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Norway shaping the future school with a new curriculum

Norway shaping the future school with a new curriculum

The future school in Norway will be directed on creating, exploring and develop creativity, according to the proposal for a new curriculum by the Norwegian government. The final writings of the new curriculum will be settled in autumn 2019. It will be implemented until the autumn of 2020. According to the Minister of Education Jan Tore Sanner the new proposal is an adaption of the school to the rapid transformation into the digital society. Where… Continue reading

The World Wide Web 30 years – celebrations in CERN

The World Wide Web 30 years - celebrations in CERN

In connection with the launch of new media, a Catch 22 usually occur. Nobody wants to produce any content if there are no users and no users will be engaged in the medium if there is no content. But the brilliance of Timothy Berners-Lee’s creation the World Wide Web solved all this. As it was the openness and decentralisation of power to the hands of the users that was the magic formula. During the first… Continue reading

3D-Printed Glass at an International Exhibition

3D-Printed Glass at an International Exhibition

17 artists from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, US, Finland and Japan are participating with their works at the KNOWING-SEEING-PAINTING exhibition from March 2 to May 26. The exhibition is located at the centre of Glass Region in Sweden, Boda, in the south-central part of Sweden. The region has many century-long traditions of high-quality glass production. The focus of the exhibition is modern art and design with 3D-printed works and innovative painted glass. Source: Glass Factory … Continue reading

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