Know about Universities in India and the different types

Know about Universities in India and the different types

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘University’ as a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done. Etymologically, ‘university’ is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which crudely means “community of teachers and scholars.” During medieval times, association of students and teachers with collective legal rights given by princes and statesmen or the towns in which such associations were located came to be known as university. India’s higher education system works at both private and public level universities. Public universities function under the directives issued by the Government of India and the state governments whereas private universities function under…

Read More

Online Classes for K-12 Students: 10 Research Reports You Need to Know

Online Classes for K-12 Students: 10 Research Reports You Need to Know

From Advanced Placement courses offered by state-run virtual schools to credit recovery classes delivered via third-party software, supplemental online education courses have exploded in K-12 education. To help policymakers, administrators, educators, parents, and students make sense of it all, Education Week published an overview explaining the many varieties of online classes now available to K-12 students. It’s part of our new special report on the state of classroom technology, which you can read here. For those who want to dig deeper, here are the reports and research studies that have…

Read More

Navient lawsuit: What student loan borrowers need to know

Navient lawsuit: What student loan borrowers need to know

Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan servicer, is facing three lawsuits alleging that it harmed student loan borrowers throughout the repayment process. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Illinois and Washington attorneys general sued Navient in January. Among other things, the CFPB alleges that since at least January 2010, Navient misallocated payments, steered struggling borrowers toward multiple forbearances instead of income-driven repayment plans, and provided unclear information about how to re-enroll in income-driven repayment plans and how to qualify for a co-signer release. The CFPB is asking…

Read More

Model Education Loans, Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme: Know Details Here

Model Education Loans, Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme: Know Details Here

NEW DELHI:  As per Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) Model Scheme, approved courses leading to graduate/ post graduate degree and P G Diploma conducted by Colleges/ Universities recognized by the University Grants Commission, the All India Council for Technical Education, the Indian Council of Medical Research, etc. are eligible for education loan. Model education loan scheme covers recognized non professional courses. Complaints regarding educational loans, as and when received by the Government, are taken up with banks concerned for corrective action. As informed by Public Sector Banks, during 2016-17 (upto December,…

Read More

UPSC Civil Services: Here’s everything you need to know about The Interview

UPSC Civil Services: Here’s everything you need to know about The Interview

The personality test, which is the final gateway to the so-called corridors of power – to the foreign, civil, police and other services, is perceived as the proverbial X-factor in the success story of a candidate. The Civil Services examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, is one of the most arduous and keenest competitions in India, involving over five lakh aspirants vying for a mere 800-1000 seats. Spread over a period of nearly a year, the preliminary, main examinations and the interview (personality test) represent the three phases…

Read More

Harmed by Navient? What student loan borrowers need to know

Harmed by Navient? What student loan borrowers need to know

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan servicer, accusing it of “systematically and illegally failing borrowers at every stage of repayment,” according to a press release Wednesday. The CFPB is asking Navient to compensate the borrowers the agency says were harmed. Among other things, the CFPB alleges that since at least January 2010, Navient misallocated payments, steered struggling borrowers toward multiple forbearances instead of income-driven repayment plans, and provided unclear information about how to re-enroll in income-driven repayment plans and how to qualify…

Read More

All you need to know about secondary school league tables

All you need to know about secondary school league tables

As new-style secondary school league tables for England are published, the BBC News website takes you through the changes that are taking place this year. How have the league tables changed? Until this year, secondary school performance has been judged mainly by what proportion of pupils get five GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English and maths. Instead two new measures, known as Attainment 8 and Progress 8, have been adopted. These will now be used by the government to judge whether schools are performing adequately. Why have they been changed?…

Read More

Here’s what Elizabeth Warren wants to know from Trump’s education pick

Here’s what Elizabeth Warren wants to know from Trump’s education pick

In advance of this week’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday sent Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, a litany of questions that raise concerns about the billionaire’s qualifications for the job. “The Secretary’s actions can make a real difference in whether or not Americans can get a fair shot in reaching the American Dream,” Warren wrote in the letter to DeVos. “Given that you have virtually no experience with these important responsibilities, your testimony … will be critical to assessing you readiness for the position.” [Democrats…

Read More

What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

Somewhere between our collective obsession with predictive analytics and infatuation with adaptive learning, higher education wonks and practitioners are making time to deconstruct the quality attributes of online courses. The online “quality” debatestems, in part, from explosion in institutional demand for online experiences and resulting pressure on faculty to design and facilitate online courses. Forced to quickly get up and running with online classes, faculty—and the instructional designers who help them make the transition—often resort to checklists to create the bare minimum of what’s required to build a “quality” online…

Read More

Common Struggles of Online Students You Need to Know About Before Starting College

Common Struggles of Online Students You Need to Know About Before Starting College

Online classes are a great way to continue your education with a busy schedule. Many people work full-time or have kids, making it impossible to find time to go to college full-time too. Although online college is an amazing opportunity, it can have its own struggles that everyone should be aware of before signing up. Here are some things you need to be prepared for before you begin your online classes.   Need to Self-Motivate It can be difficult to stay motivated when you’re taking online classes. It’s easy to…

Read More