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5 effective strategies to reskill yourself and stay ahead of the curve

Career Crossroads: Working at a business school, I witnessed the transformative power of continuous learning firsthand.

The flexibility of online learning allows you to upskill at your own pace, on your schedule, and without breaking the bank. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 03:03 PM IST

Open-book exams: A game changer for education system

Recently, debate has surfaced about Open Book Examinations (OBE) wherein students have free access to learning resources while attempting questions. Since, questions are framed to test learning beyond facts, definitions and contents, OBE discourages rote learning and memorisation, invokes curiosity and promotes engaging and application-based learning, facilitates creative energy to bloom, and thus helps in self-exploration and inner growth

NEP-2020 lays emphasis on developing creativity and critical thinking capabilities for empowering youth with the 21st century life skills and mindsets necessary for making them innovative and entrepreneurs and thus economically, intellectually and socially productive (HT File)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 08:12 AM IST
ByProf Raghavendra P Tiwari

Budget 2024 expectations: Stakeholders pin hopes for Edtech and AI integration

The stakeholders have their hopes pinned on the interim budget for GST slab reduction, building an ecosystem for enhanced AI integration and much more.

The education sector was allocated Rs. 1.12 lakh crore in the previous budget (fiscal year 2023-24) announcement which is nearly an 8.26 percent increase in the allocation in comparison to the 2022-23 allocation. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 11:29 AM IST
By, New Delhi

UMass Global announces online MBA program for Indian professionals

The program is not just tailored for early-to mid-career professionals but also for senior professionals to elevate their managerial skills.

The online MBA program is set to begin on February 19, 2024, and on successful completion of the program, participants will receive alumni status from UMass Global along with its alumni benefits.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 03:26 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Coursera takes significant steps to support local needs of Indian learners

The new initiatives that have been launched include a large catalog of learning content in Hindi and AI-powered features, states a press release by Coursera.

Coursera launches new AI features, translates over 4,000 courses in Hindi to support the local needs of Indian learners.
Published on Jan 12, 2024 11:39 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi University may provide up to 20% courses online through SWAYAM portal

A proposal in this regard will be placed before the Academic Council during its meeting scheduled for November 30.

Delhi University may provide up to 20% courses online on SWAYAM portal (File Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 02:50 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

BIMTECH and UNIVO Education sign MoU for PGDM online programmes

According to a press release by BIMTECH, the PGDM program stands out with its comprehensive coverage of relevant management topics.

The 24-month intensive curriculum blends theory with hands-on project experiences and enriches the learning journey with workshops, club activities, and campus immersion.
Published on Oct 19, 2023 02:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

UGC invites universities to offer online courses

In a notification issued on Friday, the commission said that the online portal for submitting applications will remain open from October 10 and October 31.

In September last year, the UGC amended the norms for online and open learning to allow autonomous colleges in India to offer online and distance education programmes from the 2022-23 academic session (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 09, 2023 11:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi

User-centric ed-tech solutions can drive adoption in low-resource settings

This article is authored by Prafulla Shashikant, founder, VOPA and Sumana Acharya, manager, M&E, VOPA.

Ed tech(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 01:03 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Silent but powerful education revolution taking off in rural India

A silent education revolution taking off in rural India, offering valuable insights to educationists, edtech, and the larger developmental sector.

Every day, tens of millions of Indian students are logging on to YouTube to get the latest notes, practice exams, lectures, doubt clearing walkthroughs - everything they need to take on exams.(HT file)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 01:34 PM IST

Talking to your kids is key in this online world

Collaborate with other parents to delay access to social media, and create a family tech agreement that balances children's voices with parental control.

Offline advice for online regulation in kids
Published on Jul 07, 2023 09:55 PM IST

Universities, colleges in state to launch four-year undergraduate course

On Thursday evening, the state’s higher and technical education department issued a Government Resolution (GR) with revised guidelines on the syllabus and credits scheme, based on the recommendations of a steering committee

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Updated on Apr 21, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Interview: Duolingo shifts language learning online, bullish on Indian edtech

India is one of the fastest growing markets for Duolingo and we foresee great potential to introduce even more regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu and Punjabi in the future, says chief business officer Bob Meese.

Duolingo is language learning online platform.(Duolingo)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 04:41 PM IST

Amazon to phase out its online learning academy in India

The Amazon Academy platform, launched early last year amid a boom in virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, offered coaching for competitive exams including Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which allows entry into top engineering colleges across India.

Amazon Academy(Representative Image/ Amazon)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 04:45 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Remote Learning Paradox in Developing Asia

The article has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti and Gunwant Singh , who are scholars of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

In a report published by UNICEF on online digital learning, they termed this phenomenon of shifting to online education as a remote learning paradox, as 1.38 billion school-aged children in the world do not have access to the internet at home.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 26, 2022 12:02 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Here's how parents can manage children’s mental health after school re-opening

Check out these tips by experts to manage children’s mental health after school re-opening as transitioning back to school and readjusting to offline schooling after a long gap of two years of Covid-19 lockdown might be challenging and may increase the risk of developing anxiety

Here's how parents can manage children’s mental health after school re-opening (Photo by sofatutor on Unsplash )
Updated on Mar 25, 2022 08:00 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Abusive comments against Visva Bharati VC at online event

Unidentified persons had joined the daily music therapy event and one of them had abused the VC on January 11, the university spokesman said.

The online programme, organised every evening, is a therapy session during Covid time comprising songs, recitals and audio plays. (PTI )
Published on Jan 13, 2022 07:57 PM IST
PTI | , Kolkata

Children with chronic health conditions should get help with online learning

According to a recent study, online learning poses additional challenges to children with chronic medical conditions or special education needs, and these patients could benefit from more support from pediatric clinicians to be academically successful.

Children with chronic health conditions should get help with online learning
Updated on Jan 09, 2022 09:41 AM IST
ANI | , Washington

Collaborative learning in the digital era

Since quite a few years India has been adopting digital modes in every operation from connectivity, to transactions, to production, to education.

To stay with the trend, it was thus mandatory for all stakeholders, most importantly students and teachers to blend in the digital space and explore ways to learn in a collaborative manner.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 03:51 PM IST

Delhi: Over 7,000 North MCD teachers stop online classes to protest salary delay

The agitating teachers alleged that they did not receive salaries for the last three months, and also claimed that the municipal authorities have not yet given any ex-gratia compensation to families of teachers who lost their lives due to Covid

Teachers have stopped taking online classes from Tuesday. (Picture for representation only/Raj K Raj-HT)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 11:36 PM IST
BySanjeev K Jha

AKTU students allege teachers rushing 6-month syllabus in 5 weeks

Engineering students of AKTU allege that as soon as the examination schedule was announced, teachers are trying to complete six months’ syllabus in just five weeks, giving no time for students to comprehend and grasp.

A section of students said they are not wary of examinations. But what was bothering them was the online exam.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 05:48 PM IST

Tips and tricks to manage your studies during the pandemic

Prior to the pandemic, it was easy to retreat to study at a coffee shop or library, but now we are readjusting to a new normal in which home studying is the only alternative.

Focusing on studies might not be easy when you are at home along with your other family members, who are also working from home due to the pandemic.(File)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 04:07 PM IST
ByAshwani Awasthi

New e-teaching app for teachers to monitor students' learning

An IT firm has come up with a new personalised teaching app with a unique feature facilitating teachers to monitor students during online classes, thus ensuring the effectiveness of classes.

Thiruvananthapuram-based 'Learners India' foresees the use of the novel 'MySchool' in post-Covid times as well, given that regular classes in future will be hybrid, the company said.(File)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 07:41 PM IST
PTI |

India did well in transition to digital learning: Oxford report

The transition to online learning during the coronavirus-induced lockdown in India was done rather well, though unequal access to digital learning devices as well as lack of internet connectivity were major issue: Oxford report

The switch to online learning meant less in-person interactions with other children and little exercise.The pandemic has paved the way for a hybrid model in education, combining digital and traditional methods of teaching and learning, but governments need to act so that progress from the past year is not lost, according to the report
Published on Apr 08, 2021 05:29 PM IST
PTI |

Maharashtra: Board aspirants deal with new challenges as exams approach

With the disturbances caused due to the pandemic and the resultant lockdown, children who are set to appear for their Class 10 and 12 board exams are anxious.

The students gather at a study circle at the Sanjay Nagar slums. HT PHOTO
Published on Mar 10, 2021 07:02 PM IST
ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

Learning in a pandemic: An online education executive shares tips

In the darkest moments of the past year, Stephanie Dua, co-founder and president of HOMER, a New York City-based online learning program, turned to early lessons on hard work and optimism she learned on her father’s almond and walnut farm.

Online learning plays a significant role in helping us adopt the increasingly digitalised world.
Published on Feb 18, 2021 11:01 AM IST
Reuters |

Principal's desk: Digital education has opened a new dimension to learning

The central aspect of 360 degree learning is that the students learn from their surroundings, writes Seema Sahay, Principal, GD Goenka Public School, Sarita Vihar.

According to Principal Seema Sahay (above), the transition from offline to online learning has became the only viable way to keep learning continuous.
Published on Feb 16, 2021 03:43 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Students retain more information during online lessons’

Suman Sharma, PRT, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Baddowal Cantonment, sheds light on the benefits on online classes.

Online learning plays a significant role in helping us adopt the increasingly digitalised world.
Published on Feb 12, 2021 01:21 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh

Needed: A new 3-D model for schools

Blended learning has come centre-stage, hybrid will have to be the norm. We educators need to work faster towards models of hybrid learning that are not wholly dependent on the internet or screens as the pandemic peaks and eases off

This is what schools have to prepare for now — dynamic responses to distributed decision-making on safety that inevitably lead to disrupted calendars(Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 09:27 PM IST
ByMeeta Sengupta

How can schools keep students engaged and happy during lockdown

In an email interaction with Hindustan Times online, Radhika Sinha, Principal, Aditya Birla World Academy talks about the challenges faced by students and schools with teaching going completely online and how to deal with them.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a paradigm shift in the way teaching is taking place in educational institutions these days.(HT file)
Published on Dec 10, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNilesh Mathur
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