Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Importance of Sharing

Sharing permits a message to spread past a man's own system – it expands their "compass" and permits them to feel you welcome their substance i.e. when they see 'the offer' in notices they will feel satisfied you enjoyed it enough to share. It could be Google+ related, a photo of a feline with inscription, a nerd post, news, science and so forth – whatever the individual with whom you need to interface is 'into'! 

It doesn't make a difference on the off chance that it is unique substance of curated, individuals will in any case tend to feel acknowledged when something is shared. 

Likewise, individuals who then get the chance to see those posts will likewise be grateful that "you" were the person who shared it – this is the reason such a large number of individuals hat tip to recognize who empowered them to encounter the post, and thus share forward. 

Your system is not the same as any other person's system – diverse individuals will see content at various times of day too. Sharing is imperative. It makes a procedure personality a primary concern where two individuals are starting to wind up snared significantly more. 

I see sharing data as fundamental to commoogling. It is about exchange over a system of message from an underlying source; it is about sharing substance that matters to you; commoogling, to me, is about all of us cooperating towards accomplishing our own one of a kind potential – regardless of what that might be! 

As I have portrayed, each individual who shares will basically be shaping connections back to the individual from whom they shared onwards. This procedure may see somewhat extract however I trust that as the Google biological system truly begins to show itself, it will end up being a focal component. Indeed, even now, somebody can compose/offer a post, then you share it and you could well show up with your Google+ profile picture close by the substance in the web crawlers. This would be what individuals in your system (and not mine) would see – you are an influencer in their future choices. 

This will be one hell of a fun ride as things begin considerably all the more rapidly. 

I am as yet working it out and trust you are having a good time as much as I!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Few Good Habits for Learners

Just having a great Learning Management System cannot leverage all the benefits a virtual learning environment has to offer. In order to fully exploit a virtual learning environment both Teacher and Learner has to build a habit of imparting and gaining knowledge through digital channel. Teacher and Learner both has to understand and detect digitally shareable content and enrich the learning environment and the experience.

Here we will try to discuss a few good habits for Learners.

Get Organized. 

In the event that you generally arrive late, overwhelm, twofold book, or never have enough time, then it is high time you you sort out your time. Begin by ensuring you have another journal or timetable that is breakthrough with every one of your arrangements. Get a framework set up that works for you, so you're not twofold reserving yourself and you know where you are intended to be venturing out in front of time (not only five minutes prior). 

At that point, consider your state of mind to time. 
Do you esteem your time? 
Do you esteem other individuals' chance? 
What takes a greater amount of your time than it ought to? 
Where do you squander your time?

Start to accurately assess how much time each task takes you. Start to decide what you want to spend more of your time on, and what you want to spend less on.

Do multitask. 

Saves time - Multitasking spares you time when there are errands you can finish all the while. For instance, you have to do some exploration for a venture at work. You likewise plan to run several miles today. To spare time, you can hear some out instructive recordings while running. Instead of two hours to finish the two undertakings, you spared a hour by multitasking. 

Saves Money - Multitasking spares a ton of cash in the work environment. Instead of contracting more individuals to tackle undertakings, you can enlist individuals who are great at multitasking. Do you require one individual to record, one to answer telephones, and another to welcome individuals at the front work area? No. Procure somebody who does the recording amid downtime and who additionally has the client administration abilities to handle the telephone and welcome individuals at the same time. 

Builds efficiency - Multitasking can expand profitability in both the working environment and at home. As noted before, representatives who multitask accomplish more work by doing both recording and welcome clients and customers. At home, you could multitask to complete your tasks around the house speedier. For instance, you could empty and load the dishwasher while you are making supper. 

Avoids delaying - Multitasking propels individuals to accomplish more. For instance, have you ever constructed a schedule for the day? It commonly propels individuals to check things off the rundown. They feel they accomplished something every time a thing is checked off. By multitasking, you can check off more things and proceed onward to the following one. This inspiration empowers individuals to accomplish their objectives instead of to dawdle.

Set a schedule. 

As far as I can tell, a superior approach to approach your objectives is to set a timetable, set a schedule to work by as opposed to a due date to perform by. 

Rather than giving yourself a due date to perform a specific objective by (and after that feeling like a disappointment on the off chance that you don't accomplish it), you ought to pick an objective that is imperative to you and after that set a calendar to work towards it reliably. 

That won't not seem like a major shift, but rather it is.

Ask questions. 

You're in school to learn, so don't be afraid to do just that! Asking for help - from a teacher, a tutor or your friends - is a surefire way to make sure you truly understand the material. 

Share knowledge.

In digital world we are benefited by the knowledge pool of every human connected to it and sure-shot way to return to this pool is by sharing what we know. 
But there are some Do's and Don'ts of what should we share in the digital environment and what should we avoid sharing.

Do create positive content. A big part of what both Brand-Yourself and Syracuse talk about is making a good impression online. That doesn't just mean smiling in your Facebook profile picture; it means showing that you're interested in your prospective field. Post links to interesting stories. Jump into debates and conversations when it's appropriate.
Don't post questionable photos  anywhere on the Internet. The images make a great impact on the impression of viewer, so always be cautious the kind of photos or images you share.
Do Google yourself. That's right—search for yourself. You might get made fun of, but knowing what's on the Internet when people look for you is very important. In other words, find out what terms and keywords you can use to make positive pieces of content about you show up. If you have a personal website or a blog, give it some bells and whistles and make it easily accessible.
Don't post negative status updates or tweets. Sometimes, it's hard to be positive. The economy is struggling. School is challenging. And the news hasn't exactly been buzzing with beaming faces and rainbows. But don't let that come out in your status updates. Never rip a classmate, coworker, or person in a leadership role like a professor or boss.
Don't make your online presence all about you. Don't post what you're eating for lunch. Don't put up status updates asking for jobs. You can make your presence known by being interactive. Share relevant articles and videos. Make thoughtful comments when you can. Retweet interesting posts from people you follow. 

Next time we will discuss some good habits a teacher can build on to make Virtual Learning Experience great.

I would love to know your view on this topic. Please share your views in comment section.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Cyberspace Literacy: Youth’s Negotiation of New Online Possibilities

Cyber Generation:

Generation before Internet had their own different medias—books, comics, film, radio, and TV—regardless of the possibility that parents weren't acquainted with the specific content their kids were engaged with, in any event they could get to and comprehend the medium so that, in the event that they wanted to understand what their kids were doing or impart the movement to them, they could.

With the appearance of computerized media, things have changed. The requests of the PC interface are huge, rendering many parents "dinosaurs" in the data age possessed by their youngsters. Be that as it may, more essentially, regard for these requests blinds us to the genuine test of utilizing advanced media, to be specific the potential for engagement with data and online content, and for interest in online exercises, systems, and groups. Without a doubt, the very trouble of getting to and utilizing the web boggles numerous grown-ups into trusting that if just they could ace "clicking" on connections with the mouse, then they—like their youngsters—would be web "specialists." This is not a conviction that we hold for the pen, else we'd quit instructing students English once they had figured out how to peruse and compose, yet the kid who "pros" around the screen appears to be skilled to the point that, we close serenely, they know everything they need to know as of now.

Such a conclusion appears to be affirmed by the exceptional news features of youthful programmers, young hackers and crackers breaking national security codes or adolescent business people making a fortune on E-Bay, Flipkart or Facebook not to mention the energetic inceptions of such late triumphs as Google and YouTube. Youngsters  themselves, aware of being the original to grow up with the web, agree with  people in general festival of their status as "computerized locals."

Internet Literacy

First, literacy is a type of information with clear coherence crosswise over open structures (print, audio, video, interpersonal, advanced). As respects the Internet, this learning represents a staged arrangement of difficulties, from starting equipment challenges of access through to more perplexing interpretative and evaluative capabilities with respect to content furthermore, benefits that are particularly managed by (or socially engraved into) the innovation on the other hand content.
Second, proficiency is an arranged type of realizing that provides platform to singular expertise and social hones that is empowered (or blocked) by (unequally dispersed) monetary, social, and
social assets (or capital). Critically, this rises up out of the cooperation between person action, innovation or interface outline, and institutional forming, and can't be caught on
exclusively as "a nonpartisan specialized skill."
Thirdly, proficiency includes an arrangement of socially controlled capabilities including both that which is normatively esteemed and that which is disliked or misbehavior. "Internet Literacy" specifically might be recognized from different types of proficiency to the degree that the particular abilities, encounters, writings, organizations, also, social qualities connected with the web contrast from those connected with print, varying media, or different types of correspondence.
However, now that the internet converges multiple technologies, forms, and spaces of mediation and information—blurring hitherto distinctive social practices of information and entertainment, work and leisure, public and private, even childhood and adulthood, national and global—a convergence of media (or audiovisual) and information literacy is needed to map out a constructive route to understanding what (young) people know, and need to know, regarding that deceptively simple notion of “using the internet.”

Possibilities in New Age Learning:

No wonder that what excites young people about the internet is primarily the peer-to-peer opportunities it affords, in which they provide for each other the responsiveness, criticism, humor, feedback, openness, and networking that so often is absent from content designed for children by adults. Yet since information and communication technologies increasingly represent a key route to education, health, civic engagement, employment skills, participation in government, therapeutic advice, extended family relations, and so forth, it is here that we must ensure literacy is sufficient. Celebrating young people’s enterprise and enthusiasm, while failing to support, respond, or engage with their online activities, risks failing to bring to fruition the ambitious hopes we hold not only for the internet but, more significantly, for young people.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Future Priorities and Needs for eLearning for cultural diversity

We have to define the future priorities and needs for eLearning for cultural diversity.

To make the philosophy of eLearning for cultural diversity worthwhile, higher education should cover the organizational features of Learning Management Systems that affect the process and outcomes of planned change cultural activities among digital citizens (Boyd and Meyer, 2001; Conle and et. al., 2007; May, 1999; Neo, 2005; Stevens-Long and Crowell, 2002). 

The required skills and experiences to construct and support a free environment, therefore, can focus on working collaboratively with colleagues and global partners in global online culture through eLearning. This important process engages learners and instructor in multicultural projects designed to be realistic, intriguing and relevant to real life experiences. On the other hand, promoting excellence through continuous process improvement and the creative pursuit of new ideas and systems in global online culture should be a model for how theory can translate into practice on complex decision-making processes to encourage digital citizens’ independence in thinking critically in the global eLearning context. 

Curriculum Plans and Social Actions 

The major categories were those that helped to define the important and urgent areas of curriculum plans and social actions for eLearning for cultural diversity. eLearning experts emphasized that the following must become important categories for eLearning for cultural diversity in higher education: 

1) providing successful activities and agreements for a knowledge society, and 
2) recognizing the multicultural ethical, legal, and social implications of new developments. 

Not only are curriculum plans and social actions the familiarities and awareness of facts, truths, and information gained through experience, learning, and self-contemplation, but also these critical plans and actions mean the confident understanding of a subject, potentially with the ability to utilize it for a specific purpose. eLearning for cultural diversity, therefore, should generate new forms and tools of gathering data, manipulating and storing knowledge, transforming information, and working together over distance and time to build a knowledge society efficiently, and transfer global knowledge effectively to the new contexts of social justice. Building a knowledge society should be the most crucial goals of building the global culture in higher education. 

Even when the creation of syllabus plans requires more than collecting, acquiring and transmitting large amounts of information, data, and experience, multicultural knowledge should emerge from the diverse interactions of body, mind and soul by emerging from understanding the global word. Besides, as critically pointed out by Beaudoin (2003), social actions are very crucial for higher education to tie the individual self to collective responsibilities due to remarkable advances in eLearning for cultural diversity. In this context, the cutting-edge technologies can build a powerful multicultural network to share and exchange knowledge worldwide for the prosperity and well-being of its members by using an electronic network to send and receive information across diverse locations, devices, and services. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Students as Leaders -- Complete Engaged Learning

A big test for us as teachers is dealing with the fragile harmony between coordinated learning and self-coordinated learning in an arrangement obviously encounters. One instructional system that can offer this adjust some assistance with being to incorporate learner-as-pioneers encounters.

Giving chances to students to lead the pack in learning encounters for a gathering or the course group can give a feeling of strengthening that "is both a critical element and the desired outcome of participation in an online learning community" (Palloff and Pratt, 1999).

Students-as-Leaders encounters additionally move the learner's outlook from the survey the teacher as the essential substance power to building up an attitude of him or herself as an important benefactor to the learning knowledge. Understudies then can consider themselves to be information generators and connectors for themselves, as well as for the course group all in all. Having Students lead exercises additionally backings Vygotsky's hypothesis of the zone of proximal advancement. As Students create aptitude, their zones move, move and extend. In a perfect world, course encounters are outlined with adaptability to be reshaped to adjust to these moving zones.

When is that the best time in an exceedingly course for learner-led activities and what's a proper sequence of steps for getting ready these styles of activities? This tip provides many hints on coming up with and implementing a learner-as-leader activity

Appropriate Guidance and Planning time

Student-led activities generally succeed when learners are prepared; at the point when desires are clear and intentional; when procedures and systems are unequivocal; and when the exercises fit learners' zones of proximal advancement.

Here are a few stages of incorporating into your arranging.

  • Numerous Students might be situated to driving a class action, for example, a gathering, dialog, pretend, level headed discussion or undertaking. Begin discussing the idea of learner-drove exercises from the earliest starting point of the course.
  • Give Students an itemized portrayal of the movement and the normal results and obligations regarding the learners. An outline of the movement with a connection to the definite headings frequently functions admirably. More about depicting results and desires is beneath.
  • Urge Students to start settling on decisions about their arranged learner-drove action after the initial 25% of the course has been finished.
  • Give time in the course schedule for Students to start arranging the exercises around the center of the semester.
  • Plan teacher group dialog time for the exercises before the group is booked to lead an action. Contingent upon the degree and many-sided quality of the movement this examination could be one week before or numerous weeks. The educator serves as advocate and expert in this discourse, keeping the emphasis on the results and clear desires.

Individual vs. Team-led Activities
A standout amongst the most vital parts of understudy drove exercises is to guarantee that Students comprehend what the reason and results of the action are and how the results fit into the bigger connection of the general course arrange. Once the results from the educator are clear and grasped by the learners, the Students can likewise create extra objectives or results for the movement. The normal results of a movement ought to additionally be expressed in the syllabus with the goal that Students know from the earliest starting point of the course what they will be relied upon to achieve through their learner-drove action.

Picking the Type of Activity
Gagne, Briggs, and Wager (1992) portray five sorts of learning results: intellectual skill, attitude, verbal information, cognitive strategy, and motor skill. Of these five, the initial three sorts loan themselves best to learner-drove exercises in light of the fact that the exercises can be all the more effortlessly fulfilled in a web learning environment than the last two.

Understudies can lead an assortment of instructional encounters. The absolute most regular exercises are to lead a gathering in a talk, discussion, or examination theme. Other basic exercises are to work in groups on complex issues or tasks; to plan and execute open deliberations, to pretends key ideas, amusements, and so on. Again the key for achievement is planning, meeting, and clear desires.

It ought to dependably be accepted that Students are beginner movement pioneers and thusly ought to be urged to keep their action basis both from a pedagogical and innovative point of view.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Go Girl, Grow some wings

For the sake of all the secrets,
(Most sacred and deepest ones)
And to make it known to your entire sky,
I let my lips touch yours, O Sun.

Drunk with all the songs, 
my forlorn heart sings.
Now I soar with my newly grown wings.
I rise to meet you, My Light.

Flying is the ultimate expression of freedom, rising to reach the destiny is the most liberating feeling to me. Open blue skies invite me to explore my limits, inspire me to test my best and reach beyond my best.  

When I spread my hands as if they are my wings I feel a discontented sojourner: now free, Free as a bird to settle where I will.  I can see the entire world is all before me. My heart fills with joy. It is not scared of it's freedom. I look about and search for a teacher, so I am not nothing better than a wandering cloud. I start seeking growth of this immense pleasure.

Sometimes I wish I could grow some wings. Some people think humans should remain human, staying on the ground pondering and studying the intricacies of flight while letting birds be birds and angels be angels. I don't agree with them. I think humans should evolve to some thing better than they already are. That's the path of nature, to strive to be better than what is. 

But people who love skies like this girl, Alexis Noriega of The Crooked Feather who has created herself her own articulating pneumatic wings will always dream of better tomorrow.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Job Alert: For the love of Grapes

A dream job for those who love Grapes like me

National Research Centre for Grapes Jobs 2016 – Walk in for SRF & Young Professional II Posts: 

ICAR- National Research Centre for Grapes (NRCG) has issued a notification for the recruitment of Senior Research Fellow & Young Professional-II vacancies under different projects. Eligible candidates may walk in on 06-02-2016 at 9.00 AM
NRCG Vacancy Details:
Total No.of Posts: 03
Name of the Post:1.Young Professional-II: 01 Post2. Senior Research Fellow: 02 Posts
Age Limit: Candidates age should be between 21-45 years for post 1, 35 years for men & 40 years for women as on 06-02-2016. Age relaxation is applicable to SC/ ST candidates for 5 years & 3 years for OBC candidates
Educational Qualification: Candidates should posses M.Sc (Horticulture)/ M.Sc (Agriculture)/ M.Sc (Biotechnology)/ M.Sc (Agriculture) Biochemistry for post 1 & B.Tech/ B.E or Master Degree in Geo Informatics/ Geo spatial Applications or Master’s Degree in the field of Entomology/ Agrochemicals & Pest management/ 
Microbiology/ Zoology with four/ five years of Bachelor’s Degree for post 2.
Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on written test & interview.
How to Apply: Eligible candidates may walk in test/ interview along with application form, self attested copies of all testimonials & original certificates on 06-02-2016 at 9.00 AM.
Important Dates:Date & Time of Interview: 06-02-2016 at 9.00 AMVenue: ICAR- National Research Centre for Grapes (NRCG), P.B. No.3, Manjri Farm post, Solapur Road, Pune-412307.

Good News for Netizens

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Friday, January 15, 2016

create unmatched digital learning experience

To create unmatched digital learning experience

Technologies and innovations can enhance instructing and adapting only when utilized as one bit of a larger solution. Basically giving every youngster a PC, Tablet or Mobile won't regularly create unmatched learning experience unless you additionally address instructing, learning, and appraisal; develop initiative and a society of development; manufacture limit; and change the learning environment.

To support one-o-one "anywhere, anytime" learning, consider offering course that: 

  • Enable a new, more complete learning experience.
  • Are adaptable, fascinating, and motivational. 
  • Cater to a scope of learning styles and modalities. 
  • Reflect your establishment's vision and convictions about learning. 
  • Reflect your institution’s vision, beliefs and most importantly technique about learning

Learning Potential from Different Devices.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Little Joys

Knowledge is having the right answer.
Intelligence is asking the right question.

UPSC Advt No 1/2016

UPSC has released notification of many Senior Positions in Service Commission

UPSC Advt No 1/2016
Apply Online for 35 Sr Scientific Officer, Joint Director & Other Posts: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released notification for recruitment of 35 Joint Director, Agricultural Engineer, Medical Officer/ Research Officer, Senior Examiner Senior Scientific Officer.
Eligible candidates may apply online on or before 28-01-2016 by 23:59 Hrs.
Positions:Number of vacancies
1. Joint Director:3
2. Agricultural Engineer:2
3. Medical Officer/ Research Officer:2
4. Senior Examiner:4
5. Senior Scientific Officer Grade- II (Armament)4
6. Senior Scientific Officer Grade- II (Chemistry):1
7. Senior Scientific Officer Grade- II (Engineering):4
8. Senior Scientific Officer Grade- II (Metallurgy):1
9. Economic Officer:2
10. Deputy Assistant Director (Bio-chemistry):1
11. Senior Grade of Indian Information Service:6
12. Assistant Director Grade- II (Industrial Management and Training):2
13. Assistant Director Grade- II (Leather and Footwear):1
14. Deputy Director (ER):1
15. Deputy Director (ER):1
Total No. of Positions:35
Age Limit:
Candidates age should be
45 yearsfor position 1
30 yearsfor position 2, 9, 11, 13
35 yearsfor position 3, 4, 5, 7, 8,10, 12
38 yearsfor position 6
40 yearsfor position 14
45 yearsfor position 15
as on the last date for submission of online application. (Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.)
Educational Qualification:
Candidates should possess
Graduation Degree in any branch of Agricultural Sciencesfor position 1
Degree in Agricultural Engineering or Mechanical Engineeringfor position 2
Degree in Siddhafor position 3
Degree in Lawfor position 4
Degree in Mechanical Engineeringfor position 5
B.E/ B.Tech in Mechanical/ Electrical Engineeringfor position 6
Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on Recruitment test followed by the interview.
Application Fee:
Candidates have to pay Rs. 25/- (No fee for SC/ ST/ PH/ Women candidates) in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of the SBI or by using visa/ master credit/ debit card.
How to Apply:
Eligible candidates may apply online through the website on or before 28-01-2016 by 23:59 Hrs and take the printout of online application on or before 29-01-2016 by 23:59 Hrs.
Instructions for Applying Online:
1. Before applying online candidates have to scan the copies of photograph & signature.
2. Log on through the website
3. Click on “Online Recruitment Application (ORA) for Various Recruitment Posts”.
4. Click on “New Registration”.
5. Fill all the details carefully & submit the form.
6. After successful registration, a unique registration ID will be allotted, note down the ID & password.
7. Now fill the personal profile, contact details, age relaxation if applicable.
8. Now fill the details of qualification, experience.
9. Now fill the details of Professional Registration, Language, Miscellaneous Module.
10. Now candidate has to choose the Recruitment Test Centre.
11. Now upload documents in Document Upload Module.
12. After uploading photograph & signature preview the ORA form and check the details carefully.
13. Now click on the submit button
14. Candidates can Pay Fee using the Internet banking facility in SBI or other associated banks or can pay through Visa/ Master Debit or Credit card issued by any Bank/ Institution.
15. Here the Transaction ID & Date of Registration details will directly upload automatically.
16. Now pay the fee through cash at any branch of State Bank of India through the Pay-in-Slip
17. A transaction ID will be given, again revisit the website and click on the “Click here to view your Previous/ Currently active applications”.
18. Log in by registration ID & password, candidates can see “My Active Application (My draft Application)” link.
19. Now fill the details of transaction ID and Date of Transaction if paid through cash.
20. Click “Continue”, check the details of fee and submit the application.
21. Now take the printout of online application for future use.
Important Dates:
Last Date to Apply Online:28-01-2016 by 23:59 Hrs.
Last Date to take Printout of Application:29-01-2016 by 23:59 Hrs.