, use of research data, the Minister… Continue reading

Latest News: Report on how Online Learning transforming Higher Education

eLearningworld News from Sweden and USA In a report from the independent Research Institute, Ratio that is based in Stockholm, the researchers goes beyond MOOCs to find which additional parts the general digitalisation trend of higher education consist of. The conclusions include that the digitalisation will produce a massive transformation of the universities’ organisation as well as their offer to the students. The report is a field-study of successful online-universities in the US and shows… Continue reading