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Teachers will always be the Guide to Success by Scott Justin

Teachers will always be the Guide to Success by Sc ...

Obviously, teachers have a huge role to play in order to make student's academic life successful. For students, teachers will always be the guide to success because they provide proper guidance and vital support that students require to excel academically. One of the most obvious truths and the fact that behind every single student who succeeds in school, college or university is teachers. Students academic life will be distressing and complicated if they don't have proficient, caring, supportive and experienced teachers. The success of every school and students depend greatly on teachers. Students should respect and value their teachers if they wish to get better academic outcomes.

Support Students

Teachers support students to get to their dreams, goals and wishes. Teachers work, day in, day out, by building a bridge in order to aid the students to achieve their dreams. Teachers offer an opportunity for every student to learn better and become what they desire to be in their life. The main aim to every teacher will be offering help to their students so as to achieve more. Teachers support their students both in and out of the classroom for gaining better academic results. Teachers generally motivate their students to find out a goal, stick to their aims, and accomplish their objective by prevailing over every obstacle.

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Scenario of Indian Higher Education

Scenario of Indian Higher Education

Dr. Hari Krishna Maram

Dr. Hari Krishna Maram
Chairman & Founder CEO
Imperial College, Bangalore

Richest person in China Mr.Jack Ma says, “Please tell your children that the world is changing every day and no one is going to wait for you in the past."

An education system that values creativity is one that makes a deliberate effort to spark thoughtfulness and independent thinking, teaches students how to learn, instills a lifelong love of learning, pushes students to find their own interpretations, and guides the development of a strong moral compass. Creativity in education has to do with a constructivist approach to education, where learning is an active, contextualized process of knowledge construction that builds on prior knowledge, social interaction and authentic tasks, rather than the passive receiving of information.

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Accelerating the Pace of Automation Through Effective Learning by SMC Pneumatics

Accelerating the Pace of Automation Through Effect ...

The resurgence of manufacturing in India has augmented the expansion of automation industry manifold times. This necessitates for a skilled and competitive task force in multiple disciplines of automation to help build a strong and sustainable industry and contribute towards India’s manufacturing success.

Pneumatic technology promises to revolutionize the automation industry and foresees a huge potential to grow exponentially in coming years with the support of a skilled workforce.

At SMC, we believe that training is an integral component for the growth and development of an organization and a highly trained and skilled workforce plays a pivotal role to help build competitive advantage environment within an organization and the industry.

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Smart Classrooms: A New Window to Growth of Education by BenQ

Smart Classrooms: A New Window to Growth of Educat ...

Technology has touched not one but every single vertical the world operates in. Education today is not restricted to the four walls of the classrooms of yesterday where the exchange of ideas was restricted to the typically recommended books and hard-coded courses. The 21st century has necessitated utilisation of the largest reservoir of information- The World Wide Web; thus, creating an ecosystem of opinions, beliefs and considerations of what we know as modern education. Since every speck and particle now exists in a huge cloud called the ‘internet’, why not consider an amalgamation of cloud sourcing and technology with our educational system? Why not make classrooms ‘Smarter’. Since the concept of digital is now introduced to us, anyone, anywhere across the globe can now access, gain and share the learnings and experiences across the 3-billion internet users who are also constantly adding their bits to the information pool. Books have now changed to e-books, personal computers to tablets, blackboard to a whiteboard which is connected to a projector, and 2D to 3D learning.

Rich multimedia material for student makes Smart Classroom more co-operative and interesting. Its basic constituents are a personal computer, projector, and interactive white board. With this impression, a class can now virtually elucidate a simple chemical reaction between two compounds via YouTube, the geography of rivers can be understood through Google Maps and lectures presented via Skype, which saves time and avoids hardships of travel. Today, many universities and educational institutions provide global programmes riding on the back of these technologies making it possible for people from different parts of the world, sitting in different time zones be able to access content at the same time. Today, the art of educating in smart classrooms is happening more through screens- be it television, laptop or films. Basis the promise that the industry shows, a wide variety of companies have started investing in this direction- anti glare screens, projectors, interactive white boards, video access, learning capsules- you name it and the industry is getting more and more robust. Companies like BenQ that holds the top position in projectors market, are providing bright solutions to the classroom as well. Educators and administrators are enhancing learning with the help of BenQ projection systems.

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Creating 21st Century Learning Spaces by Raeco

Creating 21st Century Learning Spaces by Raeco

Raeco are proud to be connected with CIVOM India who have access to solution based, space engineering and design, with over 53 years of Raeco knowledge, experience and successful projects. Our partnership is now 4 years of age and growing in strength and presence.

Civom bring the very latest in global practices aligned to key learning criterion and have chosen to partner with Raeco to start creating 21st century learning spaces together with you!

Together both businesses are focused on providing the solutions required to see traditional education move towards a more progressive direction. No longer do we see the need for conventional rows of desks and chairs but ultimately, a space where students can learn, grow and develop as individuals.

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Benefits of Play & How Children Learn Through Play by Playgro Toys

Benefits of Play & How Children Learn Through Play ...

How children learn through play

Young children are learning and developing quickly. They are playing, learning and experimenting. They are also beginning to get a sense of their own identity and how they may be different from others, such as noticing boys and girls. Some children benefit from being at a nursery or playgroup at this age. Organized activities help develop their learning in an informal setting. In turn, this is preparing them for more formal school life. Cultural identity is important. Children need to have people around them that they can identify with and who have an understanding of their cultural and ethnic background.

How do young children learn?

Children learn through all their senses by:

  • tasting, touching, seeing, hearing and smelling
  • watching and copying people close to them they learn language and behavior
  • playing.

Learning through play

Play is one of the main ways in which children learn. It helps to build self-worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves. Because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in what they are doing. In turn, this helps them develop the ability to concentrate. Providing children with a range of playthings will help them learn in a number of ways:

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Hospitality – A Budding Career Option by Lavasa

Hospitality – A Budding Career Option by Lavasa

With the new government, a lot of positivity has seeped in the Indian markets. It has given a boost to the manufacturing, retail and all the other sectors of the country. One such extremely successful sector is the hospitality sector of India with highly profitable industries, contributing significant amount of foreign exchange to the economy. Hotels are extremely important component of tourism industry and they contribute to the sector by offering services and facilities of extremely high standard.

The rise of hospitality business has provided lot of opportunities for students to build their careers in the sector. International hotel management institutes have come in India to nurture the best-in-class professionals, hospitality leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow with its unique curriculum, highly specialized learning facilitators and state-of-the-art facilities,.

A good hotel management institute helps the students to develop excellent management, time management, interpersonal and research skills, and good interpersonal skills. A good hotel manager knows how to delegate, but always keeps a close eye on every aspect of the business - kitchen, service, cleaning, maintenance, front desk etc. - and is always moving, always in touch with staff and guests.

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Professional Development for Teachers. Is there a need?

Professional Development for Teachers. Is there a ...

Professional Development for Teachers! Am I joking? Do our teachers really require further development? Well often we will here “Our teachers” knows the subject in and out. They have been into these for many years. They are experienced. They do not need any kind of training, coaching and handholding.

Friends are we been fair to the teachers. Can we have a profession where training is absolutely not required? Are our teachers or would be teachers well equipped to handle the continual socio economic and technological changes in our society.

Today’s kids are a different kind of species. They are exposed to Television, Internet, Mobile and mobile applications, gaming, internet and social media and what not. The youngest of the kid’s brain hold information load which is mind blowing. As a parent or a teacher, we, really do not know what a child in the classroom is aware of! They surprise us every moment. Their curiosity and eagerness to fast track learning is outstanding.

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Reading Habit is Dead, Long Live the Reading Habit

Reading Habit is Dead, Long Live the Reading Habit

We often hear about the death of the reading habit among students. You’d think that even seventy years ago, students would have loved to spend their time reading books because they were luckily spared from the common distractions of our day and age: the internet, television and video games. Right? Wrong.

Celebrated author Ruskin Bond was a student in 1950, and he says that reading, even back then, was cherished by only a few students. He was more specific: out of 35 students in a class, around 2-3 actually liked reading books.

If the reading habit is always skating on thin ice, then why should the current generation of students be nagged for not reading enough books? Why is reading so important?

Studies show that early reading can have a major impact on a child's reading and writing abilities, comprehension, vocabulary and self-confidence. It also provides them with a better understanding of other cultures, increases social participation and enables a greater insight into human nature and decision-making.

The International Reading Association (IRA) gives us, a rather prophetic quote:

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Collaborative Classroom Technology : Get Flipped - The New Way of Teaching and Learning

Collaborative Classroom Technology : Get Flipped - ...

Over the last few years the classrooms and the technology landscape has been shifting faster than ever. The availability and use of technology is driving educators and administrators to move away from traditional learning and pursue the concept of “flipped learning.” Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. So what is it and why is everyone talking about it?

Flipped learning is the concept of turning traditional education on its head, lectures are pre-recorded and viewed remotely outside of the classroom. Students can do their work collaboratively in the classroom rather than independently at home. The gaining of interaction and hands-on experience between students and teachers allows for students to grasp knowledge and build skills in ways that work for them.

Helping to drive flipped learning into educational institutions is the fact that more often than not students are leaving the pen and paper at home and bringing their personal device such as laptops, tablets, and mobiles devices to the classroom. Adopting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in education environment is not sort of “empty talk”!

This is from a study done at Clintondale High School, Outside Detroit.

Sources: http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom /

http://fln.schoolwires.net

Moreover, what does flipped learning mean for the AV industry?

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8 Innovative Teaching Strategies that will Engage Students in 2015

8 Innovative Teaching Strategies that will Engage ...

The trend towards greater student engagement begins with forging a closer relationship between instructors and students.

Over the last decade this trend has been informed by a greater reliance on technology - specifically, virtual learning environments, computer-based adaptive learning, and off-hour instructor guidance.

The key is making learning a more personal experience for each student, matching learning challenges to the student's current experience and expertise, and finding more ways to leverage technology to bring students closer to instructor's steering hand.

Student Engagement Strategies for 2015

The advent of B.Y.O.D. programs and online educational tutorials as early as elementary school has many students well-acclimated to the idea that learning and technology should go hand-in-hand.

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How Survey, Feedback and Appraisals are contributi ...

Major changes are underway in the methods global organizations use to recruit and grow their personnel. Improvements in training needs assessment, career planning, and development are all competitive advantages that can have strategic implications. Research has shown that taking a "promotion-focused" approach to cultivating such advantages during a recession makes companies more likely to be positioned competitively in their market once economic conditions normalize.

To maximize the value each team member can contribute to strategic goals, a data-driven approach is imperative. Luckily, new tools for training needs assessment are becoming available, providing a more holistic view of talent development than ever before.

Employee surveys, feedback, and appraisals are helping enterprises deploy a consistent and effective approach to employee development. "360 degree feedback software" provides a total view of employee development that benefits team members and strategic decision-makers alike.

What are the core benefits of using 360 degree software to drive talent development strategy? To understand the potential, it's important to look at the operational effects of the software from two key perspectives: That of the employees being evaluated and that of the employers.

Employees Benefit Immediately When 360 Software is implemented

Individual contributors are the ones most likely to notice improved assessments first, even before enough data is gathered to make a strategic impact on HR management. Over time, employees enjoy the following benefits of 360 degree evaluation software:

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e-Learning and Employee Engagement: How to Get the Most from Your Employee Training Software – by SkyPrep

e-Learning and Employee Engagement: How to Get the ...

e Learning and Employee Engagement: How to Get the Most from Your Employee Training Software

Employee engagement is a cornerstone of any successful business. Unfortunately, like trying to get a classroom of high-schoolers to pay attention to a geometry lesson, getting everyday employees engaged in e learning can be a bit of a task. But there are solutions to this problem – tried and true methods that apply to learning engagement across a range of disciplines.

How to Engage Employees in e Learning

You need your employees to pay attention, and to try their best to learn or adopt the skills necessary to drive company growth. But to accomplish this, you are going to need to do a little prep work. Sending out a mass email with a link to a web-based training module won't cut it. You need to lay the groundwork – why you are using e learning software and how it will improve overall employee training – before you get to the actual learning. This can be accomplished in several ways:

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Education Going Digital by Pratibha Chhajer

Education Going Digital by Pratibha Chhajer

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” -  Anthony J. D'Angelo

There is an evolution happening in the education industry, it’s going from traditional to digital, the pattern is changing, in this digital era there are so many new things happening around the globe that we have to keep up with these changes happening. One such change that is happening slowly is that the education is going digital.

The traditional way of education that we have been seeing is that a teaching happens in a classroom is with students and with a teacher having a blackboard, chalk, duster and certain handwritten notes gone are these days. But in today’s era education going digital the education pattern is teaching virtually, learning through the web by watching videos, reading presentations, books being converted to pdfs or e-books.

In our traditional way of teaching, students had textbooks for different subjects, and each subject had a different notebook to write notes in. The textbooks and notebooks has been like a burden to the students, carrying that weight everyday … Uff! I remember the weight we had to carry everyday to school. But when education is going digital the students will have e-books, they will not have to carry the weight everyday all they need is an electronic device like a laptop or a tablet with sufficient storage memory to store their e-books and projects.

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Special Education Story by Mrs. Poonam Chaubey

Special Education Story by Mrs. Poonam Chaubey

Any special education program is a cluster of resources that is dedicated to supporting the educational needs of students with one or more disability areas. The purpose of an Early Intervention Program is to contribute towards the improvement of cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional outcomes of young children and lead to integration with the focus on successful inclusion into society.

The special education department at various educational institutes is generally conceptualized with a very small number of students. It is initially observed that a few students exhibit some peculiar behavior in classroom situations; these are mostly noticed to be outside the usual childhood behavioral patterns seen in other children of the same age group.

Principal Mrs. Poonam Chaubey interacts with students.

For example, Akash* was a child in Kindergarten who refused to sit on his chair, he walked on his toes and insisted on only doing coloring activities. He also made it a point to run out of the classroom when any group activities like rhymes and dances took place. Meanwhile, Sana* a slightly older Grade 2 student looked completely blank when she was asked questions related to any subject besides Mathematics.

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Overcoming the Skills Gap with Digital Training by Jeff Fernandez

Overcoming the Skills Gap with Digital Training by ...

There is a significant gap across businesses that many folks are feeling the ramifications of. It’s the digital skills gap — the gap between the digital technology skills that today’s employees possess and those they should posses in order to work in today’s digital economy.

A study from tech research company IDC suggests that inadequate digital skills rob our economy of 21% of employee productivity. That equates to an overall $1.3 trillion loss in the US economy each year due to decreased productivity. For firms with 1,000 employees, that productivity hit can translate to an annual loss of about $10 million. But even smaller companies can be experiencing pain at their bottom lines due to the digital skills gap.

What digital skills are the most essential for 21st century workers to possess? While the need for specific skills can vary from industry to industry and company to company, below are the eight recommended digital skills to help your company close its digital skills gap from the ground up:

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"Why Develop Skills that are Required in Industry" by Paulami Sen

"Why Develop Skills that are Required in Industry" ...

In the last post, the focus was on improvement of foreign communication skills. The focus of this post will be on enhancing employability by the means of skills gained in studying industry relevant courses. These courses will help in professional development of the students. Such courses can help in achieving advancement in credentials. There is also an improvement in the attitude and skills of the trainee. Such courses help in being prepared for the advanced technological roles or management roles that might be assigned in future.

Such courses are mock experience of the field. There is a chance to know the working environment of a particular field. Such a trainee brings along with him a value addition to the company that he is absorbed into. Hence the chances of being offered a job during the duration of such courses are always bright.

A certain level of expertise can be achieved by the means of such courses. The trainee becomes more productive as a result of industry oriented. The skills gained during the course of industry oriented training are needed and much more valued by the employer. The foundation knowledge gained thus comes in handy to excel in industry. The approach that is adopted is a practical one.

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"How to Bridge Gap in Industry and Education Through Skills Training" by Anup Patwardhan

"How to Bridge Gap in Industry and Education Throu ...

In India, today, the number of unemployed population is huge. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates the rate of unemployment in India could be up at 3.8% at the end of this year. With the literacy rate growing in the country this statistics can be difficult to accept. This may be difficult to accept but not unfathomable.
In a report by McKinsey 'Education to Unemployment' it is noted that, there is a high percentage of lack of unemployment in the industry due to the lack of skillful workforce in the industry. In US, 45% employers say the vacancies at entry level jobs are due to the lack of skills. 42% of worldwide employers believe that entry level workers are not up to the mark skillfully to begin work.

According to the All India Council for Technical Education's numbers, the number of technical schools in India, including engineering colleges has increased to three times to what it was about a decade ago. While according to NASSCOM, 3 million graduates and post graduates are being added to the work force every year. Among them 25% are graduates are from technical background. However, only 10-15% considered as being employable by the IT/ITES industry.

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