Education

Metavers the New Door of Teaching

Schools and universities around the world can now emerge as leaders using in-depth technologies and concepts such as Metaverse.

The concept of virtual reality — human communication in a computerized, digital environment বিদ্যমান has existed for over twenty-five years now. Sci-Fi's vision for the future was that people could interact with augmented virtual reality. The idea was that the devices could be shortened and worn naturally; Allows people to interact with augmented physical reality at the same time as it exists and is an immersive virtual reality in the shape or form in which we have imagined it.

With the advent of Metavers, that vision is finally coming true, and it promises to completely change the way a classroom and pedagogy are taught.

However, computer scientists and researchers have been working towards this goal since other areas of evolution in the virtual environment have moved faster. The explosion of the internet and social media connects a growing population through a service online community and is now ready to completely change education and how students can learn.

When learning and gaming clash

In the last decade, environments have often been used for massively multiplayer online (MMO) games or special simulations created by professional developers. With the advancement of computational power, Internet access, speed and graphical 3D entertainment are possible on any ordinary home computer. We are beginning to see bizarre behaviors in the virtual world that rival the prevalence of creativity, innovation, and engagement seen in other web-based media. Soon, you'll be playing a game of Fortnite or Roblox with your friends, even with a trainer, about solving homework in a 3D virtual environment.

Higher education institutions can benefit from the same cost-saving strategy as business. Virtual Worlds has a huge commitment to provide a platform for faculty, staff and students to communicate in an environment that can be fully flexible to accommodate different needs. How will education change if students have ready access to professionals and experts in their local environment?

If all of this seems a little too imaginative, or a little too futuristic, consider that many of these exercises are already underway for unusual projects, prototypes, and rigorous experiments. Just as in the early 1990's no one could have predicted how fully the Internet would integrate into our daily lives; It is difficult for many people today to imagine how quickly the real world and the virtual world can merge. But the rapid spread of web-based technology should serve as an example of how quickly these changes can occur.

At a time when our modern education system is disconnected from the real world, from legitimate experience that leads students to real academic achievement, educators see the virtual world as a tool that can help trainers connect students to the real world. Metaverse technology. Part of this fascination comes from the various benefits of the platform: it gives students the ability to play, practice, pretend, be creative and artistic, and do things they can't or can't do or still can't do. Life but virtual worlds go beyond pure education. If we see virtual worlds sitting in a growing ecosystem of web and social media technologies that enable many learning styles, with many opportunities for information, direct contact with real-world practitioners and self-directed learning, perhaps we can learn to control it. Technology enables the kind of personal sovereignty that deepens a student's sense of investment in results - a key to helping students become permanent students.

Metavers, like the Internet in general, are changing the way we access and experience information and the way we can access and connect with each other. Some college / university presidents or CIOs now prefer to explore the virtual world. In the next three to five years, a higher education institution without the presence of a virtual world would be like an institution without a web presence today.

Education

SC allows candidates to draw a picture on JEE Advanced Qualification

Applicants stated that they passed the JEE Main exam in 2021 but were dissatisfied with a provision in the brochure that required a candidate to sit for the exam within two years of passing their 10 + 2 or equivalent exam, despite the age limit being 25 years.

The Supreme Court has granted freedom to a group of students who are aggrieved by a section of the JEE (Advanced) 2021 information brochure, for which a candidate must appear for the examination within two years of passing the twelfth or equivalent examination. Appropriate authority on the issue.

A bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar said that the petitioners went directly to the apex court without representing the chairman, Joint Admission Board, JEE (Advanced) Office, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

"Accordingly, we have disposed of this writ petition independently of the petitioners to represent the respondent number two (Chairman, Joint Admission Board) before the appropriate authority," said a bench comprising Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and the City. Ravi Kumar. The bench in its order said that the representation was decided quickly, especially before the last date of submission of application for JEE (Advanced) 2021.

"In the present petition, we are not expressing any opinion in one way or another about the validity of the claim," it said, adding that "all questions of law have been kept open". The apex court was hearing a petition filed by five students who passed Class 12 examinations in the 2018-19 academic year and said that JEE (Advanced) 2020 was their final endeavor as per the criteria laid down in the 2021 data brochure. Safe admission in an institution of excellence like IIT.

Applicants stated that they had passed the JEE Main exam in 2021 but because of a section in the brochure they were annoyed that a candidate had to take the exam within two years of passing their 10 + 2 or equivalent exam, although the age limit is 25 years. They sought directions from the apex court that the disqualification prescribed in section 4 of section 11 of the information brochure because it disqualified candidates who passed Class XII in 2019 from appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2021 even after becoming JEE Mains. Article 14 of the Constitution is "arbitrary and violative".

The petition, filed by Advocate Sumantha Nukala, directed the concerned authorities to consider the possibility of appearing for the JEE (Advanced) Exam 2021 scheduled for next month for the applicants and those who have qualified for JEE Mains 2021 in their third attempt. As a matter of "fair and just opportunity".

The petition states that the applicants were registered and appeared for the JEE (Advanced) examination conducted in September last year, but they could not do well due to serious obstacles in preparation due to nationwide lockdown in COVID-19 epidemic and other conditions. “This indulgence has been sought as a matter of career-saving opportunity, as the situation of the applicants was no different from that of the absentees who have now taken advantage of the opportunity to appear directly for the JEE (Advance) 2021 given to them by the Joint. The Admissions Board issued its press release dated October 13, 2020, ”it said.

(PTI)

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IIT Madras Embedded Application Development Using SHAKTI Microprocessor Online

Offered in collaboration with the Promoting Technologies Foundation National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, the 10-day workshop, starting September 27, is open to engineering students, researchers, industry and start-ups.

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras Promotional Technologies Foundation and the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Calicut, are jointly developing the first-of-its-kind training in the country using SHAKTI microprocessors.

This program will provide in-depth knowledge about power processors, their programming and interfacing for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Indigenous processors are Made in India processors that are likely to be used worldwide for future IoT applications. This course will enhance your ability to use these indigenous processors developed by IIT Madras for IoT applications.

The ten-day online program begins on September 27, 2021 Interested candidates can register and get more information from the following link:

The course will also help participants get industry-standard exposure exposure from processor manufacturers. A virtual lab will be made available for participants who can get hands-on experience in Made in India microprocessors. The course is open to engineering (UG and PG) and MSc (electronics), PhD scholars, faculty members and industry / startup professionals.

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Class 12 exams have resumed in Nepal amid the Kovid epidemic

Prior to the test, which began on September 15 and ended on September 24, students over the age of 18 were vaccinated with an anti-covid dose. 12th class exams are being taken by 374,000 students.

The 12-year annual test for the COVID-19 epidemic began in Nepal on Wednesday. The annual examination, which was twice postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic, is now being conducted in the physical presence of students, which has officially opened the door for university level education.

"It's okay to be held now. I think the exams should have been held a long time ago but it's okay, it will be over soon so okay," Abhishek Sigdell, a student participating in the exam, told ANI. Prior to the test, which began on September 15 and lasted until September 24, candidates over the age of 18 were vaccinated with an anti-covid dose. 3 lakh 64 thousand students sat for the class XII examination.

"The test halls we have set aside for this test have separate tables and chairs and only one student is allowed to sit on each bench. This is an internal examination environment. Students are allowed to come based on the situation, temperature of the student and a professional medical person, "Kumar Thapa, who is in charge of the examination center, told ANI.

The National Board of Education (NEB) has published a routine of conducting examinations from the Home Center so that students can take the examinations from the college where they are admitted. Earlier, the Education and Health Committee of the Parliament had requested the concerned authorities to vaccinate the Class XII students sitting for the board exams. A large number of students are gathering when the Himalayan nation is reporting the case of Kovid.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), on Wednesday alone, it recorded 1,760 new cases with 1,220 recoveries and 7 deaths. A total of 16,844 tests were performed on Wednesday. Of these, 1,332 PCR and 428 antigen tests tested positive for the deadly virus. Kovid currently has 26,307 active cases across the country. Of these, 24,683 are in home isolation, 1,624 in institutional isolation, 407 in ICU and 129 in ventilator. Similarly, there are currently 218 people in quarantine.

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IIM CAT 2021 registration deadline has been extended to 22nd September

Registration date for IIM CAT 2021 has been extended by one week. Registration expires September 22nd.

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) has extended the registration deadline for IIM CAT 2021 by one week. The CAT 2021 registration period, which was supposed to end on September 15, will end on September 22, 2021. On August 4, the IIM CAT 2021 registration window started Interested and eligible candidates can register for the Management Aptitude Test by visiting the official website at iimcat.ac.in.

“In response to many requests and the continued proliferation of COVID-19, the CAT Committee of the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) has decided to extend the CAT 2021 registration deadline to September 22, 2021. Candidates are advised to check the CAT website for more information, ”said a statement issued by Professor MP Ram Mohan, CAT2021 convener and IIM Ahmedabad faculty.

How to register for IIM CAT 2021 exam

Step 1- The main website of IIM CAT 2021 is iimcat.ac.in.

Step 2- Click on the CAT 2021 registration link on the webpage.

Step-3- After registration, create your ID and password.

Step 4- Enter your login ID and password to gain access.

Step 5- Complete the CAT 2021 registration form completely.

Pay the application fee for Step-6 CAT and submit your form.

Candidates with a bachelor's degree in any field from a recognized university will be eligible to accept CAT 2021. Candidate must get at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in any recognized university Interested applicants are informed that they can apply even if they are in the last year of their graduation or waiting for the result.

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IIT Jodhpur organizes workshops on NEP 2020 and action points for IITs

“NEP is contributing to a just and vibrant knowledge society. It emphasizes the restructuring of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and student support for the growing student experience. "Professor Sarit Kumar Das, Institute Chair Professor, IIT Madras and former Director, IIT Ropar

On the occasion of Engineers' Day, IIT Jodhpur has organized an online workshop on 'National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and Action Points for IITs'. The workshop was held in the honorable presence of S. Rakesh Ranjan, Additional Secretary, Technical Education, Ministry of Education, Government. With prominent speakers from India, Prof. RK Shevgaonkar, Prof. Emeritus, IIT Bombay, and former Director, IIT Delhi, and Prof. Sarit Kumar Das, Institute Chair Professor, IIT Madras, and former Director, IIT Roper.

NEP 2020 is a comprehensive framework for vocational training in rural and urban India, from elementary to higher education. Following its approval by the Union Cabinet on 29 July 2020, discussions have been held in various forums to find ways to implement it effectively.

Universal high-quality education is important for developing and maximizing talent and resources for the good of individuals and society. With the rapidly changing employment landscape and global ecosystem, education must build character, enable students to be ethical, rational, empathetic and caring, as well as prepare them for profitable, fulfilling employment.

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BYJU S has acquired Tynker to continue its US expansion

Two edtech leaders join forces to help children develop STEM skills in fun and meaningful ways, at home and at school.

Byju's and Tynker, a K-12 creative coding platform, announced today that they have entered into a final agreement to acquire Tynker for Byju, further accelerating Byju's U.S. market expansion. The acquisition will enable Tynker to introduce its creative coding platform to more kids, educators, schools and coding camps worldwide. Tynker's creative coding platform has been used by more than 60 million children and 100,000 schools in 150 countries.

Tinker co-founders Krishna Bedati, Srinivas Mandium and Kelvin Chong will be in their roles and will continue Tinker's mission to give each child a solid foundation of computer science, programming and critical thinking skills.

Bringing Tinker into the BYJU family will help guide two edtech giants to unlock their love of creative coding by innovating, exploring and setting new benchmarks for technology-enabled personalized learning solutions. The acquisition will not only help expand BYJU's U.S. footprint by giving access to Tynker's existing global user base to more than 60 million students and more than 100,000 schools, but also important to both brands who share the same vision for democratizing coding access for students. By

Over the past year and a half, BYJU'S has acquired two additional major edtech companies in the United States - Osmo, the award-winning playful learning system for creating healthy screen time experiences, and Epic, the leading online digital reading platform. All three acquisitions return BYJU's goal of investing US 1 billion in the US edtech market over the next three years.

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The Visinet system plans to recruit 25,000 young people by 2022

The free skills-building program will help create employment opportunities for those facing an uncertain future due to the epidemic.

Viginet Systems' project 'Improvement for India' was unveiled last year during the epidemic, when the job market was hit hard, especially for young people from low-income backgrounds. With limited access to training, a blank digital segmentation disrupting education and limited employment opportunities, many young people between the ages of 18 and 24 face an uncertain future.

Alok Bansal, MD of Visionet Systems India and Global Head of BFSI Business, has launched a free initiative called 'Improvement for India', aimed at plugging the skills gaps in college curriculum to prepare young people for a future where digital transformation is artificial. Intelligence, machine learning, cryptocurrency, NLP (natural language processing) and many more are defining multiple industries.

Last year, Vicinet announced plans to train about 100,000 graduates over the next five years for employment in their information technology and BPM sectors, and launched a 45-day program for 500 young professionals. By April 2021, more than 600 young people had received free training and 90 percent of them had been exploited in the corporate stream.

The program is free. Most of the recruitment has been done across Mumbai and Bangalore.

The skills program is open to graduates and graduates from any stream and the 45 to 60 day training will be a combination of classroom and online modules.

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The University of Sheffield will lead the Open Research Drive

The project is valued at £ 8.5 million over five years and includes £ 4.5 million from RED funding, which will be used to support projects that enhance UK higher education research and knowledge exchange activities.

The University of Sheffield has been funded to lead the national adoption of open research practice.

The University, along with 17 others created by the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN), has been funded by the Research England Development (RED) Fund to keep the UK at the forefront of the open research agenda and continue to create world-leading research. The highest quality.

The five-year project is valued at £ 8.5 million and includes £ 4.5 million from RED funding.

The funds will be used to support projects that enhance UK higher education research and knowledge exchange activities. This will help make higher education research more transparent, further advancing the UK's position at the forefront of rigorous and reproducible research.

Open research ensures transparency throughout the research life cycle, promoting rigor, reproducibility and public confidence in research, which is especially important in the digital age to combat misinformation. The benefits of open research practice for improving the quality and integrity of research have been extensively documented, and the UK Government's R&D Roadmap is recognized as contributing to the improvement of research culture.

The University recently issued a statement on Open Research acknowledging its commitment to these principles and has an active program for the development and training of researchers, which will expand this funding.

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Schools in Haryana will return to class 3 on September 20

Schools in Haryana will resume physical education lessons with strict COVID-19 rules, such as social exclusion for grades 1-3. Classes will resume in the state on September 20, 2021.

On Thursday, state education minister Kanwar Pal said Haryana schools for grades 1 to 3 would reopen from September 20. Classes will be held in strict compliance with COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Department of Education, he told reporters.

The minister, however, said that students were not required to attend school as online classes would run simultaneously. Parents need written permission for students to go to school.

According to the guidelines, a distance of at least six feet should be maintained between the two students, thermal scanning and hand sanitization should be done at the entrance and masks should be worn. Only one student is allowed to sit at a desk and sharing food is prohibited, the guidelines say. On September 1, schools reopened for 4th and 5th grade. The state had earlier in July allowed schools in grades 9 to 12 to reopen and students in grades 6 to 8 were allowed to return to school later.

In response to a question, Paul said more than 70 percent of school teachers have been vaccinated against covid. When asked about student attendance at the school, he said that on average about 70 per cent (grades 4 to 8) were present at present, although attendance was relatively low in districts like Mewat and Palwal. However, student attendance in the senior classes from 9 to 12 averaged about 45 percent, he said.

(PTI)