The Century of the Brain and Computing Part 2: Learning

Our senses like sight and hearing, skills like motor skills and memory functions is managed by different parts of the brain. Therefore different forms of training are needed to develop different skills. From this prerequisite Torkel Klingberg, Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm says that “I want …

The Century of the Brain and Computing Part 1: Introduction

”I believe that the 21st Century will be the Century of the brain.” Professor Patrick Aebischer, EPFL Both USA and EU have recently launched extraordinary longstanding projects in order to explore the human brain’s functions and how these work together. In particular for the EU initiative information- and communication technology (ICT) …

From Starwars to Edutopia – George Lucas on Education

The visionary that puts eLearning on the top of the agenda Abstract concepts and isolation is education’s worst enemy, says George Lucas, the producer of the Starwars-movies, one the movie-history’s greatest successes. Lucas profound commitment for educational issues is not that commonly known. We work with computers; we work with film, …

Interactive Learning with Animation and Role Play

Research from Uppsala University shows the way Professor Jarmo Rantakokko at Uppsala University examines more methods for interactive learning with focus on interactive animations and role play. One of these pedagogical methods is learning from different scenarios in order for the student to participate in a process virtually. This focusing …

Interactive Learning in a Group

Research from Lund University leads the way The opposite of interactive learning is passive learning, which involves observing a learning process or just listens to information. With this background the Lund University researchers Daniel Hellström and Ola Johansson, examine methods to make passive learning more interactive. They identify that one …

Lifelong learning challenges and solutions Part 3

Teaching with new prerequisites and collaborative learning In part 2 in this article-series PLE or web-library method and self-studies with technical support were described. In this part we dig into the changes within traditional education according to the teaching by telling method as well as the renaissance for collaborative learning. …

Lifelong learning challenges and solutions Part 2

Four pedagogical methods with technological support The progressing knowledge society’s demands a new educational map. In this spirit the technology development has become a springboard to improved and refined pedagogical methods. The basic perspective is dislocated from system responsibility to individual responsibility for learning where the form is not essential …