Decoding the future of edtech, one learning at a time

Decoding the future of edtech, one learning at a time

“These days students prefer online learning as they can’t wait to gain knowledge through multiple channels. That’s where education is changing; edtech is redefining that,” said Mohan Lakhamraju, the Founder and CEO of Great Learning. He was speaking at a panel discussion on the Future of Edtech at the 9th edition of TechSparks, YourStory’s flagship event and India’s top startup conference. He was joined by Dr Carsten Schröder, Co-Founder and CEO, DADB; Parul Gupta, Co-founder, Springboard; Ishan Gupta, MD India, Udacity; and Pulkit Jain, Co-founder and Product Head, Vedantu at the…

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Future uncertain for 1,500 students

Future uncertain for 1,500 students

Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University in Muzaffarpur Munger: Technical fault on the part of Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University in Muzaffarpur has nearly jeopardised the career of about 1,500 distance learning BEd students of 2014-16 ,2015-17 and 2016-18 sessions. Students from Begusarai, Khagaria, Munger, Jamui, Sheikhpura and Lakhisarai districts of Munger division are the worst hit. The Prime Minister’s Office has, vide registration number PMOPG/E/2018/0182388, directed the secretary, education department of Bihar, to look into the matter and submit an taken-action report immediately. The PMO took the initiative after Mithilesh Kumar…

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Lewis Hamilton unsure about what future holds in F1 career

Lewis Hamilton unsure about what future holds in F1 career

Lewis Hamilton has hinted he could walk away from Formula One at the end of the season, while also indicating it was highly unlikely. The triple world champion, so often an enigma shrouded in contradiction, offered little certainty after winning the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time. What came across strongly, however, was that the Mercedes driver felt in the form of his life and would always want to be a winner. “Apart from being with my family, the happiest moment I ever have is when I’ve got…

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Future of natural gas limited, say global institutes

Future of natural gas limited, say global institutes

The future of natural gas is limited and it has to be phased out along with the other fossil fuel coal, says an international report. India and the Middle East are also seeing renewables rising much faster. The report, titled “Foot off the gas: Increased reliance on natural gas in the power sector risks an emissions lock-in”, by the Climate Action Tracker said “increased reliance on natural gas risks an emissions lock-in”. It says continued investments in the natural gas sector create the risk of breaching the Paris Agreement’s long-term…

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Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

In this photo taken April 27, 2017, founder Adam Braun poses at MissionU in San Francisco. MissionU, which began accepting its first applications last month, offers a one-year program in data analytics and business intelligence with an upfront tuition of $0. As part of a profit-sharing agreement, MissionU students will be giving back 15 percent of their salary for three years after graduation, given that they make at least $50,000 per year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Connor Mitchell’s university classes take place online, he doesn’t have any exams and he studies…

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ALLEN INSTITUTE FOR AI EYES THE FUTURE OF SCIENTIFIC SEARCH

ALLEN INSTITUTE FOR AI EYES THE FUTURE OF SCIENTIFIC SEARCH

GOOGLE CHANGED THE world with its PageRank algorithm, creating a new kind of internet search engine that could instantly sift through the world’s online information and, in many cases, show us just what we wanted to see. But that was a long time ago. As the volume of online documents continues to increase, we need still newer ways of finding what we want. That’s why Google is now running its search engine with help from machine learning, augmenting its predetermined search rules with deep neural networks that can learn to…

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Are online classes the future for K-12?

Are online classes the future for K-12?

Scattered across the desks in one of Yorktown Middle School’s social studies classes are colored pencils, blank paper maps and iPads with sturdy lime green cases. Students have a map pulled up on the devices and are using it to create their own color-coded version on paper. It could have been a lesson from 10 years ago, or 20, but instead of squinting at a slide projector or flipping through a textbook the students each pulled up a map individually. In another room students read through worksheets on the iPads, some writing in…

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Is a Fintech Career in Your Future?

Is a Fintech Career in Your Future?

Last year Inc. declared it to be one of “the most promising industries of 2015,” but have you even heard of it? We’re talking about fintech, and it’s revolutionizing how banks do business. In fact, the field is experiencing such rapid growth that US banking regulators are calling for new regulatory measures aimed at promoting “responsible innovation.” Is a career in fintech in your future? Let’s take a closer look at this game-changer in the financial industry, along with why a career in fintech may be right for you.  …

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Why we need to take a ‘Punk’ approach to the future of evaluation

Why we need to take a ‘Punk’ approach to the future of evaluation

in advance of this week’s learning First convention, one speaker requires a cultural revolution in evaluation “do not be informed what you want. do not be advised what you want” God keep the Queen, intercourse Pistols (1977) This weekend, educationalists who have responded a name from Dame Alison Peacock (article loose to subscribers) are gathering in Sheffield for the inaugural #LearningFirst occasion. Tickets for the convention, that is supported by TES, sold out in much less than 40 mins. an excellent network of system and school leaders, instructors, researchers, specialists…

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4 Possible Surprises From the Offices of the Future

4 Possible Surprises From the Offices of the Future

Of course, no one knows for sure what the future will bring, but that hasn’t stopped humans from trying to predict what’s to come for centuries. These days, it’s especially difficult to speculate about the future because things are changing so quickly. Who knows what will come along next? Still, it’s fun to think about. Also, there are also some current workplace trends than can help our guesses veer toward the more educated variety. When thinking about the offices of the future, here are a few wild to semi-wild possibilities…

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