All NCERT textbooks would soon be available on a mobile application platform and could be downloaded for free in any part of the country by a Smartphone. Not such great news for after-school coaching and tuition classes Chapter-wise explanations will… Continue Reading →
Three Open Universities to offer Special BEd Programs to cater to the specific needs of students with learning disabilities, the program will train teachers how to teach better to such students.
Center has announced that it plans to launch several free online programs through the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) from 2015.
e-Learning programmes could potentially help address the shortage of healthcare workers by enabling greater access to education, especially in the developing world the need for more health professionals is greatest.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) now wants to use YouTube, the biggest online video sharing website on the Web for self learning of students in the schools. Schools are also being encouraged to record and upload the videos of their various learning activities on own YouTube channels.
Kerala has planned to introduce ‘Digital Collaborative Textbooks’ (DCT) in the government schools. ‘The state government has decided to launch the DCTs in government schools on an experimental basis from next academic year starting in June,’ said, A Shahjahan, Secretary, Department of General Education,
The reason for switching to foreign boards seems to be the most logical decision for most private schools or for the ones which already have as admission nowadays into top colleges and universities, both within India and abroad, require their students to be able to think critically, conceptually and develop research and analytical skills.
The students of CBSE schools have asked the HRD minister to put back the compulsory Class 10 board examination. The same had been made optional few years back by the Kapil Sibal, the ex-Education Minister. These students also criticized the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), more so the implementation than the concept. The CCE was introduced in 2009 as a substitute to the conventional exams.
He added: “I firmly believe that research helps one understand how little they are aware of the subject. It is only through research and innovation that new ideas will emerge. What do you think of the present research structure in the country today? I feel research today lacks a purpose. The institutions in the country should encourage purposeful research so that it transforms into a boom. As of now, I feel India has a lot to offer to the rest of the world in the research field.”
“The online admission process this year has garnered good response from students with more than 50 per cent of the over one lakh applicants choosing to register online. We have already started issuing examination admit cards online. However, our teaching methodologies have been the same blackboard learning for decades”. C.S. Dubey, Director, SOL was quoted as saying.