Distance learning has often been opted by students who are unable to avail of regular classes, it is either because they are doing some other additional studies or they are working professionals. Whatever the reasons might be, the students have been able to continue with their academics alongside other personal responsibilities without having to compromise on either of the two.
What is the difference between e-learning and distance learning?
Up until the early 2000s, education was confined to the school and college classrooms with the respective teachers conducting the classes. The internet proved to be a catalyst in the traditional teaching method while helping to bring a change to the overall educational sector. As the years progressed the influence of computers and the internet grew and it became an indispensable part of the teaching process.
Although e-learning can be traced back to the 1980s, it gained momentum in the later decades and its impact has been growing ever since then.
Geographical distances are no more a barrier in terms…
Since the credit system in education in India (CBCS) is a new concept, as a faculty you might be wondering-
What is the CBCS system? Why has the UGC introduced the system? Does this approach of teaching-learning have a bright future?
Well, questions like these popping inside your head are natural. Innovation usually seems scary at first and most people doubt it. I would like to mention a quote by Dr. Albert, Szent Györgyi -
“Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
The NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) & the NBA (National Board of Accreditation) — Are the most prominent accreditation bodies in India.
As an experienced educator, you must be aware of these accreditations.
But, for a college administrator who’s new in the league and wants to attain the accreditation, questions like — “What is NBA Accreditation?” or “What is NAAC Accreditation?”- are quite common and natural.
This blog aims to educate such college faculties & educators by providing crucial information about achieving accreditation. For detailed information about the NBA certificate or accreditation, you may refer to one of my…
There’s a famous proverb- “To err is Human”, which is apt when it comes to human psychology.
No one’s perfect.
It’s natural for a human to make mistakes. No matter what position one holds or what education one has, right?
This is why everyone relies on automation or machines for day-to-day activities.
However, “machines” can make errors too.
Nothing could be 100% reliable.
But, the probability of errors with automation is extremely less and thus, we could rely on it. Plus, it takes less time & effort too.
Speaking of the importance of the learning management systems (LMS), the given…
Be it a school or a college, the means of education has changed a lot in terms of quality over the years. With the rapid technological advancements, more than just upgrading the institution, it has become a necessity to use cutting-edge technology for enhancing the overall institutional performance. Earlier being considered as an add-on to help students, today, the library is being considered as a vital part. It has been observed that a library holds the potential of transforming the entire learning experience for students. …
“Learning experiences are like journeys. The journey starts where the learning is now and ends when the learner is successful. The end of the journey isn’t knowing more, it’s doing more.” — Julie Dirksen, Learning Strategy and Design Consultant
Well, indeed, the learning management system (LMS) is an innovative edTech introduced to make education easy for both teachers and the students.
When it comes to virtual classes, using this edTech tool can offer faster, productive, and traceable learning processes. Right from course creation, smooth distribution to tracking, the learning management system is a one-stop solution an educator can rely upon.
“Tech gives the quietest student a voice.” — Jerry Blumengarten
EdTech — is not new.
The market for educational software & tools was much there even before the pandemic. It’s just that it bloomed all-of-a-sudden with the necessity!
Today, educators are “seriously” talking about the learning management system.
Every edTech company is running the rat race of developing LMS.
However, no one talks about the quality of edTech that is being offered to students. …
“Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague”- Eleanor Crumblehulme
While every educator focuses on improving the academic performance of their students, they hardly give a thought when it comes to automating their libraries! To be honest, adopting the software for library management is equally important as other educational software!
What is the need for library automation when educators have staff/resources?
This is exactly the point that tends to influence the minds of most educators. However, they must understand that in today’s time, the numbers of students dependent on books for studying have increased tremendously, and…
“You affect the world by what you browse.”- Tim Berners-Lee
With the advancement of technology in this modern era, a student information system is a boon for both the educator and the students. Undoubtedly, it has got the power to positively impact the gen-z students who are apparently going through the “institutional closure” phase due to the pandemic.
If you ask me to define LMS in simple words, I’d say-
A learning management system or an LMS is educational ERP software designed for creating, distributing, and managing the delivery of educational content to help students develop the best skills and…