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Learning from the best – CERN offers programme for physics teachers

CERN that is located outside Geneva is one of the most respected science centres in the world. This European research organization operates e.g. the largest particle physics laboratory and it is also the place where the World Wide Web was born among many other inventions. CERN now offers a programme for further training for physics teachers that includes unique resources to introduce particle physics in the classroom. The training programme is free of charge and… Continue reading

Future ICT Challenges at CERN – the birthplace of the Web

eLearningworld News 26 years ago, August 1991, the world wide web was first published to the general public on the internet, as the result of a research project at the European Science Institute, CERN. Never a launch have been that successful, during the first 1000 days 100 000 users produced 450 000 websites with totally 150 million web pages that was visited by 30 million people around the world. This invention also is one of… Continue reading

Liberal Arts and Emotional Intelligence leads towards a bright Future

eLearningworld News Professor Joseph LeDoux at New York University and Richard Brown, professor at the City University of New York, conclude in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that: “Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information.” In other words, emotions are a response to what our brain receives and collects and not some form of… Continue reading

Latest News: Growth hacking trends in Scientific Publishing

Bruce Y. Lee writes in Forbes an excellent article about scientific publishing as a weapon against fake news etc. He identifies five trends that form the engine of the growth of scientific publishing, e.g. that investors, policymakers and businesses need better ways to make sense of all scientific results since science is becoming increasingly complex and knows no national borders, the scholars’ republic that we have written earlier on eLearningworld. In the end, it comes down… Continue reading

Latest News: Interest for Science is Growing, according to new survey

eLearningworld News from Germany The Science Barometer 2016 shows that 41% of the Germans are interested in subjects that relate to science comparing with 33% two years ago. While 70% claims that science do more good than harm for the society. “This faith in science is important to crucial questions about the future in order to continue to explore such as digitization or the transformation of energy and drive. The dialogue with citizens should not… Continue reading

Latest News: Warsaw University building new Centre for Digital Humanities and Data Analysis

eLearningworld News from Poland The Polish Government will provide financial support for Warsaw University to build new interdisciplinary research centres with focus on digital humanities, advanced methods of data analysis, economic sciences and psychology.The investment of totally more than €230 million (more than 1 billion Polish Zloty) during the coming ten years supposes to modernise research within these fields. In addition, the funding also will be used for projects that support innovation and entrepreneurship as… Continue reading

Latest News: Next Generation Artificial Intelligence: Machine Teaches itself

eLearningworld News from US It almost 20 years ago IBM:s Deep Blue super-computer beat the reign world chess champion Gary Kasparov the first time. Deep Blue’s basic method to play the game was to evaluate every possible move, which would mean 200 million per second in DP:s case. While humans that plays at the same level, which is unable to do this, use a probability method that carry down the game to a few possible… Continue reading

The NML-generation speeds the development

The European Parliament and the Council of Ministers present digital competence as one of the key areas to the life-long learning. For the net-generation, defined by OECD as New Millennium Learners (NML), the problem is reversed. This generation grew up with a diversity of digital techniques and can be counted on as digital natives. Their problem is that the educational system too often is not adapted to their prerequisites and habits. NMLs are the generations… Continue reading