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“If we stop learning new things, we are destined to …”

“If we stop learning new things, we are destined to ...”

Lifelong learning is one of the most recognized terms within pedagogy. The European Commission defines the term as possibilities to add and update all forms of skills, interests, knowledge and qualifications during the whole life. In order to give people better prospects; ” … to adapt to the knowledge-based society” (…) ”and take better control over once own future.” This is great ideas, but how do you put these ideas into practice? During working life?… Continue reading

Virtual reality brain training game to predate Alzheimer’s disease

Virtual reality brain training game to predate Alzheimer’s disease

eLearningworld News A research team with scientists from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Information Technologies Institute etc. has developed a self-administered virtual supermarket cognitive training game for remotely detecting mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The benefits are that there is no need for an examiner and since it is self-administered one can much earlier detect MCI, and thereby improve the possibility to conduct suitable interventions that can stabilize… Continue reading

Latest News: Time to Rethink – Developing Music Education into the Digital Age

Latest News: Time to Rethink - Developing Music Education into the Digital Age

eLearningworld News from Australia Sydney University launches a MOOC this month with focus on bringing Music Education into the 21st Century. The main target group is music educators all over the world that want to develop their teaching with digital tools and motivate their students with the new possibilities. The MOOC is developed by Dr James Humberstone, an active composer and lecturer at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and he hopes that the MOOC will educate… Continue reading

Latest News: Online Brain Training keeps older people vital, research shows

Latest News: How information technology boosts brain capacity

eLearningworld News from the UK Researchers at King’s College London have discovered that cognitive training with online games can improve the everyday lives of people that are 60+. The research is based on a study of 7000 people over the age of 50 that were recruited through the BBC, Alzheimer’s Society and the Medical Research Council. During six months some of the participants were encouraged to play games with focus on reasoning and memory skills.… Continue reading

Latest News: How information technology boosts brain capacity

Latest News: How information technology boosts brain capacity

eLearningworld News from the UK The Telegraph reports that research shows that the brains of middle-aged people are getting sharper and younger. The reason for this development is that people is struggling to keep up with the demands of modern technology. Cognitive test-results shows that people over 50 scores much better the recent years. The researchers explain this development with that people receive more mental stimulation from computers and smartphones nowadays. With this in mind… Continue reading