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Taking the digitization of school seriously

The Norwegian government now is working to overbridge the digital divide for the next step of the digitization of school. In this spirit, it is starting eight new projects for further training of teachers to improve their digital competence. The method that will be used to focus on a flexible and adaptable curriculum to the individual teacher’s work situation. The themes of the courses are programming and robotics in the industry, and how the working… Continue reading

LifeLong Learning on the Agenda when Government starts nationwide tour

eLearningworld News The working life’s transformation driven by AI, robotics and other digital technologies is speeding up. In this spirit, the Norwegian Minister of Knowledge and Integration, Tore Sanner, is going on a competence tour around Norway. The purpose is to get new insights of the consequences of the transformation to a new reform for vocational training and lifelong learning that is adapted to the digital society’s prerequisites. Tore Sanner explains: “We will have a… Continue reading

Government speeds up digitization of Teacher Education

eLearningworld News The Norwegian Government invests close to €10 million in projects to boost digitization in teacher education. Five universities will receive funding and the purpose is that the teacher students should receive professional digital competence within their profession. The minister of education Henrik Asheim comments: “It is important that the teachers that educate the next generation gets even better digital competence. Therefore it is essential for us that the teacher education and further education… Continue reading

Attracting tourism with eLearning-programme and games

eLearningworld News Visit Norway is now launching an eLearning-programme called “Norway Expert” to engage and attract tourism to the country. In an interactive multimedia experience the programme answers questions like: Isn’t it always cold in Norway? When can I see the midnight sun and the northern lights? What is there to do in Norway? It is available in seven languages, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian. Where the first campaign is directed towards travel trade… Continue reading

Entrepreneurship, Social welfare services and the Internet of Things

eLearningworld News The Norwegian government invites social entrepreneurs to collaborate to build and improve today’s and future social services. Jan Tore Sanner, Minister of Innovation, commented in the following way: ”We have a good welfare society and a good social security net. Nevertheless, some people we do not manage to help, and some do not find their solution in the public welfare system. Therefore innovation, plurality and flexibility is very important.” In this way, the… Continue reading

Taking on 21st Century Educational Challenges with EDInnovation Centres

eLearningworld News from Norway At a ceremony, February 1, the Norwegian Minister of Education Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, opened two new centres to boost innovation in higher education and improve quality. The centres that are located in Trondheim are connected to the NORD University and are called Engage – Centre for Engaged Education through Entrepreneurship and EXcITEd – Excellent IT Education. EXcITEd will focus on to develop new methods for students to learn where the key… Continue reading

Latest News: Adapting teacher training to take the lead in the Digital Age

eLearningworld News from Norway The Norwegian Government is launching a new curriculum for teacher training where the education to become a teacher in primary school will require a master degree with five years of study from 2017. Two of the areas the new curriculum focuses on are a much stronger direction on science-based knowledge and to be able to use ICT within all subject-fields of teaching. To acquire top digital skills are regarded as a… Continue reading

Latest News: Soon possible to choose coding as a school subject

eLearningworld News from Norway Pupils in 30 Norwegian municipalities will have the opportunity to choose coding in their school education. The Minister of Education Torbjørn Røe Isaksen comment the pilot-project in the following way: “An important reason to introduce coding as a choice is to increase the pupils’ interest for technology and science. Through coding the pupils receive knowledge that science is creative and exciting, and not least these competences are important in the future.”… Continue reading

Latest News: MOOC about using ICT as a teacher

eLearningworld News from Norway In 2014 Østfold University College held the ICT course for teachers the first time. The course was called ”MOOC: Innføring i informasjons- og kommunikasjonsteknologi”. 717 participated, while 149 was registrered as students to earn credits for the course and 74% of these students managed to reach the goal. The content of the course is to a large extrent based on videos and focus on basic use of ICT-pedagogy and tools in… Continue reading

Latest News: MOOC to train 10 000 math-teachers

eLearningworld News from Norway The Norwegian government has is about to launch a math-teacher-training project that will run over five years. The goal is to improve the skills for 10 000 teachers and the main tool is new developed Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). With this method the government expects to train more people, the Minister of Education, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen says the following: “Our goal is to form a more decentralised teacher-training, and then… Continue reading