Welten Institute

Making eLearning Smarter with Emotion Recognition Software

Heerlen (NL), May 2018 - We have known for a long time that emotions have a strong influence on our actions and on our memory, and therefore also on our learning processes. Negative emotions make learning harder because they can undermine attention, motivation and self-regulation. Positive emotions often have a reinforcing effect. Every teacher knows this, and most take it into account. But in eLearning, which takes place without a teacher, this does not happen.

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Higher Education

UK Universities Respond to the GDPR Challenge

GDPR for higher educationLondon (UK), May 2018 - GDPR is the biggest change in data protection legislation for twenty years, coming into effect on 25 May 2018. Despite this, analyst firm Gartner showed that around half of those affected by the legislation - whether in the EU or outside - will not be in full compliance when the regulations take effect. Schools, colleges, and universities across the UK have responded to the GDPR challenge by designing their own sector-specific GDPR for Higher Education training course.

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New Study

Inspiring Higher Education for Future Directions

Oslo (NO), April 2018 - On the occasion of the opening of the new offices of the Permanent Secretariat of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Gard Titlestad, the Council’s Secretary General, announced that the study "Online, Open, Flexible and Technology-Enhanced (OOFAT) Models for Education" is developing very well. ICDE commissioned the Berlin-based FiBS Research Institute for Education and Socio-Economic Research and Consulting to undertake the study after an open call in 2016.

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Collaboration

New French Push for AI Research

Paris (F), April 2018 - École Polytechnique and Google France announce the creation of an International Academic and Research Chair in the field of artificial intelligence. The Artificial Intelligence and Visual Computing Chair is part of President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make France a global leader in AI research.

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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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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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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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Explosive Learning Solutions

A Three-Module Programme for NHS Improvement Staff

Marc WatermanOxfordshire (UK), November 2017 - Learning and development specialist Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) is working with the NHS Improvement to deliver training to 400 people across England. The programme aims to provide these students with the skills to enable them to train their NHS colleagues in the operation and implementation of Demand and Capacity (D&C) models. 

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