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Distance Learning more effective in the North than South

Distance learning is a popular choice in the North and there are three key reasons for this: Convenient and Quality Education Very few graduates have the industry standard employment skills that most employers are looking for. Therefore, most fresh or inexperienced graduates want to boost their education qualification with some certification program or the other that is relevant to their job. Distance learning courses allow employees to further their education without disrupting their work lives. Also, for people who live in remote areas, distance learning is a boon as it saves a...

Learn app development with this free IMAD course

Hasura and IIT –Madras jointly are offering a FREE app development course. It is an eight-week course, post the course, top students get a chance to do internships at Hasura, which is a boon to the students. Mobile technology has gripped the market, with so many apps aviable in the app store. The demand for app developers have increased. Every company or organization are moving towards mobile technology, it’s because of the mobile usage. At one-point of time, a mobile phone was a  luxury, but today it has become a necessity. One can connect on the go, so companies devlope...

University Grants Commission (Online Education) Regulations, may make Aadhaar Card a must for e-courses

According to the Univeristy Grants Commission rules, Aadhaar may be made compulsory for pursuing any online courses. And also the commission has mentioned that only those universities which have presently completed 5 years are allowed to offer such courses.  What about universities below 5 years. What about students who have registered in these universities and presently persuing e-courses. We are sure these universities will approach the Grants Commission. But, the regulatory authority has invited feedback, suggestions and comments on the draft by August 18 th 2017. So universities...

British Council collaborates with UCL Institute of Education

The British Council and UCL Institute of Education, UK, have developed a free online course for teachers wanting to explore new ways of developing their skills and knowledge. Becoming a Better Teacher: Exploring Professional Development is a six-week course starting on 24 April 2017. This massive open online course (MOOC) available via the FutureLearn platformhas been specifically designed for the needs of teachers in India, particularly those teaching in English or who teach English as a subject. However, it is also relevant for teachers from around the world and offers an excellent...

5 Reasons to Register for the TOEFL® MOOC

It’s your all-access pass to the TOEFL iBT® test. This six-week course will get you up to speed on the sections of the test, the skills we test, how the test is scored, and how scores are used by higher education institutions, colleges and universities. It was designed by the experts who created the test. The team that developed the TOEFL iBT test is the same team that built this course. You can trust that every aspect of the MOOC is designed to benefit you, and that this is the most in-depth, insider’s look that you will find. It enables you to connect with...

Kerala University launches online open courses

Kerala University   has launched its first ever massive online open course (MOOC) platform through which the university will offer various short-term programs online. The Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) online platform is aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. The first online course is on the subject "Making Powerful Multimedia Presentation" and the instructor for these short term courses is Achuthsankar S Nair, Professor, Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Kerala.   The new online course is offered at...

How to Start Your Study Abroad Journey?

Whether you’re looking to have a study session on the sandy beaches of California, explore the Australian outback, or enjoy the nightlife with your new friends in London, it’s clear why an increasing number of students are choosing to study abroad. International study gives you the opportunity to explore uncharted territory, to bond with students from around the world, and grow as an individual — all while working toward a valuable degree. Between 2005 and 2012, the number of students studying abroad increased by 50 percent. That means as many as 4.5 million students were...

Coursera: Online Course on Grammar and Punctuation by University of California

Grammar and Punctuation are the building blocks of English. Any communication is incomplete without framing proper sentences. Most of the students ignore grammar in their younger age, which results in poor knowledge of English and not able to write proper sentences in the language. Grammar is the very powerful tool not only for the writers but for everyone. A good knowledge of English is not only required at personal or professional level but also at the competitive level. To qualify exams like GMAT, GRE, XAT, CAT, etc, students are required to have a good grasp of the language. So ...

IIM Bangalore to provide Hindi transcripts of MOOCs for wider coverage

The premier Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) will provide Hindi transcripts of its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) , for wider coverage among students aspiring for management education. According to officials of IIM Bangalore, the courseware as well as videos would be in English and the faculty would also conduct the lessons in English. However, Hindi transcripts would be made for all the videos to reach aspirants seeking education in the language. Plans are there to make available transcripts in other regional languages of the country as well. IIM...

IIM Bangalore to offer two free MOOCs from July; more to follow

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) will launch two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from July this year, which will be offered free of cost. Another online course is expected to start in August, followed by one more in October. The registration process for three of these short-term courses has kicked off. This has come as good news to candidates who can now from the comfort of their homes take lessons on diverse topics such as Statistics, Information Technology (IT) and Operations Management, etc., conducted by top faculty of IIM Bangalore. The...

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