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6 Jul 2013

The only solution is.....

Educating next generations is a continuous process. Ancestors may have taught their next generations how to sustain in caves and live. The present day educational system designed nearly 100 yrs back with the development of new technologies on that day. As the technological development progresses, the needs of the societies changed, so that what is taught in the classrooms.  As the populations sustained, to satisfy the needs of growing needs and their demands, the education system modified to educate generations to provide the required services. And many intellectual minds by understanding the principles behind the technology  ‘improved’ old tech systems into more efficient one, either it is a automobile or a aircraft.
Today the circumstances have changed. By making efficient systems the resources will not sustain and conservation methods provide only extensions but not the existence. In addition to food and water, energy became a basic need of the societies. Almost half the populations do not have the needed resources, and the demands are increasing.  To provide comfortable lives, if not a superb lives, the immediate need is ‘innovations’ but not the ‘improvements’. For generations, at least in the last 40 to 30 yrs, the education system designed to produce majority of knowledge holders but not the innovators. I am not saying there are no innovations, except few areas, many are improved versions of existed technology, from room size to palm size or wriest size systems.
Education system became so much ritualistic, those who are able to remember and reproduce are considers as a great knowledge holders. Of course, it was the need, did it with all efforts, and it produced a great results.
We have to remember that nothing came from heavens. It has taken at least few decades but not years, to create an efficient methods and it is true in future too.
The only solution is to educate the next generations with concepts with in-depth knowledge of natural principles, not the ritualistic repeaters or knowledge carriers, but knowledge creators and accelerators.  
Modernising the schools with present trend and method will not create new direction but a comfortable schooling.
It is time for all intellectuals, industrial houses to contribute for the development of a new education system- starting from classroom practices, learning methods, in turn teacher training, textbook preparation, and evaluation process, so that every place come up with their own methods of developments.
When there are no contacts, how those old non-technical societies created pyramids all over the globe.  History is not telling us about the past, but its presence and future too.
What do you like to say? Am i shrinking in a paradigm.

5 Jul 2013

I am Scooping....

i am coming across few very much interesting articles online every day and like to collect them at a single place. I found a good online resource to keep them all, and to share them. It is easy to use this online resource, there is no need to collect URL copy, past,  it is just a click .....

So i started scooping.

3 Jul 2013

Sugata Mitra's 5 favorite education talks

Here are 5 talks that align with Sugata Mitra,Education researcher and 2013 TED Prize winner, vision of education's future.

What Makes Great Teachers Great?

Research  show the teacher is one of the most crucial factors in your child's school success. 
A great teacher inspires them forever. 

Few More Online Resources

This is amazingly great website for teachers and students with a collection of online resources.  Let me congratulate Mr N.J. Sharma and his team for the remarkable efforts to collect all important resources from the internet and keep them at a single point for teachers and students. Many number of them are very much suitable for flipped learning. it will be a great help if the resources are  arranged by subject wise as soon as possible ( i am informed on this)......

The NASA Science Education Program sponsors educational activities at all levels of education to provide opportunities for learners to investigate their world and universe using unique NASA resources.

Dedicated to help students excel in physics by giving notes, motivation and resources especially for secondary school students

 Science Videos,Interesting Fun Facts, ,Powerpoint presentations, Quiz,Questions,

The search engines are designed to search all kinds of information regardless of the user age group who may be a kid, teenager, adult or elder. So it’s nearly impossible to trace different users to restrict to some particular access of information. And so even with many top search engines provided with parental control options are not 100% safe. A kid of today’s generation needs access to right information, and that’s the reason behind the development of search engine for kids.

multimedia platform, providing innovative and informative content for everyone involved with or wanting to be involved in schools. Besides all the content from Teachers TV, there is something for everyone: videos, interactive games, work sheets, fact sheets, information and latest education news.

Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET™ project at the University of Colorado.

This concept map is elaborate and downright incredible. Robert Millwood built this behemoth and you should be sure to head over to his site to thank him and learn more about the Holistic Approach to Technology Enhanced Learning (HoTEL). In any case, this detailed analysis and chart of every single learning theory is worth zooming in and studying.

Free Teaching Resources PowerPoint Presentations free to download. Free PowerPoint Presentations for biology, chemistry, physics, English, maths, history, geography and........Of course, not all are that great...but many are... 

Do Other Alternative Exists???

More B-schools closing than new ones opening
Hemali Chhapia TNN 

Mumbai:The dawn of the third millennium marked the golden age of professional education in India. Hundreds of new institutes came up adding thousands of seats. An equal number queued up to grab them. 
    A decade on, the picture is one of stark contrast in technical professional colleges: this year more B-schools applied for closure than those that took wing. This academic year, 94 management colleges have sought consent to shut down. In the case of engineering colleges, many in the southern states, which experienced the highest growth in the professional education space, are up for sale. Many more colleges have trimmed programmes, branches of engineering or streams in the management course. 
    On the academic front, the Master of Business Administration programme was once supreme, attracting not only those interested in business but also those who wanted to master the tools of management. Today the overall growth of MBA education is negative in the books of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Between 2011 and 2013, the AICTE received 231 applications from management colleges wanting to shut down. The AICTE has okayed about 80 of them. ‘Professional edu must be in line with industry’ 
Mumbai: Professional education in India is going through a rough patch. Like the MBA programme, a similar story haunts the Master of Computer Application (MCA) course—while 84 colleges stopped offering the programme last year, only 27 started it. For students who choose not to apply to an MCA college, the decision is a nobrainer: with many more engineering seats available now, an undergraduate would rather earn a BTech degree followed by a two-year master’s than enrol for a bachelor’s in computer application and back it up with a three-year MCA that would also eat up six years. 
    The AICTE has decided to allow colleges to offer a five-year dual degree programme and permit graduates of science, BSc (computer science) and BSc (information technology) to jump to the second year of the MCA course. Yet, the small positive growth in the sector is from the engineering colleges where new institutes are coming up faster than closures taking place, largely in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan. 
    S S Mantha, AICTE chairman, said: “This is a critical phase for the professional education sector. Professional education must be in line with industry. If you don’t offer placements, students are not going to come. Colleges in remote India and institutes of poor quality are not getting students. There is just one key to attracting students: institutes need to be top-of-the-line. There is no payoff in running a bad college.” But things seem to be looking up. “As the economy revives, we will see a larger pool of applications from colleges wanting to start. We have received close to 120 applications from B-schools for the next academic year,” he said. 
    Joining a professional college was once the pinnacle of an Indian student’s career. Aspirants far outnumbered the seats. But often, they were put off by one or more of these three reasons: poor quality of teaching, lack of adequate faculty or no job offer at the end. “MBA as a programme has to be relooked at in many colleges. The AICTE must set up quality control cells,” said an IIM director.

Times of India, Mumbai edition Date 1 July 2013