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Latest News: Harvard explores the fourth dimension: 4D-printing the next step

Latest News: Harvard explores the fourth dimension: 4D-printing the next step

eLearningworld News from US 3D-printing is in an innovative stage where research institutions and companies are making fast and interesting progress to use the technology within many different fields. However, Harvard is already running successful research and development projects with 4D-printing where the fourth dimension is time. This means that researchers are creating materials that changes shape in response to environmental stimuli. The inspiration comes from how natural structures like plants respond and changes form.… Continue reading

Latest News: Making history class engaging with scenario and skills development

Latest News: Making history class engaging with scenario and skills development

eLearningworld News from US What changes history? What makes it turn in a new direction? On the micro-level it is decisions. From this perspective the award-winning Harvard Professor David Moss uses a case-based pedagogical method to teach history. Moss introduces the method in the following way: “The best ideas come out of tension, out of disagreeing. Tension is what ensures the best ideas win out.” This is integrating the student in the historical context where the… Continue reading

Latest News: The performance of MOOC according to a MIT and Harvard report

Latest News: Free Dutch Language Introduction Online by Groningen University

eLearningworld News from USA MIT and Harvard has researched the performance of their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) from 2012 to 2014. Data from totally 68 courses, 1.7 million participants, 10 million participant-hours, and 1.1 billion logged events are the source of the report. Some of the key findings were that in general at the start of the course approximately 57% was aiming to get a certificate, while 24% reached the goal. The respondents in… Continue reading