Social Media design not that social, according to new research

Social media like Facebook and Instagram are poorly designed for social interaction but are instead directed on finishing specific tasks, according to new research from Umeå University in the northern part of Sweden. This means that social media is designed in the same way that interaction designers are designing for …

Upgrading the book’s format necessary, as a conclusion of new research

eLearningworld News A new research study based on University of Michigan survey project “Monitoring the Future” that has run since 1975 shows that only 16% of US teenagers read books outside school education, while in the 1970s the number was 60%. TV and cinema show a similar decrease in attention …

EU Regulations towards Social Media companies on Fake News on the way?

eLearningworld News The EU security commissioner, Julian King, thinks that the tech companies is moving too slow to fight fake news in the shadow of the Cambridge Analytical scandal. He said these businesses must come up with short-term, concrete plans, that have to be in place before the European Parliament …

The main Pathway for Fake News to go Viral, according to new research

eLearningworld Research News New research from Pew Research Center on individuals’ online news habits shows that the most common sources used are news websites (36%) and social media (35%) while search engines (20%) and email/text etc. from news organisations (15%) or family friends (7%) are less common. The research was …

Latest News: Online Gaming boosts School Results new research shows

eLearningworld News from Australia A new study based on the result of data from the Pisa-test in 772 Australian schools and 12 018 student observations compares the result of the answers about personal interest and the actual outcome of the test-results. The analysis finds that: “The results suggest that using …

Latest News: Social Media brings same processes as chocolate in the teenage brain

eLearningworld News from US Research from University of California shows that “Likes” on social media produces the same processes as eating chocolate or winning money in a teenager’s brain. The research project is based 32 teenagers between the ages 13-18 that were told that they were participating in a small …

Basics about the art of creating interactive courses part 1

The term ”learning by doing” is often used to summarise the pedagogic ideas of the philosopher John Dewey (1859-1952). However, Dewey never used the term in his own pedagogic writings, but it describes well his vision for learning. He claimed that people not only gain new knowledge by passively receive …