21st Century Star OP-ED

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E-Learning is more than “Distance Education” or programs offered through contact.

Changing technology now means that curriculum can be digitized and supported with network applications, with greater access to computers and the internet, more students can access this curriculum from school or home.

On-line curriculum can provide students access to courses which cannot be offered in home schools.

The invention of printing press and universal postal services spawned the development of large –scale distance education, resulting in unprecedented advances in widening access to quality education.

Communication technology and networking is a great liberalization force. The new processes of liberalization and globalization have led to new ways of learning, living and working together.

With the advent of these processes, new education is visualized to be technology-mediated, Learner and Learning-centric, Innovation centric, Promoting excellence, co-operative learning, developing and nurturing universal human values in A3 ( Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere) and L3 (Lifelong learning) scenario.

Teacher education enhances the professional quality of teachers. The need of the hour is to acquaint pre-service and in-service teachers with technological advancements in hardware and software so as to increase the competencies of modern teaching community.

There are ways to speed up training time and reduce costs. By training a series of teachers who go and train other teachers in a pyramid is one method.

The advent of new communication technologies offers an electronic network utilizing electronic technologies, for providing learning experiences.

The national goal of universal elementary education and total eradication of illiteracy still remain elusive particularly in rural, remote and isolated regions of the country. There has been a significant growth of primary schools from 1950-2001, however, the drop-out rate is high too. Online teaching would help students to interact with content providers in order to ask questions, take tests, get assessed and receive feedback.

The idea here is to ensure that traditional ways of learning are not lost and at the same time, the new techniques through e-learning are mixed as smoothly as possible. Higher education system has to ensure that the skills, understanding and output of Indian education system should be at par with the best in the world. In India ICT is still seen as an extra or add-on rather than an integrated resource within teaching.

The world has entered into an information age. In this age, the new paradigm of teaching, learning process is called Elearning.Its components can include content delivery, management of learning experiences, content developers and subject experts.

Elearning provides for faster learning and increases access to learning. It is the convergence of learning and the internet alongside satellite networks and digital content to enable learning.

Electronic learning is an all-encompassing term generally used to refer to computer-enhanced learning. It may include the use of web-based teaching materials, hypermedia, CD-ROMS, websites, blogs, wikis, text-chat, computer-aided assessment, animation, simulation, games and electronic teaching-learning software.

Elearning affords flexibility and convenience for the elearner especially if they have other commitments, facilitations of communications between learners, greater adaptability to alearner’s needs, more variety and zing in learning experience.

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TELESCOPIC VISIONS

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21st century media

Spread Messages
Update multiple networks in one step, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress.com, and Ping.fm

Social on the Go
Compose and converse on the go using mobile apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPad and more

Track Results
Review success in real-time with click-through statistics and easy report exporting

Team Collaboration
Manage multiple contributors and share data and access without sharing passwords

Custom Interface
Work efficiently with social streams, tabs, and columns — plus a choice of design themes

Assign Tasks
Fine-tune your team by delegating messages and monitoring responses and progress

Scheduled Updates
Optimize delivery by choosing the best time and date to reach your audience

Internationalize
Feel comfortable with language localization in Japanese, French and Italian (more languages to come)

Monitor Mentions
Gather intelligence by tracking mentions of your brand, industry, or search terms

Secure Profile
Additional protection for Enterprise teams when posting to corporate social profiles from both web and mobile accounts

Report Builder
Build custom Social Analytics reports, or choose from a variety of pre-made templates. Choose from over 30 report modules

Spread Messages
Update multiple networks in one step, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress.com, and Ping.fm

Social on the Go
Compose and converse on the go using mobile apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPad and more

Track Results
Review success in real-time with click-through statistics and easy report exporting

Team Collaboration
Manage multiple contributors and share data and access without sharing passwords

Custom Interface
Work efficiently with social streams, tabs, and columns — plus a choice of design themes

Assign Tasks
Fine-tune your team by delegating messages and monitoring responses and progress

Scheduled Updates
Optimize delivery by choosing the best time and date to reach your audience

Internationalize
Feel comfortable with language localization in Japanese, French and Italian (more languages to come)

Monitor Mentions
Gather intelligence by tracking mentions of your brand, industry, or search terms

Secure Profile
Additional protection for Enterprise teams when posting to corporate social profiles from both web and mobile accounts

Report Builder
Build custom Social Analytics reports, or choose from a variety of pre-made templates. Choose from over 30 report modules
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21st Century Media

 

21st Century Media

Social and Rich Media Solutions

DIGITAL-WEB-MOBILE Media

 

21st Century Media  has been started to help clients from diverse industries to obtain a larger share of voice with their critical audiences by combining the best of today’s digital technology with

 compelling content and successful public relations strategies.

 Kamal , Masters in Mass Com. from the premiere AJK Mass Com., Jamia, New Delhi, India and several diplomas in digital and Interactive New Media from Toronto & Montreal,Canada, has worked in video production, especially DSC-Development Support Communications, Brand Management,Foreign  Feature Films production in India and Toronto, ” Hollywood North” since the early 1990’s.

He has canned more than 100 hours of Educational TV for UGC  satellite-beamed “Countrywide Classroom”,and  films on social and development themes.He has worked on a number of prestigious ads. and corporate films.

 He is also a specialist in online reputation and crisis communications; most recently for the biggest Arts and Culture Festival in 2010 , December  www.diaf.in as a Media Consultant.

 Some of the services that 21st Century Media Rich Social Media provides include:

–The creation of strategic social media campaigns that raise visibility, communicate positions and build business

–Shooting/editing digital video that promotes your organization and distributing content to appropriate social media sites

 –Training and Consultancy

–Writing news releases/ making films for webcasting that are customized for social media that will increase media hits –Writing and editing for websites/blogs/microblogs

-Recce and production management for Foreign crews in India

 

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41st IFFI-GOA, INDIA

 

This column shall cover the International Film Festival at Goa, the picturesque location with sun-kissed palms and pristine beaches.

Watch Out…

The 41st International Film Festival is being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in collaboration with the Government of Goa, and the Indian Film Industry.

The Directorate of Film Festivals organizes International and National Film Festivals within the country, facilitate India’s participation in Film Festivals abroad, arrange programmes of foreign films in India and Indian films abroad, under bi-lateral exchange agreements, and conducts the National Film Awards.

As a vehicle of cultural exchange, DFF promotes international friendship, provides access to new trends in world cinema, generates healthy competition and, in the process, helps to improve the standards of Indian Cinema.

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21st Century media n’ entertainment

Kamal Abdul Nasir

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND 1979 – M.A. English Literature, Delhi University, New Delhi,

 – M.A. Mass Communication, AJK MCRC, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-First Division.

 – Diploma in New Media Theory and Applications from NIC (National Informatics Centre), New Delhi.

– Diploma in Digital Media, International Academy of Design, Toronto 1998 – SIFT (Screenwriting Institute for Film and Television)

Workshop in Interactive New Media, Ottawa. 1999 – OHFTA (Ottawa-Hull Film and TV Association)

Producers’ Workshop held in Montreal. 

 CEO-21st Century Media

TV,WEB,MOBILE-media production and consultancy

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bridging the digital divide…

A research project to investigate how to make it easy for village communities in the developing world to create and share audiovisual information.

The information could be very practical: health or agricultural advice, advertisements for local products, or exercises for a school lesson. It could also be more personal: invitations to forthcoming events, local news, or requests for help.

Camera phones and digital library software will be used to capture and share this information in the form of short audiovisual stories. These will be spoken reports, illustrated with still or moving pictures. By using audiovisual information, StoryBank hope to give a stronger voice to people who cannot read and write and are unable to use the internet.

Local groups who share the same camera phone, television or other screen-based device will be able to access the information in the digital library.

People from outside the local context will be able to access this information via the internet. This could be useful for distant engineers, designers and researchers, by giving them glimpses of the lives of local people in digitally impoverished communities.

The project will work with Voices, an Indian NGO, and one of their initiatives in India: a Community Media Centre and cable radio station that is managed by the rural community.

The project will ask the following questions:

  1. What kind of information and stories are useful for local people and for remote professionals
  2. How to present, organise and deliver that information in an accessible and compelling way
  3. Physically, how to create and store that information

 

StoryBankA secondary user group will be new technology researchers and developers in the UK, who will be challenged to design solutions for the community using information in the library. Storybank are running a competition called Sandals as part of the RSA’s Design Competition. Applicants are asked to design in response to digital stories made by villagers in Budikote using Storybank’s technology.

StoryBank believe audiovisual technology has considerable potential in improving access to information in rural parts of the developing world, and to a greater understanding of these communities by the outside world.

 

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ASIA SOCIETY CONFERENCE

CLIMATE,ICT, ENTERTAINMENT AND OTHER MATTERS OF PRIOPRITY CONCERN

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In today’s global knowledge economy, education plays a vital role in determining economic growth. India needs to capitalize on its demographic advantage and improve access, enrollment, and quality in education. What steps are being taken to enhance the country’s workforce? Are information and communications technologies being utilized to their maximum potential? Are knowledge creation and talent management being effectively linked with business outcomes and growth? Looking ahead, which sectors will boast the greatest employment prospects in India? And is the next generation being prepared to seize these opportunities?

Strategies for Managing New Cities: Urbanizing India

Upgrading infrastructure will be an important evolutionary step in India’s economic development.  The country’s explosive growth and rapid urbanization has created critical capacity challenges for infrastructure development, electricity, roads, and water. How is the government aligning cost, efficiency, productivity, and risks to overcome the infrastructure gap? What are the viable investment opportunities in India’s infrastructure projects? Are there regulatory roadblocks that could be removed in order to boost development in this sector? What steps are being taken to facilitate public and private partnerships models (PPPs), which could bolster India’s capacity in roads, ports, water, and power?

Indian Film & Television Industry: Increasing its contribution

to the Indian Economy

The film and television industry in India is one of the world’s largest markets in terms of number of consumers and offers significant growth potential.  Over the past few years the industry has experienced rapid double-digit growth and it is expected that this trend will continue in the future, thereby resulting in increasing contribution to the Indian economy.

Asia’s “Smart Power”: Driving Growth through Innovation and

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial innovation will be critical for future long-term economic growth across the region and, in India, it has already transformed the lives of millions across the country. What cross-border innovations could be forged to bolster social innovation and social entrepreneurship across Asia? How are Asian corporations and foreign firms innovating in India, and how can MNCs leverage India’s innovations to transform their organizational strategies?  How do Indian entrepreneurs use an innovation mindset and jugaad to address vital concerns such as the scarcity of energy resources and lack of access to healthcare?

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