Relevance of Management Skill in Pure Technical Courses

Hello Everyone Greetings!!! I have deliberately chosen the topic for my blog. The reason being I am currently teaching Principles and Practice of Management paper in MCA 1st semester- a technical Post graduate degree course. For the last 3 years or so, I have been invariably inundated by barrage of questions such as “Why a management paper to techies”; “Where are we going to apply these practices in Software Development…

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Importance of Logic building in Software Development

To all future Programmers: “CREATIVITY/VISION & LOGIC BUILDING IN DEVELOPMENT IS NOW AS IMPORTANT AS LITERACY IN EDUCATION” In real life scenario of serious programming, just class room teaching is not sufficient, since there is a huge gap between class room teaching and corporate working, due to following reasons: Teaching is based on curriculum and development is based on real life scenario. Basic introduction of each topic is given but…

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PRODIGY OF ONLINE STUDIES- MOOCs

Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) are the natural evolution of Open Course Ware, first created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2001. It is an online course which aims at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In includes all the course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants . MOOCs are a recent development in…

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Money is yours but resources belong to the society

Greetings everyone, Well, many of you must be wondering as to what topic is all about and how does it fit in the realm of an IT faculty, who earlier had done her BCA program, Masters Program and is now trying to understand the various issues and nuances that prompt the students to bunk classes, generate innovative excuses which they hope will justify the reason for arriving  late in the …

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Cut Copy Paste-Moving to Fake Intelligence

With the developement of internet as a perfect source of any information and database, the creativity seems to have lost its ground. Its a big bad world of pressures and deadlines out there. To address their daily needs, youngsters have now stopped thinking and far from pondering and contemplating on the topics or issues they want to write, create or induldge in any other form. Google baba comes handy to…

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PICK A LEADER NOT A BOSS

Once upon a time there was a king called ‘Sugriva’. Sugriva was ruling the kingdom of ‘Kiskindha'(Kingdom of ‘vanars’). ‘Hanuman’ was not only a faithful servant but was also a true disciple of ‘Sugriva’. Owing to some misunderstanding ‘Sugriva’s’ brother Bali turned his foe. ‘Bali was’ stronger between the two brothers. Bali took wife ‘Ruma’ and Kingdom of ‘Sugriva’ forcefully & ostracised ‘Sugriva’ from the kingdom. Hanuman also followed ‘Sugriva’…

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TRANSITION FROM SOCIAL NETWORKING TO KNOWLEDGE NETWORKING

A social network is a social structure made of individuals (or organizations) called “nodes,” which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, financial exchange, dislike, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige. In the world of e-learning, the closest thing to a social network is a community of practice, which is characterized by “a shared domain of interest” where “members interact and…

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Secrets to prepare for Group Discussions and Personal Interviews

  Secrets to prepare for Group Discussions and Personal Interviews “Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.” – Arnold H. Glasgow Strive for success the right way, and it’ll be yours! In most leading Business Schools, the selection process begins with an Entrance Test. This test is followed by a Group Discussion and Personal Interview. This means clearing your GD-PI gets you your dream…

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Sans formality

Webster’s New World Hacker Dictionary by Bernadette Schell and Clemens Martin defines protocol as – “a set of rules governing how communications between two programs have to take place to be considered valid. It describes various ways of achieving and operating compatibility.” If there is anything like ‘academic protocol,’ undoubtedly it is undergoing dilution. The degree of formality built in the education system with specific reference to the relation between…

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E-Learning Vs Class room Learning

Even the world’s largest army cannot stop an idea whose time has come goes a popular quote. Distance learning was an idea whose time was long overdue. Though distance learning is not a new idea, its time has really come now aided by technological advancement, in its new avatar as E-learning. Whether E-learning will eventually replace conventional class room learning, only time will tell. But should it? E-learning aims to…

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