Technology can’t replace teachers; BUT teachers with technology will replace the teachers without technology

Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.-Heidi Hayes Jacobs   Technology can’t replace teachers in classroom. The Indian education system is not equipped to deliver quality education to children in tier 3 and tier 4 cities. Two third of the surveyed students in age of 14- 16 years were unable to solve simple mathematical problems as per their syllabus. This makes a very strong case for a Practice Based Learning system. SpeedLabs has designed a very…

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Are Skills More Important Than A Degree?

Tushar and Reema – colleagues in an organisation – were performing very well and were both in-line for a promotion. After weeks of performance evaluations and discussions with seniors, Reema was promoted, while Tushar was left wondering, what went wrong? On paper, Tushar’s resume was more impressive with an Engineering and MBA degree; Reema only had a degree in computer studies. Why was Reema was selected over Tushar for the coveted promotion? If you had asked their seniors, you would learn that while Tushar was more educated than Reema, he…

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5 Reasons Practice Is Important

Importance of practice to succeed in exams

One of the key factors in attaining success in any field is the age old concept of “practice makes perfect.” Although some people might have an innate knack for a particular subject or skill, the truth is mastery takes time, repetition and pushing oneself out of his/her comfort zone – there is no shortcut. While author and public speaker Malcolm Gladwell suggests it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at a particular area, Josh Kaufman says it takes 20 hours of practice per month to go from…

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7 Reasons Exams Are Important


Many students, irrespective of their age, find exams of all sorts extremely stressful. In fact, way back in 2011, Australia’s Macquaire University even debated if they should do away with exams altogether. However, exams, in spite of the anxiety they cause, are actually very important for students’ development. Here are seven reasons why – 1. Exams Provide A Balanced Assessment Exams test students in different contexts – short answer, essays, multiple choice – so they can demonstrate the information they know and how they can apply it. Furthermore, exams indicate…

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JEE Advanced 2020 – Date, Time and Other Important Information

IIT JEE Exam 2020

JEE Advanced 2020 will be held on May 17, 2020, IIT Delhi will be organizing the entrance exam next year. JEE Advanced exam is conducted for admission to 23 IITs. On May 17, 2020, the first paper of JEE (Advanced) will start at 9.00 a.m. and end at 12 noon (IST). Earlier Paper 2 that used to start at 2 p.m. Now the second paper will be conducted from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (IST). This is to allow students, especially the PwD candidates, more time between the two papers.…

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8 Learning styles to succeed in exams

learning styles and methodologies to crack board and competitive exams

Every student is unique in how they respond to information – some respond better to videos, other to writing elaborate notes, some to interactive demos and others to simply hearing a lecture closely. This is precisely why most teachers and professors offer a blended teaching style known as VAK – visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. In order to improve your academic performance, it is first highly important to understand what the different styles of learning are and then to identify which learning style is most suitable for you. Let’s take a…

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How To Set Smart Study Goals

Setting goals allows you to focus your energy on action-oriented steps to lead you to your desired destination. Hence, if you want to improve your academic performance, one of the best ways to do that is through goal-setting itself. Setting study-related goals not only channels your focus toward what really matters, it also reduces procrastination and prevents you from finding excuses to avoid tackling subjects you aren’t interested in head-on. So, let’s take a look at six ways you can set smart study goals – Step 1 – Set Specific,…

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