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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How One Provocative LinkedIn Post Can Transform Your Career

How One Provocative LinkedIn Post Can Transform Your Career

“What if this plane goes down?” Marcus A. Murphy sat down in his seat, anticipating a relaxing, yet productive flight on his way to San Francisco. Suddenly, the conversation in the row before him invaded his consciousness, and he couldn’t help but overhear the dialogue … “Hey, what’s your name? Where are you going? What do you do for a living?” Murphy cringed as he quickly realized the context of the “conversation” and recognized the tragedy taking place. Before their impending flight, Murphy overhead the “Middle-Seat Man” trying to sell…

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Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Two decades ago, when I was a student in a part-time master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University, I would hurry from my office twice a week to make class, hoping like many of my classmates for a few minutes to grab coffee and a bite to eat before settling in for the 2 1/2-hour seminars. Next week, when I address the graduating class of the same school, most of them will probably be meeting face-to-face for the first time at commencement: 70 percent of this year’s graduates earned their master’s…

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KET eliminating distance learning program as one way of addressing budget cuts

KET eliminating distance learning program as one way of addressing budget cuts

Faced with the need to cut nearly $1 million from its budget, Kentucky Educational Television is eliminating its online campus offerings, long known as “distance learning.” The online campus program has given middle and high school students around the state the ability to take courses not offered in their home schools. In order to give students now enrolled the ability to finish their courses, the program will end June 30, said KET spokesman Todd Piccirilli. Courses offered included hard-to-get offerings such as German, Latin and physics. Enrollment in the program this academic…

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Gurgaon: Special Police Officers’ recruitment drive begins, 275 applications received on Day One

Gurgaon: Special Police Officers’ recruitment drive begins, 275 applications received on Day One

The recruitment drive of Special Police Officers (SPOs) being carried out by Gurgaon police evoked a warm response with applicants from across Haryana submitting applications for the job. Ex-servicemen from all services and former employees of Haryana State Industrial force are eligible to apply for the one-year contract job. Both men and women from across the state submitted 275 forms on Monday that will be scrutinised by the recruitment board constituted by the Gurgaon police. Long queues were seen at the Gurgaon police commissionerate where these forms were being submitted….

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Trump’s budget seeks to eliminate one major benefit of federal student loans that costs billions

Trump’s budget seeks to eliminate one major benefit of federal student loans that costs billions

The Trump administration’s first budget proposes ending a program to encourage student-loan borrowers to go into public service by forgiving their debt to save an estimated $27 billion over the next decade. Here’s how the program works: If you take out a federal student loan, you have your loans forgiven after making 10 years of on-time payments and working for an employer the Department of Education deems to be serving the public good. Qualified employers include local, state and federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations. (Private lenders don’t offer this…

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Not a far-fetched idea: How one man built a $1.5bn fashion business

Not a far-fetched idea: How one man built a $1.5bn fashion business

He’s the boss of one of the world’s fastest-growing luxury fashion websites, Farfetch, yet Jose Neves admits that he used to find the clothing industry “frivolous and uninteresting”. A self-confessed “computer geek”, it was instead information technology that stirred his passion growing up in Portugal. And while studying economics at Porto University he launched a software company. It was this venture, which created operating systems for Portuguese footwear and textile companies, that helped to quickly change his view of the fashion industry. “I began to understand the way the industry…

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One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts: fire dept

One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts: fire dept

One person was killed and at least two injured by two near-simultaneous blasts in a Japanese park on Sunday, the local fire department said. The explosions occurred at a park in Utsunomiya, some 100 kilometres north of Tokyo, shortly after 11:30 am (0230 GMT), a fire department spokesman said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts. “One person was found dead,” the fire department spokesman told AFP, without elaborating further. Public broadcaster NHK said a body badly damaged in the blast was found at a bicycle parking space…

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How One Institution Went From a Vocational School to a University

How One Institution Went From a Vocational School to a University

The United States needs more-inclusive campuses, where students can complete one certificate or degree and move on to the next, says Matthew S. Holland, president of Utah Valley University. It now offers several master’s programs but isn’t embarrassed by its vocational ethos, he says: The university is more focused on serving its nearly 35,000 students than on reaching for the next tier. Sara Lipka edits coverage of campus life and other topics. Follow her on Twitter @chronsara, or email her [email protected] TRANSCRIPT SARA LIPKA: Hello. We’re here today with Matthew…

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court cases over ‘cruel’ maths paper swamp social media – however one maths trainer says it’s simply students ranting

court cases over ‘cruel’ maths paper swamp social media – however one maths trainer says it’s simply students ranting

A-stage students have taken to social media to express their outrage over the “torture” of a hard mental-arithmetic paper. however a maths teacher insists that only multiple the questions were tough. although students neglected the ones questions altogether, he added, they would nevertheless be able to achieve an A or B grade. students took to social media to bitch that the Edexcel C1 maths paper required them to multiply complex fractions of their heads. The questions did not consist of any entire numbers, which might be quicker and less difficult…

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