More coaching less schooling

  IITs to release 50 years of solved JEE Question Papers!! India’s┬áHuman Resources Department (akin to Department of Education in US and elsewhere) made this decision after consultation with the IITs purportedly to combat the scourge of Kota coaching academies. This story popped up in my Facebook timeline and my friend Himanshu Nautiyal had this …

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12 MOOC perspectives you may not have heard of

[Editor’s Note: There are some who consider educational institutions to be the best examples of social enterprises. I’m not one of them. The reason why I periodically share education perspectives on this blog is because I’m convinced that higher education (and high school education) is being disrupted right now. Whether it’s Khan Academy for middle …

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Peer Instruction Lessons from a Top Harvard Physics Professor

Last week I attended an interesting event on continuing education hosted by the Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA). Speakers at the event included the vice-chancellors of UC Berkeley and Gujarat Technological University (GTU), head of Stanford’s Asia Pacific Research Center, and founder of Seer Akademi. During the Q&A session, a questioner (from Synopsys) had a rather …

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Global Online Education Trends and its import for India

[Editor’s Note: This is the first of a 2/3-part series on online education trends and what it means for India. Part 2 will look at trends in the online high school and higher education verticals.] A young girl’s illustrated primer Science fiction novelists must be among the underappreciated visionaries of our times. A strong diet …

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