Free microlearning courses for adults from the UN Initiative Educate All

UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) in collaboration with EdApp has launched a global learning initiative to provide high-quality adult education. From the beginning of May 2020, UNITAR will contribute to microlearning courses to Educate All. Where the focus is to create a global learning library to support …

To use screens rationally at home – new campaign shows the way

The Luxembourg Minister of Education Children and Youth, Claude Meisch, and Jeff Kaufmann, campaign coordinator at BEE SECURE, have launched the campaign “Family screens”. At the launch, the Minister pointed out the many obvious advantages of using digital media in education for children and teenagers e.g. in comparison with television …

Government challenging universities on a climate competition

The Norwegian government wants to further activate the universities on the issue of climate change. As it now is launching a climate competition with a focus on the universities’ climate impact. As well as what they do to decrease their environmental footprints. But also to increase the amount of research …

Making citizen science a natural method of research

“We want to build a self-evident and everyday contact between science and citizens why we encourage with the current promotion of research institutions and researchers to establish lasting models of collaboration – because only a continuous cooperation with the citizens for a longer period creates optimum conditions for mutual learning …

Competition better than support for physical activity program

Research from Penn Medicine and Deloitte Consulting LLP using a behaviorally designed gamification program to improve the level of exercise. The researchers found that competition was more engaging to increase the daily step counts than support or collaboration. The focus was directed on combining behavioural insights from gaming elements with …