EDUCATION LEADERS ROLE IN IMPROVING DIGITAL LEARNING

The Education Leaders Role in Improving Digital Learning Increased attention at both the local and national levels on improving student learning has resulted in a growing expectation in some states and districts for principals to be effective digital leaders. Consider these statistics: nearly 7,000 students drop out of U.S. high schools every day and, every year approximately 1.2 million teenagers leave the public school system without a diploma or an adequate education. There are 2,000 high schools in America in which less than 60% of students graduate within four years…

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IIT-Bombay Generates Highest Revenue Among All Top Institutes: HRD Ministry

New Delhi: The revenue generated by IIT-Bombay in the last three years through research, inventions, consultancy and patents was the highest among the premier engineering institutes, according to HRD Ministry data. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, was followed by IIT-Madras and IIT-Delhi in terms of revenue generated from these sources. IIT-Bombay generated a revenue of Rs 17.99 crore during 2017-18 from inventions, research, consultancy and patents. The revenue generated by the institute during 2016-17 and 2015-16 was Rs 17.11 crore and Rs 10.55 crore respectively, according to the data.…

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How A Tech Entrepreneurship Education Can Give Us The Leaders We Need

Despite some concerns lately about the global impact of the leaders of tech companies, I strongly believe that the principles of tech entrepreneurship can foster the kind of leaders our world needs, in any field. Here are the skills which are at the center of tech entrepreneurship: being open-minded, being critical thinkers, not taking anything for granted, always challenging the status quo, iterating fast and trying different things, failing fast (don’t spend years building something that doesn’t work) and being data-driven instead of just trusting your own beliefs. And what…

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Who Is Welcome To Study At The ₹1000 Cr Jio Institute?

On July 8, the Ministry of Human Resources announced six universities, three each in the public and private sector as an ‘Institute of Eminence’. In a series of tweets, Prakash Javedkar said that India has around 800 Universities and none of them make it to the top 100 in the world rankings. He further tweeted that the decision is a landmark decision by the government because it is new and has not been tried before, and also because it will ensure full autonomy to the institutes so that they can take their own…

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New developments in ed tech benefit students with special needs

Dive Brief: A growing number of apps that appear on smartphones, tablets and computers are eliminating the need for some pricey assistive technology devices and allow special education students to work from devices that are no different than those of their peers, District Administration reports. Features like voice-to-text capability, eye-gaze technology, virtual reality devices and other apps, and browser extensions are replacing some devices that required special qualifications and funding in the past and offer new ways to help special education students learn and express themselves. Learning to program robots is…

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MHRD institutes committee to investigate allegations against Manipur University VC

NEW DELHI, JULY 18: The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has constituted a fact-finding committee to look into various allegations levelled against the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Prof Aditya Prasad Pandey. The Committee is headed by the Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice T. Nandkumar Singh, it also comprises of representatives of Ministry as well the University Grants Commission (UGC), will submit its report within one month time. The Manipur Chief Minister, Biren Singh has welcomed the decision and has requested the protesting students to help in restoring normalcy in the university…

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How Education And Ed-Tech Start-Ups Are Helping Target Audience?

The advent of new technologies and growth in internet penetration has seen the rise of education start-ups in India. We are currently witnessing a change in the world of online education with new start-ups whether it be information aggregators for students or online classroom portals. These education start-ups or Ed-tech start-ups are helping students across the country to find the proper mix of online and offline experience to excel in their careers. Schools are making away with the chalk and board format, and smart classes are the new trend. Interactive…

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Christian educational institutions assail Centre’s HECI Bill

A day after the Tamil Nadu government decided to oppose the draft Higher Education Commission of India Bill, 2018, the Consortium of Christian Minority Higher Educational Institutions expressed its opposition to the Bill as well as the Repeal of UGC Act of 2018. Provisions of the HECI Bill undermined the autonomy of higher education institutions and would only lead to “inclusiveness of the rich”, said Fr. G. Pushparaj, founder-general secretary of the consortium, which encompasses 137 minority Christian institutions of various denominations. The absence of clear guidelines in the draft…

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Modi is courageous for granting ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag to Jio Institute: Arvind Panagariya

Former NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Thursday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his government’s decision to select Jio Institute, backed by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance group, to be one of India’s six “Institutions of Eminence”, PTI reported. “He [Modi] is one of the courageous leaders that I have ever seen,” Panagariya said. “In India’s environment, any prime minister would think twice or thrice [before] they are going to announce something that doesn’t exist because the press is going to be after it.” He was speaking on the sidelines of the…

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Khan Academy Launches Education App for Pre-K, Kindergarten Crowd

The nonprofit Khan Academy released a free app today that it says contains thousands of original activities, books, videos and lessons for children ages 2 to 5. Called Khan Academy Kids, the educational app is “a complete learning experience across multiple subjects” that is designed to adapt over the years as a child grows, according to a statement released by the organization—and parent participation is a “key component” of the experience. Khan Academy Kids’ materials are aligned with both the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten-aged children and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework for…

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