Tuesday, September 22

Digital

50% College Teachers Uncomfortable with Teaching Online: Schoolguru Survey
Digital, Education

50% College Teachers Uncomfortable with Teaching Online: Schoolguru Survey

Mumbai, Sept. 07, 2020: Schoolguru Survey result titled “The Use of Technology in Teaching & Learning in Indian Higher Education Institutes" launched today by Schollguru Eduserve. The survey, which was conducted with over 1200 teachers pan India, further deep dives into the current trends in the higher education ecosystem, especially analyzing the acceptability of digital learning among educators. According to the survey findings, nearly 50% of university teachers are uncomfortable with online teaching. Sharing his views on the findings, Mr. Shantanu Rooj, Founder & CEO, SchoolguruEduserve said, “We are all aware that in India, the shift to digital learning has not been driven by choice, but rather by coerced need. Hence educators were not completely prepared - 89.92% of te...
VideoMeet – Made in India App Announces New Features
Digital, Technology

VideoMeet – Made in India App Announces New Features

New Delhi, Sept. 02, 2020: VideoMeet, an indigenous videoconferencing application, has recently brought in exciting new features for its Web, Android, and iOS users. Some of the new features allow the ease of switching from Low Definition, Standard Definition to High Definition Video Calling as per data availability, corporate branding, and personalized room names of virtual rooms being some of the other upgrades. It aims to make corporate meetings experience more structured and convenient for the fragmented user base, remotely operating from different locations. VideoMeet was already supporting 2000 participants but with the new upgrades, it has gone more than 10k participants. Dr. Ajay Data, Founder and CEO, Data Ingenious Global Ltd., the parent company for VideoMeet said, “We ...
Simplilearn Announces Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security
Digital, Education

Simplilearn Announces Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security

Mumbai, August 19, 2020: Simplilearn, a digital skills and training provider, today announced its Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security—with modules from MIT Schwarzman College of Computing (MIT SCoC) and EC-Council (ECC). Through this comprehensive six-month program, learners will gain industry-relevant skills to meet the growing demand for jobs in cyber security. The PG Program in Cyber Security, with modules from MIT SCoC and ECC, leverage Simplilearn’s blended learning model—providing a balance between self-paced, online classes, expert, instructor-led, live virtual classrooms, and interactive labs. The Post Graduate program is designed for professionals with a technology background, around five years of work experience, and the aspiration to build a career in cyber security....
ITOPS Report: Delhi and Mumbai Lead the Adoption of UPI and eWallets
Business, Digital, News

ITOPS Report: Delhi and Mumbai Lead the Adoption of UPI and eWallets

COVID-19 has brought major changes in human behaviour. Social distancing and contactless transactions is gradually becoming the new normal. Kantar's annual report on digital adoption and usage trends in India, ITOPSTM 2019 indicates that about 42% of urban businesses are aware of UPI/ eWallet as a means of receiving payments from their customers and about 29% of them use UPI/ eWallet for receiving payments. The report further delves into retail segment and states that close to half of the businesses using digital payments are in the retail segment. However, travel, trade, transport, logistics and education are relatively averse to digital adoption. Even though 29% of businesses are accepting UPI/ eWallet, the share of total receipts through UPI/ eWallets account for only 6% of the tot...
Digitally Savvy Urban India Feels Attitudinally Less Secure Reveals IPQ Express Survey
Digital, Health, News

Digitally Savvy Urban India Feels Attitudinally Less Secure Reveals IPQ Express Survey

Max Life Insurance Company Ltd. unveiled the findings of the COVID-19 edition of its flagship survey ‘Max Life India Protection Quotient- express’ in association with KANTAR. Titled IPQ Express, the survey reveals dominant consumer sentiment in the times of COVID-19 on the back of how protected digitally savvy urban Indians feel with respect to financial security, savings and investments, medical preparedness, key anxieties, and new acceptance levels in an increasingly digital world. The survey revealed a protection quotient of 47 during this period despite a relatively high awareness and better ownership of life insurance products by the digitally savvy, urban respondents. Respondents across metros and Tier I cities, revealed a high Knowledge Index at 68 and life insuran...
Caltech CTME and Simplilearn Collaborate to Launch Online Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing
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Caltech CTME and Simplilearn Collaborate to Launch Online Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing

Caltech CTME (Center for Technology and Management Education) announced its collaboration with Simplilearn, a global provider of digital skills training, to offer a specialized Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Cloud Computing. The learning program, which comprises 300+ hours of study, prepares professionals for a career as a Cloud Architect, Cloud Consultant, or Cloud Engineer. Upon successful completion of the program, learners will receive a Caltech CTME Post Graduate certificate. This program follows our recently launched and already popular Post Graduate Program in DevOps. These programs offer learners around the globe access to world-class trainers and the work-ready tools and methods needed in today’s professional world. The program enables learners to master the software architect...
Made in India Video Conferencing Application VideoMeet Rolls Out New Features
Digital, News

Made in India Video Conferencing Application VideoMeet Rolls Out New Features

VideoMeet, a Made in India Video Conferencing Application, has announced the introduction of a new feature of Live Streaming webinars on Facebook and Youtube. This integration came as a result of a growing user base and feedback. The webinars once shared on social media platforms help the organizer garner higher views and shares. Dr. Ajay Data, Founder and CEO, Data Ingenious Global Ltd, the parent company for VideoMeet said, “Live Streaming is a popular and efficient tool for the promotion of webinars, and therefore it was integrated for our users. We are constantly improving our software. Our unique framework helps the user regulate their data consumption, unlike other virtual conferencing platforms.” VideoMeet has been progressing and serving lakhs of conference / webinar minutes...
Saamarthya Teachers Training Academy of Research for Online Teachers Training
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Saamarthya Teachers Training Academy of Research for Online Teachers Training

New Delhi: Jaipuria School of Business launched Saamarthya Teachers Training Academy of Research (STTAR) on July 15 in virtual mode. The inauguration was attended by over 2000 participants from across the country.  The Academy has been launched with the aim of equipping teachers and leaders of schools with the skills and proficiencies required to create meaningful student learning experiences by developing professional expertise founded on scholarly inquiry, design thinking and research. STTAR was inaugurated by Dr Dinesh Sharma, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh who said – “the growth of the education sector is extremely important for the overall development of our country. Students have to become proficient in academics and also must learn imp...
Migrant Workers Undergo Emotional Counselling Sessions on YourDOST
Digital, Health, News

Migrant Workers Undergo Emotional Counselling Sessions on YourDOST

Mumbai: YourDOST, an online counselling and emotional wellness services platform, claims to witness a significant positive impact in 8,000+ young migrant workers and health workers who have undergone its series of emotional counselling sessions conducted during the lockdown period. YourDost claims that during the lockdown phase 1,000 young workers, half of them women were otherwise experiencing a highly challenging time due to the impact of the pandemic outbreak in the country on their jobs and lives, received emotional counselling to overcome their anxiety and manage the situation and future more effectively. YourDOST has offered its emotional counselling sessions in Medinipur (West Bengal), Kalimpong (West Bengal), Delhi, Dehradun, Kaithal, Erode, Namakkal, Coimbatore, Amaravati, Kh...
Impact of COVID-19 on Consumers of Digital News Platforms
Column, Digital

Impact of COVID-19 on Consumers of Digital News Platforms

Author: Vivek Pandey, VP, Revenue Strategy & Analytics - Times Internet. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the global disruption of lives, businesses, and business models to unprecedented rates. While several businesses are still analysing the impact of the pandemic on their operations, the revolution of consumer behaviour has emerged as a prime consideration in determining the future of industries altogether. And with no clear resolution in sight, companies are acclimatizing themselves to the shifting realities of the global economy and consumption patterns, at least until a vaccine is discovered.  Some behavioral changes are now morphing themselves into solid habits, and will definitely outlast the pandemic. A detailed analysis of audience behaviour provides insights ...