KAMAELEON

"The Nature of Learning Goals Is Dynamic Rather than Fixed"

Prof. Dr. Dirk IfenthalerMannheim (GER), April 2022 - Prof. Dr. Dirk Ifenthaler is involved in the development and evaluation of AI-based personalization approaches for in-company continuing education in a University of Mannheim project funded by Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research. The effort is called KAMAELEON, the German acronym for "Contact-Based, Adaptive Measures for Effective Learning Support in Continuing Education", and it is also the title of his presentation at the LEARNTEC congress, 01 June at 16:15.

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Production

Using Lightboard to Design Innovative Learning Videos

Sandra HildebrandAmberg-Weiden (GER), April 2022 - The use of a lightboard is still a relatively new technique in the production of explanatory instructional videos. Sandra Hildebrand, a research assistant in the Cybersecurity Learning Lab at Regensburg, Germany’s Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH), spoke with CHECK.point eLearning about the benefits of this video technology and scenarios for its application. She will present the method at the LEARNTEC Congress on 02 June 2022 at 16:15.

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The IMPACT Project

Feedback with AI and Trusted Learning Analytics at Universities

Frankfurt/Hagen (GER), April 2022 - In the joint project known as IMPACT, five universities are working together that have outstanding expertise in the area of ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI), as well as practical experience in the didactic use of learning analytics. The effort, whose full title is "Implementation of AI-Based Feedback and Assessment with Trusted Learning Analytics at Universities", is being undertaken by Frankfurt am Main’s Goethe Universität, Berlin’s Humboldt Universität, the FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany’s only state distance learning university), the Freie Universität of Berlin, and Universität Bremen.

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Moodle

Quality Online Learning versus Remote Emergency Instruction

Perth (AU), April 2022 - During the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions worldwide were tasked with urgently transferring face-to-face learning delivery to emergency remote instruction. This required a herculean effort from many teachers, trainers, administrators, faculty, and managers, and it is important that this achievement is acknowledged and celebrated. 

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Survey

NEOMA Unveils New Hybrid Course Structure

Mont-Saint-Aignan (F), April 2022 - NEOMA Business School has announced a new approach to teaching, incorporating three main factors: personalisation, scripting, and interaction. Following the school's recent NEOPEDAGOGIE survey, these elements were identified as the cornerstones of student and faculty expectations when it comes to building a course.

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New Program

Microcredential in Distance and Digital Education

Lisbon (PT), March 2022 - The Universidade Aberta of Portugal has recently introduced in its pedagogical offerings the "Microcredential in Distance and Digital Education", whose main objective is to foster the development of pedagogical skills in distance education. This is the first of 24 microcredentials that Universidade Aberta intends to develop.

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International Summer School

Innovative Research Methods in Sports Science

Cologne (GER), March 2022 - Get a well-founded update in innovative methodological developments in sport and exercise. This international research summer school will be held 26 Sep - 01 Oct 2022, at German Sport University Cologne - Europe's largest specialist university in the field. The program is aimed at aspiring young researchers in sports science, with disciplines ranging from the life sciences to social sciences and humanities.

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Technological Feat

TooShare - the African Network Revolutionising EdTech

Dakar (SEN), March 2022 - TooShare is a technological feat that aims to revolutionize education for all in order to overcome the deficiencies of the educational system through easy access to educational content. This digital alternative to schools and universities is 100% African and combines an eLearning platform and a social network.

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Learner Lifecycle

Anthology Analyzes 2021 Higher Education Online Giving Trends

Boca Raton, FL (USA), March 2022 - Following another unprecedented year in the higher education ecosystem, Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, has announced the results of its annual online giving analysis and strategic considerations report. 

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Not Just a Pretty Interface

Easier Access to Simulations Frees Up Time for Physics

Hamburg (GER), March 2022 - The growing use of simulation tools in computational science raises the question of how their accessibility and performance can be improved, typically focusing on higher execution speeds. Now a research team from Germany and Great Britain has tackled the interface between the researcher and the simulation software and developed a workflow that allows researchers to spend far less time on the syntax and data formats of the simulation package and to work with the data immediately. 

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Virtual College

Learning in the Flow of Work

Ilkley (UK), March 2022 - The ways in which we learn have changed over the decades, and this isn't just being reflected in educational establishments but in businesses, too. The latest approach is being called "learning in the flow of work", but what is it, and what does it mean for L&D teams?

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Social Learning

Patients Share Their Experiences

Nikola Biller-Andorno, professor at the UZH Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of MedicineZurich (CH), February 2022 - What do people with multiple sclerosis, dementia, or chronic pain go through? What are their experiences of medical practices or hospitals like? What kind of support do they find helpful? The new dipex.ch platform launched by Zurich researchers makes patient experience reports publicly available so that they can be used for research and teaching, in order to improve healthcare provision or for self-help.

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Security Management System

Anthology Earns Additional ISO 27001 Certifications

Boca Raton, FL (USA), February 2022 - Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, has announced that it has secured additional ISO 27001 certifications, successfully meeting one of the foremost international information- security standards for Anthology Reach, Blackboard Learn (SaaS), Blackboard Collaborate, and Blackboard Ally.

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Leadership

BBC Learning English Teams Up with The Open University

London (UK), January 2022 - The award-winning team of BBC Learning English has collaborated with renowned academics from the UK's largest academic institution, The Open University, to explore the underlying nature of leadership. The resulting new twenty-part series explores the power of cults, the genius of visionaries, the unexpected power of individuals, the strength of community-led leadership, and whether leadership is best done by women.

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