All boards to move towards common curriculum, papers

All boards to move towards common curriculum, papers

NEW DELHI: The Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) will curb the “malpractice of spiking of marks” and implement a more scientific moderation policy from 2018. The Delhi high court had restrained the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) -primarily because of the timing of the board’s decision -from doing away with its moderation policy this year. The HRD ministry has set up an inter-board working group (IBWG), comprising eight boards, to work out the details for stopping of moderation and upward revision, or spiking, of marks. IBWG will…

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Only NCERT curriculum from 2017-18 at all CBSE schools

Only NCERT curriculum from 2017-18 at all CBSE schools

All the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools have to follow NCERT curriculum from the commencing academic session 2017-18, as directed by CBSE. The board took the decision at a meeting in presence of HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. Recently, the HRD ministry has also decided to make NCERT books available before the commencement of the academic session. How to place the order: In order to do the same, all the CBSE affiliated schools need to log on to the official website of CBSE, cbse.nic.in   According to a…

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DePaul online enrollment climbs as curriculum expands

DePaul online enrollment climbs as curriculum expands

More DePaul students are taking online classes than ever before, most of whom are also enrolled in face-to- face courses, a trend that reveals the increasing popularity of the university’s expanded online course curriculum. From 2010 to 2015, the number of students enrolled in online courses increased by 64 percent, from 3,384 to 5,560, according to the 2016 abstract from DePaul Enrollment Management and Marketing. During the fall of 2015, 24 percent of students took online classes, compared to 13 percent in 2010. During the summer term, the least busy…

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