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Originality as the most valuable asset

In an age where originality is hard-currency or rather soft currency. Everything that starts with “mass” is seen as a gust from the past. Designers are what often 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… Continue reading

Taking the digitization of school seriously

The Norwegian government now is working to overbridge the digital divide for the next step of the digitization of school. In this spirit, it is starting eight new projects for further training of teachers to improve their digital competence. A flexible and adaptable curriculum and the individual teacher’s work situation will be the main focus of the courses. The themes of the courses are programming and robotics in the industry. Furthermore, how working life can… Continue reading

Top 10 Tech Trends 2019, according to Gartner

During the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo October 14-18, 10 strategic technology trends for 2019 was identified. The definition of such a trend is that it should have substantial disruptive potential or being a rapidly growing trend with the tipping point within the next 5 years. Some of the most interesting trends identified are Autonomous things, such as robots, drones and autonomous vehicles, which means AI that goes beyond rigidly programmed tasks with more focus on more natural… Continue reading

Relevance and teaching in the digital society Part 2

The first part of this article e.g. claimed that the educational content in the industrial age was “made artificial to humans”, this meant a school where a lot of the teaching and learning was taken out of its context and thereby also usefulness. Some of the knowledge and skills easily could be reconnected to life- and societal contexts. But way too much was useless in itself or the usefulness was not that apparent. The division… Continue reading

The European AI Challenge and solutions

2100 European researchers have taken on the challenge to develop a Google-inspired infrastructure for artificial intelligence to take up competition against China and the US. The collaboration is called the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe  (Claire). It includes experts from 29 countries. As Europe has a great number of startups within the field. To meet the competition Europe has to improve infrastructure, funding and a clear develop a strategy for AI. One sign… Continue reading

Robot helps pupils to participate in class without being in the classroom

Pupils that for different reasons cannot participate in the education within the classroom can in a primary school, Hedeskolan, in Kungsbacka in the western part of Sweden, now remotely both socially and as a learner participate. This is made possible with the classroom robot that pupils can connect with from their tablet or smartphone from home. After connected the pupil can speak through the robot’s loudspeakers and also gain attention from the teacher and the… Continue reading

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

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

Sign of the time: more freedom for schools and focus on craftsmanship

The Danish government is planning a proposal for more freedom for schools to manage their education and pedagogy. Besides pilot projects with self-governing schools, the new policy proposal also includes a more interdisciplinary approach to education. As well as to initiate a reading campaign. The Danish government also prioritised Vocational directed education. Where source analysis and English verbs increasingly should have the same status as customer service and robot technology in primary school. The Danish Minister of… Continue reading

Introducing Robots in School and Elderly Care

eLearningworld News The municipality of Norrköping in central-eastern Sweden is now introducing robots in school to initially explore the use in education and later also in elderly care. As the digitization is speeding up and coding is being introduced in school the municipality is introducing five humanoid robots that will enter the public education. Where the purpose is that the robots will be a compliment and a tool for the teachers in their teaching. The… Continue reading