Focus on Smart Technologies when renewing technician education

Luxembourg’s Minister of National Education, Children and Youth, Claude Meisch, presented on May 7, 2019, a new technician training in Smart Technologies. Five schools will offer such education for the future Digital Society’s technicians where the courses start in September 2019. The schools include the Lycée des Arts et Métiers, Ettelbruck Technical High School, Guillaume Kroll High School, Lënster Lycée and Emile Metz Private School. The 4-year education is divided in a 2-year general course… Continue reading

School Development in a front-runner country “A Revolution for Many”

More active learning, formative instead of summative evaluation of pupils results, more coaching and mentoring in the pupils learning processes are just some of the news that is being implemented in Finnish school according to the new curriculum. The new approach is directed on adapting school to the requirements of the Digital Age. This includes its demands for redirection of skills development and knowledge. In this more active approach to learning. It is also narrowing… Continue reading

Relevance and teaching in the digital society Part 2

The first part of this article e.g. claimed that the educational content in the industrial age was “made artificial to humans”, this meant a school where a lot of the teaching and learning was taken out of its context and thereby also usefulness. Some of the knowledge and skills easily could be reconnected to life- and societal contexts. But way too much was useless in itself or the usefulness was not that apparent. The division… Continue reading

Learning Design for kids and future skills

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION August 28 2018 future skills Skills development and learning design adapted for the digital society is to a large extent different from the 20th Century classroom and textbooks environment. Two reports from OECD and Nielsen Norman Group forms in this spirit solid stepping stones for the learning designer of the 21st Century. In the OECD report “The future of education and skills Education 2030 –… Continue reading

Developing education for the Digital Age in Norway and Germany

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION JUNE 28 2018 The foundation of the educational system has not changed much since 19th Century. It was created for the industrial society’s labour division policy and hierarchical stairway model. In the developing digital society, the context of the industrial society is to a large extent turned upside down, which calls for new policies and upgraded content for the educational system. This is something that… Continue reading

New Cyber Strategy to teach the youngsters about the dangers on the Web

eLearningworld News The Government of Denmark is launching a new strategy to make children and youth more aware of the dangers on the web. The basic vision is to improve the digital competence with learning modules in order to make the youngsters better equipped to decode potential danger-zones and learn how to handle them. The strategy also includes an upgrade of the teacher’s skills to teach about cyber-security from young people’s perspective. The focus of… Continue reading

Industry 4.0 with eyes on the future

In France it is termed “Industrie du Futur”, in Japan “Society 5.0 and Connected Industries”, while in Canada it is called “Innovation and Skills Plan”, and the European Union launched in 2016 “Digitising European Industry – Reaping the full benefits of a Digital Single Market”, but the most commonly used term globally is the German “Industrie 4.0”. However, the different approaches to this development give indications on the complexity of the phenomenon. Basically it is… Continue reading

Latest News: EU member states education systems still lack in relevance and inclusiveness

eLearningworld News from EU According to this year’s EU Education and Training Monitor report that was published yesterday the EU member states makes progress on reaching EU educational targets. However, the report identifies general weaknesses when it comes to relevance and inclusiveness in the educational system. It is still too much of a world apart from the requirements of the progressing digital society. To use Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport,… Continue reading