This blog is for educators, academicians, students and those who are interasted to integrate technology in class room.

Archive for September, 2011

Employability Skills For The 21st Century’s Student

To live, learn, and work successfully in an increasingly complex, information-rich and knowledge-

based society, students and teachers must utilize technology effectively. Within a sound educational
setting, technology can enable students to become:
• Capable information technology users
• Information seekers, analyzers, and evaluators
• Problem solvers and decision makers
• Creative and effective users of productivity tools
• Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and producers
• Informed, responsible, and contributing citizens

Employability skills are defined as ‘skills’ required  to gain employment as well as  
progress within a sector  so as to achieve one’s potential and contribute successfully to
enterprise strategic directions’.

‘Skills’ are commonly refereed to an ability to perform specific task.

Competency is refereed to an observable behavior performed to a specified level and therefore provides basis for the assessment of performance.

Skills needed for the workplace of 21st Century’s Student


M.Sc (Electronics Science) Project Seminar Online Evaluation

  • All the students of M.Sc. Semester-I of Electronics Science are requested to complete the following exercise.

Analyze the following circuit module in your words or any other format as specified from receiving antenna to sound production by explaining each block. You can also feedback your comments in any of the following format.

(1) Simple text format

(2) Power point presentation(ppt) format

(3) Audio/podcast format

(4) Audio-visual format

(5) Simulation/Animation format

Circuit Module is as follow

Teaching Superconductivity at School Level

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All about Superconductivity

Penetration Depth and Coherence Length

For more Videos on Superconductivity from University of Cambridge click on following image.

Explanation about Penetration Depth and Coherence Length click on following image

Free Mobile Development Courses

With the increased usage of smart phones and the hardware goes into the mobile, now dual core processor mobile are in the market, demand for sophisticated apps(applications) is growing now than before. So is the necessity of courses on application development for both the leading mobile platforms iOS and Android.

While Stanford university has started an exclusive course on iPhone app development since 2010, Harvard extension school recently started an online course “Building mobile application”.


Building Mobile Applications: A course by Harvard extension School during spring 2011. It is must course if you want to be a pro developer. Has 12 lecture videos, two focus on HTML, 5 on Android platform, 5 on iOS for iPhone and one video on other tools. Every lectures has HD mp4 video, audio, lecture notes and examples.

iPhone Application development : Winter 2010 course by Stanford university, covers only about iPhone app development. All videos are hosted on YouTube.

Developing Mobile application by Web Technologies: Another course by Stanford, this about developing application on WebOS.

Developing Apps for iOS(HD): Tools and APIs required to build applications for the iPhone platform using the iPhone SDK. User interface designs for mobile devices and unique user interactions using multitouch technologies. Object-oriented design using model-view-controller pattern, memory management, Objective-C programming language. iPhone APIs and tools including Xcode, Interface Builder and Instruments on Mac OS X. Other topics include: core animation, bonjour networking, mobile device power management and performance considerations.

iPhone Application Programming: Tought by Prof. Jan Borchers of RWTH Aachen University.

Advanced iPhone Development: By Madison Area Technical College, prof Bras Larson. This course aims to answer the question: “What next?” Fundamentals of Cocoa development are explained, but the class quickly moves on to coverage of the many interesting frameworks within iPhone OS. Topics such as Core Animation, Core Data, OpenGL ES, multithreading, and iPad-specific development are presented from the perspective of an experienced Cocoa developer.

iPhone app development Tutorials: There are around 40 video tutorials developed by user thenewboston on YouTube.

Android developer resources: Google has put an excellent collection of videos for android developers.

Tools & Softwares to develop apps with little knowledge:

Some Softwares or tools, mentioned below doesn’t require any knowledge or app development training.

Few more:

  1. Android app course by Prof. David Janzen of Cal Poly.

I am sure this would give a great start to write mobile applications for both the platforms. There are many app developer forums for getting help if you are struck.

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