Latest News: Syrian Refugees study Arabic in a Game-based Digital Learning environment

eLearningworld News from Jordan In a collaboration between Libraries Without Borders and eduTechnoz Syrian refugee children in Jordan are now offered language lessons in Arabic. The learning environment is based on the Ideas Box that is a portable multi-media toolkit that is developed by Libraries Without Borders. The toolkit is …

Latest News: UN’s Education Cannot Wait – Transforming humanitarian aid for the future

eLearningworld News from the World The new Education Cannot Wait fund is being launched next week at the two-day UN Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim is to bridge the gap between humanitarian aid and development aid and bring a new ingredient to an environment of arbitrary transports of shelter …

Latest News: Enemies of free publishing: Imprison the word, kill the author

eLearningworld News from the World Different media reported yesterday about enemies of free publishing and their methods. 27 years after the fatwa against Salman Rushdie was declared forty Iranian media outlets has added $600 000 to murder the author. The Iranian deputy Minister of Culture comment that the fatwa will …

Latest News: Government’s educational policy origins from the bad old days

eLearningworld News from Hungary Thousands protested against the Hungarian government’s educational reform on Wednesday February 3. After the state took over the authority of schools from the local governments three years ago the outcome has become that “a central body now regulates all aspects of education, down to procuring chalk …

Latest News: Swedish Publisher is suspected to be held prisoner by Chinese Authorities

eLearningworld News fr. Sweden & China Radio Free Asia reporting four staff memebers of the publisher and bookstore company Sage Communications is missing. They are believed to be held prisoners by Chinese authorities after publishing critical and revealing books about the Chinese regime. The owner of Sage Communication, Gui Haiming, …

EU Commission thinks digital but not for the integrating Book Market

eLearningworld’s Weekly Review Carlos Moedas, EU Research Commissioner, claimed this week that the public should have open access to government funded research. He stresses that science journal publishing companies should reshape their business models to fit an open access system. Moedas said: “There is a revolution happening in the way …

Latest News: Lost generation? 13 million children denied school-education

eLearningworld News from UN The wars in the Middle East is jeopardising a whole generation of childrens’ future. UN reports that 13 million children at the moment have no possibilities to go to school. Research shows that each additional year of education boosts a person’s income by 10 per cent …

Latest News: No Hate Speech Movement Campaign Survey

eLearningworld News from Europe In 2012 the Council of Europe initiated a campaign against hate speech online in all its forms, including those that most affect young people. This includes cyber-bullying and cyber-hate. The campaign is based upon human rights education, youth participation and media literacy. It aims at reducing …

Sweden’s new computer-licence-fee violates basic human rights?

According to the UN Declaration of Human Rights Article 19 all citizens have; ”freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” With the web this basic right has been made possible to use to its fullest …