Education 2.0: Over-regulation is choking online learning potential

Online learning will ‘mass-ify’ higher ed, which is what a -trn economy needs.But, 35 Universities applied for a licence for online courses, and none has received it By Manish Sabharwal & Shantanu Rooj on a recent US investor roadshow, a portfolio manager at one of India’s largest foreign investors asked us, “How do you get something done in India after everybody important in the government agrees with you?” His rhetorical question is relevant; the gap between India’s performance and potential is not a lie, but a disappointment. For example, most…

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Vape tracking tech is here to weed out counterfeit THC products

As the CDC looks into the cause behind hundreds of possible cases of vaping-related illnesses in 36 states, people are (rightly) thinking twice about vaping. While the Trump administration has moved to ban flavored e-cigs in the wake of the outbreak, it’s unclear whether the rash of illnesses and deaths are due to vaping itself, which the FDA has scarcely regulated so far, or if the CBD, THC, or nicotine product that was vaped was counterfeit or tampered with in some way. One cannabis company is not waiting around to find out. Akerna, the…

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Successful Marketing Is About People, Not Products

These days, successful marketing is about getting to the human story. And to get to the human story, we must think beyond the office walls. Steve Blank, author of The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products That Win, has said, “In a startup, no facts exist inside the building, only opinions.” It’s true. Inside the confines of your four walls, views are myopic. They breed opinions about what business owners want consumers to believe or buy into. But, those opinions won’t always correlate with facts. The balance of power has shifted…

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Citroën Ami One Is An EV For Young Urbanites, A Personal Gadget Controlled By Your Smartphone

I take the Citroën Ami One for a controlled test drive NARGESS BANKS Today I’m driving a tiny car which shares more with my iPhone than a traditional motor car. Sure, this Citroën Ami One looks like a small city car—it has a petite cabin that sits upright on four wheels, is guided by four lights, and has seating for two inside as well as regular car mirrors and a steering wheel. Yet conceptually very little of the French marque’s quirky latest concept, designed to mark its centenary, follows conventional automotive codes.…

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Doing Right by the Animals Used in Food Products Is a Costly But Worthy Business Investment

How far would you go to find humanely treated, sustainably raised cows? For me, the answer was Kilkenny, Ireland. I set out with a list of requirements in mind to fit my dream of “changing the human diet for the better,” and that is where I ended up being able to check all the boxes. I’m not alone in my quest. Welfare of the animals used to make food products is important to consumers. According to the ASPCA, “94 percent of Americans agree that animals raised for food deserve to live free…

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Online Distance education Market Is Thriving Worldwide by 2025 | Educomp Solutions, NIIT, IGNOU, BYJU’s, Next Education, Meritnation

Online Distance education or long-distance learning is the internet and online education of students who may not always be physically present at a school. Traditionally, this usually involved correspondence courses wherein the student corresponded with the school via post. Today it involves online education. Courses that are conducted (51 percent or more] are either hybrid, blended or 100% distance learning. The Online Distance education market is expected to grow worth of USD +20 Billion and at a CAGR of +20% over the forecast period 2019-2025. This report studies the Online Distance…

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Why the world is due a revolution in economics education

Economic thinking governs much of our world. But the discipline’s teaching is stuck in the past. Centred around antiquated 19th-century models built on Newtonian physics, economics treats humans as atomic particles, rather than as social beings. While academic research often manages to transcend this simplicity, undergraduate education does not – and the influence of these simplified ideas is carried by graduates as they go on to work in politics, media, business and the civil service. Economists such as myself tend to speak in tightly coded jargon and mathematical models. We speak of “economic…

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Facebook is regulating its products before lawmakers force them to

Earlier this month, Facebook undertook an effort to recast the debate around the regulation of big tech companies on its own terms. Mark Zuckerberg wrote an op-ed; Sheryl Sandberg published a blog post; and their deputies gave interviews to outlets read closely by policymakers. The overall effect was of a company that has spent the past two years on the defensive organizing around a core set of principles to advocate for: principles that will allow the company to continue operating basically as is. This week, we saw the second plank of…

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