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Innovation & Education go Hand in Hand: Turning Students into Innovators

The private sector of education industry is trying to bridge the gap between students and innovation & technology. The Worldwide Academia Industry Network provides interlinked opportunities to both academic institutions and companies to work together in the areas of research, innovation, academia-industry development programmes and collaborative projects.

The MeltingPot2020 Innovation Summit (November 2016), focussed on conversation between academic leaders and industry, and facilitate fruitful, result-oriented conversations around emerging technologies like IoT, data sciences, automotive, financial and education technology, etc. The summit also gave networking opportunities through innovations, like a networking app that enabled immediate connections and impromptu meetings on the side-lines of the conference.

Innovation in education needs constant collaboration among teachers & students. Today, students want education that connects them to what is happening around the globe. The challenge is to be innovative and make the learning environment more exciting, challenging and rewarding.

Here are few tech innovations helping the education system all around the globe today:

• Flashnotes – Flashnotes allows students to upload their lecture notes and sell them to other students who need more help or resources.
• Lore – A start-up, which uses social platforms and tailoring them for education. This social network allows professors and students to communicate, follow one another, and discuss class work and lectures.
• Study Blue – A smart phone app that allows students to organize their coursework, store notes and flashcards, and share their materials with other students.
• Chromebooks – A Chromebook is a laptop running the Linux-based Chrome OS as its operating system. It offers the traditional keyboard for fast typing and note taking.
• LessonCast – LessonCast allows teachers to submit a 2-minute lesson plan strategy, idea, or resource using video, documents, Powerpoint, etc. and share it with other instructors.

Source: Financial Express / TechThought

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