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Virtual Classrooms: A Case of Missed Connections

Jan 15, 2022 Banibrata Mahanta

Online teaching during the pandemic has seen the channels of communication between the teachers and students getting frequently disrupted. We must develop equitable mechanisms to ensure the screen doesn’t become a barrier and everyone gets his/her fair share.

The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.


J&K Admin Orders Online Classes Up To College Level Amid Surge In COVID-19 Cases

The decision to this effect was taken by the State Executive Committee (SEC) which met under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary A K Mehta here, retaining the already issued restrictions for Covid containment, including night curfew across the Union territory.

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.


Teachers Day: Has Online Teaching Taken Joy Out Of Classrooms?

Online teaching is not a new phenomenon. The first reference of online learning in the world is available from University of Illinois, USA in 1960. Although the Internet had not yet been invented at that time, students began to learn through computer terminals connected to each other to form a network.

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11 August, 2021

TN Teacher Visits Students' Homes To Give Lessons As Pandemic Keeps Schools Shut

G.C. Shekhar

For the past one month Meera Ramanathan, a teacher at the Government Primary School at Kavarapatti near Pudukottai town in Tamil Nadu, has been teaching classes at the homes of her school's students.


06 August, 2021

Rajasthan Introduces Digital Textbook Lessons In Sign Language For Specially-Abled Students

Tabeenah Anjum

The Rajasthan education department claims that its initiative of offering video lessons in sign language for specially-abled students is the first of its kind in the country.


21 May, 2021

5 Ways To Boost Students’ Interest In Virtual Classrooms

Can educators engage learners and encourage participation in virtual classrooms? We take a look at the top five strategies.


21 May, 2021

Can Classrooms Be Replaced By Screens Post-Pandemic?

Manan Khurma

The pandemic has seen the EdTech industry grow manifold, with parents looking at a viable after-school programme to help their children who are struggling with school coursework.


12 March, 2021

What About These Corona Warriors? The Unheard Labour Of Teachers During The Pandemic

Nandni Sharma

Do you think taking online classes is easy? Ask your teacher, not getting enough feedback, difficulties at home and lack of resources like a smartphone are only a few of the challenges the teachers face while teaching online



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13 February, 2021

Changing Role Of The Teacher In An Online Learning Environment

While the primary functions of the teacher as an educator, mentor and emotionally intelligent person remains, teachers should be well equipped to meet the challenges and aspirations of a digital student.


30 December, 2020

How 2020 Took Away Childhood From The Nation’s Poorest And Most Vulnerable Children

Saikat Majumdar

For children from India’s poorest families, a lost year of learning has been the least of their losses. School closure has meant the loss of safe spaces, daily nourishment, and the very experience of childhood.


25 December, 2020

The Digital Schoolbag: Take The Weight Off Your Child

Divya Lal

If implemented, the recent ‘Policy on School Bag 2020’ will not only reduce the weight on their backs but also reduce the mental baggage they carry every day to schools.


23 December, 2020

School Principals In Delhi Against Scrapping Of Nursery Admissions For Next Year

PTI

Usually, the process to enter children in nursery in around 1,700 schools in Delhi begins in the last week of November.


22 December, 2020

CollPoll Launches Unified Digital Education Stack For Higher Education To Meet Challenges Thrown By Covid-19

CollPoll, a Bangalore-based EdTech company, has launched a unified digital education stack for higher education. The stack includes Meticulous AMS™ (Academic Management System), Classroom LMS (Learning Management System) and Examplary EMS™ (Examinations Management System) to meet the challenges thrown at the higher education institutions by the COVID19 pandemic.


20 December, 2020

Amid Uncertain Board Exam Dates, Schools Conduct Pre-Board Exams Online

PTI

Central Board of Secondary Education had announced earlier that board exams in 2021 will be conducted in written mode and not online.


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15 December, 2020

79 More Test Positive For Covid At IIT Madras, Tally Reaches 183

PTI

Following the outbreak, the institute shut all its departments and classes were being held online.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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