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Latest News: Design Thinking and Virtual Reality in Higher Education

eLearningworld News from US The timing is right for progress of human-centered design in higher education, says Professor Kate Canales in an interview with fastcodesign.com. “Design is poised to make a huge impact in higher ed.” she continues. Design thinking for higher ed both works as a tool for students’ learning as well as a disruptive force since higher ed is growing out of its traditional business model. One example of the former is University… Continue reading

Latest News: Ultra-thin electronic paper puts ebooks in a new light

eLearningworld News from Sweden Scientists from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg is developing an thin electronic paper containing pixels of the primary colors red–green–blue (RGB) that give the same reflectivity and contrast as ink produced by an ordinary printer. This in contrast to LED-displays makes it work very well in bright light. One of the research team members, accociate Professor Andreas B. Dahlin, said “The ‘paper’ is similar to the Kindle tablet. It isn’t… Continue reading

How to integrate EdTech in Your Learning Environment

eLearningworld advicestory Lets see how an organisation can reach Level 3 on the eLearningworld Digital Maturity Model and thereby make learning more effective and in general improve the learning experience. The teachers/educators was trained in Level 2 and to some extent digital content is used in the education, but now is the time to integrate the digital environment with the traditional. Here follows five points for successful integration: Set the goals and vision for transforming… Continue reading

Renaissance for Design Studies

eLearningworld advicestory In an age where originality is hard-currency and where everything that starts with “mass” is seen as a gust from the past, designers often are what 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

Latest News: Trending – Design Thinking brings empathy and flexibility to work  

eLearningworld News from US Design finding its way to the core of business organizations as a source of transformation, but the development does not concern aesthetics. Instead, it changes the way people work as response to new market realities and the force of digitization. Jon Kolko, founder and director of Austin Center for Design, explains in Harvard Business Review the progressive outcome of design thinking. Empathy is one of the main driving-forces of design thinking… Continue reading