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Latest News: German Government launch innovation driver of digitalisation

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 system integration. The government acknowledges that many German SMEs are market leaders within these fields and the new initiative will help them boost their research… Continue reading

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

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 training, equipment, resources and innovation. Last week the Minister of Education, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, also presented a strategy with focus on the importance of modern language… Continue reading

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

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 instead of exclusive focus on traditional advertising and subscription, digitalisation is adding more value in form of revenue from broadcasting, digital properties, new models like… Continue reading

EU Commission thinks digital but not for the integrating Book Market

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

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 science works. Every part of the scientific method is nowadays becoming an open, collaborative and participative process. Can publishers afford to stay out of that… Continue reading

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

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 as a takeoff for lifelong learning. In this spirit teacher-training will be complemented with the main goal that all pupils will receive education that is… Continue reading

Latest News: eLearning Game Changer in Western Cape

Latest News: British Library and Nottingham University creates MOOC

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 government is launching a new ePortal to give learners and teachers instant access to qualitative digital materials for teaching and learning. “Fast, reliable digital resources… Continue reading

The Publishing Industry after Industrial Publishing

Latest News: British Library and Nottingham University creates MOOC

Digitalization is transforming the book publishing industry. The days are gone when the author had to rely on that a publishing house would accept his or her work. Since the walls to the book market were too high to be entered in any other way. The publisher took care of editing, copyediting, cover design, formatting, proofreading, print book design, audiobook narration and production, marketing and advertising. Today, a myriad of start-up book-publishing-services are growing on… Continue reading

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

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 to be interpreted by the European Court of Justice. France and Luxembourg has already implemented lower taxes on ebooks, but in March EU claimed that… Continue reading

BBC promote digitalisation by giving pupils mini-computers

BBC promote digitalisation by giving pupils mini-computers

eLearningworld News from UK BBC will be giving away mini-computers to eleven-year-old children across the UK as a part of a broader digitalisation initiative. The computer is called One million Micro Bits and is similar to a Raspberry Pi. It will be given to all pupils starting secondary school in the autumn term. At the same time BBC will be launching a season of coding-based programmes and activities in its channels. As part of its… Continue reading