Of the many “habits of mind” that students need to develop in a 21st century world, one of the least developed is curiosity. Curiosity becomes an important attribute in a 21st century where uncertainty and rapid change is the rule, knowledge explosion and search engines provide us with a vast array of knowledge instantly, and invention, innovation, and creativity are rewarded and encouraged in all fields of endeavor. Continue reading “Building Curiosity : How and Why?”
In the current phase of learning, Educational technology, usually abbreviated as Ed-tech has impacted how students and people want to learn. In the present day one cannot even spend a single moment without the use of basic gadgets, be it smart phones, tablets or laptops. The Education industry has begun to depend on it in some or the other way. Using projectors in traditional classrooms, emailing assignments to students are some of the amenities Ed-Tech has provided us. Continue reading “Trends in Ed-Tech”
Education has turned out to be better enjoyed as experiential learning. Technology has made it possible to take learning process a somewhat greater leap where students and working professionals equally explore the finer possibilities of learning. Continue reading “EdTech – An Opportunity for Working Professionals to Ascend”
Fastudent has partnered with more than 200 education institutes to help them create their own customized virtual shops – using the Fastudent exclusive technology platform.
UNECA, AU, AFDB has suggested that African countries must learn from India’s approach towards higher education for poor students Continue reading “Africa can expand higher education with Indian help”
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley credited globalisation, economy and technology for changing the entire landscape of legal education in India today. Super specialisation in law would be expected in vogue in times to come, Arun Jaitley said. Continue reading “Landscape of Legal Education changing due to Globalization: Jaitley”
Classrooms for medical students at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) have gone high-tech with the hospital soon installing cameras in its operation theatres (OTs).
The students will now be able to watch all surgeries from their classrooms and pose questions to the surgeon in real time. Continue reading “Live-streaming of surgeries at RML Hospital for students”
The Union HRD ministry has given its clearance to a scheme called Swayam Prabha, allowing 32 direct-to-home (DTH) television channels to broadcast programs for school and university students from August. Continue reading “Government to launch 32 education channels through DTH”
The government began the process of drafting a new National Education Policy last year with extensive grassroots consultations. The effort culminated in an expert committee assimilating the feedback and submitting about 90 inputs for the policy document. But the initiative was marred by controversy after committee head TSR Subramanian, unhappy over the government’s secrecy about its suggestions, asked HRD Minister Smriti Irani to make the report public — or, he said, he would reveal the details. Continue reading “How India’s National Education Policy evolved over the years”