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Social Media design not that social, according to new research

Social media like Facebook and Instagram are poorly designed for social interaction but are instead directed on finishing specific tasks, according to new research from Umeå University in the northern part of Sweden. This means that social media is designed in the same way that interaction designers are designing for communication between people and digital devices. The author of the doctoral thesis Aesthetics of Being Together, Christoffel Kuenen, suggests another approach to design that favours… Continue reading

4th Industrial Revolution: About Artificial Empathy and Governments lagging behind

eLearningworld Weekly Review At the session “The Transformation of Tomorrow” in the Davos Summit 2016 the fourth industrial revolution was discussed. As a historical background the first industrial revolution can be dated to around 1784 with steam, water, mechanical production, the second industrial revolution to around 1870 with division of labour, electricity and mass-production, while the third can be dated to around 1969 with electronics, IT and automated production. The fourth industrial revolution that is… Continue reading

Technology unemployment and a wireless labour market

eLearningworld Weekly Review School books are rarely a matter for street protests. But at the moment the streets of Seoul are filled with protesters against the government plan to introduce one single history textbook for school education. One minister of the government said to BBC that school books should teach “the proud history of South Korea, which has achieved both democratisation and industrialisation in the shortest time in world history”. The opposite view to this… Continue reading