Tech-Driven Higher Education in India: Are We Addressing Ethical Issues?

Last two decades have witnessed significant increase in adoption and integration of technology in all levels of education, including higher education. In context of higher education, the technology interface can be viewed from the three perspectives: first, the use of technology in support processes with aim to enhance user experiences and process efficiency; second, use of technology in core processes like instruction-delivery, examination and assessment, etc; and finally, the virtual learning systems with technology as a driver of all core and support processes. While the use of technology to complement…

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On-screen assessment of Mumabi University papers: Govt-appointed assessing officer issues notice to service provider

AMID THE chaos over the onscreen assessment process of the University of Mumbai that has led to delay in result declaration, a government-appointed assessing officer has now issued a notice to the technical service provider over the glitches in the system. Vinayak Dalvi, officer on special duty to the examination section of the varsity, on Saturday served a notice to the agency handling the onscreen assessment process. “We have issued a strongly-worded notice citing all the problems encountered by teachers so far. We have asked the service provider to ensure…

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Cooper Talks Education Issues at School Forum

RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper got a firsthand look at education issues facing our state at the Public School Forum’s third annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh on Wednesday morning. The event allows leaders to discuss the status of public education in North Carolina. It coincides with day one of the news legislative session. It highlights the top ten education issues our state faces – with leadership, funding and teacher investment sitting at the top three. “We have to invest in our people,” said Cooper.…

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Issues of food and gender to take the spotlight at UCLA

New faculty, curriculum and a lecture series presented by UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women are encouraging students to examine the social meanings and gender assumptions inherent in food, from its production, to the way it is marketed and consumed. On Wednesday Oct. 26, in conjunction with UCLA’s Food Week and in partnership with the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, the center will highlight new gender studies adjunct assistant professor Rachel Vaughn as she talks about her book-in-progress “Talking Trash: Oral Histories of Food In/Security from the Margins of a…

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Maine issues recall for tainted mussels, clams

State officials in Maine have closed parts of the state’s coastline to shellfish harvesting after high levels of a dangerous neurotoxin were found in clams and mussels. The Maine Department of Marine Resources issued closure orders for much of the coast, stopping fishermen from harvesting mussels, mahogany quahogs and clams, and ordered dealers to dispose of any fish from areas where the tainted shellfish were found. Although no illnesses have been reported, officials have halted harvesting after routine testing of fish revealed high levels of the phytoplankton Pseudo-nitzschia in the…

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