Parliament gives nod to National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill

The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote. (File image: Reuters) Parliament on Tuesday gave its nod to a Bill which seeks to declare four National Institutes of Design in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Haryana as institutions of national importance. Several amendments to the Bill moved by opposition members were defeated by voice vote. The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote. It has already been cleared by…

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What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

Somewhere between our collective obsession with predictive analytics and infatuation with adaptive learning, higher education wonks and practitioners are making time to deconstruct the quality attributes of online courses. The online “quality” debatestems, in part, from explosion in institutional demand for online experiences and resulting pressure on faculty to design and facilitate online courses. Forced to quickly get up and running with online classes, faculty—and the instructional designers who help them make the transition—often resort to checklists to create the bare minimum of what’s required to build a “quality” online…

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