Those who don’t vs. those who can’t….. cues from Gen Z and their grannies

Those who don’t use Internet have no advantage over people who can’t use Internet . Forgive me for paraphrasing Mark Twain who said “ Those who don’t read books have no advantage over people who can’t read books “ . He said this almost a century ago , now same can be said of online …

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Why your most satisfied students do not talk about you in social media…

Many times we are informed through our social media accounts or emails that our friends, relatives, business contacts, or even casual acquaintances have purchased some product or other from so and so seller. At times, we come to know again from the same electronic channels that some product or service is liked by our contacts. …

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What does research say about emotion affecting learning behavior – Part 2

Part 1 of this blog talked about the psychological states called affective dimensions. Now, let us we look at another study conducted in year 2001  by Barry Kort, Rob Reilly, and Rosalind W. Piccard of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which they have proposed the following model relating phases of learning to emotions. If we …

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What does research say about emotion affecting learning behavior – Part 1

The topic sounds absurd because emotion affecting behavior is too much of a common sense to be made into the subject matter of a blog. However, ‘common sense is not so common’ – so said Voltaire. First, some fundas about affective dimensions. The word ‘affective’ means moods, feelings and attitudes. In 1980, a research paper …

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