The frontiers of mind have never been constricted by the limitations of geographies and governments. Inquisitive observant ones have thereby been venturing out in the incessant quest for acquiring knowledge, experiences and learnings from across the globe, even much before the advent of the digital era.
The age-old mantra of “Let noble thoughts come to us from all directions” would not have found a profound invocation at this important juncture in human evolution which is armed with the power of ICT which enables anytime anywhere connectivity in wide vivid variety of ways which are enriching & engulfing.
World Education Summit, Dubai 2016 was one such endeavor in this relentless efforts at digitalLEARNING to provide an exposure platform between the educational ecosystems of India and the UAE. You shall i nd an eclectic commentary on what all transgressed at this global extravaganza inside.
The zeal and zest with which the Knowledge & Human Resource Development Authority of Dubai is steering through the enterprise of education is strikingly marvellous which our Ministry of Human Resource Development needs to take cognizance of in the backdrop of an otherwise non-appealing budget presentation having scant appreciation of empowering India’s demographic dividend reaping the benefits of ICT. The journey from Sanchar Bhawan to Shastri Bhawan still remains a bumpy one. You may find inside an analytical commentary on the Union Budget on Education which has tried to invoke queries from a first principles approach.
The i eld of education is replete with global experiments. Our lead story this month brings forth an interesting compilation of emerging teaching-learning pedagogical initiatives from far and wide.
The School Leadership Summit, New Delhi witnessed a large number of stakeholders from the field of Education who shared their best practices. For the benefit of our readers, we have pieced together an emphatic gist of the same in this issue.
digitalLEARNING has also embarked upon an ambitious nation wide survey to find out the top brands in Engineering Education. This effort would supplement the ongoing exercise under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in a big way.
At a time when India is marching ahead in her journey to acquire her footprints on the economic frontiers, empowering educational enterprises need to be a top priority. While we are still watching for substantial happenings in the domain of education, the ecopreneurs are looming large on the horizon by their sheer commitment and singular focus despite all odds.
digitalLEARNING is convening a number of privileged forums and think tanks both nationally and internationally to discuss, deliberate and catapult the enterprise of education.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and colorful Holi, a festival which somewhere reverberates the innate intrinsic spirit and striving at digitalLEARNING which has been furthering the cause of all-round education in the digital era.