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Who needs medical school anymore? 10 Gory Surgical Triumphs on YouTube

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Who needs medical school anymore? You can now watch the world’s surgeons do their thing from the comfort of your parents’ basement.

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From open-heart surgery to amputations, sex-change operations to autopsies, the operating rooms of the world have gone online. One website, OR-Live, regularly broadcasts live from the O.R.  For example, tune in next week to watch a hysterectomy. These broadcasts, and dozens of other videos posted to YouTube, draw hundreds of thousands of viewers. We’ve got four words for you: advertising-supported health care.

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Written by openlrn

April 3, 2009 at 5:33 am

E-learning portal for rural India

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In a major attempt to bring its services within the reach of rural India, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has introduced a 24X7 e-learning portal, http://elearning.icsi.edu/ in collaboration with Gurukul Online Learning Solutions.

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Written by openlrn

March 29, 2009 at 7:31 pm

E-mpowering rural India through Internet

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Shyam – an Indian villager is a hi-tech person. Although he is not a tech geek, but still he is equipped with modern communication devices like mobile and a computer powered by Internet connection through which he extracts the latest information regarding the local weather conditions, crop prices in local markets and trade in the commodity market.

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Written by openlrn

March 29, 2009 at 7:28 pm

e-Learning drive in rural schools

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A Freedom through Education scheme of Round Table-21

Freedom through Education Plus (FTE+), an e-Learning programme for schools, has been launched in Mysore. Mysore Round Table-21 (MRT-21) and Mysore Ladies Club-9 (MLT-9) launched the programme at Sarvajanika Girls School atop Chamundi Hills.

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March 29, 2009 at 7:26 pm

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E-learning will benefit students from rural, remote areas: ICSI

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The e-learning portal that the ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) launched recently will be both asynchronous and synchronous, informs Ms Preeti Malhotra, President of the institute.

She anticipates that the new the facility, which would be accessible on home desktops and from Internet cafes, on a 24×7 basis, will especially benefit students from rural, semi-urban and remote areas looking for company secretarial education.

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March 29, 2009 at 7:24 pm

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Effective E-learning for rural development

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Gandhigram Rural Institute’s e-learning programme is a classic example of effective e-learning.

There has always been the apprehension about how can E-learning help the masses in the rural part of the country, despite the ‘digital leap’ that India has made.

But the initiatives of Gandhigram Rural Institute, a provider in distance education and a deemed university in Tamil Nadu, shows how the possibility of E-learning can be utilised to reach out to the masses.

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Written by openlrn

March 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm

School Education in Rural India

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A plethora of government initiatives to provide access to primary education may be underway, but issues of equity, quality and access remain areas of concern — particularly in rural schools. Children in rural areas continue to be deprived of quality education owing to factors like lack of competent and committed teachers, lack of textbooks or teaching-learning materials, and so on.

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Written by openlrn

March 29, 2009 at 7:13 pm