A much-needed boost to quality education

| April 6, 2019

article image
The education in India has suffered immensely over the years due to short sighted approach, withdrawal of state funding and indiscriminate privatisation, resulting in commercialisation right from the primary to higher education. The Human resource is a national asset. The negligence of education has a direct bearing on human productivity.Although the target of 100% enrolment in primary schools, as envisaged in the RTE Act 2009, is almost achieved, the problem of qualitative improvement in the learning process remains elusive.

Spotlight

Kriyo

Kriyo is founded by Alumni of IIT-Kharagpur, IIM-Ahmedabad and ISB with a varied industry experience. We have come together to bring a digital transformation in Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) industry. We at Kriyo, are building a range of Products that cater to Digital Administration of Creches & Pre-Schools, provide for a Seamless Communication between Teachers and Parents and help these School Owners grow their business.

OTHER ARTICLES

Classroom Culture in an Age of Distance Learning

Article | April 9, 2020

In these times of uncertainty, students look to the adults in their life to provide a sense of comfort and stability even if they seem to be worry-free. While teachers and administrators quickly adapt curriculum and instruction to maintain a high quality of learning as schools around the world close, it’s important for us to remember that beyond academic growth, the classroom is a vital space for students to socialize and feel like they belong. Here are a few principles to keep in mind as we implement distance learning to make sure students still feel the strong sense of community we have worked so hard to build in our physical classrooms. Read on to learn how to put these principles into practice:

Read More

Federal Appeals Court Backs Gavin Grimm in Long-Running Transgender Case

Article | April 9, 2020

A federal appeals court on Wednesday held in the long-running case of transgender student Gavin Grimm that his Virginia school district violated the equal-protection clause and Title IX when it barred him from the boys restroom when he was in high school. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, in Richmond, Va., also ruled 2-1 that the Gloucester County district violated Grimm's rights by refusing to amend his school records after Grimm, who was assigned female at birth, had chest reconstruction surgery and the state amended his birth certificate to "male."

Read More

Why is Education Industry opting for AI Chatbots? How Are They Benefiting It?

Article | April 9, 2020

Today many big names are using AI chatbots to improve their customer service and to engage more and more audience to stay relevant and visible. Apart from business, other sectors are also deploying chatbots including educational institutes and educators. Chatbot makers utilize artificial intelligence and the latest conversational design to create bots that can communicate with students on all subjects of elementary, secondary, high school and up to university levels. However, AI will not (but may in next 20 something years) replace a student’s favorite teacher but can serve as a helper to the teacher or alternatively, the means of modern education.

Read More
EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

What makes learners successful in online learning?

Article | April 9, 2020

Many factors can influence academic success and your strategies won’t differ too much from face-to-face studies to online learning. But who wouldn’t want some tips to ensure that they are successful in their online learning studies? So, with that in mind, here are some factors that impact your online learning success. Internal factors These are the factors that come from your head and your heart, which you can control if you pay attention to them: Active, timely participation in the course. Lecturers were interviewed in a study and asked what was likely to predict a student’s successful completion of an online course. By far the most common answer was that “the most successful online students participate early, participate often, and allow enough time in their schedule to ensure effective completion of all aspects of the course.” (Mandernach, Donnelli and Dailey-hebert, 2006). This means you need to manage your time and get involved by asking lots of questions early on. Personal initiative and motivation. Although motivation is essential in all aspects of studying, online learning requires a lot more independent effort because of the physical distance between educators and peers. This means to study online you should examine your commitment to the course or programme and make sure you remember “why” you started. Digital literacy. The ability and confidence to navigate technology will mean that you have more time to spend on the actual course content, rather than spending all your time learning how to use the new tech. If you are not comfortable in this arena, spend some time doing a digital literacy course. Reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Being able to read and write with comprehension will set you up for success. The necessity to explain what you have learned is essential in all learning spaces, in the online space however, this extends to the discussion forums and emails to your lecturer. Being clear and succinct will mean you get the help you need quickly.

Read More

Spotlight

Kriyo

Kriyo is founded by Alumni of IIT-Kharagpur, IIM-Ahmedabad and ISB with a varied industry experience. We have come together to bring a digital transformation in Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) industry. We at Kriyo, are building a range of Products that cater to Digital Administration of Creches & Pre-Schools, provide for a Seamless Communication between Teachers and Parents and help these School Owners grow their business.

Events