Coursera Says Machine Learning Most Subscribed by Indians in 2018

Owing to the growing demand for emerging technology experts, Machine Learning (ML) was the most subscribed subject by Indians on Coursera in 2018, the US-based online education company said on Wednesday. Technology courses constituted 80 percent of the list of the 10 most popular courses. Besides ML, Artificial Intelligence and Python programming were the other leading courses on the platform. The list reflects that learners chose the Coursera platform to meet career advancement, personal development or knowledge building, the company said. “Technology is playing a crucial role and transforming the…

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Game-based learning benefits: The new education process that can change everything

What if our entire education system was based on games? Wouldn’t that be fun? Game-based learning and training is used already in aviation, healthcare and medical industry. Is it long that game-based learning is used regularly in India schools? When do we learn? If the learning process used is dull, students will not be able to gain any information and skills which can help them in the real world scenario. Learning doesn’t mean rote memorisation, but the process through which you understand how to apply the skills and knowledge you…

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Like advanced nations, India must delink classroom teaching from student learning

At every discussion on education and/or innovation, there is a standard refrain. The education system makes students risk-averse and kills innovative thinking. By forcing students to conform to a standardised template, it discourages failure and thereby discourages deviation from the standardised average. Outliers are not encouraged. The refrain is indeed true. Several ingredients result in the outcome the refrain describes, beginning with entry into the education stream at the pre-school level. Let me focus on only one element of that maze — higher education, and within that, on one small…

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