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 …

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 …

Gamification of routines take Well Being to a new level Part 1

Research from the University of New Mexico shows significant benefits of including gamification mechanics in products and services. It both triggers inner-motivation as well as health benefits. Professor Nick Flor at Anderson School of Management explains: “Primitive humans evolved an innate affinity for playing games, because games allowed them to …

Which Cognitive skills do Strategy Games and Action Games train?

A research study shows interesting results of how different video game types affect white matter in the brain and cognitive skills. The research focussed on the impact of strategy games and action games. The lead researcher of the study, Chandramallika Basak, PhD, Assistant Professor at The Center for Vital Longevity, …