IITs among world’s 5 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes: HRD

New Delhi: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. The ranking was compiled by PitchBook Data, a US-based private equity and venture capital research firm. Sharing the achievement at an AICTE conclave on ‘entrepreneurship education’, Irani said the feat calls for further celebrations as the IITs have been ranked higher than some of the best Ivy League universities such as Harvard. The minister referred to the rankings…

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Elon Musk, SpaceX face online backlash in China after space station near-misses

Chinese citizens lashed out online against billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday after China complained that its space station was forced to take evasive action to avoid collision with satellites launched by Musk’s Starlink programme. The satellites from Starlink Internet Services, a division of Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company, had two “close encounters” with the Chinese space station on July 1 and Oct. 21, according to a document submitted by China earlier this month to the U.N.’s space agency. “For safety reasons, the China Space Station implemented preventive collision avoidance control,”…

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Diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics: A message to China from the West

Tension between China and the Western allies has escalated with Canada and the United Kingdom following the US and Australia’s diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics. France said it would consult its European allies on the boycott call.   The US and the European countries announcing diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China have criticised the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), the ruling party in the country, alleging human rights violations in Xinjiang. China has been under attack from human rights activists and the international community over alleged mistreatment of the ethnic Uyghur…

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Here’s the very short list of colleges offering tuition discounts for distance learning this fall

Nearly all college students think distance learning should cost less. Very few schools agree. After most colleges and universities moved online in the spring, three-quarters of all college students were unhappy with the quality of the education they received. Now, roughly 93% of undergraduates said tuition should be lowered if classes continue remotely in the fall, according to a recent survey of more than 13,000 students by online note-sharing platform OneClass et only a small handful of schools are planning to charge less next semester. While a number of colleges and universities have offered a…

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Indian-Origin Scientist Finds Likely Cause For Fall Of Indus Valley Civilisation

Shifting monsoon patterns linked to climate change likely caused the rise and fall of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, according to a study by an Indian-origin scientist which analysed data from North India covering the past 5,700 years. The analysis by Nishant Malik from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the United State used a new mathematical method to study ancient climate patterns in North India over time, providing insights about past climates using indirect observations. The research, published in ‘Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science’, noted that by…

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7 Online Teaching Ideas for Fun and Engaging Classes

Keeping your students listening and engaged during online teaching will be a lot easier with these online teaching ideas. Despite many things slowly returning to “normal,” virtual learning remains a reality for most. Keeping your students engaged can seem nearly impossible as different challenges are presented for all age groups when trying to maintain attention through lengthy online classes. Here are some simple online teaching ideas for fun and engaging classes that you can easily implement for that extra flair. Online Teaching Ideas To Keep your Students Engaged and Entertained 1.…

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Stay Home, Stay Safe: How You Can Learn About A School and Its Culture Virtually

Last week, we welcomed an incredible class for our first in-person MBA1 Orientation in two years. It was energizing to see students in real life again. In our most competitive application season on record, the Class of 2023 topped Michigan Ross records for the number of women, underrepresented minorities, countries, GMAT, GRE, and GPA.  One of the questions we have been hearing frequently from prospective students is about our visitor policy. For health, safety, and equity reasons, our recruiting events will be 100% virtual once again. We were able to host more…

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Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education

What does the Adobe Flash end of life mean for educators? For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. Many of their technologies are in our school computers, software programs, and internet applications we use every day. If a teacher has ever done any photo editing, stream a video online, or played an internet game in the classroom, they have used Adobe. Shortly after being first released in 1996, the Adobe rock star, Adobe Flash Player, made its way…

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How EdTech Is Bringing Learning to Life in the Classroom

After spending a few days in sunny Florida at FETC, we left inspired not only by the weather, but by all the exciting edtech options that were discussed in sessions and by our conversations with energetic educators using technology in their classrooms around the country. As edtech is increasingly integrated into K–5 classrooms with interactive whiteboards, online assessments, social media, personalized learning, and more, we’re excited about all the opportunities this presents to educators and students. From attending various sessions at FETC, we learned how educators are using technology to…

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The Top 10 Best Websites For TEFL Jobs, ESL & International English Teaching Jobs Abroad

Trained as an ESL teacher, you are now ready to take up an assignment by finding TEFL jobs to start teaching English jobs abroad. This, of course, is easier said than done. There is undoubtedly a high demand for ESL teachers across the world. However, the fact remains that teaching abroad is a much sought-after career move in the industry—most ESL teachers are looking to combine their love for their profession with their passion for traveling. Teaching abroad is the perfect way to spend a gap year for young graduates with…

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