Gamification Of Education


College is not a game. But that doesn’t mean games can’t be used to engage students. Gamification is a relatively new word for an old concept. It’s about finding new incentives to guide students on their education journey .


Design The Future of Learning

  “Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud.”  It is this wish of Sugata Mitra, the Educational Researcher, which won him accolades and made him the winner of the 2013 TED Prize. [...]


MasteryConnect gets funding boost


Recently, MasteryConnect  raised $4.1 million in series A financing, a round that will remain open for the next month or so. Catamount Ventures led the investment, while the second-largest chunk came from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, with contributions from Deborah Quazzo of GSV Advisors and existing investor, LearnCapital. The new round adds to [...]


HBMeU Launches Social Online Learning


UAE-based Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) has launched its Social Online Learning (SOL) initiative through the social networking site Facebook. The move is part of the University’s strategy to expand its core academic offerings to include competitively-priced social online learning services that feature training courses in math, science, information technology, English language, business skills and [...]


Learn Anything In Peers’ Company

DLD (Digital – Life – Design)

“We all have the ability to create more and not just consume on the web.” -Zach Sims, CEO, Codecademy Speaking at the invite-only DLD (Digital – Life – Design) conference in Munich, Codecademy’s co-founder and CEO Zach Sims said, “You should learn anything interactively and in the company of your peers.” To him, it is the one [...]


Big Trends In MOOCs

California-based MOOC provider Coursera

The rapid expansion of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has left many in international higher education asking how they can compete. With elite American universities dominating the emerging market, will foreign institutions be left behind? The California-based MOOC provider Coursera counts eight foreign institutions among its 33 university partners. Meanwhile, 12 universities in the United [...]


Online Education Heading For Infotainment

As more and more universities and colleges are moving into the crowded and distractible world of the Web and offering online courses, they realize the importance of appearance. They are vying for students’ attention, which is under assault from all sort of entertainment. That’s why they are turning education into infotainment.


Five U.S. Universities To Offer Free Online Courses

New Picture

Five prestigious U.S. universities will teach free online courses for students worldwide through a new, interactive education platform called Coursera. The courses will be designed and taught by professors at Stanford, Princeton, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.


Teaching Kids Math Through Computer Programming

Why are we teaching people math? What’s the point of teaching people math? Why are we teaching them math in general? Why is it such an important part of education as a sort of compulsory subject? From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity’s most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids [...]


Are Most Schools Designed And Operated To Penalize Failure?

Many of “game-changers” and “impact players” exist under our very noses. But we’re too eager for quantitative data to nurture them. That’s a loss for students and for the nation.”

The article explains “use of standardized tests” are the “wrong instrument” and “instead of identifying innovators, they suppress them.”