Intrinsic Motivation Part 3: Driving-forces and eLearning

Cognitive science shows that the more senses that are involved when you are learning the more you remember. With this conclusion a well-developed eLearning environment will become a perfect starting-point for learning. This is improved by the prospects of developing content that besides qualitative knowledge-creation also intend to empower the intrinsic …

Basics about the art of creating interactive courses part 2

Interactivating course material basically should be intuitively understandable. A student that visit the course module for the first time should not need to read any user manual in order to be able to orientate herself on the platform’s tools and content. However, this goal is not always that easy to …

The Century of the Brain and Computing Part 7: Language

The web is today the primary source of communication for contacts over national borders. Linguistic walls that could be an obstacle are teared down with imagery as well as English, lingua franca of the new age. However, this development shows several linguistic gaps, both qualitative, generation-related as well as the …

The Century of the Brain and Computing Part 1: Introduction

”I believe that the 21st Century will be the Century of the brain.” Professor Patrick Aebischer, EPFL Both USA and EU have recently launched extraordinary longstanding projects in order to explore the human brain’s functions and how these work together. In particular for the EU initiative information- and communication technology (ICT) …

Interactive Learning with Animation and Role Play

Research from Uppsala University shows the way Professor Jarmo Rantakokko at Uppsala University examines more methods for interactive learning with focus on interactive animations and role play. One of these pedagogical methods is learning from different scenarios in order for the student to participate in a process virtually. This focusing …

Lifelong learning challenges and solutions Part 3

Teaching with new prerequisites and collaborative learning In part 2 in this article-series PLE or web-library method and self-studies with technical support were described. In this part we dig into the changes within traditional education according to the teaching by telling method as well as the renaissance for collaborative learning. …