March 3, 2017March 3, 2017


Learning through a medium that both educates and entertains is called edutainment. Here, the aim is to make the learning process fun, thereby creating a positive experience. Research states that positive learning helps in better retention of concepts. Besides ensuring complete comprehension, keeping the students motivated and engaged is another challenge a teacher faces. Edutainment has broadened and developed, making itself adept at meeting such a challenge. Recent trends have witnessed innovat…

February 23, 2017February 23, 2017


NSSO Report on education: Insights into the private tutoring industry


The National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), in the first half of 2014, conducted a survey of 66,000 households. The report presents the proliferating nature of the private tutoring industry existing in India. The major highlights of the report are:

  • A glaring 21% of the student population, estimated at 7.1 crore, resort to private tuitions to bridge the gap between classroom learni…

December 24, 2015December 24, 2015


Learning through online videos is a very enjoyable experience. Video lectures are one of the smart tools for delivering the course content in the modern-day classroom scenario. The instructor selects the best content delivery method during the process of creating an extensive educational method in the course design phase.

The major benefits of an online educational video include its accessibility to different audiences such as the international students community, academicians, and working pr…

October 26, 2015October 26, 2015



“What did I just see?”

It was December, 2009. I finished attending a seminar on soft skills at an institute on a Sunday afternoon. While leaving the hall, I was thinking about a presentation I was told to give in class the next day. I was about to take the stairs to the parking lot when I overheard two people talking about a seminar on memory training that was supposed to start in the same hall in a few minutes. I was hesitant to spend time on another seminar. B…

March 9, 2015March 9, 2015


“Mirror, Mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of them all?”

For me, the story of the mirror began very early. I was in my kindergarten when this fairy tale was narrated to me by my teacher.

It was a moment of wonder how the mirror replied to what the queen desired and it was atypical day when the mirror refused to give the answer she wanted to hear.

For years, I kept wondering why it had happened.

As I grew, it kept coming back to me. I remember when a bundle of books was gi…

February 7, 2015February 7, 2015


Sometimes parents tend to lose their control especially if the question is explaining your teenage child. Teenagers often backfire especially when in spite of being a grown-up are treated like a child. Read further to know how to handle such situations easy:

Talk to them as adults

The first thing is to talk to them as adults. Do not treat them like children anymore; you will see that communication becomes extremely easy. Teenagers usually feel agitated when they feel they …

February 7, 2015February 7, 2015


Digital education has significantly revolutionized the learning process, enabling students to study with full interest. With the help of a wide range of mobile and digital apps, students can steep their learning curve beyond the school as well. The following are some cool and much sought-after apps, which are even vetted by parents:


The Dictionary app is compatible with Android, iPhone, Blackberry and many more devicies, and provides students with a complete dic…

February 7, 2015February 7, 2015


In today’s knowledge-based era of economic development, education—which is the fountainhead of knowledge—has gained an added importance. In fact, education works as a driving force in the development process of a country and is responsible for much-sought-after intellectual capital and technological boosts, which make the economy more strong and help in developing human capital with better skill and expertise.

Is education a prerequisite for all socio-economic progress or the cause of e…

February 6, 2015February 6, 2015



The Indian education sector has undergone a sea change in the past few decades. Once symbolized by the age-old ‘blackboard-chalk-and-talk’ model, classrooms in Indian schools have received a complete makeover following the advent of digital technologies. The journey of the Indian education has been marked with several milestones, with e-learning being a recent one.

The rising popularity of e-lea…

January 5, 2015January 5, 2015


Over the years, learning has evolved to help people understand better and remember longer. The following are various steps of learning evolution.

Learning by hearing: Ancient India had the Gurukul system, where lessons were spoken by the Guru and students learned by listening.

Learning by seeing, hearing, and doing: In the traditional setting, schools use a combination of lectures and textbooks. Students learn by listening, reading, and writing. Of late, m…