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Internet is now the unorthodox way to achieve things. Everything that once was gained through attending courses and classes is now available on your computer. Even seminars are held on the internet. No matter what your passion or hobby is, it can be achieved through the internet. The Internet provides different sites and videos on various topics.
It has made life simple by making it accessible through a click. It has created self-taught people. Different archived contents are now available for everyone to access. After so many revolutions created by the internet, it is also getting involved in academics. Now students can graduate through the internet via online certifications.
Online Certifications are offered by many websites and colleges. These courses need a computer with a steady internet. Online degree courses are like a regular class with flexible timing and without conventional classrooms. A country where 4 percent never attend school, 58 percent didn’t attend primary schools, 90 percent didn’t complete secondary school, and only 10 percent attend colleges, these online certifications are the best way to earn a degree. With the presence of online courses, students now will be able to complete their basic education.
Here’s how online degree courses has brought a learning revolution in India-
- Online courses have made it possible for students to access world-class teaching. Due to financial or other issues, people cannot attend colleges. Most of them want to pursue their dream but are unable to. These online courses can become an easy way to access the experience of rich education they needed. They can also interact with different teachers to get their doubts clarified.
- Physically or mentally disabled people need a special way of approach. They cannot go through the conventional classroom system to get their graduation. Many specializations and online degree courses are also available to them. In these, the faculties are experienced to provide the students with the extra patience and care they need. With careful teaching process, brilliant students can also emerge from them.
- In the traditional way of learning, institutions offered a limited number of courses. Therefore, a student was bound to choose any one from them whether he or she liked it or not. With online degree courses, that is not an issue any more. These courses offer a wide variety of courses. This, in turn, allows the students to choose any course depending upon their liking.
- Every student has a different pace to grasp the knowledge provided in the class. The college also has a certain number of the semester. During these stipulated time period exams are also conducted. Some students lag due to the time they take to understand a topic. Online courses provide flexible time so that a student can completely understand a topic. This course duration can also be adjusted with the student. They can complete their courses at their own pace without any time bound.
- Students are also encouraged to interact with their faculty and peers. They are made to work on projects which introduce them with the real world required skills. With the use of the internet, they can simultaneously research and share their ideas. Students also get to interact with equal minded people with different skills and knowledge. Sharing their experience with each other will help them to grow exponentially.
A newly drafted New Education Policy 2019, which will be completely implemented by 2035, will add another revolution to the online courses.
26% believe that online bachelor’s degree is as effective as conventional learning through an affiliated college, and 37 percent believe that online graduate degree is as effective as conventional learning through an affiliated college. Online course, is the best opportunity for the people who due to some issue are unable to attend college and want to explore the job opportunity available under that particular course.
It also encourages the student to participate in the session. Due to the lack of physical interaction with the teachers, the students have to participate in the session to clear their doubts. The student can interact with the teacher through message, email, or video chatting.
India is a country where only 10 percent of the students attend colleges. Maybe due to lack of financial or moral support. For them, online degree courses are an opportunity to explore their field of interest for a job or higher studies.
Online courses also changed the classroom experience. Earlier to attend classes, the student had to travel long distances, and in some cases, they had to travel to another country or state to get their degree. But with this facility, they can get their degree and knowledge from anywhere they feel comfortable.
In addition to this, they are exposed to a large number of peers having different skills and knowledge. Some colleges also provide hybrid courses, especially for major subjects.
Future of online courses
This is the beginning of the implementation of online degree courses. Many people are also unaware of the availability of courses like these, where there is no worry to travel a long distance and bare the living cost. The students can live in their native and get their degree. Keeping people informed about these courses will attract more and more students to apply for these courses.
With the development of technology, education is getting interesting. These courses make it easily accessible to the students. These will be easily available on the mobiles and tablets. The student can complete his/her assignment or study anywhere they want.
A person needs education and experience to achieve their goals. Without a teacher or a guide getting these experiences is difficult. Online degree or Online Certifications is a revolution for those who want to pursue their dream but can’t. Another major advantage is the projects students work on for their semester. Classroom studies do not always provide the real-world experience needed. The projects that are assigned to the students are based on real-world problems.
Like any other regular class, assignments are also given to the students for practice. They have to complete it at a particular time. Then the students can ask their doubts to the teacher. Online courses bring the real class experience to the computer screen.
In addition to that, they can also ask their teacher about their doubts and can get answered properly. Most students hesitate to ask questions in front of the class. Here they get the personal space they needed, and now they can ask their doubts freely.
These are the ways how online degree courses have brought a learning revolution in India. Though this is the beginning, they have a long way to go. Online Certifications can get fully implemented until 2035, according to the new education policy. This will surely raise the literacy rate of the country and also increase their overall employability. It will also increase the GDP and skill workers count. Basically, it will help to develop the country as a whole.
Online Certifications have brought an educational revolution in India. Earlier people refrained themselves from education due to some problems, but as education became more easily available, more and more people are interested in learning. It is the path to follow to make everyone literate or at least have basic education.
By Aishwarya Jain
According to the World Happiness Report 2021 which was released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Finland was once again crowned as the world's happiest country. India has been ranked 139 out of 149 countries in the list of UN World Happiness Report 2021. To make society happy, firstly it is really important to spread awareness on how it is okay to relax, chill and take a break. People tend to normalise overworking, which is so wrong. Of Course, we need a job to live and sustain ourselves but you shouldn't be working yourself to death, and the fact that this is seen as normal is really worrying. You spend more hours at work than you do awake at home, so if those hours are drenched in misery then sadness basically becomes the norm. A study from Gallup (2017) found that happier employees were more engaged, which resulted in improved customer relationships, and a 20 percent increase in sales.
Also, lowering down the crime level would act as a major factor towards a happy society. People who witness crimes, or come across evidence of a crime in their local area, can suffer anxiety and may feel demoralised or powerless. We should also teach them to stop judging people by materialistic things and accept everyone with all their flaws. Media plays an important role in making society happy because they have the power of reaching out to billions of people and helping them out through a solution-based approach.
Media plays an important role in making society happy because they have the power of reaching out to billions of people and helping them out through a solution-based approach. | Photo by Dave Goudreau on Unsplash
As per Aishwarya Jain, the Founder of IM Happiness, a social community that works to increase awareness of mental well-being, "Every great leader always talks about building a happier society from Chanakya to J.R.D. Tata. As J.R.D Tata said, "I do not want India to be an economic superpower. I want India to be a happy country". Happiness makes good things happen. It actually promotes positive outcomes. It's high time corporates start taking importance of mental well-being like it's happening around the world. Last week, Nike became the latest company to close its offices for a week to give employees a mental health break. That's after LinkedIn, Bumble, and Hootsuite have all shut down their offices for a week this year to address mental health. I think the global revolution of happiness has started."
Our brains are literally hardwired to perform at their best not when they are negative or even neutral, but when they are positive. Yet in today's world, we ironically sacrifice happiness for success only to lower our brain's success rate . When we are happy -- when our mindset and mood are positive -- we are smarter, more motivated, and thus more successful. Happiness is the centre, and success revolves around it. IM Happiness is a community that believes happiness is a skill to be enhanced by training and practice. The team works day and night to help the sufferers get rid of their mental chaos and teach them the skill of being optimistic and happy in every situation, either favourable or adverse. They work on the aim of the United Nations Goals of promoting good health and well-being and have worked closely with the organisation. The team is utilizing the power of Science and Spirituality in achieving this aim.
IM Happiness is initiating a new campaign, 'Hello Happiness'. | Photo by Dylan Sauerwein on Unsplash
IM Happiness is initiating a new campaign, 'Hello Happiness'. The campaign unites 30+ celebrities from across the country to have a surprise conversation with selected people in India. Ranveer Brar, Daniel Weber, Masoom Minawala Mehta and Ash King are some of the celebrities who will be a part of this campaign. With this campaign, the community wants to help people deal with their emotions and to motivate them. The campaign is free of cost and the nominee just has to register, wherein the unique algorithm will connect the nominee with a celebrity or other mentors on a call according to their keywords.
The community is trying to bring a change but it is the society's accumulative effort to spread awareness and to make oneself happy. We should try to start small and it will eventually make a great difference because a better society allows us to lead a better life.
(Article originally published on IANS by N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
Keyowrds: Happiness, society, IM happiness, campaign, India, community
By- Jake Melnik
With the accessibility to high-speed internet, affordable OTT platform subscriptions, the popularity of binge-watching culture is at its peak. Now, we get unlimited shows to watch every day. In fact, it has brought entertainment to our fingertips. Among the popular platforms, Netflix is one of the favourite names for binge-watchers.
However, if you want to have the best streaming experience, then try out these five hacks and make the most of the Netflix streaming service you use:
1. Get access to different countries' Netflix shows that aren't available in your location
There are so many incredible movies and shows on Netflix that are sometimes not available in specific locations. If you also have a show or a list of shows that you eagerly wanted to watch but couldn't, then this hack is made only for you. You can use unblockers such as smartflix, or any other unblocker that is accessible for free to change your Ip address and make the site think you belong to a different location. This way, you will be granted more Netflix shows which otherwise you would have missed. Remember that these unblockers may contain security issues; hence ensure you choose the best and reliable unblocker and access the US Netflix library with a free VPN.
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2. Get better video quality with a super Netflix extension
If you use google chrome to access Netflix, then you must use the free extension given in the browser known as Super Netflix. This extension is basically provided to give users an enhanced video quality. You just have to install the free extension and select the video streaming quality you want in place of letting Netflix do it for you. This option is convenient when you often shift between your mobile data and wifi connection.
Other advantages of Super Netflix involve:
- Automatic skipping of show intros.
- Speeding up video.
- Managing color contrast and video brightness.
Also, super Netflix keeps you from getting spoilers by blurring out the plot description and show thumbnails.
In addition, try to watch your shows early in the morning or late at night as with fewer people engaging on the platform, speed, and quality automatically improve.
You just have to install the free extension and select the video streaming quality you want in place of letting Netflix do it for you.Unsplash
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There is no doubt that Netflix originals are way too engaging and filled with pure entertainment. However, there is no harm in watching something that is not produced by Netflix yet is something worth watching.
In case you already have a few shows in mind you would want to stream on Netflix other than Netflix originals, then use the Google Chrome extension named no Netflix original. It removes all the Netflix-produced shows from your list and introduces many other great pieces to watch.
4. Binge-Watch With Your Friends And Family
Watching any shows or movies with loved ones adds to the excitement and joy of the moment. Unfortunately, due to the current world situation, people are stuck at their homes or may live too far to hit a movie night with you. But, using a tool called Teleparty, you can virtually host binge-watching sessions along with your friends and family. This tool will let everyone on your list get engaged virtually at the same time to watch a movie together.
5. No More "Are You Still Watching?"
If you are also tired of tapping on the "next episode" option and want to binge-watch a show without any disturbance. Then here is another Google Chrome extension for you. Get an extension of Never-Ending Netflix from chrome and remove anything that comes between long hours of binging. This extension will automatically play the next episode, lets you skip the sequence, and most importantly, keeps the prompt of "are you still watching?" from popping up every now and then. You can also search shows by genre on Netflix using this extension.
When it comes to binge-watching shows and movies, Netflix indeed pops up in the mind of serial streamers. After all, Netflix has it all, from the latest seasons of money heist to all the episodes of the 90s as well as today's people's favourite show, "Friends." Hence by using the hacks and tricks mentioned above, you can go for your non-stop binge-watching mode along with better quality and convenience.
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In the era of computers and smartphones, it is hard to imagine a task that hasnt been made easier by some sort of technology. You all may know how harmful the blue light emitted by computers, smartphones, tablets, televisions, and other electronics is for your eyes. Since the inception of the pandemic, the use of these electronic devices has increased, and we all know it can have multiple undesirable effects on the eye.
Dark circles are formed mostly due to the reflection of the dark maroon underlying orbicularis oculi, a circular muscle around our eye. The dark pigmentation gives you an exhausted look which makes you seem sick or sleep-deprived. The skin around the eye is the thinnest, results in reflection of the said dark maroon underlying orbicularis oculi. The artificial light from the screen of your electronic devices causes a lot of drying, as it steals the moisture from the skin and also causes a breakdown of collagen
Reduce overhead lighting to minimize screen glare. | Photo by Quinten de Graaf on Unsplash
How can you deal with the undesirable effects?
*Follow a proper skincare regimen, use a moisturiser rich in vitamins especially C,E, and K. Massage it gently in clockwise and anticlockwise gentle circular movements.
*Apply under-eye cream 40 minutes before going to bed.
*Green tea bags can also help to shrink the blood vessels that will lessen dark circles.
*Catching up on sleep can help reduce the appearance of dark circles.
*Take frequent breaks while using digital devices.
*Reduce overhead lighting to minimize screen glare.
*Keep your eyes an arm's distance away from the screen.
Vivek Singh, CEO and Co-founder of Anveya Living says, "People spend a large portion of the day straining their eyes on computers, phones or tablets. Our eye muscles try to focus and refocus on and off screens which causes strain. There are a few solutions to this problem. Dehydration plays a big role, especially in the area around the eyes. Make sure you pick an eye cream that suits your eye concerns. For example, Anveya has an under eye cream with Vitamin C that helps to reduce puffiness, wrinkles and pigmentation. It basically provides intense hydration, nourishes and protects the thin skin around the eyes".
Apply under-eye cream 40 minutes before going to bed. | Photo by Humphrey Muleba on Unsplash
Commenting on the same, Shilpa Rathi Maheshwari, Founder of I AM LOVE, a Nutraceutical Health and Skincare Brand, said, "Screen time is the latest plague that has been going around and everyone has fallen victim to it; the young and the old. Too much eye strain affects the skin around the eyes, it causes them to age at an accelerated rate. While curbing screen time is one solution, it can't be a solution for people whose livelihood depends on it. Well, you don't have to worry when you have enough protein and collagen in your body. You might need to supplement your body with an increased amount of collagen and protein to negate the damage being done."
(Article originally written by: N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: under-eye, skin, treatment, eye-cream, dark circles, sleep, routine, self-care