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Entrepreneurship on all levels to adapt to the Digital Age

The term “Industrie 4.0” originates from the high-tech strategy of the German government, which promotes the digitization of manufacturing. The term after the introduction in 2011 rapidly became generally acknowledged and used all over the world. In Germany Industrie 4.0 has been followed by SME 4.0 and Teaching 4.0. Terms that have gained ground and flourished from a more general active entrepreneurial spirit. A favourable mood that calls for an active (and successful) integration of new citizens, a research… Continue reading

LifeLong Learning on the Agenda when Government starts nationwide tour

eLearningworld News The working life’s transformation driven by AI, robotics and other digital technologies is speeding up. In this spirit, the Norwegian Minister of Knowledge and Integration, Tore Sanner, is going on a competence tour around Norway. The purpose is to get new insights of the consequences of the transformation to a new reform for vocational training and lifelong learning that is adapted to the digital society’s prerequisites. Tore Sanner explains: “We will have a… Continue reading

Obstacles for Schools to go Digital in Sweden

Last year the Swedish government introduced a national digitization plan for schools. The plan includes that the local authorities should offer a workable digital infrastructure as well as a detailed strategy for adapting schools to the digital society’s requirements. In a new book by Åke Grönlund, Professor of Informatics and Matilda Wiklund at the Örebro University, the authors identify this foundation for the digitization of school as a bottleneck. During three years the researchers have… Continue reading

Bringing informatics education to all school levels in Europe

eLearningworld News “Informatics for All: The Strategy” is an ambitious plan to integrate informatics in education for all students in Europe. The plan is in its developing stage and is a collaboration of the Association for Computing Machinery’s ACM Europe Council and Informatics Europe. Where the main aims are to “enable all students to understand, participate in, influence and contribute to the development of the digital world in general”. To accomplish this, Informatics both should… Continue reading

Government speeds up digitization of Teacher Education

eLearningworld News The Norwegian Government invests close to €10 million in projects to boost digitization in teacher education. Five universities will receive funding and the purpose is that the teacher students should receive professional digital competence within their profession. The minister of education Henrik Asheim comments: “It is important that the teachers that educate the next generation gets even better digital competence. Therefore it is essential for us that the teacher education and further education… Continue reading

Government speeds up digitization of higher education

eLearningworld News The Minister of Education in Norway, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, is launching a new strategy for digitization of higher education. Better access, more research on best practice to use digital technology in education and focus on the transformation of infrastructure and administration, as well as use of edtech and use of research data is some of the areas that is included in the new strategy. The latter area, use of research data, the Minister… Continue reading

New survey about Germans view of the future working life until 2030s

eLearningworld News According to a new survey initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) people have mixed feelings about the profound transformation and digitization of working life. 58 percent of respondents expect that jobs are lost due to the impending changes, which will cause unrest, and that the difference between high and low salaries will increase (83 percent). The main solution to this insecurity is, according to 90 percent, lifelong learning,… Continue reading

Latest News: First step to Build a European Book Market

eLearningworld News from EU The EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive is being revised in order to better comprehend with todays media habits of especially young people. Since the younger generations consume less and less traditional media like TV broadcasting and more of different forms of digital experiences on demand. One of the EU Commission’s proposals is on geo-blocking where the new proposal defines the situations when there is no justified reason for geo-blocking or other… Continue reading

Latest News: School Digitization – Denmark taking a new step in the integration-process

eLearningworld News from Denmark As the leader in the Nordic Countries in school digitization the Danish government and the Danish regions now has built a new strategy for the coming years. The minister for children, education and equality Ellen Trane Nørby explains: ”We are living in a digital world that is in continual development, and the pupils must be equipped to be able to progress in this reality. The pupils must be able to use… Continue reading

Latest News: German Government launching new platform for digitization of the economy

eLearningworld News from Germany On the Hannover Messe the German government is launching the Joint Industry 4.0 platform that is a collaborative space for politics, industry, associations, academia and trade unions to embrace digitization of the economy. Industry 4.0 was launched 2011 and today the concept is the standard for the sustainable transformation of Germany’s industry. The purpose of the Joint Industry 4.0 is to be bridge where research is being put into practice in the… Continue reading