Teacher students learn to create digitally

eLearningworld News At Stockholm University students that is studying to become preschool teachers is also preparing for the digital society’s pedagogy by developing necessary skills. Since digital learning design and evaluation of educational apps for children is an important part of the curriculum. Where the production of a digital learning module is one of the examinations at the course, and the result is tested with children during the student’s practice in a preschool. The design… Continue reading

Creative environments: Six fundamental principles

Learning Design in Practice for Everybody > Part5 > New section October 17 2017 Describing the research of creativity is like the fable of the blind men trying to describe an elephant by touching different parts of its body. One of them touches the tail and says that it is like a snake, another touches the body and says that it is like a wall and so on. Consequently, you have to see the whole… Continue reading

Reading on paper and computer screen, what are the differences?

Learning Design in Practice for Everybody > Part5 > New section October 13 2017 There are significant differences between how people read a text on a computer-screen in comparison to a printed page. Studies show that when somebody reads a printed page she often reads word by word and row after row. While web pages research shows that 79% of the participants in a test instead scan the text. The participants of the test stopped… Continue reading

Inviting children to the world of design thinking

eLearningworld News Organisations in Singapore is offering workshops to invite children in the mindset of design thinking. Often the subjects at these workshops concern to find creative solutions to global problems, e.g. how to get people to exercise more. Another reason to introduce design thinking is to make children gain knowledge and skills of that design is much more than aesthetics and unique appearance. Design thinking is instead a problem solving method that include besides… Continue reading

MicroLearning – For adapted and integrated learning

eLearningworld News MicroLearning is trending, according to ATD’s research 92 percent of the organisations already using MicroLearning is planning to increase the use, and 67 percent that does not use it today is planning to start. The main benefits are that it easily can be adapted to tight time-schedules in general and especially at work. At same time as this form of learning works perfectly when improving the knowledge and skills bit by bit to… Continue reading

The design thinking process of building a drone for disaster-zones, MIT research

eLearningworld News Engineers at MIT have designed a drone that can work without interruption for more than five days. At the same time as it stays connected, and can continue gathering data as well as provide temporary telecommunication, even if it is in a disaster zone where communication-problems goes with the territory. However, these vehicles do already exist, but the engineers at MIT have with new design managed to lower the cost dramatically, while the… Continue reading

Design thinking in India in the 60s and today

eLearningworld News National Institute of Design (NID) in India was set up in 1961 and became a pioneer in the field with important influences from the German design schools of Ulm and Bauhaus. The pedagogy was from start set on bridging aesthetic of art and the practice of the industry. This included using different materials creatively and in surprising fields of use. Mihir Bholey, a senior faculty of National Institute of Design, writes in the… Continue reading

“Design is the mother of innovation”

eLearningworld News “This is how design has become the mother of—not invention—but innovation and differentiation.” Erik Kiaer, managing director at Doblin, a design and innovation center at Deloitte Digital writes in Adweek. In this spirit, successful marketing is driven by design since today it is design that makes the products and the services stand out from the crowd on the market, not only visually but also user-friendly and functionally. At the same time as it… Continue reading

Transformation of Branding: From Mission to Radical Activism

eLearningworld News on Design Thinking Several leading designers predict on FastCoDesign.com the trends of branding during 2017. The most ground-breaking transformation is that the conventional wisdom that brands should not talk politics is making a u-turn to that it actually should include political activism. After Trump and Brexit and other disruptions of the direction that the world generally is turning, towards involvement, humanism and interdependence/connection, brands will take a political stand since this is actually… Continue reading

Most read eLearningworld News and reviews 2016

Top 5 eLearningworld Reviews “If history were taught in the form of stories…”  Getting Design Thinking into the Core of the Organisation and Learning  The importance of Multitasking skills in a Digitized World  How to Engage with Gamification for Serious Results  Setting the Organisation in a Design Thinking and Learning Mood  Top 10 eLearningworld News Latest News: Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2017, according to Gartner  Latest News: Growth hacking trends in Scientific Publishing Latest… Continue reading