What’s Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

What’s Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

. Silicon Valley tech moguls are conducting an enormous experiment on the nation’s children. We should not be so trusting that they’ll get it right. Alphabet Inc. unit Google has taken a big role in public education, offering low-cost laptops and free apps. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook Inc. is investing heavily in educational technology, largely though the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Netflix Inc. head Reed Hastings has been tinkering with expensive and algorithmic ed-tech tools. Encouraging as all this may be, the technologists might be getting ahead of themselves, both politically…

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Tech college shocker: Punjab Technical University closes 4 of 9 institutes of technology

Tech college shocker: Punjab Technical University closes 4 of 9 institutes of technology

  PTU had opened the institutes in 2012-13. (HT File Photo) Diluting the previous Akali government’s initiative to promote technical education in remote areas by opening Punjab Institutes of Technology (PITs), IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) on Wednesday decided to close four of the nine institutes due to “non-viability”. As per the notification issued by the PTU registrar, admissions to four PITs — at Amritsar, Khunnimajra in SAS Nagar and two at Dinanagar — have been discontinued with for the 2017-2018 session. Meanwhile, admissions are being carried out at the…

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IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

Getting a degree from one of the most prestigious engineering colleges, and that too without attending classes in the campus, is about to become a reality. Also read: IITs fine-tuning seats available for programmes as per popularity IIT Madras is now offering a M. Tech degree through distance learning process, a first of its kind initiative. In the first step, 31 M. Tech students have been recruited for the automobile sector who will not be physically present inside the campus and would rather complete their course from their workplace. The…

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IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

TwitterGoogle+Reddit Getting a degree from one of the most prestigious engineering colleges, and that too without attending classes in the campus, is about to become a reality. Also read: IITs fine-tuning seats available for programmes as per popularity IIT Madras is now offering a M. Tech degree through distance learning process, a first of its kind initiative. In the first step, 31 M. Tech students have been recruited for the automobile sector who will not be physically present inside the campus and would rather complete their course from their workplace….

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IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

FacebookLinkedinTwitterGoogle+Reddit Getting a degree from one of the most prestigious engineering colleges, and that too without attending classes in the campus, is about to become a reality. Also read: IITs fine-tuning seats available for programmes as per popularity IIT Madras is now offering a M. Tech degree through distance learning process, a first of its kind initiative. In the first step, 31 M. Tech students have been recruited for the automobile sector who will not be physically present inside the campus and would rather complete their course from their workplace….

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IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

Getting a degree from one of the most prestigious engineering colleges, and that too without attending classes in the campus, is about to become a reality. IIT Madras is now offering a M. Tech degree through distance learning process, a first of its kind initiative. In the first step, 31 M. Tech students have been recruited for the automobile sector who will not be physically present inside the campus and would rather complete their course from their workplace. The programme is set to be expanded to communication, information security and…

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Randi Zuckerberg on how to get ahead in tech

Randi Zuckerberg on how to get ahead in tech

Randi Zuckerberg has learned a thing or two about making it in the tech world. “I spent the last decade in Silicon Valley seeing firsthand how much this industry is absolutely exploding with opportunity,” said the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media (and sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg). “The industry is growing but yet the skills aren’t growing to keep up with it.” The demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations is increasing at every education level and across every industry, according to a report…

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AICTE: Tech colleges to refund fees, return certificates of students who leave

AICTE: Tech colleges to refund fees, return certificates of students who leave

From this academic session, engineering colleges across the country will have to refund the fee collected from the students in case they don’t join the course or if they leave midway. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has also directed the institutes not to withhold the school/institute leaving certificates of students. According to sources, a number of students and parents had complained to the HRD ministry regarding this. The regulatory body, has included a clause in ‘AICTE approval process handbook 2017-18’ which directs engineering institutes to refund the…

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Golden age for distance learning as tech changes face of sector

Golden age for distance learning as tech changes face of sector

Prospective students are increasingly opting for distance learning as a first choice, with the sector experiencing strong growth as a result of its harnessing of technological advancements. “Educational technology has taken the distance and isolation out of distance education and, as a result, the sector is benefitting from the fact that it speaks directly to what modern, self-directed young people seek when furthering their education,” says Peter Kriel, General Manager at The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s  private higher education provider. Kriel says in 2017, many people have neither the…

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IITs may hold inter-institute tech meet every year

IITs may hold inter-institute tech meet every year

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) may hold an ‘Inter-IIT Tech Meet’ every year where the brightest minds from these prestigious institutions will compete and participate in a variety of events. While many of the IITs hold their tech fests, a proposal to hold a joint technology meet was discussed in a meeting of Directors of these institutes held at Kanpur campus earlier this month, sources told PTI. It is learnt that while the Directors were enthusiastic about the idea, the funds and logistics involved were also factored in, they…

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