PM Modi’s Focus on Digital India Has Merged Technology and Education, Global Online Education Market Booms

PM Modi’s Focus on Digital India Has Merged Technology and Education, Global Online Education Market Booms

The Digital India campaign has definitely widened the horizon of learning process in India. Taking inspiration from the success of the several start up model across the nation, education has taken new dimensions and have moved far beyond experimentation. It has simultaneously opened its doors to a new path that is skill based learning. Educational system nowadays, involves students, parents, books as well as technology, peer groups, teachers and entire education into the learning ecosystem. The Global Online Education Market is growing rapidly; primarily due to the rising demand for…

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IGNOU to Set Up 5000 Digital Learning Centres | Check Out the Details

IGNOU to Set Up 5000 Digital Learning Centres | Check Out the Details

India’s most prestigious The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is soon likely to set up 5000 Digital learning centres across India. The university is contemplating on starting  5,000 special student centres for digital learning which will be governed by the leadership of the regional directors, Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU. IGNOU sets up 5000 digital learning centres The new soon to be launched 5000 digital learning centres of IGNOU will also be located in the rural and the semi rural areas across India while the government of India has already started creating…

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Recruitment portal Hiree’s co-founder quits Quikr, joins Tata Digital Health

Recruitment portal Hiree’s co-founder quits Quikr, joins Tata Digital Health

Abhijit Khasnis, CTO, Tata Digital Health Abhijit Khasnis, the co-founder of white collar job marketplace Hiree which was acquired by Quikr, has quit the firm and joined Tata Digital Health as chief technology officer. While Khasnis left the online classified firm in February, Hiree’s other co-founder Manjunath Talwar continues to serve as vice president at QuikrJobs, a person familiar with the development told VCCircle. A Quikr spokesperson confirmed that Khasnis had transitioned from his role at the firm. At Hiree, he looked after technology and operations as chief operating officer….

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Mumbai university digital assessments: Examiners to be trained on the job

Mumbai university digital assessments: Examiners to be trained on the job

After University of Mumbai conducted a day-long training session on digital assessment for some of its teachers across affiliated colleges, it will now train the rest on the job. This means, many examiners will learn how to assess papers digitally when they start the actual process next week. “There’ll be no more training schedules for teachers, but we plan to train them on the job. Each assessment centre will have an expert from the online agency to guide teachers as and when required. The process is pretty simple so teachers…

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How To Use Your Digital Footprint To Advance Your Career

How To Use Your Digital Footprint To Advance Your Career

In today’s world, your social media presence is essential. The content you share represents who you are and what you stand for—it is your digital footprint. With one google search of your name prospective clients, employers, and co-workers can get a snapshot of your history. 93% of employers say they use this snapshot to screen their applicants and 35% eliminate candidates for consideration based on what they find. Surveys show employers check LinkedIn as the most popular channel (96%), followed by Facebook (56%), Twitter (41%) and Instagram (7%). It’s a…

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Distance Learning Bridges the Digital Divide in Higher Education

Distance Learning Bridges the Digital Divide in Higher Education

Digital equity has long been a hot topic for K–12 schools. But small, rural colleges and universities have also had to tackle the issue to ensure their students enjoy the same resources and opportunities as students in urban locations and large institutions. In Anderson, S.C., Forrest College attracts students from rural areas as far as an hour’s drive away. In the past, if students couldn’t make it to campus because of transportation issues or a sick child, they missed out on class. But now, distance-learning solutions enable them to attend…

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The Hole in the Digital Economy

The Hole in the Digital Economy

Most homes in the United States have Internet service, but they don’t in the poor parts of Cleveland and nearby suburbs. A survey in 2012 showed that 58 percent of the area’s households with incomes under $20,000 had neither home broadband nor mobile Internet access, often because of the cost. Another 10 percent had a mobile phone but no home broadband. Until recently, one such household was a ground-floor two-­bedroom apartment in a public housing project called Outhwaite Homes, where a circumspect 13-year-old girl named Ma’Niyah Larry lives with her…

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Liberal arts schools seek collaboration in digital learning space

Liberal arts schools seek collaboration in digital learning space

Dive Brief: Campus Technology profiles the annual Future Trends Forum video chat, during which leaders from several liberal arts colleges detailed the efforts to combine on distance learning technology and innovation in 21st century teaching. Some schools discussed the difficulty of collaborating on EdX platforms, as varying campuses held contracts at different times and resource challenges prohibit flexibility to expand program offerings. Some attendees discussed the value of the Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning, which has helped member schools to redesign core curriculum courses for online learning and standardizes…

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Distance education goes digital in SVUDeck: Varsity launches ICT-based learning, MOOCs and M-Learning initiatives

Distance education goes digital in SVUDeck: Varsity launches ICT-based learning, MOOCs and M-Learning initiatives

The Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) has launched Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-based learning for its distance education programmes, along side commencing its ‘Massive Open and Online Courses (MOOCs)’ and ‘Mobile Learning’ initiatives. The university, in partnership with an academic support services organisation — Schoolguru Eduserve Private Limited-Mumbai — on Wednesday unveiled 15 distance education courses offered via ICT-based learning, under the first phase of the programme, and four MOOCs. “This has emerged from our idea to build a foundation for digital education at the university. Andhra Pradesh, under the leadership…

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Top 4 Digital Marketing career options: Check out the list here

Top 4 Digital Marketing career options: Check out the list here

As we all know that, the job of a marketing person is to connect consumers to products.  The digital arena is now the prime arena for marketing and the job of the digital marketer is to ensure that right consumers are connected with the right products at the right time via online access. The Digital marketer accomplish this through a slew of tools and platforms and then measure their activities and impact through analytic. So why is Digital Marketing in vogue? The answer lies in the fact that today, a…

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