The new story from our partner MOVES comes from Hertha-Firnberg-Schools in Vienna and Lehrlingsstiftung Eggenburg, and it is a message on renewable energies…
Lack and waste of resources is limiting the society in order to evolve and expand the knowledge and use of renewable energy. Rare earth metals are a fundamental part of advancing in terms of science and technology. Resources like petroleum, coal or copper, which are fundamental for the continuity of a functioning infrastructure and therefore crucial for the survival of human kind, are extinguishing. Consequently, there is the need of funding and further developing environmentally sustainable ways of energy generation. When taking a look at the Fukushima incident in 2011 or the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in 2010 it is further easy to recognize, that the wrong treatment of these resources is one of the causes. Most of these catastrophes are directly linked to natural disasters caused by global warming – another energy related cataclysm made by the ignorant use of energy of humanity.
Not only is the introduction of renewable energy stopping energy related disasters from happening, it has also many other positive aspects, which are worth mentioning. Firstly, and probably the most important issue that occurs when generating energy out of fossil fuels is global warming. Since it is a problem that is current and becoming more and more dangerous for Planet Earth, it is the duty of nowadays generations to build the foundation for fighting global warming in the future. Therefore, instead of using coal, which produces 0.6 to 1.6 kilograms of CO2 per kilo Watt-hour, or natural gas, which amounts from 0.3 up to 0.9 kilograms CO2 per kilo Watt-hour, as energy sources, they should be replaced by wind, solar or hydroelectric power. They emission roughly 0.01 kilogram of Carbon Dioxide per generated kilo Watt-hour.
Therefore: We urgently need to continue with the processes of the introduction of renewable energy!
“Jesseal” produces a collage showing the dangers of nuclear power plants, being a steady real danger in the northern border region of Austria – the region where his school is located nearby.
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The piloting phase of the E-EVALINTO project was held in Poland from February to September 2018. Two teachers from the Academic High School of the University of Social Sciences took part in the pilot. The Academic High School exists for four years, it is small school, it has about 80 students. The population of pupils with a migrant background is no more than 10%. The school is very popular among students from Ukraine, and every year more students joins to school.
For more information you can download the Press Release for the pilot implementation for the case of Poland.
One of the partners of WYRED consortium, Youth for Exchange and Understanding, is consulting 180 young people taking part in University on Youth and Development on issues related to digital society.
What are their biggest concerns? What values should we have online? Do they feel that their voices are heard by decision makers and what are they demanding as young people from stakeholders for a better digital society?
Consultations are part of the revision process of WYRED Manifesto.
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The E-EVALINTO project was included in the MOOCs4Inclusion catalogue in the framework of the “Study on MOOCs and free digital learning for inclusion of migrants and refugees” from the Directorate General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) of the European Commission. The study is coordinated by CARDET and addresses issues related to the provision of free digital learning opportunities for the inclusion of migrants and refugees.
For more information you can visit the following website: http://moocs4inclusion.org/
Bianca Neumann, Lisa Birett and Alina Bindu from Hertha Firnberg-Schools in Vienna tell us how New Technologies can impact our lives.
Our world is currently filled with modern technology due to the noteworthy progress scientists have made in recent years. Artificial intelligence and robotics have become significantly advanced and are commonly found in the modern working fields. The adoption of service automation is able to facilitate production, transportation, medicine, education, tourism, and many other areas. The question is whether or not the world of employment will benefit from this embrace of machinery and what challenges human employees might face if robots were to actively participate in various business departments.
This also accounts for Virtual Reality which is one of the modern technologies that are nowadays used to alter our perception of the world that is surrounding us. Wikipedia defines VR as “a computer-generated scenario that stimulates a realistic experience”.
But what exactly does this mean? Headsets are usually used to either create a completely new environment or just change the outlay of the real world. Even props or physical environments can be used to generate realistic images and sounds that will completely pull the user into an alternative universe. To make the experience as authentic as possible the user is able to look and move around and even interact with virtual features or items.
Virtual reality can come in handy in many different fields and is believed to facilitate many tasks we have to face. In social sciences for example, VR is being used to study and replicate interactions of human beings in a controlled environment. Also, surgery training can nowadays be done through VR technologies. The benefits of an altered or artificial environment can be taken advantage of for educational or training purposes where individuals can develop skills without the pressure of failure and the fear of consequences which are constantly present in the real world.
But virtual reality is also used for entertainment purposes, in public or privately. This includes gaming, 3D cinema or roller coasters that are offering an extraordinary experience by using modern technologies.
Even though VR has many advantages there are various concerns especially regarding the health and safety of the users as well as the protection of their privacy. Some side effects of VR have already been noticed but most long-term effects on vision and neurological development are still unknown.
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Academic Secondary School of University of Social Science took part in the piloting performing the activities from E-Evalinto platform. Teacher Mr. Adam Gogacz conducted educational classes e.g. about Ukrainian music. Due to those activities, students got familiar with the culture of the other students. All students involved in the project were very interested in the new activities.
Does it exist a social media awareness amongst digital natives?
Do they actually know where their data are going to be used and how? Maria Chiara, a student from Roma Tre University, urges the institutions and schools to provide a proper social media education.
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Thanks to the Wyred project, Elisabetta from Rome Tre University had the chance to carry out a research on youth people and employment. The data show that many young people do not find a job easily.
Is it time to advocate for a change in the labour market?
Click here to watch the video on the Wyred YouTube channel!
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The Wyred Conference took place in Rome with the aim to present the results of the researches carried out through the project.
The guests invited to the Wyred conference express their points of view on the findings. Members of the academic world, journalists and representatives of the institutions were invited to the discussion on the topic “young people and digital society“.
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Jasmin, Anastasia and Patrik from Hertha-Firnberg-Schools in Austria decided to call attention to Digital Implants in an unusual way: they wrote a poem!
The objective of the poem is the sensitization of society for the dangers digital implants may have in the future.
For animals, especially for dogs, it is common practice to implant RFID
(Radion Frequency Identification) chips, in order to easily identify them when getting lost.
Humans use implants (in the size of rice grains) for an “easy” way to open car, house or office-doors, for e-banking, to access the mobile or to provide medical data in case of emergency. These chips are not too expensive and can even be implemented in a piercing-studio. But do we really want a future like that? Is surveillance the consequence of this form of convenience? These are the questions the YP rise in their focussed poem, which invites to reflection on this issue.
Roses are red,
implants are small,
we don’t know whether they’re
good at all.
What does the future hold,
Are we just being controlled?
Is surveillance the only goal?
Are we selling our soul?
Only the future will tell,
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