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MOODLE-enabled Learning Communities

05 May, 2014 | Dr. Indira Koneru
Dr. Indira Koneru
Dr. Indira Koneru, eLearning Manager, IBS India led the weekly discussion on the topic “MOODLE-enabled Learning Communities”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on May 5th, 2014. MOODLE is an open source learning management system. Its functionality enables us to build online learning communities. Dr. Indira started this session by giving introduction about MOODLE...more

Invoking Excitement in the Classroom with Virtual Labs

02 May, 2014 | Ms. Silpa Sivan
Ms. Silpa Sivan
Ms. Silpa Sivan, Coordinator of Virtual Amrita Laboratories Universalizing Education (VALUE) at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Amritapuri, Kerala led the weekly discussion on the topic “Invoking Excitement in the Classroom with Virtual Labs”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on May 5th, 2014...more

Digital convergence – A friend or Foe for education system?

09 April, 2014 | Dr P Martin Jebaraj
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Dr P Martin Jebaraj, Director R & D, BMS College of Engineering; Visvesvaraya Technological University led the weekly discussion on the topic “Digital convergence-A Friend or Foe?” The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on April 9th, 2014. We are at the cross roads i.e. the old generation, who started teaching without digital facility, now, shall transform fully into what digital world offer...more

The role of Glass Materials in Modern Scientific Technology

26 March, 2014 | Prof. N. Veeraiah
Prof. N. Veeraiah
Prof. N. Veeraiah, Professor and Head, Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University led the weekly discussion on the topic “The Role of Glass Materials in Modern Scientific Technology”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on March 26th, 2014. Prof. N. Veeraiah briefly discussed about the classification of glass materials, internal glass structure, preparation...more

Financial Inclusion (FI) in India

19 March, 2014 | Prof. Abdul Noorbasha
Prof. Abdul Noorbasha
Prof. Abdul Noorbasha, Dept. of Commerce & Management Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna University led the weekly discussion on the topic “Financial Inclusion”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on March 19th, 2014. Financial Inclusion is the process of ensuring access to financial services timely and adequate credit where needed by vulnerable groups such as weaker section...more

Imaging Techniques for Breast Cancer – A Study

12 March, 2014 | Dr. A. Nagappan
Dr. A. Nagappan
Dr. A. Nagappan, Principal, VMKV Engineering College led the weekly discussion on the topic “Imaging Techniques for Breast Cancer – A Study”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on March 12th, 2014. Dr. A. Nagappan started his talk by briefly saying about what is breast cancer...more

Activity Based Teaching/Learning Process

5 March, 2014 | Dr. Jambunatha Sethuraman
Dr. Jambunatha Sethuraman
Dr. Jambunatha Sethuraman, Senior Professor, Physics Department, VMKV Engineering College, Salem led the weekly discussion on the topic “Activity Based Teaching/Learning Process”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on March 5th, 2014. Dr. Sethuraman started his talk with the conventional teaching learning process, where teacher gives instructions and the children...more

Falling in love with programming using Logo

30 October, 2013 | Dr Jey Veerasamy
Dr Jey Veerasamy
Dr Jey Veerasamy, Director of CS Outreach, Teaching Faculty in Computer Science, University of Texas, Dallas, USA led the weekly discussion on the topic “Falling in love with programming using Logo”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on October 30th, 2013. Dr Jey organizes workshops and summer camps for Dallas metroplex school students in Programming...more

Career Opportunities in Air Force

03 October, 2013 | Wg Cdr Jasmine Kaur, Wing Commander AP Rajesh, Squadron Leader A Tewari and Flight Lieutenant S Muzumdar
Wg Cdr Jasmine Kaur, Wing Commander AP Rajesh, Squadron Leader A Tewari and Flight Lieutenant S Muzumdar, led the weekly discussion on the topic “Career Opportunities in Air Force”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on October 3rd, 2013. During the program, the team shared the details of joining various branches in IAF, career options and growth through a documentary video...more

Computer Science Outreach Programs for School Students

11 Sep, 2013 | Dr Jey Veerasamy
Dr Jey Veerasamy
Dr Jey Veerasamy, Director of CS Outreach, Teaching Faculty in Computer Science, University of Texas, Dallas, USA led the weekly discussion on the topic “Computer Science Outreach Programs for School Students”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on September 11th, 2013. Dr Jey organizes workshops and summer camps for Dallas metroplex school students in Programming...more

Sustainable Approaches for Green Computing, Economy & Environment

29 Aug, 2013 | Dr. A. Nagappan
Dr. A. Nagappan
Dr. A. Nagappan, Principal, VMKV Engineering College, Vinayaka Missions Univeristy, led the weekly discussion on the topic “Sustainable Approaches for Green Computing, Economy & Environment”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on August 29th, 2013. During the talk, Dr. A. Nagappan briefly discussed about GreenIT. GreenIT means that we use, dispose, design and manufacture...more

A roadmap to Higher Education

14 Aug, 2013 | Dr E Ramganesh
Dr E Ramganesh
Dr E Ramganesh, Registrar (i/c), Professor, Department of Educational Technology, Bharathidasan University led the weekly discussion on the topic “A roadmap to Higher Education”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on August 14th, 2013. Dr E Ramganesh highlighted the importance of improving the quality of higher education in India today...more

Discussion on Indian Higher Education Challenges & Opportunities

7 Aug, 2013 | Prof. Mrs. Chandra Krishnamurthy
Prof. Mrs.  Chandra Krishnamurthy
Prof. Mrs. Chandra Krishnamurthy, Vice-Chancellor, Pondicherry University led the weekly discussion on 7th August 2013 with her talk “Discussion on Indian Higher Education Challenges & Opportunities” Prof Chandra started her talk with Swami Vivekananda quote “The education which doesn’t help the common mass of people to equip themselves...more

Scholarship, Ethics and Values in Higher Education

31 July, 2013 | Prof. Suresh Garg
Prof. Suresh Garg
Prof. Suresh Garg, School of Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi led the weekly discussion on July 31st with his talk “Scholarship, Ethics and Values in Higher Education.” The world is made of opposites. Living in Paradoxical times. Challenged by individual, systemic and collective greed. Patented Ahimsa and compassion but unacceptable levels of indifference and intolerance...more

Local Knowledge and Ecophilosophy and its relation to Climate Change

17 July, 2013 | Prof. Subhadra Channa
Prof. Subhadra Channa
Prof. Subhadra Channa, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, led the weekly discussion on 17th July 2013 with his talk “Local Knowledge and Ecophilosophy and its relation to Climate Change”. Ms. Subhadra highlighted various aspects of ecophilosophy and importance of belief, existence & worship of gods. She pointed out different...more

Introduction to Research Hypothesis

10 July, 2013 | Dr. Sriram Devanathan
Dr. Sriram Devanathan
Dr. Sriram Devanathan, Professor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, led the Weekly Discussion on the topic “Introduction to Research Hypothesis”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on 10th July 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Dr. Sriram had enlightened the audience by introducing various research methodologies and the need of hypothesis...more

Introduction to Nanotechnology

20 June, 2013 | Dr. Soney C. George
Dr. Soney C. George
Dr. Soney C. George, Prof. of Chemistry, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally led the weekly discussion on 20th June 2013 with his talk on “Introduction to Nanotechnology”. Nanotechnology has some great offerings to the world of science and technology in the form of cancer treatment, nano shoes ...more

Nanotechnology in Medicine

12 June, 2013 | Dr. Shrikant Watawe
Dr. Shrikant Watawe
Dr. Shrikant Watawe, Principal, P D Karkhanis College, Ambernath lead the weekly discussion on 12th June 2013 with his talk on “Nanotechnology in Medicine”. Nanotechnology is used in various fields such as Robotics, targeted drug delivery, gene therapy, gene delivery etc. This talk targeted at Scientists in Medicine was very informative and taken well by the audience. ...more

Engineering Education- Pedagogical Issues & Outcome Based Learning

22 May, 2013 | Prof. Anup K. Ray
Prof. Anup K. Ray
Prof. Anup K. Ray, Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Kharagpur lead the weekly discussion on 22nd May 2013 with his talk on “Engineering Education - Pedagogical Issues & Outcome Based Learning”. Education used to be very Teacher-centric with main focus on lecturing and note taking. Educational resources used to be limited and expensive...more

Skill Development Initiative in India: Problems and Prospects

15 May, 2013 | Dr. Ashok K. Gaba
Dr. Ashok K. Gaba
Dr. Ashok K. Gaba, IGNOU led the weekly discussion on 15th May 2013 with his talk on “Skill Development Initiative in India: Problems and Prospects”. In the pre-independence era skill was usually transferred from father to son. Gandhiji had the idea that work and knowledge must never be separate. After independence, a number of committees...more

Flipped Classroom

09 May, 2013 | Dr. Jey Veerasamy
Dr. Jey Veerasamy
Dr. Jey Veerasamy, University of Texas at Dallas, led the weekly discussion on 9th May 2013 with his talk on “Flipped Classroom”. Online learning is generally the method of learning via computers. In online degree awarding institutions, the teaching is done via typically asynchronous methods...more

Lecture Capture at AUS

02 May, 2013 | Dr. Hasan Al Nashash
Dr. Hasan Al Nashash
Dr. Hasan Al Nashash, Professor, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E., led the weekly discussion on May 2nd 2013 with his talk “Lecture Capture at AUS”. Educause describes lecture capture as an “umbrella term describing any technology that allows instructors to record...more

Entrepreneurship in Academic Curriculum

24 April, 2013 | Mr. Sundar Vaidyanathan
Mr. Sundar Vaidyanathan
Mr. Sundar Vaidyanathan, Co - Founder and Managing Partner, Karsun Solutions LLC led the Weekly Discussion on 24th April 2013 with his talk on “Entrepreneurship in Academic Curriculum”. The talk mainly consisted of tweaks the academic curriculum to cover entrepreneurship. Karsun Solutions LLC was founded in Virginia, U.S. in2010 and is now a 45 member team with over $10 Million in sales...more

3D Virtual Worlds in Higher Education

17 April, 2013 | Dr. R. C. Sharma
Dr. R. C. Sharma
Dr. R. C. Sharma, Regional Director, IGNOU led the weekly discussion on 17th April 2013 with his talk on “3D Virtual Worlds in Higher Education”. Teaching in the early human years used to be completely verbal in nature. It went on to become written down and with printed press, massive scale propagation of information was made possible. Man started seeing more possibilities of teaching ...more

Excitements and Applications of Mathematics

03 April, 2013 | Prof. A. Vijayakumar
Prof. A. Vijayakumar
Prof. A. Vijayakumar, Department of Mathematics, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala lead the weekly discussion on 3rd April 2013 with his talk on “Excitements and Applications of Mathematics”. He started the talk with a mention of David Gross, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2004 who said “If a country neglects basic research, it is doomed ...more

Yoga in Higher Education

20 March, 2013 | Dr. H. R. Nagendra
Dr. H. R. Nagendra
Dr. H. R. Nagendra, Vice Chancellor, Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samasthana (VYASA) led the weekly discussion on 20th March 2013 with his talk on “Yoga in Higher Education”. The talk centred on summary of work done in VYASA. The idea is to evolve a holistic education delivery system by combining the wisdom of the east with the technological research...more

You Don’t Need a Godfather

7 March, 2013 | Mr. Elango
Mr. Elango
Elango, Chief Human Resources Officer at MphasiS lead the Weekly Discussion on 7th March 2013 based on his book “You Don’t Need a Godfather”. Elango started off with a question, “What do you think is the most important part of success? Parents/ Luck (Karma)/ Professors /Yourself/ College you study in”. Most people answered the question rightly as “yourself”. ...more

Quality Assurance in Technology Enhanced Learning Process

27 February, 2013 | Prof. Kalyan Kumar Datta
Prof. Kalyan Kumar Datta
Prof. Kalyan Kumar Datta, Honorary Emeritus Professor of Jadavpur University, led the weekly discussion on 27th February 2013 with his talk on “Quality Assurance in Technology Enhanced Learning Process”. Try to sensitize the faculty members on some of the quality attributes to be looked into while using Technology enhanced learning...more

Computer Science Education

06 February, 2013 | Mr. John P Cole
Mr. John P Cole
Mr. John P Cole, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science Department, UT Dallas, led the weekly discussion on 6th February 2013 with his talk on ” Computer Science Education”. Computer Science is hard: The common perception among students is Computer science curriculam is difficult, but programming is easy...more

Programming contest Problems for everyone

30 January, 2013 | Dr. Jeyakesavan Veerasamy
Dr. Jeyakesavan Veerasamy
Dr. Jeyakesavan Veerasamy, Director of CS UT Design Program & Teaching Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Erik Jonsson School, UT Dallas led the weekly discussion on 30th January 2013 with his talk on ” Programming contest Problems for everyone” via A-VIEW. ACM-ICPC is the primary training site with thousands of problems that people can practice...more

Project Management- Framework and Processes

28 January, 2013 | Prof. Bala Krishna Menon
Prof. Bala Krishna Menon
Prof. Bala Krishna Menon, from DC School of Management, Wagamon, Kerala, led the discussion on Online Gurukul on 28th January 2013 with his talk on " Project Management- Framework and Processes”. Project is a temporary endeavor with a beginning and an end. It creates an unique product, service or result...more

An enjoyable Introduction to programming using Khan Academy- JavaScript

23 January, 2013 | Dr. Jeyakesavan Veerasamy
r. Jeyakesavan Veerasamy
Dr. Jeyakesavan Veerasamy, Director of CS UT Design Program & Teaching Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Erik Jonsson School, UT Dallas led the weekly discussion on 23rd January 2013 with his talk on ” An enjoyable Introduction to programming using Khan Academy- JavaScript” via A-VIEW...more

Realities of the Corporate World

22 January, 2013 | Mr. Rajendra Menon
Mr. Rajendra Menon
Mr. Rajendra Menon, Co-Founder, President & Head APAC, Qutesys, led the discussion on Online Gurukul on 22nd January 2013 with his talk on " Realities of the Corporate World. He gave an inspirational overview of what university graduates will face when moving into their first job. The knowledge he shared were based on his 40 years of experience in the corporate world...more

Approaches to facilitate adaptivity in ubiquitous learning environments

16 January, 2013 | Dr. Kinshuk
Dr. Kinshuk
Dr. Kinshuk, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University, Canada led the weekly discussion on 16th January 2013 via A-VIEW with his talk on “Approaches to facilitate adaptivity in ubiquitous learning environments”.He is also Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems and NSERC/ iCORE/ Xerox/ Markin Industrial Research Chair for Adaptivity...more

Employability and Career development

16 January, 2013 | Mr. Sankar Poonthuruthi
Mr. Sankar Poonthuruthi
Mr. Sankar Poonthuruthi, Independent HR Consultant, Mumbai led the discussion on Online Gurukul on 16th January 2013 with his talk on "Employability and Career development". The talk was based on Mr. Poonthuruthi’s experience of having met more than 500,000 candidates in recruitment over a span of 40 years...more

Status and Challenges of Higher Education in India

09 January, 2013 | Dr. Abdul Salam
Dr. Abdul Salam
Dr. Abdul Salam, Vice Chancellor, University of Calicut led the Weekly Discussion on 9th Jan 2013 with his talk on “Status and Challenges of Higher Education in India”. There are 33,000 plus colleges in India with around 17 million students. Out of these, 86% of students are in UG, 12% in PG, 1% each in Research and Diploma courses...more

Innovation: A case study

08 January, 2013 | Dr. Jippu Jacob
Dr. Jippu Jacob
Dr. Jippu Jacob, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering led the Online Gurukul session on 8th January 2013 with his talk on “Innovation: A case study”. Humans are always looking out for better standards of living. This makes them look out to innovate, invent or discover things...more

Required Competencies for employment in the IT industry

03 January, 2013 | Mr. Aravind Warrier
Mr. Aravind Warrier
Mr. Aravind Warrier from Timken India led the discussion on Online Gurukul on 3rd January, 2013 with his talk on "Required Competencies for employment in the IT industry". This talk was based on what is expected from a person when he or she joins an organization. Mr. Warrier has over 10 years of experience in HR....more

INFLIBNET services

02 January, 2013 | Dr. Jagdish Arora
Dr. Jagdish Arora
Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET led the weekly discussion on 2nd January 2013 with his talk on INFLIBNET services. INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) started as a project in 1991. In 1996, it became a UGC centre. The mission of INFLIBNET is to create a virtual network of people and resources. INFLIBNET provides seamless, reliable and ubiquitous access...more

Open Educational Resources

27 December, 2012 | Dr. R. C. Sharma
Dr. R. C. Sharma
Dr. R. C. Sharma, Regional Director, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) led the Weekly Discussion via A-VIEW on 27th December 2012 with his talk on “Open Educational Resources”. Open Educational Resources are course material (complete course, part of a course, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments etc.) offered freely and made open to use...more

The Case Study Method

19 December, 2012 | Dr. B.Ashok
Dr. B.Ashok
Dr. B. Ashok IAS, Vice Chancellor, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University led the weekly discussion on 19th December 2012 with his talk on ‘The Case Study Method’. Lecture based learning and Case Study Method: Case study method is different from traditional lecture based learning. In Lecture Based Learning, retention levels are uniformly moderate...more

Civil Service as a Career Option

18 December, 2012 | Dr. B.Ashok
Dr. B.Ashok
Dr. B.Ashok, IAS, Vice Chancellor, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University led the discussion on “Civil Service as a Career Option” on Online Gurukul via A-VIEW on 18th December 2012. Civil service as an instrument of State is distinguished from military services. Civil services run most of the day to day services, projects, programs and implement the policy of the civil government...more

Defence Services as a Career Option

13 December, 2012 | Retd. Lt. Col. K. K. Nair
Dr. B.Ashok
Retd. Lt. Col. K. K. Nair addressed students as part of Online Gurukul on 13th December 2012 on “Defence Services as a Career Option” via A-VIEW. A lot of students are not willing to join the defence services these days. Even parents are not willing to send their kids to the services. As a result, we face a shortage of 11,000 officers today in the army alone. Some of the reasons that seem to prevent...more

Experiencing Mechanisms and Robotics through Virtual Labs for Engineering Education

12 December, 2012 | Dr. C. S. Kumar
Dr. C. S. Kumar
Dr. C. S. Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur led the weekly discussion on 12th December 2012 with his talk on “Experiencing Mechanisms and Robotics through Virtual Labs for Engineering Education” via A-VIEW. This was a continuation of the talk on 30th November 2012 on “Virtual Labs in teaching Kinematics and control of Mechanisms and Robots”...more

Learning Aspects

11 December, 2012 | Dr. Jose Kannampuzha
Dr. Kinshuk
Dr. Jose Kannampuzha, Principal, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirapally led the discussion on “Learning Aspects” on Online Gurukul via A-VIEW on 11th December 2012. The talk was focused towards beginners in learning. Learning is essentially the process of internalisation of the world which includes the learner as well as the external world...more

Authentic Learning in Higher Education – Role of Ubiquitous Technologies

05 December, 2012 | Dr. Kinshuk
Dr. Kinshuk
Dr. Kinshuk, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University, Canada led the weekly discussion on 5th December 2012 via A-VIEW with his talk on “Authentic Learning in Higher Education – Role of Ubiquitous Technologies”. He is also Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems and NSERC/ iCORE/ Xerox/ Markin Industrial Research...more

Transition from Campus to Corporate Life

04 December, 2012 | Shri Suresh Panampilly
Shri Suresh Panampilly
Shri Suresh Panampilly, Global Head, Initial Learning Program, TCS led the session on Online Gurukul on 4th December 2012 with his talk on “Transition from Campus to Corporate Life”. There are a couple of ways of looking at a career. You can either take up a job or start something on your own. ...more

Virtual Labs in teaching Kinematics and control of Mechanisms and Robots

30 November, 2012 | Dr. C. S. Kumar
Dr. C. S. Kumar
Dr. C. S. Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur led the Weekly Discussion on 30th November 2012 with his talk on “Virtual Labs in teaching Kinematics and control of Mechanisms and Robots”. There are three eras of Robotics Development – Industrial Robotics, Service Robotics and Exploratory Robotics...more

Excellence in Teaching

26 November, 2012 | Rev. Dr. Jose Kannampuzha
Rev. Dr. Jose Kannampuzha
Rev. Dr. Jose Kannampuzha, Principal, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, Kerala led a discussion on “Excellence in Teaching” on 26th November 2012 via A-VIEW. The talk was targeted at professionals who are new to teaching. Dr. Kannampuzha focused on ten aspects of effective teaching...more

N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content)

21 November, 2012 | Dr. Jagdish Arora
Dr. Jagdish Arora
Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) led the Weekly Discussion via A-VIEW on 21st November 2012 with his talk on “N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content)”. INFLIBNET subscribes to publishers and colleges can access INFLIBNET web servers in clusters. Each cluster consists of 200 colleges...more

Evaluation Rubrics

16 November, 2012 | Dr. Jayashree Shinde
Dr. Jayashree Shinde
Dr. Jayashree Shinde, Head I/C, Department of Educational Technology, SNDT Women’s University lead the Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW on 16th November 2012 with her talk on “Evaluation Rubrics”. In practice, most evaluation methods are theoretical. Performance based assessment measures how ready a student is for the real world. It helps educators ensure not only the acquisition of knowledge...more

Final Year Projects for CS students at UT Dallas

07 November, 2012 | Dr. Jey Kesavan Veerasamy
Dr. Jey Kesavan Veerasamy
Dr. Jey Kesavan Veerasamy, Director of CS UT Design Program & Teaching Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Erik Jonsson School, UT Dallas, interacted with universities on 7th November 2012 via A-VIEW on “Final Year Projects for CS Students at UT Dallas”. At UT Dallas, students get to do industry projects in their senior year...more

Virtual Labs

31 October, 2012 | Dr. Ranjan Bose
Dr. Ranjan Bose
Dr. Ranjan Bose, Professor, IIT Delhi led the Weekly Discussion via A-VIEW with this talk on “Virtual Labs” on 31st October 2012.Virtual labs are complete learning management solutions in their own way with web resources, quizzes, video lectures and so on. Researchers, PG students and UG students can use these labs at their own convenient time, at their own pace and satisfy their curiosity in engineering...more

Social Media for Higher Education

25 October, 2012 | Prof. Vasudha Kamat
Prof. Vasudha Kamat
Prof. Vasudha Kamat, Vice Chancellor, SNDT Women’s University led the Weekly Discussion via A-VIEW on 25th October 2012 with her talk on “Social Media for Higher Education”. Social Media can be used for teaching, learning and for research. The focus of talk was on using social media for research...more

Bridging Distances across India: The teach 1000 teachers project and beyond

17 October, 2012 | Dr. Mukta Atrey
Dr. Mukta Atrey
Dr. Mukta Atrey, Project Manager – Ekalavya, IIT Bombay led the Weekly Discussion on 17th October 2012 via A-VIEW with her talk on “Bridging Distances across India: The teach 1000 teachers project and beyond”. Currently, there are over 5200 Engineering colleges in India. The number of students taking Engineering courses is also going up on a yearly basis...more

The Amazing Flight of India’s Electronics and ICT Industry

10 October, 2012 | Dr. Vijay Bhatkar
Dr. Vijay Bhatkar
Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, one of the most influential leaders in the ICT and Electronics space in India, spoke on “The Amazing Flight of India’s Electronics and ICT Industry” on 10th October, 2012 as a part of the National Weekly Discussion Program via A-VIEWElectronics Technology started off in 1947 at the Bell Labs when Transistors were invented...more

How to use A-VIEW

03 October, 2012 | Prof. Kamal Bijlani
Prof. Kamal Bijlani
Prof. Kamal Bijlani, Director, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab interacted with universities on 3rd October 2012 via A-VIEW on “How to use A-VIEW”. The focus of the talk was on using A-VIEW, few unique features, A-VIEW Training and using the software for online classes. This was one of the most interactive weekly discussions talks and we got a lot of feedback from active A-VIEW users...more

The Need for Holistic Assessment in the higher education sector

26 september, 2012 | Dr.Pascal Chazot
Dr P R Venkitaraman
Dr.Pascal Chazot, elected Member of the French Parliament, led the Weekly Discussion Program through A-VIEW on Wednesday, 26th September 2012. Dr.Chazot is a senior civil servant with the French Ministry of National Education and an expert in education and international co-operation. The discussion was on 'The need for holistic assessment in the higher education sector'...more

Are you 100% employable?

25 september, 2012 | Shri Harshoday Singh Gour
Shri Harshoday Singh Gour
Infosys, one of the largest IT Company in Business Consulting, Technology, Engineering and Outsourcing services led the weekly session of Online Gurukul on 25th September, 2012. Shri Harshoday Singh Gour, Lead - Professional Skills Development, Infosys Limited, Trivandrum Development Centre was the chief guest. The topic of the session was – Are you 100% employable?...more

Enjoyable Introduction to Programming Using Visual Tools

19 september, 2012 | Dr Jey Kesavan Veerasamy
Dr Jey Kesavan Veerasamy
Dr. Jey Kesavan Veerasamy, Director of CS UT Design Program & Teaching Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Erik Jonsson School, UT Dallas, interacted with universities on 12th September 2012 via A-VIEW on “An enjoyable introduction to programming using visual tools”A career in software engineering is very rewarding and full of opportunities...more

Open and Distance Learning: Challenges and Opportunities

12 september, 2012 | Prof Swaraj Basu
Prof Swaraj Basu
Prof. Swaraj Basu, Professor of History at School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) led the Weekly Discussion Program through A-VIEW on Wednesday, 12th September 2012. The Discussion was on “Open and Distance Learning: Challenges and Opportunities”...more

How to choose your career?

11 september, 2012 | Dr P R Venkitaraman
Dr P R Venkitaraman
“According to a recent survey conducted by Malayala Manorama, around 62 per cent of plus two students in Kerala end up with a career mismatch. While 70 per cent of degree students are not getting good career,” revealed eminent career consultant Dr. P. R. Venkitaraman. “This distressing situation happens as most of the students are not getting the right information or don’t have...more

Setting up Remote Centers

05 september, 2012 | Dr Deepak Phatak
Dr Deepak Phatak
Dr. Deepak Phatak, Principle Investigator of Train the Trainer Program and Subrao M. Nilekani Chair Professor, Department of CSE, IIT Bombay interacted with universities as part of National Weekly Interaction Program on "How a College/University can become a Remote Center for Large Online Classes using A-VIEW" on 5th September 2012...more

Future of Online Education

30 August, 2012 | Dr Jey Kesavan Veerasamy
Dr Jey Kesavan Veerasamy
Dr. Jey Kesavan Veerasamy, Director of CS UT Design Program & Teaching Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Erik Jonsson School, UT Dallas, interacted with universities on 30th August 2012 via A-VIEW about Future of Online Education as part of National Weekly Interaction Program.Dr. Veerasamy pointed out that MBA could become a ...more

Optimum use of National Knowledge Network

16 August, 2012 | Shri N K Sinha
Shri N K Sinha
As part of the National Weekly Discussion Program through A-VIEW, Shri N. K. Sinha, Additional Secretary, MHRD interacted with University Vice Chancellors on 16th of August, 2012. During his talk, Shri Sinha focused on the availability and usage of high bandwidth.During his talk, Shri Sinha focused on the availability and usage of high bandwidth...more

Spoken Tutorial: A boon for nation

25 June, 2012 | Dr Kannan M Moudgalya
Dr Kannan M Moudgalya
Dr. Kannan M Moudgalya of IIT Bombay was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT on July 25, 2012. The topic of the session was Spoken Tutorials for Employment and to Bridge the Digital Divide. On the Occasion, Dr. Kannan Moudgalya said 'Spoken Tutorial' is being created for self learning...more

Open Educational Resources revolutionized distance education

11 June, 2012 | Prof Uma Kanjilal
Prof Uma Kanjilal
"The Open Educational Resources have transformed distance education sector in a big way," stated Prof. Uma Kanjilal, Director, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). She was interacting with the participants as part of the National Weekly Discussion envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT on July 11, 2012...more

Centre and states should work in unison for country's growth

04 June, 2012 | Dr. Bishnu Charan Choudhury
Dr. Bishnu Charan Choudhury
Dr. Bishnu Charan Choudhury, Professor of Political Science Department, Berhampur University was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT on July 4, 2012. The topic of the session was Federalism in India.In his keynote address, Dr. Bishnu said federalism is an ideal form of government for people...more

Internet of Things, a boon for country

27 June, 2012 | Shri Shiju Sathyadevan
Shri Shiju Sathyadevan
"Can you imagine a world where your mobile phone contacts washing machine at your home to tell that you will be at home in ten minutes and it should switch on in 12 minutes time. Whether you believe it or not, using Internet of Things (IoT) it could be a reality," said Shri Shiju Sathyadevan, Senior Consultant, Center for Cyber Security, Amrita University...more

Learning by Doing: Prof. Sandhya Kode in weekly interaction

20 June, 2012 | Prof Sandhya Kode
Prof Sandhya Kode
An interactive session with Prof. Sandhya Kode, Chief Mentor and Director - EnhanceEdu, IIIT Hyderabad was organized as part of the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on June 20, 2012. The topic of the session was Learning by Doing - Bridging the gap between industry and academia...more

Design courses to promote collaboration, communication and problem solving

13 June, 2012 | Prof A K Ray
Prof A K Ray
Prof. A. K. Ray, Center for Educational Technology (CET), IIT Kharagpur has said education system should be more learner-centric. "Use of active learning through simulation tools, virtual labs and game based learning should be promoted in a big way," he said. He was interacting with the participants in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT on June 13, 2012...more

Proficiency Tests: Pathway to overseas education

12 June, 2012 | Dr T P Sethumadhavan
Dr T P Sethumadhavan
"To study abroad, success in English language proficiency tests is very crucial. If you are passionate, proper planning and preparation are must for proficiency tests. Because it is the pathway to overseas education," said eminent career expert Dr. T. P. Sethumadhavan, Academic Consultant, Directorate of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thrissur...more

Dr. J. S. Patil in weekly interaction

06 June, 2012 | Dr J S Patil
Dr J S Patil
Dr. J. S. Patil, Vice-Chancellor, Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through Amrita University's A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on June 6, 2012. The topic of the session was Indian Renaissance.Dr. Patil seating from his office at Karnataka said "By utilizing Amrita...more

Study Abroad: Prospects and Challenges

05 June, 2012 | Dr. Sethumadhavan
Dr. Sethumadhavan
"In overseas education, the top priority is given to continuous evaluation of the students based on their performance. And it is the major advantage of it," stated Dr. Sethumadhavan, Academic Consultant, Directorate of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thrissur. He was interacting with the participants in the weekly session ...more

National Vocational Education Qualification Framework

30 May, 2012 | Dr Isaac P Kuncheria
Dr Isaac P Kuncheria
National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF), MHRD's ambitious project, aims at creating a pool of skilled professionals by inculcating vocational education into conventional education said Dr. Isaac P Kuncheria, Member Secretary, AICTE. He was interacting with the participants as part of the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW on May 30, 2012...more

New Trends in Education for 21st Century

23 May, 2012 | Prof Vasudha Kamat
Prof Vasudha Kamat
Prof. Vasudha Kamat, Vice Chancellor, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai has said that to be effective in 21st century, citizens must exhibit functional and critical thinking skills. "Information, Media and Technology skills are very important to succeed in this century," she stressed. She was interacting with the participants as part of the National Weekly Discussions...more

Integrate e-learning into conventional learning system

16 May, 2012 | Smt Vibha Puri Das
Smt Vibha Puri Das
As part of the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT project, an interactive session with Smt Vibha Puri Das, Secretary for Higher Education and Shri N. K. Sinha, Additional Secretary, MHRD was organized on May 16, 2012. In his keynote address, Shri Sinha urged all the Universities to inculcate e-learning in syllabus to elevate the standard of education in the country...more

Steps to set up an A-VIEW Studio

02 May, 2012 | Shri Abhay Ramesh
Shri Abhay Ramesh
As part of the National Weekly Discussions envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission, an interactive session on Step by Step Approach to Setting up an A-VIEW Studio was conducted on May 2, 2012. Shri Abhay Ramesh, Assistant Manager – Marketing, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab was the presenter. He gave an overview about how an e-learning studio functions and equipment ...more

Virtual Labs will give maximum exposure to students

25 April, 2012 | Dr C S Kumar
Dr C S Kumar
Dr. C. S. Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur) was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW on April 25, 2012. The topic of the session was - Virtual Labs in Mechanical Engineering Sciences."All Virtual Labs have related topic, manuals and additional resources," said Dr. Kumar...more

Skill enhancement program: Essential for Engineering faculties

18 April, 2012 | Dr. Mukta Atrey
Dr. Mukta Atrey
An interactive session on Bridging Distances across India: The "Teach 1000 Teachers" Programme at IIT Bombay under the NME-ICT was conducted as part of the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under the NME-ICT mission on April 18, 2012. Dr. Mukta Atrey, Project Manager, IIT Bombay was the chief guest on the occasion...more

Boost up Exascale Computing: Vijay Bhatkar

12 April, 2012 | Dr Vijay P Bhatkar
Dr Vijay P Bhatkar
As part of the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW, an interactive session with Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar, architect of India's first Supercomputer and the Founder Executive Director of C-DAC, was organized on 12th, April 2012. The topic of the session was Exascale Computing (Extreme Computing) – India's next frontier in Super Computing...more

Sunrise Careers of 2012

10 April, 2012 | Dr T P Sethumadhavan
Dr T P Sethumadhavan
Dr. T. P. Sethumadhavan, Academic Consultant and Officer on Special Duty, Directorate of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thrissur was the chief guest in the weekly session of Online Gurukul held on April 10, 2012. The topic of the session was Sunrise Careers of 2012...more

GCLM: A boon for educational institutions

04 April, 2012 | Shri Ramesh Guntha
Shri Ramesh Guntha
Shri Ramesh Guntha, Development Manager, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab, Amritapuri was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on April 4, 2012. The topic of the session was A-VIEW Features and Implementation Overview Part-2...more

Concise resume: Ideal to impress employer

03 April, 2012 | Dr T P Sethumadhavan
Dr T P Sethumadhavan
"Before applying to a job, students should realize that though Bio data, Resume and Curriculum Vitae sound alike, they have slight difference," said Dr. T. P. Sethumadhavan, Academic Consultant and Officer on Special Duty, Directorate of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thrissur...more

Utilize NME-ICT to generate quality content

28 March, 2012 | Prof K Mangala Sunder
Prof K Mangala Sunder
Prof. K Mangala Sunder, Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on March 28, 2012. "Two thrust areas of NME-ICT are - To provide interactive knowledge modules over the internet / intranet to undergraduate students countrywide and equip every college and university in the country with broadband connectivity," he said...more

A-VIEW is customizable: Krish Gopal

21 March, 2012 | Shri Krish Gopalasamy
Shri Krish Gopalasamy
An interactive session on – An overview about A-VIEW Features and Nationwide Deployment was conducted as part of the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT on 21st March 2012. Shri Krish Gopalasamy, Associate Director, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab was the chief guest on the occasion...more

Demand mounting for Cloud-Computing in India

20 March, 2012 | Dr T P Sethumadhavan
Dr T P Sethumadhavan
Dr. T. P. Sethumadhavan, Academic Consultant and Officer on Special Duty, Directorate of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thrissur was the chief guest in the weekly session of Online Gurukul held on March 20, 2012. The topic of the session was Emerging trends in Career Market...more

Virtual Lab will boost up Chemistry education

14 March, 2012 | Dr Zeena S Pillai
Dr Zeena S Pillai
Dr. Zeena S. Pillai, Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri, Kollam was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on March 14, 2012. The topic of the session was – An Introduction to Chemistry Virtual Labs...more

Positive attitude leads to successful career

13 March, 2012 | Br Biju Kumar
Br Biju Kumar
Br. Biju Kumar, Head of Corporate and International Relations (CCIR), Amrita University was the chief guest in the weekly session of Online Gurukul on March 13, 2012. The topic of the session was Building Blocks for a Successful Career. Br. Biju, while interacting with the participants, said the building block of successful career...more

Use Six Sigma to achieve overall excellence in education

07 March, 2012 | Dr Sriram Devanathan
Dr Sriram Devanathan
Eminent Six Sigma expert, Dr. Sriram Devanathan, was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under the NME-ICT mission on March 7, 2012. The topic of the session was Six Sigma for Education Technology. While interacting with the participating universities, Dr. Sriram, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Amrita University, Coimbatore, said Six Sigma ...more

Good manners inspire self confidence

06 March, 2012 | Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla, eminent career expert said many students don't know how to behave, how to talk even though they have sound academic qualification. He said developing an impressive personality and pleasant manners will help a person to go a long way in his career as well as in his life. He was interacting with the students from various colleges across Kerala as part of Online Gurukul...more

Enhancing employability enriches your life

21 Feb, 2012 | Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Eminent career expert Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla spoke on Employability Enhancement Programme in the Online Gurukul weekly session held on February 21, 2012. While interacting with the participants, he said career awareness classes should actually begin from school-level. "Though it is a tough task, first of all, educate the school students about the significance of career awareness classes...more

Hallmark of A-VIEW is minimal infrastructure

15 Feb, 2012 | Prof Kamal Bijlani
Prof Kamal Bijlani
Prof. Kamal Bijlani, Director, Amrita E-Learning Lab was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on February 15, 2012. The topic of the session was A-VIEW Setups: From Studios to Mobiles. Prof. Kamal gave a detailed lecture on Amrita University's e-learning platform A-VIEW, its features and how it can be set up...more

Create opportunities to horn leadership skills

21 Feb, 2012 | Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla, eminent career expert said "In the 21st century, the concept of leadership is changing constantly. Today, the leadership is more focused on self-development. And, students should realize that the ability to lead is a latent skill. If you are aware of it, you can mould your personality accordingly," he added...more

Python simplifies scientific computing

08 Feb, 2012 | Prof Prabhu Ramachandran
Prof Prabhu Ramachandran
Prof. Prabhu Ramachandran, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on February 8, 2012. The topic of the session was Python for scientific computing. While interacting with the participants, Principal Investigator of FOSSEE Prof. Prabhu said promoting FOSS...more

Emotional Quotient: The fuel for success

07 Feb, 2012 | Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Eminent career expert Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla said that Emotional Quotient (EQ) is more important than Intelligence Quotient (IQ). EQ helps to understand the life and values better. And, remember, EQ is the fuel for success. "According to a research, EQ plays a pivotal role in the success of a person. EQ contributes 80 per cent in the success while IQ accounts only 20 per cent," he said...more

Sam Pitroda motivates Amrita students via A-VIEW

01 Feb, 2012 | Shri Sam Pitroda
Shri Sam Pitroda
Shri Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovation, using Amrita University's e-learning platform A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) motivated thousands of Amrita students on February 1, 2012. The online interaction with renowned entrepreneur and development thinker Sam Pitroda was organized...more

Utilize e-resources in INFLIBNET

01 Feb, 2012 | Dr Jagdish Arora
Dr Jagdish Arora
Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) Centre was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on February 1, 2012. The topic of the session was INFLIBNET services, activities and new initiatives...more

Instill FOSS culture in higher education: Dr. Madhu Belur

25 Jan, 2012 | Dr Madhu N Belur
Dr Madhu N Belur
Dr. Madhu N Belur, Control and Computing group, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD. The topic of the session was - FOSS Advantages over Proprietary Software in Higher Education. While interacting with the Universities Dr. Madhu from his Mumbai office said lack of awareness about FOSS delays implementing ...more

Effective career plan: Vital for successful life

24 Jan, 2012 | Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla, eminent career expert and founder director of Insight Mission, said "Career is all about challenges and learning. Growth happens when we learn to overcome challenges. While you increase your knowledge and experience, gradually, your self-value and status will also rise. As a result, society will start respecting you."...more

Foster constructivism in higher education: Dr. Jayashri Shinde

18 Jan, 2012 | Dr Jayashree Shinde
Dr Jayashree Shinde
Dr. Jayashree Shinde, Head, Department of Educational Technology, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD. The topic of the session was - Constructivist learning in higher education. In her keynote address, Dr. Jayashree said constructivism, a learning methodology,...more

"Study for life, not merely to pass exam"

17 Jan, 2012 | Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Eminent career expert and founder director of Insight Mission Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla urged all the college students to learn to bolster their lives instead of focusing only in - succeeding examinations. "Usually, students study merely for passing examinations. They, often, don't know what they study, what is the purpose of it and its significance in their life etc...more

"Sakshat: A one-stop education portal"

11 Jan, 2012 | Prof Uma Kanjilal
Prof Uma Kanjilal
Prof. Uma Kanjilal, Director, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion envisaged by MHRD through A-VIEW on January 11, 2012. While addressing the participants about Sakshat portal and its potential...more

Contribute and be a part of a nation's development

28 Dec, 2011 | Shri N K Sinha
Shri N K Sinha
416 Universities and 20,000 Colleges across the country will be connected under NME-ICT mission. Shri NK Sinha, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, was the chief guest in the weekly discussion program through A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) on 28th December 2011...more

Join NME-ICT mission and reap benefits: NK Sinha told educational institutions

23 Dec, 2011 | Shri N K Sinha
Shri N K Sinha
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Additional Secretary Shri N.K Sinha has urged all the educational institutions in the country to join in the NME-ICT mission (National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology) at the earliest. "All institutions, whether it is Polytechnic Colleges, Engineering Colleges...more

Excellent start for A-VIEW 2.0 version

22 Dec, 2011 | Shri Ramesh Guntha
Shri Ramesh Guntha
Participants unanimously remarked that audio and video clarity were superb.The first session of much-awaited A-VIEW 2.0 version (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World), developed by Amrita E-Learning Research Lab, Amritapuri, Kollam kicked off well. The latest version of A-VIEW was exercised in the weekly discussion envisaged by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)...more

Six Sigma in education: To encourage quality education

14 Dec, 2011 | Dr. Sriram Devanathan
Dr. Sriram Devanathan
A quality methodology for continuous improvement.Eminent Six Sigma expert, Dr. Sriram Devanathan, was the chief guest in the weekly discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under the NME-ICT mission on December 14th, 2011. While interacting with the participating universities, Dr. Sriram, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Amrita University, Coimbatore, said Six Sigma ...more

A-VIEW 2.0 will be released by next week

07 Dec, 2011 | Shri Ramesh Guntha
Shri Ramesh Guntha
To run A-VIEW seamlessly, the ports for web server, LCDS, MySQL and RTMP for FMS have to be open.Shri Ramesh Guntha, Development Manager of the Amrita E-Learning Research Lab headquartered at Amritapuri, Kollam announced that robust e-learning software - A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) will be released by next week of December...more

"Develop a winning attitude to accomplish more"

06 Dec, 2011 | Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
You can improve your personality if you have the passion to succeed."Success in life mainly depends upon two factors – positive attitude and soft skills. Therefore give more emphasis to inculcate a winning attitude and sustain it through refining skills," emphasized eminent career expert Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla...more

A-VIEW Classroom 2.0; Robust e-learning software

30 Nov, 2011 | Shri Ramesh Guntha
Shri Ramesh Guntha
Exceptional features await the user in A-VIEW Classroom's latest version.With a mission to build A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) as top-notch e-learning software, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab has integrated a dozen of exceptional features in the software said Shri Ramesh Guntha, Development Manager of the E-Learning Lab. He was interacting with the Universities...more

Goal setting is the key to success: Sunil D Kuruvilla

28 Nov, 2011 | Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla
20 leading colleges participated in the pilot session.Heralding a new era in higher education sector, the pilot session of Online Gurukul, an online initiative by Amrita E-Learning Research Lab was conducted successfully on November 28, 2011. Mr. Sunil D Kuruvilla, eminent career expert, was the chief guest of the day. While delivering the inaugural speech, Mr. Sunil said goal setting is the key to success...more

Socio-technical systems, integral part of an organization: Prof. Karmeshu

17 Nov, 2011 | Prof Karmeshu
Prof Karmeshu
A seminar on "Nonlinear Modelling of Socio-technical Systems" was conducted as part of weekly discussions through A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) envisaged by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) under NME-ICT (National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology) on November 17, 2011...more

Spoken Tutorials; bridging the digital divide

09 Nov, 2011 | Prof Kannan M Moudgalya
Prof Kannan M Moudgalya
Spoken Tutorial is an ambitious project of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) as part of NME-ICT mission (National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology) under Talk to a Teacher program. The project is being headed by IIT-Bombay under the leadership of Prof Kannan M Moudgalya....more

Prof. AK Ray in weekly interaction

02 Nov, 2011 | Prof A K Ray
Prof A K Ray
The advent of advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has changed the traditional concept of teaching and learning in a big way. Now, it's quick and easy. Realizing the immense potential of ICT in technology based learning, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has initiated several projects under National Mission on Education...more

A-VIEW a powerful tool for learning: Prof. Deepak Phatak

19 Oct, 2011 | Dr Deepak Phatak
Dr Deepak Phatak
Prof. Deepak Phatak of IIT-Bombay, the master brain of several national-level workshops, highlighted that A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) is a powerful tool for learning. "A-VIEW is an effective e-learning software that simplifies education," he said. He was interacting with the participants as part of weekly discussions...more

NPTEL nourishing the young brains: Prof. Mangala Sunder

12 Oct, 2011 | Prof K Mangala Sunder
Prof K Mangala Sunder
"Youngsters are our valuable assets. To build up a quality next generation, we should give them proper training using the advantage of ultra-modern technology. They should be trained on service oriented technologies, international research and industrial exposure. NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning), is a small...more

Prof. Raghuraman in weekly interaction

29 Sep, 2011 | Prof Raghuraman
Prof Raghuraman
An interactive online session was organized with Shri Raghuraman, Director, Center for Research in Advanced Technologies for Education (CREATE), Amrita University, as part of weekly discussions through A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) envisaged by Ministry of Human Resources Development's (MHRD) National Mission on Education...more

Intend to build A-VIEW as top-notch software: Krish Gopalasamy

21 Sep, 2011 | Shri Krish Gopalasamy
Shri Krish Gopalasamy
As part of weekly discussions through A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World), under Ministry of Human Resource and Development's (MHRD) NME-ICT (Nation Mission on Education through Information through Communication Technology) an interactive session was held on "How to use A-VIEW and its effectiveness in conducting live classes" on 21st September 2011 from Amritapuri campus....more

Dr. Ranjan Bose in weekly interaction

14 Sep, 2011 | Dr. Ranjan Bose
Dr. Ranjan Bose
As part of weekly discussions through A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World), conceived by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under NME-ICT (National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology) mission, an interactive online session was organized with Dr. Ranjan Bose of IIT Delhi on Virtual Labs ....more

Improve the quality of teachers: Dr. Deepak Phatak

08 Sep, 2011 | Dr Deepak Phatak
Dr Deepak Phatak
Dr. Deepak Phatak of IIT-Bombay, the champion of several national-level online workshops, said that the Ministry of Human Resource Development's (MHRD) NME-ICT mission played a pivotal role in realizing his dream - empower thousands of college teachers in core engineering courses. He was addressing the participants in weekly interaction through A-VIEW,....more

I. N. Y. Prasad in weekly interaction

02 Sep, 2011 | I. N. Y. Prasad
Prof Uma Kanjilal
Shri I. N. Y. Prasad, Sr. General Manager, BSNL, Hyderabad was the chief guest for this week's interaction using A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) under MHRD's (Ministry of Human Resource Development) NME-ICT (Nation Mission on Education through Information through Communication Technology) mission...more

Prof. Mangala Sunder's talk on A-VIEW

24 Aug, 2011 | Prof K Mangala Sunder
Prof K Mangala Sunder
The weekly interaction through A-VIEW, as envisaged by MHRD as part of NME-ICT mission has kicked off wonderfully. More than 25 universities from faraway places, across India, participated in this interactive session which was spearheaded by Prof. Mangala Sunder, from Chemical Engineering department at IIT_Madras, on August 24, 2011...more

Prof. Mangala Sunder's talk on A-VIEW

24 Aug, 2011 | Prof K Mangala Sunder
Prof K Mangala Sunder
The weekly interaction through A-VIEW, as envisaged by MHRD as part of NME-ICT mission has kicked off wonderfully. More than 25 universities from faraway places, across India, participated in this interactive session which was spearheaded by Prof. Mangala Sunder, from Chemical Engineering department at IIT_Madras, on August 24, 2011...more