Stone Age – Divisions

The Stone Age is divided into three different periods.

  • Paleolithic or Old Stone Age
  • Mesolithic or Middle Stone Age
  • Neolithic or New Stone Age

Source: Stone Age – Ancient History Encyclopedia

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Binocular Disparity

Binocular disparity refers to the difference in image location of an object seen by the left and right eyes, resulting from the eyes’ horizontal separation. The brain uses binocular disparity to extract depth information from the two-dimensional retinal images in stereopsis. In computer vision, binocular disparity refers to the difference in coordinates of similar features within two stereo images.

via Binocular disparity – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

RTE – Policy Brief

An interesting Policy Brief. Right To Education Bill (India) 2005 (Download PDF)

Much better than Right to Education: The Way Forward

7 Things You Should Know About Analytics | EDUCAUSE

7 Things You Should Know About Analytics | EDUCAUSE) is a simple introduction to the concept of analytics. In just two-pages, it gives a simple overview to the concept, with a focus on the role that analytics play – in an academic context.

Highly recommended, if you are new to the concept of Analytics, and are looking for a very basic introduction.

MA (Education) Workshop Schedule (Mumbai)

The schedule for the MA (Education) – Course Code MES – for Mumbai has been announced, to be held at the K. J. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education (KJS), Training and Research, Vidyavihar, Mumbai. KJS is Programme STUDY CENTER – 1688P for the MA (Education) programme.

This is available on the KJS Website. Link.

KJS also has a dedicated section for the Somaiya Center for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

The programme will be held between 8-14 November 2010, everyday from 9:30AM to 5:15pm.

I have created a download-able resource for this workshop. I have taken the liberty of adding the professors and lecturers names, based on the initials and the list of faculty at the KJS site. There maybe errors, so you are better off using the resource on the KJS site.

Download PDF of Workshop Schedule

New research on Study Habits

New research on study habits breaks a few long-standing myths.

“Yet there are effective approaches to learning, at least for those who are motivated. In recent years, cognitive scientists have shown that a few simple techniques can reliably improve what matters most: how much a student learns from studying.

The findings can help anyone, from a fourth grader doing long division to a retiree taking on a new language. But they directly contradict much of the common wisdom about good study habits, and they have not caught on.

For instance, instead of sticking to one study location, simply alternating the room where a person studies improves retention. So does studying distinct but related skills or concepts in one sitting, rather than focusing intensely on a single thing.

‘We have known these principles for some time, and it’s intriguing that schools don’t pick them up, or that people don’t learn them by trial and error,’ said Robert A. Bjork, a psychologist at the University of California, Los Angeles. ‘Instead, we walk around with all sorts of unexamined beliefs about what works that are mistaken.’

Take the notion that children have specific learning styles, that some are ‘visual learners’ and others are auditory; some are ‘left-brain’ students, others ‘right-brain.’ In a recent review of the relevant research, published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a team of psychologists found almost zero support for such ideas. ‘The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing,’ the researchers concluded. ” (Via Mind – Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits – NYTimes.com)

Via Guy Kawasaki

NUEPA

National University of Educational Planning & Administration

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The National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, is a premier organization dealing with capacity building and research in planning and management of education not only in India but also in South Asia. In recognition of the pioneering work done by the organization in the field of educational planning and administration, the Government of India have empowered it to award its own degrees by way of conferring it the status of Deemed to be University in August, 2006. Like any Central University, NUEPA is fully maintained by the Government of India.

The National University has its origin dating back to 1962 when the UNESCO established the Asian Regional Centre for Educational Planners and Administrators which later became the Asian Institute of Educational Planning and Administration in 1965. After 4 years of its existence, it was taken over by the Government of India and renamed as the National Staff College for Educational Planners and Administrators. Subsequently, with the increased roles and functions of the National Staff College, particularly in capacity building, research and professional support services to governments, it was again renamed as the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) in 1979.