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European trend review 1: What most attracts tourists to choosing a destination

European trend review 1: What most attracts tourists to choosing a destination

European trends from an EU, innovation, regional and city perspective are a deliberate choice in order to start with the main engines of European development. In this way, the Europeans and Europe are analyzed from a trend perspective. But, what about the nations then? The answer is that it is they who mainly throw sand in the development often only because of their own hegemonic ambitions. Thus, it is not a level to analyze European… Continue reading

The origins of storytelling give evidence of a shared cultural history

The origins of storytelling give evidence of a shared cultural history

The origins of storytelling The power of an engaging story can change the world or keep it on its tracks. In this perspective fairy tales that lived on for hundreds of years has shown to be a powerful timeless source to influence societies. Recent research from Durham University anthropologist Dr Jamie Tehrani, and folklorist Sara Graça da Silva, from the New University of Lisbon, shows that fairy tales like “Beauty and the Beast” is much… Continue reading

Lack of competition on the Scholarly Publishing market

Lack of competition on the Scholarly Publishing market

The European Commission’s ambitious goal is that people should have open access to all scientific publications by 2020. And in the light of that universities now leaving agreements with the largest scholarly publishing company Elsevier (with profit margins around 37% larger than e.g. Apple Source: The Guardian) the European University Association (EUA) has now asked the EU Commission to investigate the prerequisites for competition on the scholarly publishing market. The informal complaint was drafted by… Continue reading

BIG European AI hub to get into the race of global competition

BIG European AI hub to get into the race of global competition

A few weeks ago we wrote about the prospects of Artificial Intelligence and that Europe is lagging behind within the field. Now the EU Commission has presented the European strategy to get into the game, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said: “Just as the steam engine and electricity did in the past, AI is transforming our world. It presents new challenges that Europe should meet together in order for AI to succeed… Continue reading

Digital Day 2018: Transformation a joint European project

Digital Day 2018: Transformation a joint European project

eLearningworld News Today is the Digital day taking place in Brussels. The EU Commission is bringing together ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives together to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, eHealth and innovation where the discussions will focus on how technologies will shape the future Europe and how to develop a dynamic digital market with top-level digital literacy. The day is directed towards five areas, including collaborating on AI,… Continue reading

Bringing informatics education to all school levels in Europe

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

Making Blockchain a European Affair

Making Blockchain a European Affair

Social-, educational- and economic transactions with no need for a middleman make blockchain sound like a well-adapted technology for Europe. In this spirit, the Blockchain Observatory and Forum were launched last week by the European Commission. Initially, it was created as a European Parliament pilot project that was proposed by MEP Jakob von Weizsacker. Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip commented the launch in the following way: “We want to build on Europe’s… Continue reading

Europeana #EdTech Challenge has been launched

Europeana #EdTech Challenge has been launched

eLearningworld News The Europeana Foundation’s work aims to from Europe’s rich cultural heritage transform the world towards a more open, knowledgeable and creative society. All over Europe, museums, galleries, libraries and archives are digitizing their collections where the Europeana Foundation can give support in the form of digital expertise and platforms for bringing cultural heritage to wider audiences. On the website, they describe their target groups as “Cultural institutions. Researchers. Teachers. Learners. Creative start-ups. Data… Continue reading

Promoting entrepreneurial education ahead of 1st European Education Summit

Promoting entrepreneurial education ahead of 1st European Education Summit

eLearningworld News Developing an entrepreneurial skill- and mindset is a key competence that supports social and economic well being, and is at the same time a required skill on todays and the future labour market. The European Commission that January 25 is arranging the first EU Education Summit ever with the aim to “laying the foundations of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values based education”. Besides the opening statement by Tibor… Continue reading

Latest News: Learn about school innovations in different European countries

Frugal Innovation to improve learning

eLearningworld News from the Germany Forum Eltern und Schule organises courses for teachers and other professions in the pre-school and school sector in different European countries. Main objective is to stimulate learning across borders about ideas and practice around school for the improvement of learning. Course plan is now set for 2015-16 with courses in six different countries. Forum Eltern und Schule (Forum for Parents and School) is an institution of adult education acknowledged by… Continue reading