The Importance of Project Based Learning
In the ever changing landscape of modern ‘knowledge economy’, work is increasingly becoming reliant on some unique human brain strengths such as solving non standard problems, flexibility, working with new information and effective communication. Besides these skills, the strength of working in teams, self-confidence, critical thinking and perseverance are some of the essential skills needed for job success today.
While some of these skills are acquired in the traditional education model, many of them are learned and inculcated in a non-traditional education model called Project Based Learning (PBL) or real-world learning. By connecting academic learning to the real world, PBL ingrains early on multiple problem-solving skills, iterative learning, and interpersonal skills, which drastically increases the chances of success in the learners’ careers.
As part of our CSR, InApp has been promoting the PBL approach to learning in academia through its National Student Project Awards. Every year, we invite original and challenging projects for the competition from engineering students all across India. In addition to being a platform for students to solve real world problems in the areas of AI, IoT, Blockchain and AR/VR, it is an opportunity for them to hone their skills to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow.
InApp Launches Youtube Channel for Young Learners
InApp has launched an Youtube channel, ‘Elefaanty’, featuring educational and entertaining animation content catering to preschoolers and parents. The video content will include variations of popular nursery rhymes, kid’s songs, lullabies and other education songs, presented as individual clips or playlists. The creative team behind the project is very enthusiastic about the launch and is focused on engaging families with quality educational content. In addition to the animation video, the team has also released rhymes based workbooks that can be printed out for added offline fun.
Virtual Tech Day on June 27
InApp will hold its much awaited quarterly TechDay V.14 on June 27, 2020. The event delayed due to Covid-19 will be conducted in our virtual meeting rooms. It will consist of seven technical sessions, a debate, and a quiz. The technical session will be led by our President Satish Babu with a talk on a very interesting subject. The debate will be moderated by our Chief Technical Officer Anil GS, and we will see teams debating on some of the current technology topics. Keep a lookout for the quiz that will be held between the sessions. We will conclude with a felicitation speech by CEO Vijay Kumar and the announcement of the prize winners at the end of the event.
Teams Gear-up for the Final Round of National Student Project
InApp’s half year long challenging efforts of organizing the 9th CSI InApp National Student Project Awards will culminate with the final round being held online on June 20, 2020. Fifteen talented and highly competitive teams from all over the country will vie for cash prizes of up to Rs. 50,000 along with an opportunity to work with InApp. We have been organizing the awards since 2012 in association with the CSI (Computer Society of India), Trivandrum Chapter, with the objective of promoting engineering students who demonstrate exceptional talent in developing software applications. The winners will be announced on July 4, 2020 at a webinar session. In the first round, 650 teams from 95 colleges across 13 states in India competed with their projects in the areas of AI, Blockchain, IoT, Supply Chain Management andAR/VR.
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