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Teachers Training Program

“मला संपूर्ण प्रशिक्षणात Google Classroom हा घटक आवडला.यामाध्ये कलासरूम तयार करून विद्यार्थ्यांना announcement देने ही संकल्पना खूप आवडली.” said Eknath Gaikwad. He is a teacher from Z.P.P Dhamangaon, in Maharashtra. This is a remote village school situated 27km away from sub-district headquarter Jamkhed and 90km away from district headquarter Ahmadnagar. Teachers like Eknath Gaikwad found themselves …

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Cybersecurity in Online Education

Microsoft’s Global Threat Activity Tracker detected almost 90 million cyberattack encounters worldwide within the last 30 days, with the education sector facing the maximum at 60% of all attacks. Although now almost a truism, it is still important to note that the pandemic has hastened the shift to online education. Cybercrime, whether in the form …

Blending Education to meet the Sustainable Development Goal- 4
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Blending Education to meet the Sustainable Development Goal- 4

To realize the right to education to create a progressive nation, SDGs have drawn a roadmap to transform education and promote the well-being of society. With the commitment of “leaving no one behind”, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the universal Agenda – ‘Envision 2030’ for Sustainable Development, articulated in a set of 17 Sustainable …

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Staking Claim Confidently in the Global Village

If the world today is a global village, it needs a common language to be able to communicate. English, not many would doubt, has emerged as the most favoured language to communicate. To secure your place in this village therefore, acquiring the skill to speak English is a logical requirement. Technology is making this more …

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English, thy name is Jugaad!

In India, English is not just a language, it is the aspiration of the society; gaining English language skills is a mode for upward social mobility. English language is a defining parameter for quality education ensuring wider scope for participation at the national as well as international level. There has been a continuing controversy about …

How students learn language efficiently: some new trajectory?
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How students learn language efficiently: some new trajectory?

To say that learning English language is perhaps the most dominant aspiration in India, or elsewhere, sounds clichéd. To most Indians it sounds unbelievable or bizarre that English is not the most spoken language in the world. Learning English has become a ‘must’ because it has emerged as the international language of education, and for …

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AI – Whither Artificial Intelligence – AI Index 2017

A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of Kepler space telescope powered with Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is one of the latest startling discoveries made possible last month. Driverless cars are a reality, so is intelligent personal assistant like Alexa that obeys your multiple commands. In …

Creativity in the digital world: Interplay of technology and humans
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Creativity in the digital world: Interplay of technology and humans

Digital technologies, no one would disagree, have disruptive implications for economic and social structure including educational institutions. What is interesting is that these implications are not predetermined. It ushers an era where discontinuity is the most salient feature. ‘21 Lessons for the 21st Century’ by Yuval Noah Harari’s is yet another scintillating investigation into some …

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Learning to Realise Educator’s Promise

John Abbott wrote an influential book ‘overschooled but undereducated’, where he    suggested    that    the    system of education, represented by schools, stifles our natural development to become people, who can respond creatively to situations, which endanger our survival as a species. There is growing consensus that schooling is not the same as learning The World Development …