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Using robots in school education – The pupils becoming teachers

The University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has started a new research project where pupils are becoming the teacher to educate a robot. The robot is programmed as “the ideal pupil” with the characteristics that it is curious, want to understand everything and ask constant flow of questions. In this spirit, the teaching-to-learn-pedagogy, has shown to be a very effective form of learning, both as a method but also that the robots curious will to know and… Continue reading

Latest News: Protests against the new Hungarian edpolicy continues: Stays home from school

eLearningworld News from Hungary A couple of weeks ago eLearningworld reported  about protests in many Hungarian cities against the nationalistic educational reforms of the Orban administration. Business Insider is now reporting that the protests accelerate. Thousands of Hungarian parents is keeping their children home from school. A Facebook page that opened two weeks ago forms a centre for the protests, today 34 000 people has joined it and it is growing fast. The nationalistic reforms… Continue reading

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: New research on the benefits with Mobile Learning

eLearningworld News from the Science World New research from the Brookings Institution about using mobile devices and wireless technology for learning shows that it is perhaps the most powerful driving-force to transform and develop school education. As the author of the report Darrell M. West, vice President and founding director at Brookings Center for Technology Innovation writes: “Yet despite the emergence of digital learning, most countries still design their educational systems for agrarian and industrial… Continue reading

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: Publisher supporting Syrian childrens’ school education

eLearningworld News from the World The Syrian conflict has been ongoing for four years, which have put almost three million Syrian children out of school. This should be seen in the light of that only 2% of the humanitarian aid to Syria is directed on education. The global educational publisher Pearson is now trying to find solutions beyond philanthropy to solve this deficit. They will spend £1 million to help Syrian children with their education… Continue reading