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. [...]

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MasteryConnect gets funding boost

MasteryConnect

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 [...]

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HBMeU Launches Social Online Learning

HBMeU

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 [...]

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Time To Introduce Social Media Education in School

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Many youngsters use social media without having an understanding of its power. This is the manifestation of education without learning. The practice which all of us were so used to until recently. With education coming on to social media platform, youngsters need to be equipped with all the bells and whistles of this platform. Challenge [...]

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Bill Gates On The Future of Higher Education

Bill Gates

Bill Gates talks about his vision for how colleges can be transformed through technology.

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Can Online Learning Substitute The Traditional Method of Learning?

Online learning is gaining more and more importance at all levels of education in the US and worldwide. But we are not sure about its learning outcomes. Is it as good as classroom teaching? Can it substitute the traditional method of learning?

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True Grit: Can Perseverance be Taught?

People, who accomplished great things, are often combined a passion for a single mission with an unswerving dedication to achieve that mission, whatever the obstacles and however long it might take.

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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 [...]

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Software Applications And Web Tools For Education

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Rapid changes in the computer and communication  have prompted to  incorporate technology in educational functions. Educational applications, software programs designed to run on PCs, iPads,smartphones, cellphones, etc,   help students, educators, teachers, are precisely changing the way interaction, contribution and collaboration are done in today’s education system.  Educational software and web tools have precisely  revved up the [...]

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The Best Teachers And Schools Don’t Exist Where They’re Needed Most

Education is self-organizing system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon. In this video , Sugata Mitra explains how children can learn to use computers and the internet on their own, irrespective of who or where they were.

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