Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan plans to introduce Online Education

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) have decided to provide online question bank and online test facility for its students. The database of question bank will be based on Higher Order Thinking System (HOTS) , a concept by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to develop analytical and logic building skills of the students.

After the implementation of this scheme, students of KV’s will be able to assess their analytical skills by taking online tests of themselves. The automated test will randomly pick questions from the question bank and will present it to the student. A complete test report will also be generated after successful completion of the test.

This methodology of online tests will help students prepare better for various entrance examinations.

Selection List of PG Diploma Programme-DOEACC,Calicut Declared

Selection list of candidates for PG Diploma in Software Technology/ Advanced Course in J2EE (SW-100/SW-101) has been declared by DOEACC Centre, Calicut branch. The commencement of classes for the course will start from 4th August, 2008.

Selection List: PG Diploma in Software Technology/ Advanced Course in J2EE      (SW-100/SW-101)

All the applicants must report at DOEACC Centre, Calicut by 9:00 AM on 4th August, 2008, along with their original and attested photocopies of marks sheets and certificates.

Laptops for Government School Toppers of Chandigarh

To encourage and increase the healthy competition among students, Chandigarh Government has gifted laptops to two Government School students who have topped in Class 12 in their city. Pankaj Kumar and Lakshay Manchanda have been chosen by the government to receive these rewards. One of the student is from urban area and the other student belongs to the rural area. This was done to balance the distribution of the prize among all sections.

It is the first encouraging move of gifting laptops to toppers in India by the State Government and is welcomed by the education fraternity. The pass percentage of in the Government Schools in Chandigarh have always been high; i.e. 85+ percent in both class 10th as well as 12th.

BSNL Soon to Offer Tele-Education Services

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has announced to offer tele-education services to all its broadband subscribers. Subscribers will be able to avail this new service at a nominal rent of 250 Rs/ month.

The service will feature relaying of educational programmes and distribution of study material for engineering, management, medical and other competitive exams.

As the Internet penetration is increasing in the country, services like tele-education are opening new channels for the youth of this country, to get more relevant and more exhaustive information related to their studies.

Modern Teaching Aids: More Homework For Teachers

Students, especially small children almost loathe about the daily homework assigned to them. The young minds sometimes envy their own teachers as they come in the classroom, teach and leave – no homework, no tests and no assessments. That may be true but not in the coming era where teachers themselves have to prepare a lot before coming to the classroom.

The textbook and dictation age is a thing of the past. Modern teaching aids like audio and video presentations demand more preparations from the teacher. Many schools have recently added such aids and techniques in the curriculum to provide to the students an all-inclusive learning package and environment.

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In certain subjects like History and Sciences, there are many things that cannot be completely described on the blackboard or by oral recitation. One popular example is the development stages of living cells, functioning or various organs, organ systems, etc. Even though the teacher may carry a chart or draw a neat diagram on the board, but effective learning still misses out. A video presentation or short film gives the student a better learning experience as they can watch the actual phenomena and processes.

Teaching lessons are increasingly being provided on compact discs and digital video discs and the content on the same is either viewed in the class or by the student at home. The teacher has to be sure to identify the main points or emphasize on these points so that children can assimilate the knowledge.

Three cheers to our teachers who are supposed to do a little viewing of the content at home and come prepared in the morning!

IT Enters School Education In Himachal Pradesh, Everonn Systems Approaches HP Government

Information Technology (IT) has had a great time in India and to carry forward the boom, which at present seems to have lost its momentum, the IT companies are exploring new avenues.

Everonn Systems India Limited is an IT company, specialized in Knowledge Management, Education and Training. The company provides IT training and facilitation at different institutes. The latest update is that Everonn Systems has approached the Himachal Pradesh state government, to implement IT education in the senior schools.

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The IT companies may start this trend of providing quality IT education in the senior schools. The scope for IT companies looks promising as the education sector is a massive one and can support a lot of such initiatives.

Also, implementing the procedures and building up the infrastructure can help the students to be better prepared for a promising career.

India is one country where skilled labour, especially in the IT sector, is globally recognized as topnotch and competitive. The English speaking IT professionals in India are preferred in the South Asia. Considering such an asset, the students that are soon going to start their professional lives.

IT companies can further help their own growth and sustenance by investing in this sector. School education is a cyclic process and its span is ever continuing By striking a good balance with the school institutions, the companies can do much better and for a long time.

The premier education and training institutes (IT) in the country do afford and in fact do hire these companies. The challenge however is to take them to the secondary education level.