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

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 facilitating and strengthening access to non-formal education for vulnerable communities such as refugees. And it is combined with eduTechnoz game-based educational online resources for children… Continue reading

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

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 and food, and high security risks in general; the educational emergency aid is aiming to be driver of hope. According to UN Special Envoy, Gordon… Continue reading

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

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 never disappear.  In China the government is implementing new rules to further restrict online publishing by foreign companies. The ban is directed on companies with… Continue reading

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

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 for rural elementary schools, Reuters writes. At the same time as it has increased the workload for teachers dramatically where textbooks that is approved to… Continue reading

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

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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, is a Swedish citizens and went missing in mid-October, while the general manager Lu Bo, store manager Lin Rongji and staff member Zhang Zhiping has… Continue reading

EU Commission thinks digital but not for the integrating Book Market

Latest News: Poland goes to European Court of Justice over VAT on eBooks

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 science works. Every part of the scientific method is nowadays becoming an open, collaborative and participative process. Can publishers afford to stay out of that… Continue reading

Latest News: Today is the International Literacy Day!

Latest News: Today is the International Literacy Day!

eLearningworld News from UNESCO Literacy is a fundamental human right and today September 8 the International Literacy Day is celebrated all over the world. In Paris at the UNESCO Headquarters an event to celebrate the Literacy Day is taking place that includes an award ceremony and meetings to form a basis for the organisations actions within the field the coming years. There is still a lot left to be done in total around 120 million… Continue reading

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

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 and increases a country’s GDP by 18 per cent. Some researchers estimate that if every child learned to read, around 170 million fewer people would… Continue reading

Latest News: No Hate Speech Movement Campaign Survey

Latest News: Interactive Learning to fight bullying in the workplace

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 hate speech and at combating racism and discrimination in their online expression. Several educational toolkits is included in the campaign like Learning Module on Hate… Continue reading

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

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 extent. At least until now … After verdicts in several cases in the Swedish Court of Law about the extended TV-licence, which now also will… Continue reading