Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Innovation and Startup Culture in Colleges

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How do you bootstrap a culture of Innovation and  Entrepreneurship in your college? Start an Innovation and Entrepreneurship development activity. Find a few mentors from the industry. Involve your nearest TiE/NASSCOM/NEN/CII chapters. Have each mentor adopt a few projects. They can teach students how to generate ideas, build demonstrable prototypes, find initial users and validate […]

Students, Learning and Teaching

A Good Teacher …

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A good teacher worries about a lot of things. Here are a few, I can think of:   Do I understand the subject well enough to teach? Do I have both the conceptual and the detailed understanding of the topic? How can I keep the students engaged? How can I evoke curiosity? How do help […]

Product Economy

Nano Hackathons and Build to Learn

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A small group to build stuff together, learn together and learn by doing. This will replace techtalks for our weekly meets. A nanoapp is something we can build n a day. The core in a couple of hours. The goal is to learn by doing. We may find open source stuff that to build upon. It will […]

Cognition and Meta Cognition

Promoting Self Organized Learning

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XPrize is offering $15 million to build tablet apps that help kids teach themselves. The goal is to help the 250 million school-age children in the world who can’t read or write. Contestants will build apps that kids can use on their own — because many of these kids don’t have access to the “unscalable” […]

Students, Learning and Teaching

Five Ways We Can Help Students

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I keep talking to lots of students and have some ideas on how we (at educational institutions and community) can help them. Here are some thoughts. Encourage curiosity. Curious kids learn a lot more. Help them explore. Give them broad exposure and have them explore on their own. Exploration helps satisfy their curiosity. Help them become  self-learners.Teaching […]

Students, Learning and Teaching

Educational Technology for Schools

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Technology in Education is one of my interests. With the advent of low cost tablets and ubiquitous cloud computing, the way we teach and learn is bound to change. But it is not enough to simply provide technology. We need innovative ways to harness technology. A small team from KCG Social Causes Club tried a few […]