LifeLong Learning spots as the main meeting-place in future Cities

In a fast-changing world learning and re-learning is the engine to develop both personally and professionally. Since this is an environment where social, economic and political norms are constantly being challenged and redefined. In this spirit, UNESCO started the initiative Learning Cities to support the transformation of the local societies into citizens as lifelong learners. Meeting-place in future Cities The member-cities within Learning Cities-network are from all over the world. Where six basic points form… Continue reading

AI that thinks more like a Human is on the way

Artificial intelligence is not at all smart. As a matter of fact, a three-month-baby is much smarter than any AI-system, which is something that researchers at MIT have acknowledged. The team has started exploring the fundamentals of human intelligence. With the aim to in the first step “reverse-engineer human intelligence”. Then in the long term to build a machine that learns like a baby and in the next step like a child. To accomplish this… Continue reading

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

Virtual Reality for Publishing and Learning Design

Virtual Reality will have a great impact on future publishing and learning is a trend that acknowledged by many sources. But what is really the benefits when using VR in practice within these areas. Let’s turn to journalism as an interesting example. Virtual Reality for Publishing In a study from Penn State University, the participants described the experience of VR-journalism in comparison to text-based articles as that VR-experiences produced a better sense of presence. In this… Continue reading

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

Making Design the Driver of Success

In an age where originality is hard-currency and where everything that starts with “mass” is seen as a gust from the past. Designers often are what stands between market success and failure. It is an environment where intuition and preferences should be fed with a pleasant experience. Not like before when everybody was offered more of the same thing as everybody else. This means that the image of the starving artist of 20th Century. Now has… Continue reading

Psychology of the new Working Life – Three trends

Psychology of Millennials The most important bonus Millennials want in their working life, according to research from Bersin by Deloitte, is not cash bonuses or greater vacation allowances, but instead, it is more relevant training and development (T&D) opportunities. 22% preferred T&D before more flexible hours (19%), cash bonuses (14%) and greater vacation allowances (8%). 66% of the Millennials also want to be creative in their workplace and 80% want appraisals on their performance from… 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

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