Themen

Danish Education

"In Class, the Focus Might Be on Discussing"

Keld HvamKolding (DK), October 2019 - Keld Hvam is Director of E-Learning and E-Didactics at the International Business Academy in Kolding, Denmark. Apart from research in e-didactics, his special responsibilities also include being Course Director of four online UG and PG programmes, all of which the Academy offers to students around the world in close cooperation with the UK’s Leeds Beckett University. He will participate in the Panel Presentation "Powering Up the Effectiveness of Blended Learning" on Thursday, 28 November, from 11.45 to 13.15.

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Fabo.org

Knowledge Sharing among All Learners

Stephanie Rahbek SimonsenCopenhagen (DK),  October 2019 - Stephanie Rahbek Simonsen M.A., M.LIS, is a Learning Experience Designer in DanChurchAid's Learning Lab, where she helps subject matter experts connect their target audiences with the knowledge and skills they need. Before moving to Denmark, she was a Professor of Communication and Curriculum Coordinator at Fanshawe College in London, Canada. At OEB Global, she will speak about "Building a Learner Ecosystem" on Thursday, 28 November, from 16.30 to 17.30.

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BIBB Journal

Transversal Key Competences in School-Based VET in Austria

Bonn (GER), October 2019 – EU strategy papers on vocational education and training stress the importance of acquiring key competences in vocational education and training (VET). At the same time, the papers emphasise that there is still a considerable need for action in this area in order to establish these competences in the education system and make them visible.

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ICT in Education

UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize

Paris (F), September 2019 - The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in education is now accepting candidatures. The theme of the 2019 edition is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to innovate education, teaching, and learning. The deadline for nominations is 31 October 2019.

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STEM Education

Learn STEM Launches Online Surveys for School Teachers

Harleen (NL), March 2019 - Three online surveys have been launched on better school education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Learn STEM invites all school teachers, headmasters, and pupils to share their own opinions and needs. The three online surveys are available now.

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EQUS

To Prevent Spreadsheet Mistakes and Misinterpretations

Sheffield (UK), February 2019 - While the use - and significance - of spreadsheets is growing, mistakes over their construction and interpretation are proving costly to industry on an almost daily basis. According to a recent report from Salesforce, customer relationship management (CRM) specialists, some 88% of spreadsheets contain errors. These are costing organisations billions of dollars due to miscalculations and misinterpretations of data.

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New Program

Startups to Become EdTech Market Leaders

Lake Mary, FL (USA), September 2018 - IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), a world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced a new partnership with New Markets Venture Partners to help startup organizations participate in the largest edtech innovation ecosystem. Through this partnership, IMS is extending special membership terms to New Markets Venture Partners' portfolio of early and growth-stage startups as a low barrier entry into the world's largest and most effective member collaborative.

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National Geographic

World's First Open Air Augmented Reality Planetarium

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Glen Sutton, Quebec (CA), July 2018  - Au Diable Vert Station Montagne is excited to announce the creation of the world's first open air augmented reality planetarium "ObservEtoiles", which launched in June. Combining the technology of several cutting-edge companies from around the globe, this innovative new activity is sure to be one of the most novel and intriguing additions to Canadian tourism.

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Charity's Mission

ELearning Capsule in Kenya

London (UK), June 2018 - Learn Appeal, an eLearning charity, has announced the pilot of its revolutionary offline eLearning initiative in rural Kenya. The launch of the Learn Appeal Capsule in Nyamira, Kenya last month underscores the charity's mission to build skills and empower disconnected local communities that either do not have access to the internet or lack the required purchasing power – common challenges in Kenya and around the world.  

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Unique Challenges

Digital Learning Strategies for Rural America

Castle Rock, CO (USA), April 2018 - A new FBOL report profiles policies and programs in fifteen states and offers insight into what's working. A quarter of all U.S. primary and secondary students live and are educated in rural areas of the country. Remote districts can face challenges to the delivery and receipt of a world-class education, but new research from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL) and the Evergreen Education Group highlights how digital learning programs are addressing these obstacles.

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