Design for Learning Environments for Creativity, according to new research

New research from Umeå University in northern Sweden directed on the learning environment’s impact on student’s creative development shows interesting results. As creativity, as well as complex problem solving, is considered as important competences for future learning programmes. Both EU and UNESCO have included this as a prioritised area in …

Augmented Reality forms a bridge between informal- and formal Learning

A research project of Helsinki University focuses on the use of Augmented Reality (AR) technology for learning. It is directed on the motivational and cognitive aspects and shows promising results. The outcome is based on 146 participants, 12-year old Finnish pupils, that was visiting a science centre exhibition. Professor Hannu …

Human interaction: Offline- and online interactivity in learning

Learning design is tech-neutral, which means even though the term was born in our tech-savvy digital age, it works equally good for offline traditional education. Since what you want to accomplish with your learning design is the best possible mix of interaction that works for all students. Patricia Santos writes in …

Digital Society Education – No more Ranking from Exam results

As the number 1 in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) education rankings 2016, Singapore is now taking one further step to improve and adapt the educational system to the digital society.  Ong Ye Kung, Education Minister of Singapore, says: “Learning is not a competition”. In this spirit, …

Design Thinking and Scenario-based Learning

Talent development is one of the basic foundations and challenges to gain a competitive advantage in an ever-changing market. New findings within the field of cognitive learning theory show that current tools and methods actually work. Especially when they are combined in order to build a learning environment they become really …

The psychology of learning motivation – new cross-border research

eLearningworld Science News Research on learning motivation until now has been rather general, according to Dr Julia Dietrich of Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (FSU). In a new research project in collaboration with Jaana Viljaranta (University of Eastern Finland), Julia Moeller (Yale University) and Bärbel Kracke (FSU) the team is …

Latest News: eLearning-programmes at Athens University a great success story

eLearningworld News from Greece For the past 15 years the E-Learning Center of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens has trained more than 45 000 people in many different fields, e.g. Economics, Health, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Architecture. This includes everything from Greek Philosophy to the Culture of Olive Oil …

Latest News: New Visualisation Technology to boost interest in Natural Science

eLearningworld News from Sweden and Norway The interactive visualisation table, Inside Explorer, improves the experience for visitors at museums, science centres and other learning environments by bringing items to life in a 3D virtual reality mode. The items has been 3D-scanned with x-ray and other scanning technologies, which in the …

3D Digitalisation for Museum and Learning Environments

eLearningworld News from Sweden The market for 3D-digitalisation-services is growing fast. In this field the Interactive Institute Swedish ICT is running several successful research projects. One has been directed on developing the technology of the virtual autopsy table for healthcare and medical education, that is a international success-story, into new …