Themen

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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