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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All you need to know about Institutes of Eminence: What are they and how are they different?

non-existent Jio University being granted a ‘University of Eminence’ tag by the HRD ministry has brought the spotlight on the assessment criteria of the government for awarding this prestigious tag to higher education institutes. However, for understanding the goof-up behind the reliance foundation proposed institute landing up on the list along with IIT Bombay and BITS Pilani, we must first understand what exactly is a University of Eminence. Understanding the University of Eminence tag In 2017, the University Grants Commission (UGC) started inviting applications from universities who conformed to the…

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The Popularity of Online Education and Educational App Development Companies

With the growing popularity of online education or e-learning, parents these days, enables even their small kids to use smartphone or tablets for downloading an educational based apps that are helpful to boost learning habits. Educational app development companies provide solutions that offer tremendous opportunities for the education industry to serve a gamut of learning activities in a compact way using an application. Education app developers are continuously updating the use of the latest technologies to build effective solutions. Education definitely is an indispensable part of any modern society. Tech in the field…

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Edvantage Point turns market place for educational institutes

Hyderabad: Edvantage Point, a market place for educational institutes with operations in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, is looking to add more partners – stationery services, furniture provider, event managers, uniform suppliers and others. The technology platform will enter into a revenue share model with these. The services to parents and educational institutions will be free, said Seliha Muvva, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Edvantage Point Technologies. Before setting up Edvantage Point, Muvva had worked as a teacher. She later worked in fundraising activities. She also was taught marketing at an institute in…

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Family First with FOX43: Which “apps” are the most educational?

In the past few years, smart phone and tablet use for children under 8-years-old has skyrocketed. Digital stores are filled with apps claiming to be educational, but how many are actually good for your kids? In this week’s Family First with FOX43, FOX43 Morning News anchor Matt Maisel introduces you to a new research study which helps parents sort through the clutter; which apps are truly educational and which ones are more digital candy? For more on which apps provide the best educational experience for children, visit commonsensemedia.org.

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Here is How Technology is Booming the Educational Scenario in India

As internet penetration is growing across the nation because of Digital India, the education sector has also broken away from the traditional four walls and chalks-and-talks method, and is steadily expanding its domain through the internet. According to a recent report issued by the World Economic Forum, not only does, India holds an important place in the global education industry, the nation has also become the second largest market for e-learning after the US. There has been a boom in the digital education scenario of India over the past 5…

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Three awesome apps that teach children through games

LEARNING how to code, draw and recognise body parts are all skills that can now be taught with the help of cute characters and colourful graphics on applications. Warwick mother Johanna Zolg believes keeping a balance between hands-on learning and technology is a good way to prepare her two children for the future. Allowing the children to use applications for a couple of hours a week is enough to help build their skills and leaves enough time for other play, she said. “Nowadays kids have to learn it, the world…

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