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3D-Printing in Education – Digitization of Things takes learning to a new level

3D-Printing in Education – Digitization of Things takes learning to a new level

Think of a future where all things are created without any waste, with personalised design and with a machine that could be in everybody’s home. Buy an item on the internet. You receive a drawing that you can adapt to your own requirements or build the item by yourself from the ground up. Then use your 3D-printer, start it up. This is not manufacturing. It should be termed building and construction. Where you receive the… Continue reading

Virtual Reality for Publishing and Learning Design

Virtual Reality for Publishing and Learning Design

Virtual Reality will have a great impact on future publishing and learning is a trend that acknowledged by many sources. But what is really the benefits when using VR in practice within these areas. Let’s turn to journalism as an interesting example. Virtual Reality for Publishing In a study from Penn State University, the participants described the experience of VR-journalism in comparison to text-based articles as that VR-experiences produced a better sense of presence. In this… Continue reading

Improve learning with Internet of Things

Improve learning with Internet of Things

The web-connected people, now the internet of things is about to do the same with the devices. This development we are just the very beginning of. It includes innovations like self-driving cars and wearables to improve exercise to mention two of many areas. But as wearables for physical training already is on the market. How can the internet of things be used for brain training, in other words for learning and skills development? Basically, the… Continue reading

Edtech improving young Congolese learners’ future prospects

Latest News: Germany’s first Smart School opened in Saarbrücken

3.8 million girls between the age of 5 and 17 are cannot go to the traditional school in Congo, even though the government is working to overbridge this deficit there are many obstacles, especially in rural areas. Instant Schools offered by the Vodafone Foundation is a digital learning platform that makes it possible for everybody to get access to school. And as it today providing education to 675 000 young people in Africa it already… Continue reading

Relevance and teaching in the digital society Part 2

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

Digital Society Education – “A School Open to the Professional World”

Digital Society Education - “A School Open to the Professional World”

Digital Society Education – “A School Open to the Professional World” Mixing education with entrepreneurship is one of the main workable equations for successful learning in the digital society. The Minister of Education, Children and Youth in Luxembourg, Claude Meisch, and director of the Lycée des Arts et Métiers, Fabrice Roth, presented October 1, 2018, three new high-tech certificates (BTS) – dedicated to the design of video games and connected objects – as well as the… Continue reading

Introducing Robots in School and Elderly Care

Introducing Robots in School and Elderly Care

eLearningworld News The municipality of Norrköping in central-eastern Sweden is now introducing robots in school to initially explore the use in education and later also in elderly care. As the digitization is speeding up and coding is being introduced in school the municipality is introducing five humanoid robots that will enter the public education. Where the purpose is that the robots will be a compliment and a tool for the teachers in their teaching. The… Continue reading

Lifelong Learning or Opportunities Lost

Albert Einstein Quotes

Like in the 13th Century when a borderless network of universities began to spread the internet was from the beginning a network of scientists beyond the reach of the national governments. Later this developed into a global and anarchistic discussion-forum to on the brink of the 21st Century take another step in to become the global interactive marketplace it is today. A market for social networking, collaboration, ideas, products, and services, which means an environment… Continue reading

Developing education for the Digital Age in Norway and Germany

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

Rethinking Math – getting the numbers right or solving problems

Archimedes Quotes

In the TV-series Numbers Professor of Mathematics, Charlie Eppes is helping FBI to solve crimes with his special knowledge and skills. One can perhaps question the TV-series title since the core is not the numbers in itself but how to use them to solve in this case crimes. But it could be practically anything in the society and nature. Below is a scene from Numbers about the Game Theory and the principle of prisoners dilemma… Continue reading