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If anybody thinks edtech does not transform the foundation of education, think again!

The future of education is cross-disciplinary, one-size-fits-all classroom education becomes an adaptive learning environment, educational publishers becoming learning science companies, and as facts in an ever-changing world fast gets obsolete focus instead will be set on analysis, understanding and learning by doing etc., especially since the student has a knowledge-bank called the web is at her fingertips. In this spirit, Penn State University now is opening the Center for Arts and Design Pedagogy (C-PAD). The… Continue reading

Top 10 Tech Trends 2019, according to Gartner

During the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo October 14-18, 10 strategic technology trends for 2019 was identified. The definition of such a trend is that it should have substantial disruptive potential or being a rapidly growing trend with the tipping point within the next 5 years. Some of the most interesting trends identified are Autonomous things, such as robots, drones and autonomous vehicles, which means AI that goes beyond rigidly programmed tasks with more focus on more natural… Continue reading

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 from teenagers. At the same time as social media for many has become an addiction with potential great negative psychological consequences. The average using social… Continue reading

Internet of Thing’s breakthrough year, according to research with 3100 executives

eLearningworld News Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has just published an international research study, ‘The Internet of Things, Today and Tomorrow with 3100 executives from 20 countries that are answering questions about IoT. According to the result of the study, the executives expect IoT-technologies to get its final breakthrough in the year of 2019, in 85% of the companies’ the business plan involved in the study the use of IoT is included by then.… Continue reading

The eBook Market is characterized by its differences, new global report shows

eLearningworld News The annual Global Ebook Report from the Vienna-based company, Ruediger Wischenbart Content and Consulting, shows fundamental differences on the global ebook market, e.g. when it comes to business models, developments and consumer preferences. For the European eBook Market a new in-depth analysis method is used as the current trends are analyzed by data from book distributors in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Slovenia. The main outcome of the research… Continue reading

The largest company 2030 will be in Education, futurist at Da Vinci Institute predicts

eLearningworld News Thomas Frey at Da Vinci Institute said in an interview with Business Insider that: “I’ve been predicting that by 2030 the largest company on the internet is going to be an education-based company that we haven’t heard of yet.” This, in the light of that artificial intelligence research today is speeding up, and that in the next step robots will fulfill the gap of future lack of teachers and as a bridge to… Continue reading

Latest News: Three drivers of the Internet of things in the coming years

eLearningworld News from the World According to Ericsson’s Mobility Report the forecast between 2015 and 2021, Internet of Things is expected to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23 percent, making up close to 16 billion of the total forecast 28 billion connected devices by 2021. This is an extraordinary growth, but which services/technology then will be the main drivers of this development. We identified three drivers: Today, stand alone intelligent things like… Continue reading

Latest News: Growth hacking trends in Scientific Publishing

Bruce Y. Lee writes in Forbes an excellent article about scientific publishing as a weapon against fake news etc. He identifies five trends that form the engine of the growth of scientific publishing, e.g. that investors, policymakers and businesses need better ways to make sense of all scientific results since science is becoming increasingly complex and knows no national borders, the scholars’ republic that we have written earlier on eLearningworld. In the end, it comes down… Continue reading

Latest News: Gamification of products and services leads to health benefits

eLearningworld News from US New research from the University of New Mexico shows significant benefits of including gamification mechanics in products and services. It both triggers inner-motivation as well as health benefits. Professor Nick Flor at Anderson School of Management explains: “Primitive humans evolved an innate affinity for playing games, because games allowed them to practice and develop in a safe environment, those mental and physical skills necessary for survival when actually fighting, hunting or… Continue reading

Latest News: OECD EduTrend Report 2016: New set of skills required for future labour market

eLearningworld News from OECD The project leader of “The Trends Shaping Education”-report from OECD, Tracy Burns, says the following about which skills that is necessary on todays and the future labour market in an interview with Huffington Post: “These include 21st century skills such as global languages, advanced digital skills, and social and emotional intelligence.” Further the report examines major trends that could affect the future of education and sets the background on upcoming challenges… Continue reading