Did you know that students only remember 21% of what is taught to them – just after a month? In an age and time where the attention span of an average human being is lesser than that of a goldfish, this statistic doesn’t surprise us at all! Remember when Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) first came into existence? Who knew such bite-sized and easily digestible learning modules would become a trend in the online education industry. The term MOOC was coined in 2008. It has be
Technology is shaping modern learning at a pace that’s only for the better. Till a decade ago, who knew we would be using mobile phones and iPads to acquire knowledge on-the-go? Or the fact that our minds wander so much that smart and quick ways to learn would instantly appeal to us? Whether we talk about people at work or students surviving yet another year at school or college, both clusters of “learners” now communicate in rather different modes as a result of technology.
Before we begin to share insights on why making your employee training programs in local languages can be a success, it is necessary to understand the meaning of the term “last mile”. Used in supply chain management and transportation, it describes the movement of people and goods from the transportation hub to the final destination. Up to one-third of the total transportation cost goes into this final journey. In a distributed office environment – specifically in the HR syst
Life for 12th class Science (PCM) students in India is tough. The pressure to get into the best engineering college or enroll in a medical program is too much to bear. Parents are worried. Teachers expect too much. There are home assignments, practical tests and multiple projects to squeeze in one tiny academic year. Students often get de-motivated or under confident because of the workload and the overwhelming attention they receive (from everyone else) for no rhyme or reaso
Hello All, History has shown that, studying in groups helps! One of the key features of OUST is creating groups and challenging your friends! Hope you have discovered that by now. In case, you have not.. Here are the key steps for you to get started: Go to the Friends/Groups page on your app If you want to challenge any of friend, you can go the friends tab and challenge any of your contacts! But here we are talking of groups.. so go to the Groups tab Press the ‘+’ sign on th
Students in this time and age are proactive when it comes to dealing with academics. They don’t hesitate to fine tune their understanding of certain concepts or subjects via different, innovative mediums. Whether it is doodling notes of one complete lecture on a piece of paper or watching a documentary film to connect with a particular subject, mode of education today has no boundaries. It is safe to conclude that students are now at the helm of learning due to technology. Fr
As a student in India, what’s the one thing you really dread? Board examinations! Be it your teachers at schools or parents, every day you are reminded the importance of acing boards—no matter which standard you are in! Since it is the second week of December, most CBSE schools will soon be conducting mock boards for classes 10th and 12th. Mocks are not as bad you think they are, you know. In fact, these exams allow you to practice all subjects properly before the grand final
What’s the most common statement heard in India’s smaller cities and villages?—lacks of schools offering high school education! It is true that quality educational institutes are not accessible by every Indian student. On the other hand, abundance of smartphones and access to wi-fi has made the urban students lose focus. This is the reason why the concept of m-learning or the use of mobile phones to study is going big. Did you know that an average Indian user spends almost 3
Mathematics—the subject that proudly has its own fan following has also broken many studious hearts, frustrated many young minds and acted difficult for most students. If studying this subject is a nightmare for you, then you have come to the right place. Did you know that competitive exams such as CAT, GMAT and IIT-JEE focus majorly on mental math? You can’t definitely be sitting in the exam hall, clueless and panicked, while solving questions that can be answered mentally.
If there’s something that educationists are sure about it is the rise of e-learning in the coming years. Gone are those days when teaching & learning methods were confined within the four walls of the classroom. In today’s time and age, the education sector has become pro-change or let’s say pro-technology and wants to incorporate new mediums to study. M-learning has certainly managed to create quite a buzz in the last one year itself! As inventor, futurist and author, Ray Ku
An educationist, a social media enthusiast and a pro-blogger—Mr. Rajkumar R. is a person with many skills. A Post Graduate teacher in Mathematician by qualification, this Chennai-based educator had to leave his job at a city-based high school after he met with an accident. This is where Elixir of Knowledge came into existence in 2009—an educational resource covering the unsolved mysteries in the fields of History and Science that consumes a major portion of time and energy of
As we mentioned yesterday that Team Oust is organizing KCET 2016 Mock Series in the coming month. Yes, it is definitely exciting to host yet another round of madness/learning after Oustathon 2015 for you all students. Now before we start off with the series, we would like to introduce 4 ways in which you can make the most of Oust for preparation of KCET 2016. Most of you may have come across a lot of mobile applications and online websites that offer the best of the best in a
According to Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), over 1.5 lac students sat for Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted on May 12 and May 13 this year. Held at 53 places, spread all over Karnataka, this competitive exam is carried out for the admission of students interested in taking up Medical, Engineering, Technology and Dental courses. The KCET paper mostly comprises the 10+1 and 10+2 syllabus. With K-CET mock tests slated to begin from the month of October, tension is ri
It’s a given that students of today’s time have technology at their fingertips. Smartphones, tablets, e-books—you all seem to have them right here, next to you. Mobile phones, especially, have become an irrevocable part of your lives. After all, it’s all about conquering the academics in the 21st century and how! According to a report published by Forbes India, Indian consumers, on an average, spend 3 hours and 18 minutes on their smartphones on a daily basis. Needless to say
So, the OUSTATHON 2015, a one-of-its-kind mobile challenge, began with much pomp and splendor from August 27, 2015. The event activities are being sponsored by Rotary E-Club of 3170, Belgaum and Rotary Mysore Midtown. Based on Karnataka syllabus, this contest is for students of class ninth and tenth. It covers three subjects—Math, Science and Social Science. You’ll be seeing a whole lot of action till September 18, 2015. And we’ve decided to start sharing sneak peeks with you