Online education in India – the good, the bad and the ugly!

Online education comes in shades of grey. In this article, educators, Prashanthi Karyala and Sarita Kamat, bring the voices of teachers, students and parents from across the country to the fore, as they highlight the good, the bad and the ugly faces of online education in India, and the need for inclusive education policies. With educational institutes closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has been encouraging online education to achieve academic continuity. Most high-end private and public institutions have made the switch smoothly using online platforms such as…

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Student loans: Going for an education loan? Key factors to know

You should apply for a loan as per your current needs, future earning probability and collateral security availability The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated the challenges for many. Even young people are facing challenges when it comes to planning for their higher education. One of the most common ways to bridge any funding deficit for education is to take a loan. However, before applying for an education loan, you should be aware of a few key points, including its eligibility criteria, tax implication, etc. Fulfilling eligibility criteria…

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Training Your Brain’s Capacity To Pay Attention Will Optimize Your Success

As millions of us are experiencing directly today, humans are engrossed more than ever in texting, scrolling, tweeting, DMing, and emailing, and we’re drowning in a deluge of distractions. One study shows that instead of becoming more attentive and focused, we’re going in the opposite direction and the information age has changed the power of distraction to lure us away from the task-at-hand. According to Philipp Lorenz-Spreen of Max Planck Institute for Human Development that participated in this study, “Content is increasing in volume, which exhausts our attention and our urge for…

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Online education in the post-COVID era

The coronavirus pandemic has forced students and educators across all levels of education to rapidly adapt to online learning. The impact of this — and the developments required to make it work — could permanently change how education is delivered. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to engage in the ubiquitous use of virtual learning. And while online and distance learning has been used before to maintain continuity in education, such as in the aftermath of earthquakes1, the scale of the current crisis is unprecedented. Speculation has now also…

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Complexation of transition metals by chelators added during mashing and impact on beer stability

Abstract Beer inevitably changes due to an array of staling reactions. A major factor in beer ageing is the involvement of transition metals (iron, copper, manganese) in oxidative reactions. To tackle the flavour stability issue, metal chelation was investigated. Based on previous research, five primary chelators (tannic acid, gallic acid, EDTA, citric acid and phytic acid) were screened using experimental design for their capacity to reduce the content of wort transition metals. The chelating agents were added under varying conditions (mash out temperature, mash pH, grain bill, chelator concentration, addition…

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New On Holiday Clubs UK

Do Ofsted inspections of holiday Club have to happen? Unless you have access to that information, how can you be certain they are safe? Ofsted (or Estyn, the Welsh counterpart) registration and compliance criteria are required for most childcare services. This implies that holiday clubs don’t have to be registered with Ofsted, follow their guidelines, or undergo any inspections. Only two of the following activities may count towards holiday clubs being exempt: Sport arts and entertainment Craftsmanship Studies in religion, linguistics, or culture Help with your homework. In addition, clubs…

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