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Students developing entrepreneurial skills in startup competition

In their efforts of developing entrepreneurial skills, 33 teams of students at Purdue University is competing in the startup competition. The prize is totally $115 000 that will be awarded by a panel of alumni with entrepreneurial backgrounds. The prime goal is for the students to develop entrepreneurial competence. At the same time, several successful startups have grown out of the competition during the years it has been arranged. This includes three winners from the… Continue reading

Wearing AR Glasses on the Assembly Line

Tesla has applied for a new patent directed on augmented reality (AR) technologies. An industry that is predicted to reach €44 billion in revenue in 2022. The AR patent focus on improving productivity in the production. Where the tools will complement “the use of AR-devices such as a smartphone that includes a camera and sensors or a pair of AR smart glasses.”. This in order to provide vital information in the manufacturing process. Where the… Continue reading

School Development in a front-runner country “A Revolution for Many”

More active learning, formative instead of summative evaluation of pupils results, more coaching and mentoring in the pupils learning processes are just some of the news that is being implemented in Finnish school according to the new curriculum. The new approach is directed on adapting school to the requirements of the Digital Age. This includes its demands for redirection of skills development and knowledge. In this more active approach to learning. It is also narrowing… Continue reading

Schoolwork mixed with practice increases motivation

Vocational school students that participate in an education where they switch between the classroom and practical work are more motivated and learn more, according to a new research report. The pilot project started in 2014-15 with students of health care, construction, cars and service in Norway. The mixed curriculum also has shown other positive outcomes including an increased understanding between school and business. The Norwegian Minister of Education, Jan Tore Sanner, comments in the following… Continue reading

Integrating EdTech in School – R&D-project at Linné University

In September 2018 eLearningworld reported about that Linné University had appointed the first Professor of EdTech in Sweden, Italo Masiello. The first cross-disciplinary project to integrate edtech in school on evidence-based research and development has started with funding from IST Group AB, KK-foundation and Linné University. Where the focus is directed on research and development within fields like pedagogy and technology, as well as psychology and design. Professor Masiello comments in the following way: “…… Continue reading

Six most read stories and news on eLearningworld 2018

Most read stories 2018 Analysis of Learning, Tech, Design, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship Enrich educational impact with support of AI  Making design the engine to achieve your goals European Innovation Scoreboard: EU is gaining ground in the global competition Artificial Intelligence – if you like or not – and why Europe is lagging behind Designing for the senses beyond visual Making Blockchain a European Affair   News stories Learning, Tech, Design, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship Imaginative AI… Continue reading

Bowie exhibition becomes an AR-app – an interactive book about his life

The “David Bowie is”- exhibition opened in March 2013 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and ended in July 2018 at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City. At David Bowie’s 72nd birthday, January 8, 2019, an Augmented Reality-app of the exhibition will be launched. As the trend-maker he was during his life, always ahead of time, this will not only give access for everybody to enter the successful exhibition around the world.… Continue reading

The ICT Agenda 2018 in the EU

Imagine Digital – Connect Europe (ICT 2018) was the biggest event during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It took place December 4-6 in Vienna with more than 6300 participants from 120 countries. The discussion included EU funding within the framework programme Horizon 2020. Since 2014 it totally has funded ICT development projects with 75 billion euros. Where some of the focus-areas are active and assisted living and ehealth. Artificial Intelligence… Continue reading

Digital tools improve the reading skills, new research

New research from Linnæus University in south-central Sweden shows promising results in using digital tools to improve writing- and reading skills. The researcher Thomas Nordström has analysed two methods where the first is to use continual digital assessments for everybody and then use the result to personalise the training of reading and writing. The second focused on pupils with reading and writing disabilities and use of assisting technologies like text-to-speech- and speech-to-text-features. Where the technology… Continue reading

New STEM educations adapted to the Digital Society

The Ministry of Education and Science in Denmark has approved several new STEM programmes for higher education (STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) directed on becoming a bridge of the challenges of the Digital Society and the future labour market. The educations include everything from Machine Learning education in Copenhagen to an interdisciplinary course on IT and economy in Odense and software development in Skive. The Minister of Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers, comments… Continue reading