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Quick Reads – here is what to read in October

How wearable technology and lifelong learning will continue to shape training landscapes

2. October 2017

Which wearable technology devices could create real benefits in digital education and how can they be used best? And: Which parties will have to cooperate even closer in the future in order to systematically promote lifelong learning? The answers to these interesting questions are waiting for you in our October Quick Reads. Enjoy reading!

Wearable Technology in e-learning: 3 Wearables That Have the Most Potential

  • Published by eLearning INDUSTRY
  • Time to read: approx. 4 minutes
  • Within a few years, state-of-the-art wearable tech gadgets such as smart watches and VR-headsets will not only be made more affordable than today, but will also become an essential part of our everyday life. At least, this is what leading market research institutions predict. This might be true for areas of (further) education in the same way that we today use our smart watches to plan our weekly fitness program and track our progress as well as we use VR-glasses to intensify the gaming-experience. In a clear and richly illustrated way, Andrew Heikkila described in this article which wearables are best suited for which learning scenario

Who’s Building the Infrastructure for Lifelong Learning?

  • Published by MIT Sloan Management Review
  • Time to read: approx. 8 minutes
  • How should work and learning change in a world where employees remain active until old age and where technological changes are massively transforming jobs, processes and scenarios at an increasing speed? Lynda Gratton, a professor of applied management at London Business School, describes in her exciting contribution how the challenges of lifelong learning could be successfully mastered if all actors worked hand in hand.

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