Mobile Technology forms learning and social bridge

Mobile Technology Mobile technology can be an equalizer of educational- and other social opportunities in developing countries. However, to make this develop into a true success story. Human-centric learning design and digital literacy training are crucial for development. This is the main conclusion of Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) …

The Return of the Higher Education Republic

During the Renaissance scholars and students were wandering between the growing amount of universities searching for the knowledge and engaging environments of their own choice. As the centuries went by this goal was abandoned in favour of the nations’ demands. Especially from the 19th Century and onwards the main goal …

Design Thinking into the Core of the Organisation and Learning

“The greatest scientists are artists as well.” Albert Einstein said, and in addition, many great artists are also scientists, like Leonardo Da Vinci. In exploring a new project, scientific or artistic, both sides of the brain is required, logical thinking and artistic creativity are not opposites. But prerequisites to design …

PM of Singapore and the CEO of IDEO on Design Thinking to shape the World

eLearningworld News The old industrial society was built with systemic plans, labour division and growing mass markets with the one-size-fits-all concept. All of this has proven to be contra-productive in shaping the evolving digital society. In this spirit, and if we turn the outlook to find a workable method, we …

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 …

EU to become the leader in FinTech – new action plan launched

eLearningworld News In the shadow of Brexit and to promote future development of a growth industry, the European Union has launched a 23-step action plan for FinTech. It includes the establishment of an EU Fintech Laboratory and it also includes strategies to advance new developments in cloud computing and artificial …

Swedish Minister of Secondary School Education criticizing “influencer” education

eLearningworld News Thoren Innovation School, a secondary school in Sweden, will in its Aesthetics programme offer a course to improve competence in content marketing and communication within the field of digital influencing e.g. on YouTube. This has generated heavy criticism from the Swedish Minister of Secondary School Education, Anna Ekström: …