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Next EducationDecember 24, 2015

7min00

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…


Next EducationDecember 9, 2015

9min00

The education system today is leaving no stone upturned to tap the enormous potential of mobile devices in educating new-age learners, who are given to the convenience of technology for practically everything, from connecting with people, to booking tickets, finding places, searching information, and what not! There’s just no end to the list of things one can do with a mobile device. To put it another way, the world today is a click away!

A major percentage of the users of mobile technology…


Next EducationDecember 8, 2015
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An activity that is done for enjoyment without thinking about the end result could be called play. For generations there is a current of thought that while play is fun, it is also a waste of time that could be spent more productively doing something useful, or gainful, for that matter.

Childhood is the time when kids have countless opportunities for play. A child is the happiest when s/he is engrossed in play that can happen in different forms, such as imitating the family members, playing wi…


Next EducationDecember 5, 2015

3min00

Did you know that the use of illustrations in schoolbooks dates back to the 17th Century? The Orbis Pictus by Comenius is the first schoolbook to have had illustrations.

Pictures, as we know, are first order symbols that represent familiar and concrete experiences. Words are second order symbols that are abstract. Hence pictures are easily identifiable for young learners. The juxtaposition of pictures with words makes the words more accessible or comprehensible, thus helping young lear…


Next EducationOctober 29, 2015

10min00

Introduction

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed.

Students view short video lectures of their lessons at home before the class session. The in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects or discussions. The  pre recorded lecture could be a podcast or any other audio format. ‘The videos can be accessed and viewed so easily today that the flipped model has come to be identified with online audio or …


Next EducationOctober 26, 2015
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12min00

 

“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…