Posts Tagged ‘Education’

LinkedIn Revamps Profiles for Students

Published by pratyushkp on July 16th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Entering the working world with a degree and a smile can be a daunting task for many a student, which is why LinkedIn has added new profile sections specifically targeted toward students.

Now, future interns can add a variety of accomplishments to their profile, letting prospective employers know that they have more experience and expertise than “worked as a historical re-enactor.”

New profile sections include: projects, honors and awards, organizations, test scores and courses. Students can add these sections by going to their profiles in edit mode and clicking the “add sections” bar.

Just remember to update your profile a couple of years down the line, kids. No one needs to know you aced that Human Sexuality final when you’re out in what John Mayer calls “the real world.”

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Help to Buld a School & You can Meet Justin Bieber

Published by pratyushkp on June 22nd, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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You want to meet Justin Bieber? Well, you’re going to have to do some good first. The Canadian pop prince has teamed up with Pencils of Promise to launch Schools 4 All, a project to provide an education to some 75 million children across the world who don’t have access to it.

The site has set up a platform — much like Crowdrise — where anyone can set up a personal fundraising page to build a school in a developing country. Pencils of Promise enlisted the help of to build a custom platform. Users can customize their pages, add videos, create widgets and share updates through their social networks.

The goal was to reach a younger generation of digitally savvy users without making the process too complex — but having Justin Bieber as a prize doesn’t hurt either. The page that raises the most money will get to choose which school gets a visit from Bieber and Adam Braun, Pencils of Promise’s founder.

Having Bieber on board automatically meant a spike in participation from younger fans, the kind of people that can most relate to education issues. Schools 4 All is an example of kids helping kids and using celebrity in a smart way. Of course, anyone can start a fundraising page — parents, teachers, education enthusiasts, Bieber enthusiasts — but the demographic clearly skews young.

The homepage also does a great of tracking the overall progress of the project, which ends June 30. So far, Schools 4 All has raised more than $145,000, which will pay for about seven new schools to be built. A leaderboard shows which pages have raised the most money. And it isn’t a vicious fight between 13-year-olds — Pencils of Promise is encouraging participation from families, and even entire schools.

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Bangalore University Students To Get E-Degree Certificate’s

Published by pratyushkp on January 13th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Bangalore University students now get speedier access to their degree certificates before their convocation thanks to the new online portal opened by university officials.

The initiative launched in partnership with MeritTrac Services, atesting and examination Services Company, allows Bangalore University students, who have completed their degree in 2010, to download their certificates online.

Bangalore University vice chancellor N Prabhu Dev said “During the first phase, only students who have completed their degree in 2010 will be eligible to apply for the convocation certificate. In the second phase, all students, including previous and forthcoming years, will be able to access this service,”

Students can go to and feed their BU registration number, and provide personal details (address, contact information, etc). Students can download the certificate- by paying a small fee of Rs 317-within two hours if they provide the required documents. The original certificate will be sent through post to their address within a month. The e-convocation certificates will be valid only until the main annual convocation after which students will have to get the original certificates.

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Nokia To Join Hands with IGNOU To Offer English Course

Published by pratyushkp on September 24th, 2010 - in Social, Technology

IGNOU is all set to provide a certificate programme in English through Nokia phone’s Ovi Life Tools.

India’s Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has partnered with Nokia Ovi life tools to provide course material for its students in English language.

Nokia and IGNOU will work together to put a Certificate Programme in Functional English (CFE) on Nokia devices supporting the Ovi Life Tools. To be started in six districts of Maharashtra and after six months, depending on the response will launch it on a national level, the six-month certificate programme will begin from January 2011 and is divided in three levels, English in daily life, English in education and joining the workforce.

Ovi life tools will help students by guiding them and giving them information on various fields like education, maps, health, crop prices. Music and many more. It also help them in filling the admission forms, besides providing students with study material and daily learning content from IGNOU.

The Certificate Programme in Functional English will cost Rs 1,900 per student and on completion of the programme students will get certificates from IGNOU.

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