A new way to approach higher education

Learning analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about the progress of learners and the contexts in which learning takes place, for the purposes of understanding and optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs. Continue reading A new way to approach higher education

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Online Education vs. offline education: Who’ll be the winner?

With the growing usage of technology in the education and with the rise of online education, the question arises that would online education ever replace offline education? Will the future of universities and colleges who traditionally offer education at physical campuses be in danger? If not, what would be the scope of the online education? who would benefit from the rise of online education? Continue reading Online Education vs. offline education: Who’ll be the winner?

Learning gets a tech push; find out how

(This article has been published in The Financial Express newspaper on Thursday, May 11, 2017) Learning management system (LMS) has long been adopted by colleges and universities including Tier 1 institutes in India to manage and administer their courses. LMS, also known as Virtual Learning  Environment, includes a category of software and web application that facilitates the online delivery of course material in addition to the features of tracking and reporting of student involvement. LMS is a hub of all educational activities in an academic environment where a student can access syllabi and required readings, submit assignments, access grades, connect with … Continue reading Learning gets a tech push; find out how

Ramping up higher education system

(This article has been published in Deccan Herald newspaper on Saturday February 11, 2017) The Indian higher education system is at crossroads; barring select Institutes, the quality of education imparted by many of the Institutes in our country is disputable. In the recent Times Asia University Ranking, while Singapore took the top spot, mainland China and Japan are each home to almost a fifth of institutions in the extended top 200 table. India comes distant with just 16 Institutions listed. Is the recent drive by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) to enforce Outcome-Based Education (OBE) in our higher education … Continue reading Ramping up higher education system

Technology to the assistance of the flipped classroom model

The quality of manpower is a significant resource for large populous countries such as India, which depend on them for their rapid economic growth. Realizing the potential and opportunities in the education sector, the start-up space in this segment has seen much action off late. Almost one third of these companies have yearly revenue in the range of Rs.5 lakh to Rs.1 crore and one fourth of these companies have revenue of more than Rs.1 crore per year. Investment communities are also very enthusiastic about EdTech start-ups. According to VCCEdge, the education sector has seen the rise of investment in … Continue reading Technology to the assistance of the flipped classroom model

Indian Education – Not scoring enough, are we?

(Pic Source: HT) How do you feel looking at this picture? This picture was taken at an examination centre in Vaishali, Bihar. If you’re an Indian, you’re familiar with such kind of situations, some as extreme as this and some little less extreme. However, one thing very common during the months of March to May – when Pre-University examinations (10th and 12th grade examinations, commonly called as board exams) are held all over India – is the fact that organized attempts of cheating in the exams are commonly seen no matter what part of India we are in. Of course, … Continue reading Indian Education – Not scoring enough, are we?