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Soft Skills in an EdTech and Neuroscience perspective

Soft Skills in an EdTech and Neuroscience perspective

Neuroscience and education All learning depends on the rewiring of neurons into new patterns. From this prerequisite, it takes 10 000 hours of learning to become an expert within a certain field according to recent research. The new rewired patterns in the brain once established creates a new unconscious competence and when focused on one selected field it creates expertise. However, to reach this level you also require soft skills, meaning the ability to critical… Continue reading

AI that thinks more like a Human is on the way

Children’s abilities in focus for the next generation AI

Artificial intelligence is not at all smart. As a matter of fact, a three-month-baby is much smarter than any AI-system, which is something that researchers at MIT have acknowledged. The team has started exploring the fundamentals of human intelligence. With the aim to in the first step “reverse-engineer human intelligence”. Then in the long term to build a machine that learns like a baby and in the next step like a child. To accomplish this… Continue reading

What technology does with curiosity to learn

What technology does with curiosity to learn

Curiosity is the driving-force that works to fill the gap between what we know and what we want to know. Torah Kachur CBC science columnist writes: “You can think of it like a mental itch and the only way to scratch the itch is to seek out new knowledge.” To put fuel on this driving-force is even more important today than before the digital technology boom. This is one of the key points in Dr… Continue reading

Time for learning of free will – Theory and practice

Time for learning of free will – Theory and practice

What would happen if you got a 15-20% free space to work on your own projects during your working hours? Google’s 20% time has resulted in, for instance, Gmail among other things, while the outcome of 3M’s 15% time is e.g. the Post-it. However, in order to connect these events and many others, free will must exist. Neuroscientists at Technische Universität Berlin is now conquering the American researcher Benjamin Libet and his many followers’ research from… Continue reading

Neuro-Agility taking Performance to the next Level

Neuro-Agility taking Performance to the next Level

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION APRIL 9 2018 Stress is the brain’s greatest enemy. It is an obstacle to creativity, performance in general including all vital functions that leads forward. So how can we avoid this obstacle in an increasingly complex working life that continually taking up speed? In an earlier story here on eLearningworld an overview of the subject field was presented, now is time to dig deeper,… Continue reading

Job skills trends with focus on performance, health and tech

Job skills trends with focus on performance, health and tech

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION MARCH 28 2018 The transformative forces of the technological revolution include a set of broader socio-economic, geopolitical and demographic drivers of change. The interaction between the drivers creates developments in multiple directions where the interconnection in between make them intensify one another even more. However, instead of focusing on jobs that will disappear and which new fields that can come in its place, this… Continue reading

What AI can tell about the human brain, new research

What AI can tell about the human brain, new research

eLearningworld News It is an often used method to use research of the human brain to develop AI-applications, but what happens if we turn the perspective around? What if the research is directed on artificial intelligence aiming to better understand the human brain? Aude Oliva of MIT said the following 25th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS): “The fundamental questions cognitive neuroscientists and computer scientists seek to answer are similar. They have a… Continue reading

Foreign Language skills improves by Listening to Vocabulary in Sleep, study shows

Foreign Language skills improves by Listening to Vocabulary in Sleep, study shows

eLearningworld News A research project from Oxford University by Thomas Schreiner and Björn Rasch has put the hypothesis that listening to a foreign language during sleep can help improve vocabulary. Since sleep has a beneficial role in memory consolidation. To investigate the hypothesis in practice totally 68 healthy humans were involved whereof 32 female that was divided into four different groups. Everybody had German mother tongue and without any Dutch language skills where the vocabulary… Continue reading

Make Neuroscience a part of Teacher Training

Make Neuroscience a part of Teacher Training

eLearningworld News Learning how the brain works when learning is an important part of improving pedagogy and to help pupils learn how to learn. Unfortunately, this area is overlooked, according to Barbara Oakley, professor of engineering at Oakland University, California. She says: “That is when kids start falling off as they think they’re just not a maths person which just isn’t true at all. They just don’t know how to learn effectively and so they… Continue reading

The secret of humans long-term memory, new research

The secret of humans long-term memory, new research

eLearningworld News After 30-year of research, John Lisman, Zalman Abraham Kekst Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology, Brandeis University, has discovered the molecule that stores long-term memories. The research study presented  in the online edition of Neuron is seen as a major breakthrough as it solves one of the oldest mysteries of neuroscience on how the brain creates and retain memories. And as it opens up several new interesting direction for further research. “Just… Continue reading