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Trump Turns To Higher Education; And A Selective New York City High School Struggles With Diversity

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order that could affect a few areas of higher education: from data collection to free speech. The order called for, among other things, an expansion to the federal College Scorecard, which reports average earnings and debt for graduates at institutions around the country. But the part that received the most attention was a directive to ... Read More »

Model code & political ad rules will apply to social media too

The model code of conduct and its pre-certified political advertisement rules will apply to the social media as well. Chief election commissioner Sunil Arora said all major social media platforms — Facebook, Twitter, Google, WhatsApp and Share Chat — are committed to accepting only pre-certified political advertisements, sharing expenditure on it with the Election Commission (EC) and adhering to the “silence period” that comes into effect ... Read More »

Opinion | A systemic approach to reforming education

Despite enormous and well-meaning efforts, we have not delivered quality learning outcomes to Indian children. Concerted efforts like the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and initiatives like mid-day meals have ensured that we have solved the problem of access to school education for our children. With gross enrolment crossing 100%, the focus has appropriately shifted to improving learning outcomes. Assessments by the ... Read More »

The Best Ways to Use Social Media to Expand Your Network

I’m a big believer in the power of social media to diversify and evolve one’s network, build on the strength of weak ties, and nurture relationships over time. I’ve seen the business value of social media firsthand as the founder and CEO of three technology startups, and as a product executive at LinkedIn. My experience is backed up by research: 75% ... Read More »

How To Use Social Media To Pitch Investors

How can entrepreneurs use social media to pitch investors? Social media has become an incredibly powerful tool for all types of uses. It has made and broken brands with consumers, changed politics, created movements, become an instant news source and has evolved into a chief community and shopping hub. It’s also been responsible for years of wasted time. So, how do ... Read More »

Education to be accessible to all, says Union minister Prakash Javadekar

In order to upgrade the education sector and make it competitive and intellectually sound, Prakash Javadekar, Union minister of human resource development stressed on the need to make education accessible to all, and announced that the government is working in that direction. This issue was discussed at the ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) National Education Summit ... Read More »

As Technology Becomes Cognitive, All Paths Must Lead To Collective Human Flourishing

In 2016, I published a book called Technology Vs. Humanity. The title alone sparked alarmed discussions. Did I think we were in danger? Was technology really going to take over the world? Absolutely not: let me enthusiastically reiterate that the book title is not a prediction. I am a hopeful optimist, a humanist, and someone who still believes that technology can be harnessed for ... Read More »

Technology and learning in the classroom: six tips to get the balance right

Australia was one of the first countries in the world to have more computers than studentsin schools. But as the numbers of computers and other technological devices increased, student performance did not. The days of cramming computers into classrooms and expecting improvements in learning are numbered. Some argue there’s little evidence to justify investment in technology in the classroom. In fact, some studies ... Read More »

Dismissing Amazon Go and Scan-&-Go Technology Does A Disservice To The Retail Industry

Over the past week, there were a number of articles written in criticism of Amazon Go and the use of scan-and-go technology. A former Walmart executive, Joel Larson, even went so far as to say that Amazon Go is “a fairy tale for retailers that actually want to make money” and that scan-and-go technology pilots will eventually give way to employee-based mobile checkout ... Read More »

TRAI Extends Deadline to Select New DTH Plans to March 31

TRAI has given time till March 31 for consumers to opt for channels of their choice under the new framework for broadcasting and cable services, the telecom regulator said Tuesday. In a statement, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said it has also asked all distribution platform operators (DPOs) to create ‘best fit plan’ for its subscribers who have not exercised ... Read More »