CBSE Launches On-Line Labs for Students

In yet another innovative method to enhance understanding of students and make learning of science more easy and interesting, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in association with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has decided to introduce a novel e-learning project – On-line Labs for school Experiments (OLabs), based on t

AmritaCREATE in CBSE Circular

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in a move to advance STEM inspiration among students through the virtual learning environment has recommended the use of Online Labs in all CBSE affiliated schools across the country.

Launch of Amrita RITE in Uttarakhand

AmritaCREATE launched Amrita RITE- Rural India Tablet Education at Batwadi Sonar, a village in the district ofRudraprayag, Uttarakhand on 29 January 2013. Amrita RITE is a unique tablet- based technology programme developed by AmritaCREATE taking into account the learning needs of multi-grade rural students and adults.

International Conference on Women in Computing

I am very proud to get up on stage like this and say that I love technology … I love math and science … and I don’t feel that makes me any less as a woman. I want our girls to be able to feel the same way,” stated Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy.

News @ AmritaCREATE

The chronic shortage of qualified teachers as well as lack of adequate equipment to effectively teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects to students across India has become a matter of grave concern.

Online laboratories for students - Times of India

For schools across the country, online laboratory or O-labs, a project designed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Mumbai and Amrita Vishjwa Vidyapeetham will be a welcome solution as most schools lack basic laboratory facilities or face teacher shortage.

Dr. Lee Hartwell’s Address at INSPIRE Camp

Nobel Laureate Dr. Lee Hartwell spoke to students on the first morning of the five-day Amrita-DST INSPIRE camp. The session set the tone for all invited talks and hands-on activities that followed. Given below are some excerpts from Dr. Hartwell’s highly acclaimed talk.

Student Feedback at INSPIRE Camp

As the five-day INSPIRE science camp came to a close, participating students (and their teachers!) unanimously gave a big thumbs-up to the event.

Enthusiastically providing feedback, they were effusive in their praise of all camp activities.

Hands-On Sessions and Expert Talks at INSPIRE Camp

May 23, 2012
Amritapuri Campus
 

“Studies have shown that we retain only 5% of what we hear in a lecture, but nearly 80% of what we experience,” remarked Mr. Ajith Basu, Chief Program Officer of Agastya International Foundation, that is known for running the largest hands-on science program in the world.
 

Students on a Discovery of Sustainability

May 23, 2012
Amritapuri Campus
 

“Our economies are currently built with the assumption that everything that nature provides is free. But actually it’s not free, it has to be replaced. We consumers don’t understand what is the true value of the things that we are using,” stated Nobel Laureate Dr. Lee Hartwell.

AmritaCREATE @ Digital Learning Magazine

The Amrita Center for Research in Analytics & Technologies for Education (AmritaCREATE)   is the educational technology initiative pioneered by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham with primary focus on providing effective, affordable educational technologies to improve the quality of both school and higher education

CBSE students to get virtual laboratories

From June, conducting a science experiment will be a different experience for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students. The board will introduce a virtual
laboratory that will allow Class 9 and Class 10 students to conduct science experiments online.

ICTEE 2012 Concludes

January 7, 2012
Amritapuri Campus

 

The dawn of the new year saw the Amritapuri campus host the IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education focusing on educational technology for societal benefit.