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AR to solve the deficits of video conferencing

The benefits of video conferencing are obvious e.g. no travel-time, no administrative planning, no restraints on the environment and so on. However, there is still a distance that not easily can be over-bridged and it still works like an advanced phone call with many people at the same time. The solution to this according to the Silicon Valley-based startup Spatial is augmented reality. Where their solution is a new form of visualisation that not only includes… Continue reading

Involving the people in future city plans in a gamified environment

#BM2050 invites citizens and tourists to evaluate proposals for the future city of Bordeaux in 2050. In the gamified environment, the participants evaluate different perspectives of development within fields like Living, Education, Work, Entertainment and Transport. The playground is structured in three phases, wherein the first the player choose an urban field like the ones mentioned above. In the second phase, the player is evaluating and choosing different solutions and then answering a short quiz.… Continue reading

A detailed Guide of how to protect your Children in the Digital World

Updated version! With the full guide of how to protect your Children in the Digital World Schoolwork on the web, online games, and social media, the activities are endless and engaging in the digital world. But especially for children this environment also includes a lot of dangers and as parents can not monitor every second their children are on the web, vpnMentor has published “Internet Safety for Kids 2018: Complete Guide for Parents”. Furthermore, it includes… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – EU Code Week

EU Code Week between October 6 to 21 is a grassroots movement with a focus on digital society skills with thousands of activities all over Europe. In 2017 1.2 million people participated in the event and the number of participants is expected to grow even further in 2018. The initiative is run by volunteers so-called EU Code Week Ambassadors and is supported by the EU Commission and sponsored by Apple, Google, Facebook and many others.… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – Integrating tech in Primary School

46 schools in Denmark have been chosen to participate in a national pilot project to integrate understanding of technology in all school subject fields as a mandatory part of the education. The interest to participate in the project have been high, with totally 140 applications from schools around the country. At the end of this year, the teachers at the 46 schools will receive training to integrate tech into their teaching. In February 2019, the… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – Introducing AI to all fields of study

If you want transformation and change, start with yourselves, is a motto with a lot of truth. In this spirit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is taking the lead in the development and integration of computing and artificial intelligence, with a special focus on the ethical aspects of the development. AI in all fields of study The power of computing and AI will be integrated into all fields of study at MIT. In addition to bringing… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – No more Ranking from Exam results

As the number 1 in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) education rankings 2016, Singapore is now taking one further step to improve and adapt the educational system to the digital society.  Ong Ye Kung, Education Minister of Singapore, says: “Learning is not a competition”. In this spirit, the Ministry of Education (MOE) is planning a series of changes that all are aimed at discouraging comparisons between student performance and encourage individuals to… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – Improving Social Work with VR-Training

Can VR help to improve social work? Professor Nicholas Lanzieri at New York University has created a VR-simulation that takes the student as a social worker through New York City’s Lower East Side. Here the student will enter an environment and explore possible challenges for clients. Professor Lanzieri explains: “I’m always excited about using different technologies to really tap into learning styles and help students acquire information in different ways.” It is an excellent way… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – €13.7 million to LifeLong Learning

“Lære heile livet” (Learning the whole life) is a new competence reform that is now being proposed by the Norwegian government. The funding of €13.7 million is directed towards developing a more flexible educational market for lifelong learning. The focus is set on digital competence, programmes for different business fields where a lot of new competence is required and module-based learning. Where this, in the next step will be one of the engines to transform the… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – “A School Open to the Professional World”

Digital Society Education – “A School Open to the Professional World” Mixing education with entrepreneurship is one of the main workable equations for successful learning in the digital society. The Minister of Education, Children and Youth in Luxembourg, Claude Meisch, and director of the Lycée des Arts et Métiers, Fabrice Roth, presented October 1, 2018, three new high-tech certificates (BTS) – dedicated to the design of video games and connected objects – as well as the… Continue reading