Created on Friday, 17 May 2013 18:30
Amar mrittur par ai kendroti amar seler bou porichalona korbe ata amar shapno (After my death this center will be run by my daughter in law, this is my dream). - Roushon Ara, Teacher, Khidirpur Kajoli Model Center, Monohordi, Norsingdi.
Ranking number 146 out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index of the UN in 2011, Bangladesh remains one of the least developed countries in the world. However, some important developments have taken place in the sectors of economy, agriculture, health, and education. Especially in the education sector, improvements have taken place regarding various indicators. The enrolment rate is significantly high. As a result of government and non governmental interventions people are more aware of the benefits of education. So, parents are finally sending their children to the nearest schools. However, quality remains a big challenge in the education sector in Bangladesh. Research shows that 35 to 40 percent of the children dropped out of school before completing the cycle of primary level. Many reasons for this have been identified, such as poverty, inadequate infrastructure, teacher student ratio, traditional teaching learning methods, poor teaching materials, low teacher salary, and the lack of knowledge regarding the importance of early childhood education (ECE), etc. It is true that there are multiple problems when we focused on early education. Early education means pre-primary education. If we are able to ensure pre-primary education for every child, it is believed that drop-out rate will decrease automatically, as pre-primary education helps children and parents to understand the process of education and raises their interest to go to school regularly.Read more...
Created on Thursday, 16 May 2013 21:05
(Advertisement) Writing research paper is always one of the hardest tasks, especially to me, as it has a tight deadline and other conditions. Besides, in a research paper, it is mandatory to put a number of references while there are lots of reference styles and I have to know a number of styles. At the time of studying in an Australian college, my supervisor asked me to write a paper as an assignment in which I had to relate people’s educational qualification with their job satisfaction.Read more...
Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:17
Peaceful and tranquil social environment is very important for the examinees of any level of education and it is more important and necessary for the young and teenage learners. Unfortunately we have failed to ensure it for our examinees. Still I remember during our honors final examination at Jahangirnagar University all the dining staffs were on strike for regularizing their job. The university authorities hardly bothered our case whether we went to the examination hall with empty stomach or not. The situation of the universities has further deteriorated not only in terms of dinning status but also in many respects. The SSC and HSC examinees of 2013 probably have been the worst sufferers comparing to those of the previous years. The months of March, April and May are the usual period of secondary and higher secondary examinations in Bangladesh. But ironically this is also the peak time for politicians to resort to movements- peaceful or violent- to realize their demands. It is for the political unrest that authorities are compelled to constantly change exam dates for SSC and HSC examinations and hold ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level examinations at dead of night till 3o’clock in the morning. The risk and hazards involved in taking the exams at these peculiar hours hardly need elaboration. In addition to security risks at night, students have to reach home exhausted after each day’s program and have run for another exam on the same day. The compulsion of holding exams as per schedule is that under the British Council an examination is held on the same day all over the world. There lies no scope for alternative dates to take the exam. If an examination cannot be held in time, students will lose one year from their life.Read more...
Created on Sunday, 12 May 2013 15:31
Education planners and decision makers have cast their eyes only on institutional education across the globe and its range covers from kindergarten to university level. A parallel education stream has developed along with the mainstream which is getting wider day-by-day but it receives scant importance from the decision-makers, researchers and education planners. It has got spread even in developed countries and has recently started receiving importance and drawn the attention of the researchers. Such kind of education stream has seriously affected the main stream system. But it does have some positive aspects such as making scope for the young and aged students ‘mixing together, ensuring teachers’ increased income, many students have got scope to learn some lessons which could not have been learnt–setting in a formal class of an institution.Read more...
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 17:43
Step Five: Prepare and distribute contents
This step focusing on the below mentioned questions.
a. Which authoring tools should be used?
b. How to import, create, and edit images?
c. How to import, create, and edit sounds?
d. How to import, create, and edit graphics and animations?
e. How to import, create, and edit videos?
f. Where will the Web pages be posted?
Step Six: Enable communication
Effective communication between instructor and students and among students themselves should be a high priority issue during the design of the virtual classroom. Some pertinent questions are:
a. Which form of communication?
b. Which tools should be used?