Category Archives: Next-ERP

Why is the Indian e-learning sector basking in a bright future?

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ― Nelson Mandela If we bring in concepts like technology and e-learning into the realm of education, then Mandela’s belief holds true to the current scenario in India. Needless to say, technology has changed the way we lead our lives, interact… Read More »

What makes these Four Alternative Schools really Alternative

Suppose you borrowed DeLorean for a day from Dr. Brown. You dial 21.06.2020 in the timemachine, hit 88 miles per hour and arrive in South of Market in San Francisco. As you drive by, a gray low building with a storefront and contrasting blue signage holds your gaze. The signage says “AltSchool”, and something strikes you as… Read More »

Why I Remember what I Remember from my Childhood

How many of us can say with certainty that we never had to face minor traumatic events in our childhood? I’m not talking about huge traumatic events like murder and mayhem, I’m talking about minor things like pooping ones pants and becoming a filthy butt of joke for other children. I don’t know about major… Read More »

Can MOOCs Solve the Learning Crisis in India?

If you think Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) are a phenomenon limited to countries with tech-savvy population and high internet bandwidth, this piece of stat will surprise you. According to Coursera, 8% of its registered users are Indian students. To give you a perspective, around 1.1 million Indians have taken MOOCs on its platform. Anant Agarwal,… Read More »

Confessions of a Digital Native

Call me a millennial, I don’t mind. But call me a digital native, that’s a bit of a stretch. I was born in the tail end of 20th century, and until recently believed in Marc Prensky’s digital nativity theory. To see my two-year-old niece swiping and tapping and watching her rhymes on the iPad, I… Read More »

Big Data in Education Sector Can Do Wonders – Let’s See How!

“Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.” – Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. When Berners-Lee talked about data, he wouldn’t have imagined it growing to a gigantic size encompassing all spheres of life. Think of Big Data, and you’ll understand what we’re talking about. From retail… Read More »