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Online education: the next big thing in India

Online Education - Elearning India
The education sector in India is no more bound to simply classrooms. On account of new start-ups and higher internet and smartphone penetration, the online learning space in India is growing multifolds.

The e-learning market in India is assessed to be around $3 billion. The central government's efforts to make digital learning accessible to understudies in every corner of the nation is additionally supporting the sector.

At present, online preparing in India concentrates just as on both school and college-based courses and additionally mid-level professional courses.

For instance, Bengaluru-based Entranceindia gives practice papers to all building and therapeutic passageway tests in India. The organization intends to help understudies concentrate on the right subjects and substance as opposed to swim aimlessly in a sea of study materials accessible crosswise over diverse media. Likewise, they concentrate on comfort based preparing in light of the fact that online ability empowers understudies to get access to subjects at whatever time and anyplace.

As indicated by industry specialists, the fate of education in India will rely on upon online courses.

"A real set again of Indian education framework is the deferral to upgrade syllabus. Subsequently, in future, instead of acquiring a three-year degree course from a tier-1 or tier-2 city in India, there will be more takers for a professional course that is overhauled with the current industry demands," said Krishna Kumar, founder of an online preparing start-up Simplilearn.

Bengaluru-based Simplilearn offers more than 200 affirmation courses in project management, data innovation administration management, Microsoft accreditation, quality management and monetary management.

The organization has more than 300 courses over 150 nations, with more than 600 workers and has prepared more than 200,000 professionals over the globe.

Another company which is leading the way for online education in India is EduKart. EduKart was started in 2011 by Ishan Gupta, alumnus of Stanford University (USA) along with a passionate team of founders.

“This is a very crucial juncture for online education. While the development of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Content) has completely revolutionised the accessibility of education, the sector is looking forward to more engaging and interactive platforms for students to learn. Another challenge is to provide the aspirants with a range of choices so that they can make an informed career decision,” said Ishan Gupta, CEO EduKart.

The company is trying to bridge this gap by providing a range of choices to the aspirants, both in terms of the courses and course providers. As a marketplace, the company offers more than 1000 degree, diploma and certificate courses from 30+ national and international course providers.

The Learning Management System of EduKart, known as EKampus, provides the students with a great platform to learn and develop various skills.

Intellipaat, started in 2011, gives online preparing to IT professionals including corporate preparing, and paced toward oneself courses and offers more than 80 innovative courses crosswise over distinctive spaces. As indicated by CEO Diwakar Chittora, the organization is seeing just about a 1,000% augmentation as far as growth. The organization panders to corporates like Genpact, Ericsson,Sony, CISCO, TCS, Wipro, and Tata Communications among others.

Hyderabad-based Learnsocial is a six-month old organization and deals with an aggregator model. It intends to coddle both mid-level professionals and understudies alike.

"We need to turn into the Amazon of online learning. We need to give a large number of posts on, totaling substance from different specialists, substance houses or colleges," says founder Raju Vanapala. Learnsocial has near to 200,000 clients and has prepared more than 1,100 learners. 

As indicated by studies, India and China will lead the growth in project management roles, creating around 4 million and 8.1 million roles, separately, by 2020. Subsequently, the business looks to grow from here on out.

An alternate reason why online preparing will pick up energy is a direct result of the requirement for re-skilling, For instance, around a decade back, all that a software professional was obliged to know were programming languages. Presently these professionals need to upgrade themselves on different viewpoints like big data analytics and cloud processing. Better pay treks and advancements are likewise the reasons why individuals embrace new courses.

A great deal of start-ups are now setting their foot in what they think will be the following big thing in India after e-trade. While a few organizations like Simplilearn and Intellipaat look to produce content, particularly going for mid-level professionals, others like Learnsocial plays a greater amount of an aggregator part. These organizations additionally offer mixed classes, coordinating both online and disconnected from the net experience, alongside take toward oneself courses.

In spite of the fact that a dominant part of their clients are from India, these entryways have seen countless from abroad too.

Top 10 tools for Education of the year : Teacher's Best Friend

The school year is upon us. It truly the time for teachers, students, parents, school heads, and others to start using the lion's share of their day at a school. Whether its school, secondary school, center school, or primary levels, its school time. That implies teachers need to be dependent upon rate and prepared to shake the classroom. So as to do that, we thought it'd be valuable to think about the most mainstream instructor tools that we're catching wind of. We've gathered a rundown of the essential and prominent tools that we've seen utilized as a part of advanced classrooms around the globe. They may not be the most front line yet, rather, you can rest guaranteed that they're attempted and tried.

'Fight tried' may be a more proper term.
Teaching Tools - Education Apps

Regardless, these educator tools are valuable for a mixture of reasons. Most spare students and teachers time while some just make it less demanding to associate with others. Whatever you're searching for, verify you think about these applications and web tools before venturing foot into the classroom. These tools might be utilized as a component of your 'instructor tool compartment' or "weapons store" contingent upon how forceful you see your instructing style.

The Most Popular Teacher Tools We're Seeing Used

1.Google Apps

Alright, this one is more than a solitary instrument. It's a suite of applications and tools in itself. From Google Drive to Hangouts, there are tools that let you collaborate, communicate, and impart your insight to others. Since its so prominent, we thought it had a place at the highest priority on the rundown. It's additionally the ruler of the mountain in light of the fact that its utilized by such a variety of school and teachers around the world!

2. Twitter

The lord of Plning (is that a saying?), Twitter is the go-to asset for a huge number of teachers as far and wide as possible. While a lot of people are still unsure about setting up their profile or bouncing in with both feet, Twitter keeps on getting on with teachers youthful and more accomplished apparently equivalent. Search for this to proceed over the nearing year as Twitter takes off new gimmicks we're catching wind of. Insight.

3. Skype

I've been utilizing Skype within education throughout recent years and its turned out to be a viable approach to collaborate and communicate with others as far and wide as possible. It spares me a huge amount of cash and gives me a chance to communicate with companions and associates in nations normally hard to arrive at. Search for the Skype in the Classroom to proceed with robust growth.

4. Youtube

What wouldn't you be able to discover on Youtube? That is, obviously, in the event that it isn't hindered in your school. Regardless, its getting really simple to skirt the piece on the off chance that you utilize your judgment and just utilize your smartphone (not wi-fi) or cell-fueled ipad/ Android tablet to associate with Youtube. With a cell association and a HDMI cable you can connect to your in-room projector no sweat!

5. Evernote

Evernote is esteemed to be worth more than the New York Times. There's a purpose behind that. It's insane valuable, spares time, and keeps your life sorted out. They're including in new peculiarities a to some degree regular premise, however its the center usefulness that keeps teachers (and students) returning to keep their computerized life and classroom in sync.

6. Dropbox

Like Evernote, Dropbox gives you a chance to keep your advanced life in sync. Just it gives you a chance to do it the way it was done in the good 'ol days. Dropbox makes it simple to store pretty much any record you can envision in the notorious "cloud" by simply utilizing their freemium item. You get an envelope on your desktop that you can drag stuff into. At that point its in the cloud. That makes it so your documents are open anywhere in the range of smartphones to tablets to desktops. I utilize it each and every day!

7. Edmodo

Edmodo is the go-to route for teachers to have an online classroom worth utilizing. It lets students offer assets, hold online talks, get grades, and fundamentally simply learn together. It's synergistic and easy to utilize. What progressively might you be able to request?

8. Class Dojo

The people at Class Dojo know how to keep your class in line. They've gamified classroom conduct and you remained to profit. They as of late revealed a couple of redesigns that let students, teachers, and even parents take an interest simultaneously. Worth attempting in case you're looking to keep your classroom in line!

9. Wordpress (And Other Blogging Software)

Stunning everyone in the vicinity, has been an enormous push to get principals, teachers, parents, and even students to blog. There are administrations like edublogs that let you do that yet a lot of people are presently constructing their own particular Wordpress-controlled websites in an exertion to create themselves as having some more believability. In addition, a self-hosted site gives you a chance to have aggregate control over your site. Worth attempting on the off chance that you haven't!

10. Socrative

Joining more than 1,000 new clients a day, Socrative (Googleplay / iphone version) is ablaze. The famous engagement stage gives you a chance to effortlessly get your students eager to raise their hand (digitally and physically). What increasingly could an instructor request?!

Free IITs / IISc elearning Courses in Engineering and Science : NPTEL

NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) is a joint initiative of the IITs and IISc. Through this initiative, we offer online courses and certification in various topics.

Online course: Free for all, Certification exam: For a nominal fee

Current and upcoming courses are listed below. Click on a course name to see more details about it.

You will need to log in to register for any course.After registration you will be able to see the course contents as and when they are made available by the course instructors.

Currently NPTEL is offering 400+ courses in different domains:

Category Name Number of Courses*
Aerospace Engineering 49
Biotechnology 35
Computer Science and Engineering 92
Environmental Science 4
Mathematics 75
Nanotechnology 11
Atmospheric Science 6
Chemical Engineering 92
Electrical Engineering 77
General 5
Mechanical Engineering 162
Ocean Engineering 2
Chemistry and Biochemistry 57
Electronics & Communication Engineering 96
Humanities and Social Sciences 70
Metallurgy and Material Science 54
Physics 73
Basic courses(Sem 1 and 2) 38
Civil Engineering 131
Engineering Design 14
Management 50
Mining Engineering2
Textile Engineering 28
*As on August 31, 2014

Visit NPTEL for complete course list

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How to Successfully Launch Your LMS

Successfully Launch Your LMS
You've invested months exploring all the diverse learning administration framework choices, the upsides and downsides, the best gimmicks, and the expenses connected with every contender. Presently, once you've at long last settled on a choice on which LMS is best for your organization, what's the following step?

How would you effectively dispatch your LMS inside your organization?

We've made a short review with a couple of key steps to do so.

1. Make an interior LMS group and allocate parts. This group ought to incorporate somebody from HR/training, administration, and IT. It is essential for you to have a group that can 100% concentrate on the dispatch of your LMS and make it fruitful.

2. Learn the framework – Most LMS vendors offer a training or involved backing when you sign up. Exploit each training open door given and learn all the ins and outs to the framework.

3. Coordinate your LMS with any of your other related frameworks, for example, ability administration, CRM, and back-office frameworks. It is critical to coordinate where required keeping in mind the end goal to get the most out of your following and reporting over the majority of your stages.

4. Set up your content to go live. Make certain you have the majority of your feature/sound recordings, presentations, spreadsheets and freebees prepared to go. When you have your content sorted out, its a basic and snappy procedure to transfer to your LMS.

5. Test, Test, Test. Once your LMS is coordinated where fundamental and brimming with content, the time it now, time to test the courses on test clients. Whether it is the inside LMS group, different colleagues, or companions – it is imperative to test the courses to verify the stream and request of the content is right.

When you have effectively emulated each of these steps, you are prepared for your LMS to go live and begin your internet training! Recollect that, it is likely overpowering at the outset, however exploit each LMS training open door and learn the framework – this is key to your long haul achievement!