BIPS

Millions in Funding for New AI Research Group

Bremen (GER), July 2022 - As part of a strategic funding initiative on artificial intelligence (AI), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation - DFG] is establishing eight new research groups. One of them is coming to Bremen: the research group "Lifespan AI: From Longitudinal Data to Lifespan Inference in Health", headed by Professor Tanja Schultz from the University of Bremen and Professor Marvin N. Wright from the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS.

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Expanding Med-Ed Resources

Lecturio Launches Cardiovascular Pathology Course

Leipzig (GER), July 2022 - Expanding an extensive library of medical education resources, Lecturio now offers a new cardiovascular pathology course taught by Richard Mitchell MD, Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. The course offers students the opportunity to learn how to identify the most common signs and symptoms associated with cardiac anomalies and assists them in achieving proficiency in analyzing ECG tracings.

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GigXR & Cambridge

Availability of Holographic Patient Simulation

Los Angeles, CA (USA) / Cambridge (UK), July 2022 - GigXR, Inc., a global provider of holographic healthcare training, recently announced the release of a new mixed reality application called HoloScenarios. The first module, created in partnership with the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust, will provide hyper-realistic holographic scenarios for common respiratory conditions and emergencies.

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Business as Usual

Class Technologies Closes Acquisition of Blackboard Collaborate

Washington, DC (USA), July 2022 - Class Technologies Inc., a leader in synchronous virtual learning, has announced its closing on the acquisition of Blackboard Collaborate. Prior to the acquisition by Class, Blackboard Collaborate was part of the Anthology product suite, following Anthology's merger with Blackboard last year.

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Development

Simplilearn Launches Digital Marketing Course That Offers Job Guarantee

San Francisco, CA (USA), June 2022 - Simplilearn has announced the launch of the Digital Marketing program into its Job Guarantee programs index. The six-month-long program aims to offer high-demand skills in digital marketing. It is best suited for individuals who have completed their bachelor's degree in any stream from an accredited institution with a minimum attainment of 60% and work experience of 0 to 2 years. Upon completion of the program, learners will receive a Master's certificate, guidance on profile building, mock interviews, and a guaranteed job within 180 days of graduation.

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Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

MBA programme - Managing the Digital Transformation

Lueneburg (GER), June 2022 - This October, the three-semester part-time Master's programme Digital Transformation Management at the Professional School of Leuphana University Lüneburg will start its second year.

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Leuphana Universität

Unique Human Rights Study Programme at Leuphana Starts Again

Lüneburg (GER), May 2022 - The safeguarding and protection of human rights is the focus of the internationally sought-after part-time Master's programme "Governance and Human Rights" at the Professional School of Leuphana University Lüneburg. With their degree, students can qualify for jobs in international organisations, development cooperation, or non-governmental organisations. This September, the English-language study programme will be offered for the seventh time. Applications can be submitted online until 31 May.

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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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