Indian and Chinese students sustaining Business Schools during this lean period

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The Indian and Chinese students want to make it big in the world of business and they will do anything to get there.  While most of the MBA school enrollments, specifically in Europe, are falling; the enrollments by students from India and China are increasing.  Specifically India.  This was brought out by the GMAC survey of the MBA students - GMAC Graduate Survey. US B-schools continue to be popular destinations for aspirants from China and India and the overall growth is largely driven by … [Read more...]

Education 2.0: Social Networking and Education (Infographic)

In today's education, Social Networks and media is a big plus.  Those schools and universities which are using it have impacted the costs and also made the curriculum delivery very effective. Increasing number of educators are defying conservative and traditional wisdom to integrate the existing social media into the schooling experience. The principal of New Milford (N.J.) High School has nearly 12,300 Twitter followers (his handle: @NMHS_Principal). He and his teachers use Facebook to … [Read more...]

IIT-B students find their Professors are incompetent and boring!

Students at IIT-B (Bombay), Mumbai are saying that the professors at the Institute are not serious or worse incompetent! Around 88% Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) students claim that they do not study as their professors do not manage to generate interest in their courses.  While a few teachers are enthusiastic about teaching, others are not, reveals the second part of a survey conducted by the student's magazine Insight. After spending years and thousands/lakhs preparing for an … [Read more...]

Salman Khan of Khan Academy with Bill Gates: The Future of Education

Salman Khan, an analyst from Hedge Fund, is the founder of Khan Academy, world's greatest online university on Youtube.  Bill Gates says of this effort - “You just got a glimpse at the future of education.” Gates organized a TED session this year and brought Salman Khan, an educator that left his job as a hedge fund analyst to pursue online video education, now reaching 1 million students per month. “The first feedback came from my cousins. They told me that they preferred me on … [Read more...]

Professors say students of Online courses should not get official college credits

Online Educational degree and non-degree courses offering is one of the fastest growing trend around the world, specifically in the US.  For example, you can check out some of the courses from the top Schools in the US here:  University of California – Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University But are the professors happy?  Apparently no! Since the largest university system in the world, the California State University system, … [Read more...]

What is wrong with the Indian Education system?

India's education system - the structure and the attitudes - is a legacy of the Colonial past.  We have neither changed it nor replaced it.  We want to move to the new world, but with old hangovers.  The interesting question is what is wrong with the Indian education system? A good answer is that very little.   But here is an interesting take on this question: Read Quote of Anon User's answer to India: What is wrong with Indian Education system? on Quora … [Read more...]

A story of 4 IITians: What they did with their lives after IIT

IITs in India have elicited awe and reverence for others and satisfaction for those who passed through the hallowed precincts.  So, how have the alumni used their IIT education and experience?  Here is a very interesting take - based on real stories - by an IITian.   Read Quote of Shikhar Agarwal's answer to Indian Institutes of Technology: Can students use IITs as a mere stepping stone? on Quora … [Read more...]

How 12 year olds figured out Biotech intracies on their own: Sugata Mitra and “Hole in the Wall”

Sugata Mitra is a Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, England. He has done "Hole in the Wall" Experiments where when he left computers alone with kids in villages, after some months he found them having perfected the process of browsing on their own .. without outside help! He has since done many astonishing and incredible experiments, which point to a certain future of learning. Here he shares his wish and … [Read more...]

Efforts to change Scrabble Letter Values; Are they worth it?

Many lovers of English language can't escape the lure of Scrabble.  Central to the fun of Scrabble is its point system that each letter brings to the table.   The challenge of making words with the toughest letters to gain maximum points makes the whole game exciting. Now, this point system is under scrutiny as new words enter the Scrabble lexicon. Late last month, a University of California–San Diego, cognitive science postdoc and casual player named Joshua Lewis conducted a computer … [Read more...]

Indian Students not interested in British Universities anymore?

It seems the Indian students are not going to England to study anymore.  24% drop in the Indian students to Britain is a big drop in one year. There has been a 24 per cent drop in the number of Indian students coming to Britain to study during the 2011-12 academic year, latest official figures show, reflecting concerns generated due to visa restrictions imposed on non-EU students by the David Cameron government. According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the number of Chinese … [Read more...]