Gender-Based Violence

Re-Qualifying Education and Training Helps Health Workers

Birmingham (UK), June 2019 - Gender-based violence (GBV) could be tackled more effectively by giving healthcare students wider and more practical education and training in identifying and responding to the warning signs presented among patients they will encounter in professional life, according to a new study.

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Distance Educator

Gamifying Online Tests to Promote Retrieval Based Learning

St. Louis, MO (USA), May 2019 - Recent findings have provided strong evidence that retrieval based learning is an effective strategy for enhancing knowledge retention and long-term meaningful learning, but it is not a preferred learning strategy for the majority of students. The present research analyzes the application of learning gamification principles in online, open book, multiple choice tests in order to motivate students to engage in repeated retrieval based learning activities.

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Funding

Coursera Secures $103M in Series E from New Investors

Mountain View, CA (USA), May 2019 - Coursera, an online learning platform, has announced closing a $103 million investment in a Series E equity round. SEEK Group, a global leader in investing, scaling, and operating online employment and education businesses, led the round, while existing investors Future Fund and NEA also participated in the funding.

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New eLearning Course

How Education Can Support the Paris Climate Goals

Frankfurt (GER), April 2019 - "New rules and procedures inspired by the recommendations of the EU Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth will affect businesses. They want to understand the upcoming rules on transparency, not only to comply with them, but more importantly to be more informed and perhaps adjust their business models," said Professor Dr Ulf Moslener, Professor for Sustainable Energy Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

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Education and Training Monitor

German Graduates Have the Second Highest Employment Rate

Brussels (BE), April 2019 - In the UK, recent graduates have an employment rate of 86.6%. In 2014, the EU average employment rate was 76.0%; in 2017, it rose to 80.2%. Greece currently has the lowest employment rate of recent graduates in Europe, at 52.0%; Malta currently has the highest, at 94.5%. Currently, the EU is working with Member States to make education a success for all young people.

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Online Module

Student Bystander Training for UK Higher Education

Coventry (UK), April 2019 - Coventry University has partnered with Marshall E-Learning, a specialist consultancy for diversity and equality learning, to provide a new online module on Student Bystander Training for higher education institutions across the UK.

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Using Artificial Intelligence

Helping to Memorize Information More Efficiently

Tübingen (GER), April 2019 - Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems develop algorithms that optimize the well- known spaced repetition method used for memorizing educational material. By using optimal spacing time, the learning process becomes as efficient as possible. Their findings were published in the prestigious journal PNAS.

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University of Konstanz

Death-Notification Delivery Training for Police Cadets

Konstanz (GER), March 2019 - The blended learning course "Death Notification with Responsibility" supports police officers with one of their most challenging tasks. The course is the result of a scientific transfer project conducted by a research team led by Kirsten Mahlke, professor of cultural theory and cultural studies methods in the Cluster of Excellence "Cultural Foundations of Social Integration" at the University of Konstanz.

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BIBB International

Vocational Education and Training Cooperation with Iran

BIBB International in TeheranBonn (GER), March 2019 - BIBB will advise Iran on planned VET reforms. The relevant ministries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on future German-Iranian vocational education and training cooperation at a workshop in Teheran, which BIBB helped to organise.

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18,000 Book Summaries

getAbstract Offers Free Student Access

Aventura, FL (USA), February 2019 - getAbstract, one of the world's largest libraries of compressed knowledge, is now offering free access to its online collection to students over the age of sixteen. Students will have access to a growing database of 18,000 abstracts covering topics such as career planning, economics, business, management, science, technology, and politics. 

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IMS Global Learning Consortium

Collaborative Agreement with EUNIS

Lake Mary, FL (USA), December 2018 - IMS Global Learning Consortium, a leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced a mutual agreement with the EUNIS (European University Information Systems), the association of information technology services in European higher education and research.

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Welten Institute

OU of the Netherlands Goes to the European Parliament

Heerlen (NL), November 2018 - The Open University of the Netherlands has been asked to present the RAGE project on 20 and 21 November at a meeting of the European Parliament in Brussels. Together with nine other projects, the RAGE project has been selected from hundreds of current research and innovation projects in the European Commission’s Horizon2020 Program.

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Highly Interactive Platform

Demand-Led Learning at the University Level

Rick BastiaanssenBreda (NL), November 2018 – The session in the Learning Café on Thursday, 06 December from 12.15 to 13.15 bears the title "Student in the Lead: Technologies for Demand-driven Education". Rick Bastiaanssen from the Avans University of Applied Sciences will share his experience as an intermediary among businesses, research and education. Combining his passions to help companies work on business cases and challenges and the personal development of youngsters, he helps companies find collaboration opportunities with education and research.

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A Specialist Explains

Creating a Really Good Learning Game

Dr Ahmed MorsyDammam (SA), November 2018 - Dr Ahmed Morsy holds a PhD in Instructional Technology and works as an associate professor at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Academic Development and Initiatives department. He previously worked as an e-content development manager at the eLearning Competence Center, Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology for thirteen years and as a consultant for many UNESCO projects. Ahmed will speak about “How to Design an Engaging Educational Game“ at the session "Game-based Learning: Across the Breadth of the Use Spectrum" on Friday, 07 December from 16:15 to 17:15.

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