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Tata Education Excellence Programme. Hands-on kits for young innovators delivered monthly. Classroom electronics kits for educators. The Levelfield School. Proprietary Pedagogy Our classes are much richer than the traditional lecture format.

The Levelfield School

To make topics come alive, we use selected movie-clips, documentaries and literature. To better develop useful life-skills, we integrate debates, discussions and role- plays into the curriculum. Mark Osborne - More - YouTube. Connected Courses. Muted News - Crowd Sourced Anonymous News. Wikipedia Zero - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia Zero is a project by the Wikimedia Foundation to provide Wikipedia free of charge on mobile phones, particularly in developing markets.[1][2] The program was launched in 2012,[3] and won a 2013 SXSW Interactive Award for activism.[4] The objective of the program is to increase access to free knowledge: in particular with data-usage cost.

Wikipedia Zero - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Facebook Zero has been cited as an inspiration for Wikipedia Zero.[5] History[edit] Map of participating countries, as of March 2015 Below is a selective history of launches. For a complete list of participating mobile networks and launch dates, see Wikimedia Foundation: mobile network partners. Participating mobile networks[edit] See Wikimedia Foundation: mobile network partners. Reception and impact[edit]

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system - Europe - World - The Independent. For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system - Europe - World - The Independent

Only far eastern countries such as Singapore and China outperform the Nordic nation in the influential Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings. Cheating young Indians: Our students excel abroad but Bihar scandal exposes how the education system fails them at home - TOI Blogs. Students from India and of Indian origin are coveted by academic systems worldwide.

Cheating young Indians: Our students excel abroad but Bihar scandal exposes how the education system fails them at home - TOI Blogs

They are seen as diligent and disciplined. What the best education systems are doing right. In South Korea and Finland, it’s not about finding the “right” school.

What the best education systems are doing right

Fifty years ago, both South Korea and Finland had terrible education systems. Finland was at risk of becoming the economic stepchild of Europe. South Korea was ravaged by civil war. Yet over the past half century, both South Korea and Finland have turned their schools around — and now both countries are hailed internationally for their extremely high educational outcomes.

What can other countries learn from these two successful, but diametrically opposed, educational models? The Korean model: Grit and hard, hard, hard work. How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace. There is a certain magic found in rolling up your sleeves and tackling a project head on, an undeniable sense of empowerment that results from solving problems and manifesting big ideas.

How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace

In essence, that’s the soul of the maker movement — creative individuals from all walks of life united by an insatiable desire to improve the world around them. Although synonymous with 3D Printing, it extends far beyond a single technology or buzzword. Truth be told, the maker movement represents the instinctual drive of our species to ascend ever upwards: to innovate, design, and construct a better tomorrow. Why the Maker Movement is Relevant to Education. The Age of Social Transformation. Occam's razor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The sun, moon and other solar system planets can be described as revolving around the Earth.

Occam's razor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

However that explanation's ideological and complex assumptions are completely unfounded compared to the modern consensus that all solar system planets revolve around the Sun. APS Physics. The Education (R)evolution. HMI - Human Media Interaction. Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? David Chalmers. David Chalmers I am a philosopher at New York University and the Australian National University.

David Chalmers

Officially I am Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at NYU, and also (20% time) Professor of Philosophy at ANU. I work in the philosophy of mind and in related areas of philosophy and cognitive science. I am especially interested in consciousness, but am also interested in all sorts of other issues in the philosophy of mind and language, metaphysics and epistemology, and the foundations of cognitive science. Pink's Six Senses by Todd Smith on Prezi. Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! National Tracking System for Missing & Vulnerable ChildrenTrackChild 2.0. 10 start ups in which Ratan Tata made investment. A successful entrepreneur is the one who sees the future before everyone else.

10 start ups in which Ratan Tata made investment

Ratan Tata, is a forward- looking entrepreneur of India whose unmatchable vision and excellent business skills has made him a pioneer in many business and leadership related aspects. After spreading the branches of Tata Group in almost all the sectors that includes Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels and Tata Teleservices, Ratan Tata has shredded his routine responsibilities and has decided to focus and invest on many promising startups. Why Technology Will Never Fix Education - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education. In 2004, I moved to India to help found a new research lab for Microsoft.

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Based in Bangalore, it quickly became a hub for cutting-edge computer science. My own focus shifted with the move, and I began to explore applications of digital technologies for the socioeconomic growth of poor communities. India struggles to educate its billion-plus population, so during the five years that I was there, my team considered how computers, mobile phones, and other devices could aid learning. Contemporary Student Life - The Atlantic. By John Tierney It may be that, like me, you don't quite know what to make of articles that have appeared recently about the state of contemporary secondary and post-secondary education. But maybe you can! Student Life: Still More Views - The Atlantic. Interestingly, however, some of the students argued, essentially, that college life may be decadent "education-free zones," but, gosh, hasn't that always been the case?

Others offered some amusing, and appropriate, push-back on the whole wasted-time issue: Every cohort of high-school students and collegians wastes time! How Ratan Tata is working in intersection between entrepreneurship, tech-led innovation and philanthropy - The Economic Times. Higher Education : Access Denied — Learning {Re}imagined — Medium. Higher Education : Access Denied How my dreams of joining the academic elite were dashed. Those of you who know me or follow my work will also know that I wasn’t an exemplary student at school. In fact, for a variety of reasons, my school career ended early when I was 15 and I didn’t return to what is known today as “formal education”. As a kid I was kind of intense, particularly when a subject caught my attention. I started a school project on astronomy when I was 11 which ended up being a 2 year project that spanned 14 volumes and resulted in my giving a physics class to my peer 12 year olds on the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

See Ya Later, Capitalism — the Collaborative Economy Is Taking Over — Backchannel — Medium. The old model of unwieldy behemoths is giving way to a new one of collaboration. Welcome to the world of Peers. Compare the phone you had as a kid to the one in your pocket now. The first was a telephone owned by a monopoly that you used at most only minutes a day. The latter is a smart networked device you refer to hundreds of times. The difference? Factom - A Scalable Data Layer for the Blockchain. Ethereum. ZeroNet: Decentralized websites using Bitcoin crypto and the BitTorrent network. Colony. The Uberfication of Knowledge.