A new era for S.D. tech schools starts Monday

South Dakota’s four tech schools are officially under new management. The Board of Technical Education will have its first meeting next week at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City. The new board stems from a constitutional amendment voters passed last November, which was billed as a way to give tech schools more flexibility to respond to workforce needs in the state. Legislators earlier this year passed a bill to form the board, removing tech school oversight from the Board of Education. During its first meeting, the board will elect officers, discuss budgets…

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Brilliant Brains Academy, G-Tech partner to create 10,000 jobs in Ghana

Brilliant Brains Academy one of the new entrants in the computer training and software development in Ghana has entered into a partnership with the world renowned computer education giant, G-Tech Computer Education, to provide sound and effective computer training for Ghanaians. The partnership which was sealed in Accra last week is set to create 10,000 jobs for the youth by 2020 through computer education. Under the program, G-TEC computer will run courses in financial accounting, database administration, hardware and networking, software engineering, web animation etc with certification from some major…

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Global Education Technology (Ed Tech) Market Research Report 2017-2022

Global Education Technology (Ed Tech) Market 2017 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Education Technology (Ed Tech) industry. The Education Technology (Ed Tech) market around the globe is one of the most burgeoning and enormously categorized sector comprising. This global market has been emerging at a higher rate with the development of innovative techniques and an escalating consumer preference. The global market is a broad field for players offering huge opportunities for growth. The global market is the cornerstone of the global development…

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TS EAMCET 2017: Final phase of web counselling begins from today

Telangana EAMCET ‘s final phase of web counselling for admissions in various courses will be held on July 19 and 20. All candidates that hold ranks from 1 to last can apply for option entry. Also, the candidates who have participated in phase-I counselling can exercise options using their old password, login ID, for the leftover seats. This year, about 23,640 engineering convener quota seats are available in the final phase of web counselling. Certificates to bring during admission: All original certificates along with two sets of xerox copies: These…

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IIT-KGP to help eastern India students learn more about free online courses

Kolkata The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur will approach institutes of higher education in eastern India to familiarise students and teachers with free online courses offered by National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). NPTEL, a joint initiative of the IITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, offers 160 courses in various categories like agriculture, computer science, management studies, mathematics and basic science, engineering and humanities. While over five5 lakh students had enrolled for NPTEL courses this year, only about 7% of them were from Eastern India. “The biggest…

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New highlights of school education in Pune: Going beyond rote learning, including those left behind & using technology

If the number of schools is any indication, then the education sector in the city has seen nearly 100 per cent growth in the last two decades. From 2,626 schools affiliated to the state board of education in 2004, to 3,405 schools in 2017, the number has seen a sharp rise. Add to that, over 95 CBSE schools and 36 ICSE and ISC schools today — there were less than 30 schools earlier — and the establishment of about 10 IB board affiliated schools after 1997. Educationists say that the…

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Money Magazine Recognizes the Value of a Michigan Tech Education

In Money Magazine’s latest report on “Best Colleges for your Money,” Michigan Technological University ranked in the top 100 overall and in the top 50 among public universities. Money evaluated 2,400 colleges and universities using 27 criteria and winnowed the list to 711 colleges and universities that the publication considers “best colleges for your money.”  Of those, Michigan Tech ranked 91st among all institutions—public and private—and 46th among public universities. Michigan Tech also ranked sixth in the nation for early career salaries.  Tech’s average early career salary for graduates is $63,400. “It’s…

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How India’s ed-tech sector can grow and the challenges it must overcome

The Indian education system is often the subject of debate over outdated curriculum, rote learning, rising cost, poor quality of teachers and lack of infrastructure. On the positive side, our country boasts of world-class institutes such as the Indian Institutes of Management, Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Jawaharlal Nehru University. We are also one of the largest and oldest education systems in the world. Formal education in India is still based on a traditional model or brick-and-mortar classes. Students have to attend schools and…

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IIT-Kanpur adopts 5 villages to promote tech, solar energy use, solve water crisis

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has adopted five villages under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme has been introduced by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) to uplift rural India. “As part of the initiative, we will ensure the overall development of Hridayapur, Baikanthpur, Ishwariganj, Pratappur Hari and Saxupurva villages, situated on the outskirts,” said IIT-K professor Sandeep Sangal. Senior professors and IIT-K students will assist villagers in solving the potable water crisis and teach them the recycling process for treating waste water. Besides, the farmers would be…

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Students in remote areas can benefit most from tech, internet: Prez Mukherjee

New Delhi The spread of technology, telecom penetration and Internet gives India the opportunity to bridge the divide in education in terms of access and quality which must be seized, President Pranab Mukherjee has said. He was speaking at the inauguration of three digital initiatives in the education sector – Swayam, Swayam Prabha and National Academic Depository by ministry of human resource development on Sunday. “Digital technology enables good teachers to directly teach large number of students who are not physically present in classes. ICT solutions offer an interactive learning experience…

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