Reforming higher education to comply with Industry 4.0 demands

eLearningworld News Education and the labour market has a close connection, and as Industry 4.0 now pushing away the old prerequisites of work, education has to transform with it. This is the central theme of this year’s annual conference and exhibition of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE). The Singapore Minister for Education Mr Ong Ye Kung here put forward in his speech five points of how Singapore was developing higher education to better… 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

Latest News: Protests against the new Hungarian edpolicy continues: Stays home from school

eLearningworld News from Hungary A couple of weeks ago eLearningworld reported  about protests in many Hungarian cities against the nationalistic educational reforms of the Orban administration. Business Insider is now reporting that the protests accelerate. Thousands of Hungarian parents is keeping their children home from school. A Facebook page that opened two weeks ago forms a centre for the protests, today 34 000 people has joined it and it is growing fast. The nationalistic reforms… Continue reading

Latest News: Professor of Philosophy: Liberate school from the politicians!

eLearningworld News from the World Roger Scruton, Professor of Philosophy, writes in the Spectator, that as long as school has additional goals than being a distributor of knowledge, it will not improve. The solution is to liberate the school from political goals. While leftist additional goal is to make the school a part of their social engineering of society, the right, on the other hand, focus on maintaining the economic level in a world of… Continue reading

Latest News: UNESCO report reveals the poorest countries needs fivefold more donations for educational spending

eLearningworld News from the World Unesco’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report shows an annual financing gap of US$22 billion over 2015-2030 for reaching universal pre-primary, primary and lower secondary education of good quality in low and lower middle income countries. For example low income countries will need to increase the amount of spending per primary school student from US$65 to US$199 by 2030. Even with the best possible growth projections the goals will not… Continue reading