Latest News: German Government launch innovation driver of digitalisation

eLearningworld News from Germany “Microelectronics from Germany – innovation driver of digitalisation” is a new framework program with focus on the development of technologies within the field of microelectronics in the general progress of Industry 4.0.  This means areas such as sensor technology, power transmission, construction- and connection technology or …

Latest News: France taking the lead in school development: Language- and Digital Power

eLearningworld News from France France is now implementing its grand digitalisation plan for school. This plan is based on the lessons learned from the large-scale experiments during recent years. The French government will invest 1 billion euros over the next 3 years for digital education development with focus on teacher …

Time is right to invest in the publishing industry, according to Nasdaq

Digitalisation is transforming the whole publishing industry, new business models that profoundly decreasing the dependency of the old is appearing and getting consolidated. In this spirit the publishing companies is streamlining their cost structures, strengthening their balance sheets and restructuring their portfolios. The revenues for newspapers is becoming more diversified …

EU Commission thinks digital but not for the integrating Book Market

eLearningworld’s Weekly Review Carlos Moedas, EU Research Commissioner, claimed this week that the public should have open access to government funded research. He stresses that science journal publishing companies should reshape their business models to fit an open access system. Moedas said: “There is a revolution happening in the way …

Latest News: Government focus on digital skills and applications in education

eLearningworld News from Finland The Finnish Government is directing €300 million to educational projects and competence development in order to meet the challenges of the future. New learning environments with digital learning content and tools will be integrated in primary school increasingly. This will renew the pedagogy and also serve …

Latest News: eLearning Game Changer in Western Cape

eLearningworld News from South Africa Prime Minister Helen Zille of the South African province Western Cape launched the initiative eLearning “Game-Changer” 8 September 2015. This Game Changer will provide free high-speed internet access to all Western Cape schools by the end of 2016. At the same time the Western Cape …

Latest News: Poland goes to European Court of Justice over VAT on eBooks

eLearningworld News from Poland Polish judges from the Constitutional Tribunal claims that the rule of “tax neutrality” that rejects different taxes on the same product may be applicable on the different VAT-levels of printed books (5%) and ebooks (23%) in Poland. The Polish Constitutional Tribunal thereby has asked this case …