Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicOnline Courses

Topic: Online Courses

DU decides to implement NEP from 2022-23 amid opposition by teachers’ body

A 42-member committee demanded the existing structure should continue along with the addition of various courses under NEP to not compromise the quality of the university degree.

Technical colleges will now need AICTE approval to begin online, distance learning courses

AICTE says an institution that has NAAC score of 3.26 or has featured in top 100 of NIRF ranking at least twice in 3 preceding cycles will be allowed to start open or ODL courses.

Online learning is the future. Education ministry and UGC must not hold India back anymore

If India is to achieve 50% gross enrolment ratio target by 2035 as outlined in the Modi govt's NEP 2020, online learning has to be given prominence.

Boon for locked down kids or ‘marketing hype’? Decoding WhiteHat Jr’s legal brawls with critics

Edtech startup WhiteHat Jr.'s advertising practices and curriculum have been questioned by its critics. It has now taken two of its most vocal critics to the court.

Thirty-second Insta Reels — the shortest, coolest English-speaking classes you ever attended

Insta Reels is perfect for young learners with short attention spans but secretly yearning to be with the Netflix watching in-crowd.

Pushy Indian parents now have a new goal for six-year-olds — coding

Indian parents can put tiger-moms and soccer-moms to shame.

Ivy League universities offer free online courses amid Covid-19 lockdown

The eight Ivy League universities are offering more than 450 free online courses and students will receive a 'verified certificate' upon completion.

Have online learning tools like BYJU’S & Khan Academy made tuition centres redundant?

In the last few years, several online learning tools like BYJU’S and Khan Academy have made a splash in the education sector.

Top online course provider edX coming soon to India

Harvard and MIT-founded edX in talks with Modi govt to provide 2,300 courses. These will be hosted on India’s own MOOC platform, SWAYAM.

On Camera

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India’s monetary panel sees need for more interest rate hikes

India’s monetary policy makers voted to hike interest rates for the first time in nearly four years and moved to drain billions of rupees from the banking system to tame prices.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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