Educational Technology

IMS Global Learning Announces Caliper Analytics v1.1

Lake Mary, FL (USA), February 2018 — IMS Global Learning Consortium, a leading non-profit collaborative that advances edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced the availability of Caliper Analytics®v1.1, a substantial upgrade to the leading interoperability standard for learning data.

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Everyone Needs to Be Aware

Virtual College Helping in Fight against Cyber Crime

Ilkley (UK), February 2018 - Virtually all UK businesses are exposed to cyber security risks according to a recent government survey. Virtual College’s new online course has been created to help organisations mitigate these risks.

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Student Pathways Program

ELS Partners with California Lutheran University

Princeton, NJ (USA), January 2018 - In December 2017, California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, CA) and ELS Educational Services, Inc. (Princeton, NJ) signed a new agreement to develop a graduate pathways program aiming to enhance the University’s international student educational experience and extend its global reach.

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POLETHIS

AI Causes New Challenges for Research Ethics at Universities

Paris (F), January 2018 - The acceleration of knowledge and the emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) have provoked new ethical questions, requiring universities to approach research ethics differently, says Professor Sylvie Pommier, Director of Doctoral Research at Université Paris-Saclay.

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Cognitive Design

A New Approach for Work and Life Fulfillment

Riadh LebibParis (F), January 2018 - (By Riadh Lebib, Research and Development Manager at SBT Human(s) Matter) As an expert in Neuropsychology (Ph.D.) and CBT (graduated), he is interested in rational and irrational human behaviors to study their impact on decision making, in calm or stressful situations. Understanding the neural underpinnings and cerebral mechanisms that underlie these cognitive operations is central to his work to provide innovative solutions for professionals (training, assessment, consulting), based on information processing, emotional valence, and reasoning processes occurring within the brain.

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Education

Beyond the Pattern 1 Diploma / 1 Profession / 1 Career

Alexandre PachulskiParis (F), January 2018 - (By Alexandre Pachulski, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder Talentsoft) The digital revolution will eliminate 50% of today’s jobs over the next 10 years. Who would have thought just a few years ago that we would be recruiting growth hackers, data scientists and full stack developers! Artificial intelligence is slowly transforming the world we live in and the way we work. So, how do we face robots and coding experts? We train, train, and train some more.

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Vaddio's Fourth Generation

Tracking System for Lecture Capture Applications

Weert (NL), December 2017 - With RoboTRAK™, Vaddio, a premier provider of conferencing, camera, and production audio-visual solutions, introduces its next generation enterprise-class presenter camera tracking. RoboTRAK delivers an intelligent IR tracking tool that’s optimized for large venues and lecture capture applications - and is effortless and affordable.

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Assessments

TestWe Paperless Exam Solution for Educators

Charles Zhu and Clément Régnier, TestWe Co-Founders Paris (F), December 2017 - TestWe, designed for institutions in education and certification centers, is a secure, offline e-exam solution to ease the examination process and enhance candidates’ overall success.

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Learning Experience

Peergade Introduces Feedback Rubrics to Help Teach Feedback

Copenhagen (DK), December 2017 - Peergrade recently released their guide to Feedback Rubrics, a way to scaffold the feedback process for students. With feedback rubrics, students are empowered to evaluate and reflect on their peers’ work, while providing feedback.

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Learning Analytics

Helping Learners Sense Factors Influencing Their Success

Berlin / Saarbrücken (GER), December 2017 - LISA, short for Learning Analytics for Sensor-Based Adaptive Learning, is a project whose focus is delivering learning analytics for the benefit of the individual learner, not - as in previous approaches - for the educational organisation. The idea is that when individuals can see the role of their own behaviour plays in the learning process and receive personalized recommendations about it, they will be in a position to organize their personal learning processes better and improve their success. 

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King’s Business School

Students Must Be Prepared to Deal with Uncertain Times

Professor Stephen BachLondon (UK), November 2017 - Graduates need to be better equipped to deal with a volatile and rapidly changing world, says the dean of London’s newest business school. At the official launch of the King’s Business School, Executive Dean Professor Stephen Bach said the new school aims to meet employers’ demand for younger, more agile, and innovative graduates in such unpredictable times.

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Speaking Exchange

Intergenerational and Intercultural Knowledge Sharing

Luciana LocksRio de Janeiro (BR), November 2017 - Luciana Locks works at the CNA Language School headquarters in Brazil. She holds a BA in Languages and various specialization certificates and is a teacher trainer and manages a group of consultants. One of the projects she is most proud of is the "Speaking Exchange" in which CNA students in Brazil have conversation sessions via the internet with elderly people in the United States and Canada. She will participate in the session about video communities, Session VID 42, 07 December from 16.30 to 17:30.

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Empirical Database

Which Path Will Learning Analytics Take?

Henrik Køhler SimonsenCopenhagen (DK), November 2017 - Learning analytics is about collecting, measuring, analysing, and using data related to students’ online behaviour. The focus in conventional learning analytics is often on the "what" - a quantitative measurement of learner performance. Session DAT40, 07 December from 16.30 to 17:30, will make the case for an alternative, supplementary method that focuses on the "how" - a more qualitative measurement of the learning process of the student. Henrik Køhler Simonsen, PhD, MA, MBA, and Senior Consultant at Smartlearning, Denmark will take part in the discussion.

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Changing Technology

Staying on Track and Maximizing the Technology

Zac WoolfittAmsterdam (NL), November 2017 - Zac Woolfitt is a lecturer and researcher at Inholland University in The Netherlands. With a background in tourism, in which he worked in the US and Canada for ten years, he is now based near Amsterdam. Since 2010 he has been conducting research into the effective use of video in higher education. In Session ENG 63, 08 December from 12.00 to 13:00, he will explain the "Sweet Spot of Maximum Technology Impact".

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