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Copyright rules fit for the digital era in Europe

Copyright rules fit for the digital era in Europe

Yesterday, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the Commission reached a political agreement. To adapt the copyright rules to the digital single market. The focus has been directed on improving the conditions for all creative sectors. In the light of the tech development e.g. music streaming services, video-on-demand platforms, news aggregators and user-uploaded-content platforms. Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, commented in the following way: “The long awaited Copyright… Continue reading

Classical Languages are back in school

Classical Languages are back in school

Since the French Government introduced Latin and ancient Greek in high school in 2016 the number of students studying classical languages has continually increased. In 2018 81 257 high school students follow a teaching of Latin and/or ancient Greek. In the new high school, these classic languages will be taken into account in the continuous first and final grade. It is the only two options that will earn bonus points in the new baccalaureate. Since… Continue reading

MOOC Platform in Arabic passes two million users

MOOC Platform in Arabic passes two million users

Edraak is a MOOC Platform based in Jordan that was launched five years ago. It serves learners across the Middle East and North Africa. The focus is on subject fields like health, computer science, and leadership. It also works as an open resource for K-12 education in mathematics. Recently Edraak passed two million users with totally four million enrollments. The prime goal with the platform is: 1. to broadcast the best Arab professors to the… Continue reading

Government investing in refining talent in school and university

Government investing in refining talent in school and university

The Danish government set to focus on the most talented pupils and students by directing funding to refine and develop their talent. The projects concern the whole formal educational system including primary school, secondary school and higher education. For the primary- and secondary school a national talent unit will be established, a digital talent forum. To develop the top pupil’s talent from a scientific foundation and international cooperation. The general purpose is to secure systematic… Continue reading

Europe’s creative economy – public service media’s contribution – new report

Europe’s creative economy - public service media’s contribution - new report

A new report from EBU shows that Europe’s public service media organisations play a vital part in contributing to the creative industries. EBU representing 117 public service media organisations from 56 countries in Europe. The report shows that in 2017, public service media (PSM) organizations spent €18.6 billion on content. 84% or €15.5 billion was spent on original content. PSM totally invested €2.8 billion on fiction productions in 2017. This means 73% of all TV fiction… Continue reading

AI tutoring on online courses at a business school

AI tutoring on online courses at a business school

Florida International University will provide AI-powered tutoring and assessments for FIU College of Business students. The online courses will use Cognii Virtual Learning Assistant that engages students in a natural language conversation. Its focus is directed on providing instant personalized feedback and assessments. It can also automatically grade short essays written by students. This includes evaluating vital skills like critical thinking and problem-solving. David-John Palmer, professor of information systems management, comments in the following way.… Continue reading

Futureproof Your Working Life success, according to new research

Futureproof Your Working Life success, according to new research

Employers 2019 are looking for a combination of both hard and soft skills, according to an analysis from business networking site LinkedIn. However, 57% of senior leaders today say soft skills are more important than hard skills. The soft skills that companies have the highest demand for, are firstly, creativity. This is the number one skill since as robots are optimizing yesterday’s solutions, creative humans are developing future solutions. Second is persuasion, to buy a product,… Continue reading

Business School starts House of Innovation

Business School starts House of Innovation

Stockholm School of Economics is directing på focus on research on innovation by launching the House of Innovation. This is a new interdisciplinary research-, educational-, and collaborative environment that is made possible by a donation of €15 million from the Foundation of Erling Persson that founded H&M. House of Innovation has three cornerstones, innovation, digitization and entrepreneurship. Its purpose is to improve and develop the Swedish ecosystem within these fields. To meet the challenges on… Continue reading

New tool from MIT to democratise science data

New tool from MIT to democratise science data

MIT researchers are developing a tool to bring raw science data to non-statisticians in the form of generated models for analysis. In this way, the tool visualises data for everybody for further analysis. This is especially convenient for experts with statistic background to analyze, interpret, and predict underlying patterns in data. The tool currently is available on Jupyter Notebook. It is an open-source web framework that allows users to run programs interactively in their browsers.… Continue reading

Students developing entrepreneurial skills in startup competition

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