Tag Archive: Society

Dec 24

Best open education tools and tales in 2014

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A great Bengali polymath and noble prize winner in literature, Rabindranath Tagore, once said: “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time”. With changing times, the systems and customs that govern our society should also change. Human beings are intrinsically curious. To quote Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, “Curiosity …

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Apr 04

School of open: making world a more creative and educated place

Every generation since the beginning of human existence has passed its value system, principles, methodologies, and skill sets on to the next generation. This passing on of information and culture has been followed by the development of a systematic approach to learning techniques. Formal structures were created throughout the world to learn and apply these skill …

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Sep 08

Open source to bridge the digital divide

I vividly remember my first experience using the Internet in 2000. The amount of information I was hit with by typing my first search term, university, was far beyond my wildest imaginations. This plethora of knowledge filled my mind with wonder, excitement, and enlightenment. I suddenly had the power to read, analyze, and learn about …

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Oct 20

Dr. John Hennessy’s lecture

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A couple of weeks back in my leadership class, we were asked to journal 3 gratitides to “kick off” our day on a positive note. Here is one of the most important experiences I am truly grateful for. Since I have a vested interest in the world of education and academics (and I beleive we all do), what better …

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Aug 15

A few things to celebrate…

Corruption, congestion, overpopulation, poverty, disorganization, pollution, double standards of politicians and an indifference towards the society,  we criticize the country for every flaw it has.  And as beneficiaries of this society, I believe everyone should not only harshly criticize these ills but should play his or her part in fixing these gigantic problems.  Self-criticism and honest introspection are two of …

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Jul 05

Does Indian education system teaches how to collaborate?

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Education, along with infrastructure development and democratization of media are the three key sectors on which progression of any society depends. In United states in particular, and the western world in general, the foundations of world leadership were laid when the country channeled massive investments into the educational sector. The result was a robust and …

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