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Blended learning – a combination of the best instructional methods

Classrooms may have evolved but instructors’ biggest question remains the same – how can lectures be delivered to help students grasp concepts better? Earlier, face-to-face lectures were interspersed with hands-on activities. Today, with the emergence of online courses, teachers can design the learning process in different ways. For instance, they can ask students to watch… Continue reading Blended learning – a combination of the best instructional methods

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Meet the team behind the Certificate in Technology and Management (CTM) programme – offered by IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore

The best minds from India’s top institutions, IIM Bangalore and IIT Madras, are collaborating to offer the Certificate in Technology and Management (CTM) programme. Today, we had a brief chat with the CTM team (Girish and Pooja), who will tell you everything you need to know about the programme. What led to the inception of… Continue reading Meet the team behind the Certificate in Technology and Management (CTM) programme – offered by IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore

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EXCUSE ME! Did you really mean ‘basically’?

So many of us begin our sentences with “basically.” “Basically, I wanted to wear my new shoes.” “Basically, I can’t come out this evening.” We unintentionally refer to everything as a concept; never mind if it’s a principle or even a process! Then there are some of us who find everything awesome - whether it's… Continue reading EXCUSE ME! Did you really mean ‘basically’?

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What to learn this weekend – Intellectual Property Rights: A Management Perspective

"Intellectual property rights." Sounds heavy, right? And complicated? Not when Professor Damodaran is in charge. An expert in economics and social sciences, Professor Damodaran's research covers cultural economics, IPR economics, environmental economics, financing, and many more. He has advised the World Intellectual Property Organisation as part of WIPO's development agenda, is the Chairperson of the Technical… Continue reading What to learn this weekend – Intellectual Property Rights: A Management Perspective

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Take IIMBx to your classroom!

How do we reinvent the teaching experience to equip learners with the skills they need? How do we ensure that students graduate with the ability to keep up with the ever-changing demands of the industry? To complement the existing undergraduate and graduate curriculum with hands-on managerial experience, IIMBx is now offering the School Partnership Programme.… Continue reading Take IIMBx to your classroom!

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Woman of Substance

Ramya Srinivasan, (Head- MOOCs Programme, IIMBx) was recently awarded ‘Woman of Substance’ at the International Women’s Day Celebration at Garden City University, Bangalore. Here’s to her latest victory! Ramya was IIMBx’s first team member; she laid the foundation for the country’s first MOOC-based initiative. Over the last two and a half years, she spearheaded initiatives… Continue reading Woman of Substance

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Understanding Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Be it a brick and mortar classroom or a virtual classroom, the biggest challenge for an instructor is to keep the learner 'engaged.' In a physical classroom, this challenge may ease marginally as engagement as a behaviour is directly observable through grades, class participation and attendance. However, you will agree that the scenario is quite… Continue reading Understanding Learner Engagement in MOOCs

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Learner Story: International Business Environment and Global Strategy

I am an I.T specialist working for an energy company in Bern (Switzerland). Most of my free time is spent at two international organizations, where I passionately volunteer. At each organization, I hold a role as a member of the board. Due to my background, the course title “International Business Environment and Global Strategy” immediately… Continue reading Learner Story: International Business Environment and Global Strategy