Augmented Reality forms a bridge between informal- and formal Learning

Making design the engine to achieve your goals

A research project of Helsinki University focuses on the use of Augmented Reality (AR) technology for learning. It is directed on the motivational and cognitive aspects and shows promising results. The outcome is based on 146 participants, 12-year old Finnish pupils, that was visiting a science centre exhibition. Professor Hannu Salmi from the University of Helsinki comments: “Several ICT-based educational materials are old-fashioned. The text-books have only been converted into digital form. However, by the… Continue reading

Soft Skills in an EdTech and Neuroscience perspective

Soft Skills in an EdTech and Neuroscience perspective

Neuroscience and education All learning depends on the rewiring of neurons into new patterns. From this prerequisite, it takes 10 000 hours of learning to become an expert within a certain field according to recent research. The new rewired patterns in the brain once established creates a new unconscious competence and when focused on one selected field it creates expertise. However, to reach this level you also require soft skills, meaning the ability to critical… Continue reading

Books are dead and boring … not at all, on the contrary

Books are dead and boring ... not at all, on the contrary

In the 2009 PISA-survey of student knowledge in various subjects, digital reading comprehension was included for the first time. Sixteen OECD-members and three partner-countries took part. The results showed no direct relationship between more computer-use and higher digital reading comprehension. However, there was a direct correlation between the skills to navigate to relevant pages on the web and high digital reading comprehension. Navigation is a key component The study’s authors’ made the following conclusion: “Navigation… Continue reading

European Time Machine project to reinvent the past for the benefit of business

European Time Machine project to reinvent the past for the benefit of business

European Time Machine is one of six proposals that received funding in a large-scale research initiative from the European Commission. The project focus on using historical big data to design and visualise the historical development of cities across Europe. Amsterdam is one of many cities that now are following in steps of pioneers like Venice and Lausanne to develop a time machine for their city. 3D reconstructions of the city The technology is based on… Continue reading

Designing a Brand Story strategy for dynamic Interaction

Designing a Brand Story strategy for dynamic Interaction

Stories and storytelling is a handiwork designed to engage with the human mind. While data is its own form of poetry, in the first step mostly workable for computers and digital applications, to in the next step make them be able to assist you to simplify tasks in your everyday life and working life. Data is thereby for simplification and measuring. While storytelling can open new horizons for people and engage to improve and reach goals.… Continue reading

Norway shaping the future school with a new curriculum

Norway shaping the future school with a new curriculum

The future school in Norway will be directed on creating, exploring and develop creativity, according to the proposal for a new curriculum by the Norwegian government. The final writings of the new curriculum will be settled in autumn 2019. It will be implemented until the autumn of 2020. According to the Minister of Education Jan Tore Sanner the new proposal is an adaption of the school to the rapid transformation into the digital society. Where… Continue reading