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Envisioning the future of education technology-2012

Why look at education?

Education lies at a peculiar crossroad in society. On one hand it has the responsibility of anticipating real-life skills by preparing us for an increasingly complex world – but education methodologies can only be formalized after practices have been defined. This dichotomy is particularly aggravated when it comes to technology, where fast-paced innovation and perpetual change is the only constant.

This visualization attempts to organize a series of emerging technologies that are likely to influence education in the upcoming decades. Despite its inherently speculative nature, the driving trends behind the technologies can already be observed, meaning it’s a matter of time before these scenarios start panning out in learning environments around the world.

Envisioning the future of education technology

The Future of Education (LEGO, Billund):

The Future of Education (LEGO, Billund)Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Michell Zappa
  • 2. For how many of you does this snippet make sense?
  • 3. If you don’t recognize the lyrics, then perhaps this song will help you jog your memory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQZc53dpPrQThis is the opening to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which most of you must have seen on TV decades ago — but written out as emoji.That should serve as proof that language, like everything that surrounds us, is a technology.And technologies always change over time.
  • 4. Michell ZappaTECHNOLOGY FUTURIST @michellzappa
  • 5. My name is Michell, I’m a technology futurist, and I am fascinated about the future.I study emerging technologies from a combinatorial perspective, and try make predictions about what will be possible in the near future.
  • 6. Solving problems that don’t (yet) exist.Fundamentally, my job is about solving problems that don’t yet exist.In order to frame the thinking about technological possibility, let’s start by looking at a technology we all know and love…
  • 7. Seven years ago, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley kicked off a revolution that would change the face of video, television and cinema.YouTube wasnt the first streaming video service, and arguably it wasnt the best.But in my opinion, they succeeded because their timing was perfect.They succeeded because a series of other technologies had reached maturity around that time.
  • 8. GPSSee, if it wasn’t for the advent of cheap hard disks, ubiquitous video cameras and millions of internet users with access to fast broadband, YouTube would never have been possible. In a way,Hitatchi, Flip and AT&T were indirectly responsible for YouTube’s success — yet completely outside of the founders’ control.
  • 9. That and billions of hours of cat videos, evidently.
  • 10. 1 2 3 3 days of content uploaded every minute.Today, we’re looking at three days of content being uploaded to YouTube every minute.That’s 4000x real-time. Or four thousand seconds of video uploaded every second that I speak.
  • 11. We usually think about technology in terms of its artifacts.The devices we wear, the services we use, the gadgets that litter our lives.
  • 12. But technology, in fact, is everything that surrounds us.The wheel, agriculture, fire, the book and money are examples of technologies we rarely see as such.
  • 13. “ Anything useful that we make is technology. — Kevin Kelly Founding executive editor, WIRED MagazineSource:http://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_kelly_tells_technology_s_epic_story.html
  • 14. We can also think about technology like a layer cake.
  • 15. 802.11 NiMH Kernel A-GPS Touchscreens Gyroscop Video camera RAM Proximity sensor EDGE Triangulation Lightning USB TCP/IP Cloud GSM CDMA Video camera Li-Ion App store Social networking LTELED MMS IPS SIM NFC Gestures SMS TFT-LCD Bluetooth LCD HSDPAGlonass Internet Compass Multi-touch QWERTY GUI XMPP GPS Email LED Wi-FiMuch like a cake, technology fundamentally builds upon it self in order to advance and accelerate.The array of acronyms above are a few of the thousands of individual technologies that were necessary in order to develop a modern smartphone.
  • 16. 802.11 NiMH Kernel A-GPS Touchscreens Gyroscop Video camera RAM Proximity sensor EDGE Triangulation Lightning USB TCP/IP Cloud GSM CDMA Video camera Li-Ion App store Social networking LTELED MMS IPS SIM NFC Gestures SMS TFT-LCD Bluetooth LCD HSDPAGlonass Internet Compass Multi-touch QWERTY GUI XMPP GPS Email LED Wi-FiIf it wasn’t for these individual techs, some created by the U.S. Military and others by hackers in garages — the smartphone as we know it would not have been possible.
  • 17. And you can trace this narrative for any individual technology.Just look at the evolution of writing over millennia.
  • 18. Or medical imaging… (1895)
  • 19. Or flight…
  • 20. A NEW TOPOLOGYLike most other industries, I believe education acquiring a new topology.The concentration of knowledge is no longer in schools — and the methods through which we acquire new information is no longer through books.
  • 21. SCREEN LITERACYThe driving force and problem regarding the future of education is the changing nature of screens, and how we relate to them.I call this ‘screen literacy’ — or the ability to learn how to interface with the information that surrounds us.
  • 22. TEACHERS & STUDENTS
  • 23. The relation between teachers and students used to be a lot closer to 1:1.
  • 24. One to one
  • 25. The industrial revolution changed this proportion. Society started requiring massive amounts of interchangeable workers to fill factories.
  • 26. One to one One to manySchools (as we know them) were born from this need.
  • 27. MOOCs Massive Open Online CoursesMOOCs are (rightfully) all the rage today.
  • 28. In fact, over the last few weeks, the New York Times, Forbes and Technology Review have all featured big stories on the future of online education and MOOCs in particular.
  • 29. The one-to-many approach changed a bit with the web. But mostly by amplifying the “many”.Open Courseware (and its kin) are still fundamentally about broadcasting knowledge.
  • 30. They are becoming better by the day.
  • 31. And today we have several reliable online-only MOOCs.
  • 32. Khan Academy is undoubtedly the largest proponent of this trend. They have published countless videos to millions of users, and are single-handedly pushing education reform to an increasingaudience.
  • 33. One to one One to many Many to manyI don’t think MOOCs are a genuine next big thing. They excel at widening the classroom from 30 students to 30 million.The next truly big shift will happen when education incorporates the many-to-many mentality.Let every student become a teacher.
  • 34. Livemocha is doing this for languages.If you speak german and is looking to learn japanese, the system will pair you up with a japanese speaker who wants to learn german.
  • 35. Programmers across the globe have learned to code from such platforms and forums. Professional coders who learned their trade in studying Computer Science are the exception, not the rule.
  • 36. Many to many
  • 37. The fundamental reason behind this shift relates to the accelerating change of culture and information. It becomes harder and harder for a “teacher” to know more than “students”. Information iscreated at a rate that makes it impossible for everyone to keep up.For that reason alone, we need to acquire information from each other in a disruptive way.
  • 38. Flipped classrooms are helping bring upon this change. Specifically from allowing a rapid change in education models without requiring massive infrastructure investments.
  • 39. Adaptive knowledge graphs
  • 40. The digitization of all accessible information is a driving force behind many of the trends we’re seeing today.
  • 41. But when coupled with adaptive knowledge graphs, such as Knewton, the transformation becomes remarkable.Knewton quantifies the learning and information acquisition process, drawing an evolutionary branch between distinct areas of knowledge.The platform allows students to not only learn at their own pace, but also identifies subjects where they’re facing difficulties and stealthily introduces pertinent exercices to help them along the way.
  • 42. CONTINUOUSLY ADAPTIVE EDUCATION P2P teaching + Adaptive knowledge graphsThis scenario, where autonomous systems identify students’ needs and knowledge, but also couples them with potential teachers anywhere on the planet will bring upon massive change. The notionof school will fundamentally shift from a container of information towards that of a life guide.
  • 43. INSTANT INFORMATIONThe second paradigm change I want to discuss is how we retrieve and relate to information.
  • 44. Libraries have always had an important role for information acquisition, but we know that’s changing.
  • 45. “ Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.I used to live near the British Library in London, and once came across this quote.Their claim is true.The question is: who will be the gatekeeper of information localization?
  • 46. The number of Google searches per day keeps going up. We are more than accustomed to having access to information at our fingertips.What comes “after” typing in queries into a computer?What happens when there’s only a “I’m Feeling Lucky” button? Or not even that?
  • 47. Personal computing Ubiquitous computingWe’re surrounding ourselves with ever more gadgets. All interconnected and covered in sensors and screens.
  • 48. Our devices see what we see.They know who we’re with.
  • 49. So why have to look up the name of that bridge? Or who created that painting?Point your smartphone camera and have Google tell you. It’s called reverse image search, and it’s frankly uncanny.
  • 50. Speak your queries. Or have the device listen in and answer your questions in real-time.
  • 51. Or let the phone read and translate for you. Never get lost abroad.Five dollars in the App Store.
  • 52. The next step? Cameras everywhere. Wear one around your neck.
  • 53. Not to mention the inevitability of Google Glass and similar devices.Outsource memorization, wayfaring, translation, information lookups… Everything to your devices.
  • 54. And learn to live with the consequences of having no signal on occasion.
  • 55. SCREEN LITERACYSo what is the future of screen literacy?What is the role of school in this rapidly changing world?
  • 56. interface.Who will teach us about interface?
  • 57. programming.Or programming: the new fundamental life skill.
  • 58. privacy.Or what photos to upload on Facebook?
  • 59. attention.Or how to successfully split your attention across dozen simultaneous information streams while keeping up a conversation in real life?
  • 60. entrepreneurship.Or how to build your own company. In kindergarten.
  • 61. failure.Or what happens when your enterprises inevitably fail, fail and fail.
  • 62. data.Or how to deal with “the new oil”.
  • 63. collaboration.Or how to work in a group (that just happens to be spread across four continents).
  • 64. Everything is accelerating.Everything is accelerating.Today is the slowest things will ever be.
  • 65. Thank you.@michellzappa

Envisioning emerging technology for 2012 and beyond: A Visulization

Technologies mentioned

  • Artificial Intelligence: High-frequency trading, Software agents, Natural language interpretation, Machine translation, Procedural storytelling, VR-only lifeforms, Machine-augmented cognition
  • Internet: Cloud computing, Cyber-warfare, 4G, Mesh networking, Virtual currencies, 5G, Reputation economy, Interplanetary internet, Remote presence, Exocortex
  • Interfaces: Multitouch, Gesture recognition, Speech recognition, Augmented reality, 4K, Haptics, Holography, Telepresence, Immersive virtual reality
  • Sensors: Depth imaging, Near-field communication, Pervasive video capture, Biometric sensors, Smart power meters, Biomarkers, Machine vision, Computational photography, Optogenetics, Neuroinformatics
  • Ubicomp: Tablets, Volumetric (3D) screens, Flexible screens, Boards, Picoprojectors, Eyewear-embedded screens, Context-aware computing, Fabric-embedded screens, Reprogrammable chips, Skin-embedded screens, Retinal screens
  • Robotics: Appliance robots, Smart toys, Robotic surgery, Self-driving vehicles, Powered exoskeleton, Commercial Unmanned aerial vehicles, Domestic robots, Swarm robotics, Embodied avatars, Utility fog
  • Biotech: Personal gene sequencing, Organ printing, Synthetic blood, Smart drugs, Personalized medicine, In-vitro meat, Synthetic biology, Stem-cell treatments, Gene therapy, Hybrid assisted limbs, Artificial retinas, Nanomedicine, Anti-aging drugs
  • Materials: Additive manufacturing, Self-healing materials, Graphene, Personal fabricators, Meta-materials, Optical invisibility cloaks, Carbon nanotubes, Biomaterials, Molecular assembler, Nanowires, Programmable matter
  • Energy: Inductive chargers, Tidal turbines, Fuel cells, Bio-enhanced fuels, Multi-segmented smart grids, Photvoltaic glass, Piezo-electricity, Biomechanical harvesting, Nano-generators, Artificial photosynthesis, Enernet, Thorium reactor, Traveling wave reactor, Space-based solar power
  • Space: Commercial spaceflight, Sub-orbital spaceflight, Space tourism, Lunar outpost, Mars mission, Space elevator, Solar sail
  • Geoengineering: Weather engineering, Vertical farming, Seasteading, Desalination, Carbon sequestration, Climate engineering, Arcologies

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HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE EDUCATION FREE:free and open versions of Flat World Knowledge texts

"Junior Year" by Flckr user amanda_munoz

 

We are are very pleased to announce that all Flat World Knowledge textbooks published under an open license are permanently and freely available from Saylor.org — free to read, free to download, free to share and remix under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

The Bookshelf will initially provide .pdf and MS Word (.doc, .docx) versions of each book. We are actively building .epub versions, which will begin to appear in the early weeks of 2013, and we will introduce a more sophisticated Bookshelf in early January. We are also taking special care to ensure that our efforts comply with the books’ licensing, and especially that our versions retain the essential qualities of the originals.

Bookshelf

Each of the books listed below is freely available for download, online reading, and sharing, under aCreative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license. Please share this link (and the blog post) with your networks to help spread the word!

Like many of you, we have come to rely on the free-to-read versions of the excellent texts at Flat World Knowledge. We’ve woven these books tightly into many of our free online courses, all of which rely on freely-accessible (and preferably openly-licensed) materials. When Flat World Knowledge announced recently that its previously openly-licensed books would not be available for free after January 1st, 2013, we decided to preserve the whole catalog, which we now happily share with you.

We are grateful to Flat World Knowledge for developing such an excellent catalog, and while the versions on the Flat World Knowledge website will no longer be free, the publisher continues to provide its texts at prices significantly lower than standard textbooks and with much added-value in the form of supplementary materials and interactive elements. We encourage you to visit the Flat World Knowledge website and consider the purchase options available there. We also provide links to the site within each book.

In the mean time, we hope to see this Bookshelf flourish. If you have your own remixes or supplementary materials, send them our way.


Initially, we’re providing .pdf and Word (.doc or .docx) formats for each text, and we’ll be rolling out .epub in the coming weeks. A more sophisticated, easier-to-navigate version is also on the way in early 2013…until then, allow us to present…the alphabet:

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A History of the United States Vol. 2
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A Primer on Sustainable Business
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Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment
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American Government and Politics in the Information Age
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Building Strategy and Performance
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Business Communication for Success
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Business English for Success
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Business Information System – Design an App for That
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Business Law and the Legal Environment
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College Success
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Corporate Governance
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Criminal Law
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Developing New Products and Services
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Economics – Theory Through Applications
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Elementary Algebra
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eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing
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Essentials of Geographic Information Systems
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Exploring Business 2.0
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Exploring Perspectives – A Concise Guide to Anaylsis
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Financial Accounting
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Focusing on Organizational Change
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Foundation of Business Law and Legal Environment
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Fundamentals of Global Strategy
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General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications
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Government Regulation and the Legal Environment of Business
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Growth and Competitive Strategy in 3 Circles
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How to Use Microsoft Excel
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Human Relations
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Human Resource Management
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Information Systems – A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology
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Intermediate Algebra
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International Business
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International Economics – Theory and Policy
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International Finance – Theory and Policy
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International Trade – Theory and Policy
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Introduction to Contracts, Sales, and Product Liability
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Introduction to Economic Analysis
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Introduction to the Law of Property, Estate Planning and Insurance
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Introduction to Psychology
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Introductory Chemistry
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Introductory Statistics
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Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time
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Law for Entrepreneurs
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Law of Commercial Transactions
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Leading with Cultural Intelligence
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Legal Aspects of Corporate Management and Finance
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Legal Aspects of Marketing and Sales
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Macroeconomics – Theory Through Applications
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Managerial Accounting
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Mastering Public Relations
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Mastering Strategic Management
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Microeconomics – Theory Through Applications
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Money and Banking
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Organizational Behavior
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Personal Finance
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Principles of Economics
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Principles of Macroeconomics
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Principles of Management
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Principles of Managerial Economics
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Principles of Marketing
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Principles of Microeconomics
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Principles of Social Psychology
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Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
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Project Management from Simple to Complex
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Project Management for Instructional Designers – Remixed Proj. Man. from Simple to Complex; contributed by David Wiley.
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Research Methods in Psychology
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Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals
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Six Steps to Job Search Success
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Small Business Management in the 21st Century
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Social Problems: Continuity and Change
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Sociology – Understanding and Changing the Social World
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Stand Up, Speak – The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking
PDF | DOCx

Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
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The Basics of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
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The Business Ethics Workshop
PDF | DOCx

The Essential Guide to Online Marketing
PDF | DOCx

The Flatworld Knowledge Handbook for Writers
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The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
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The Legal Environment of Business
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The Power of Selling
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The Sustainable Business Case Book
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Understanding Media and Social Culture – An Introduction to Mass Communication
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World Regional Geography – People, Places, and Globalization
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Writing for Success
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Exploring e-Content Resources (NME-ICT) from India

I am proud to share some of the resources of e-Content as well as projects completed/undergoing   by National Mission of Education Through Information and Communication Technology known as NME-ICT, INDIA. These resources are collected at one place, so that user/learner can easily access all resources and get benefit of it. If any  resource under same category is missing , then feel free to leave link/URL.

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VirtualLab

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amritaERP

http://enhanceedu.iiit.ac.in/mhrdportal/

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dei-vocational.org

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eContent

http://180.211.114.59:1111/econtent/topics.php

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http://www.quantiki.org/

Quantiki

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