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June 8, 2016

More testing, less teaching: a dangerous education

 

As we continue to develop the exciting MarkSharks learning apps, our company is growing in many ways… a growing library of content, an exponentially rising number of students using our product, an increasing number of...

June 8, 2016

I often think of the interviewing process like ‘dating’. The purpose is for the two parties to get to know each before they formally or informally commit to each other. We ask thought-provoking questions to determine their sensibilities, priorities, strengths and weakn...

May 2, 2016

E-learning is changing the way education is delivered around the world. You can now take courses from professors in different countries or study on your smartphone. MarkSharks is also an e-learning product. It enables student to use technology (phones or tablets) to le...

April 4, 2016

Learning is so much more than doing well on an exam. It is about being able to understand why things function the way they do to a degree that you can question it, use it to create something new or communicate it to someone else. 

 

This article talks about 21st century...

March 21, 2016

The inquisitive minds of children require their share of elbowroom to understand the concepts of day-to-day science. They need to see, hear and maneuver to understand the world around them. They need to explore the terrain of knowledge.

The given education system, howev...

March 7, 2016

I have completed 8 eventful years as an instructional designer. In these 8 years, I worked with various companies, clients, and explored various types of learning delivery solutions. From developing CD-ROM based computer based training (CBT) kits to developing online a...

February 15, 2016

What a great time for technology and education in India! With the government announcing – the Digital India and Skill India missions, the youth of India are looking at much better…brighter future.

Both these missions recognise the important role technology plays today a...

February 8, 2016

As computers and tablets become more and more integrated into education systems, we continue to face opposition from some educators and parents as they still don’t seem convinced about their usefulness. What’s important is the right balance. Quoting Rick Aster, from Fe...

August 3, 2015

Electronic gadgets today are indispensable. For many people, the total time spent on mobile phones, laptops and tablets is much more than the total combined time spent on eating, drinking and sleeping in a day!

 

As many already fear, this fixation with our smart phones...

July 14, 2015

In a previous post, I wrote about my observations surrounding the fact that while Indian students are increasingly becoming better test-takers, they seem to be learning very little. (see More testing, less teaching: a dangerous education)

 

I must also add, however, that...

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