A group of University of Oxford academics have launched the world’s first “blockchain university”, an Oxbridge-style institution that they describe as “Uber for students, Airbnb for academics”.
Woolf University will not have a physical campus and will instead be based around an app that allows academics to advertise their expertise to prospective students, who can in turn select modules to suit their needs and interests. Blockchain, the increasingly popular digital ledger, will be used to regulate contracts and payments and also to record academic achievement.
If you need to learn what skills the workforce needs for the future, you will be confronted with a series of overlapping but not-quite-synonymous terms. Digital skills, digital competencies, 21st century skills, digital capabilities and digital literacies are all slightly differing concepts that have gained momentum in policy and research circles. Navigating through these to understand what skills are required for an increasingly digital world can be a challenging exercise.
Heute weiß man, welche digitalen Medien welche Lerntypen fördern, welche nicht. Prof. Hans W. Giessen, Informationswissenschaftler der Uni Saarland, beschreibt diesen Zusammenhang.
Alle reden von Digitalisierung, doch was heisst das? Ein neuer Online-Kurs an der ETH Lausanne vermittelt jene Kompetenzen, die es braucht, um in Beruf und Gesellschaft künftig bestehen zu können.