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Augmented Reality Lessons in a Flipped Classroom

How can you improve school education with augmented reality lessons? Schools that are using the flipped classroom in Austria, 90 percent want to continue using the pedagogy. A survey on the subject shows that e.g. mathematics and English has improved dramatically by flipping the classroom. Some of the advantages are …

Social and emotional learning to develop Five crucial skills

Professor Mark Greenberg at Penn State University identifies three reasons to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools in an article in the special issue of the journal The Future of Children: “First, schools are ideal sites for interventions with children. Second, school-based SEL programs can improve students’ competence, enhance …

Job skills trends with focus on performance, health and tech

The transformative forces of the technological revolution include a set of broader socio-economic, geopolitical and demographic drivers of change. The interaction between the drivers creates developments in multiple directions where the interconnection in between makes them intensify one another even more. However, instead of focusing on jobs that will disappear …

Training 4.0 with Augmented Reality features

As the government that first introduced Industry 4.0, the German government now is putting Training 4.0 into practice. The focus is to support the use of virtual reality- and augmented reality technologies to improve the visualisation and the learning by doing environment for vocational training and to boost understanding. Thomas …

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Augmented Reality – the Pioneers of a New Environment

Let an avatar follow your movements in an augmented reality environment, interested? Disney is making great progress within this field. Let’s try another, why not visualise furniture and other items to place them in your own home to optimize your interior design before you actually buy and taking the physical …

Strategy for vocational training to meet tomorrow’s challenges

Germany is adopting a new strategy for vocational training and at the same time forming a foundation for a new learning culture. The engine for this consists of a collaboration between the Federal Government, business, trade unions and the Federal Employment Agency. At the launch in Berlin of the strategy Anja …

Blockchain technology impact on Education

A report called “Blockchain in Education” from the European Commission shows the prospects blockchain technology impact on education and its potential to transform the field. The main conclusion is that: “Blockchain technology can help improve old models of data management and bring benefits to learners and educational institutions in the EU …

Design for Learning Environments for Creativity, according to new research

New research from Umeå University in northern Sweden directed on the learning environment’s impact on student’s creative development shows interesting results. As creativity, as well as complex problem solving, is considered as important competences for future learning programmes. Both EU and UNESCO have included this as a prioritised area in …