- "The True Laboratory is the Mind, where behind Illusions we uncover the Laws of Truth.": Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose
- Sir J.C. Bose refused to patent most of his inventions, because he believed that knowledge should be available to everyone. He was the pioneer in "open innovation" in India.
- "India's Jagadish Chandra Bose is the Reason why the World will Enjoy Superfast 5G Internet"
Friday, 30 November 2018
Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was the pioneer in "Open Innovation" in India. He refused to patent most of his inventions, because he believed that knowledge should be available to everyone.
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Chapter 1: Cross-border Data Flows and Why They MatterChapter 2: Data Localization Driving Domestic ProtectionismChapter 3: Sub-optimal Impact Of Forced Data LocalisationChapter 4: Data Localization and the Indian ContextChapter 5: Analysing the Motivation Behind Data Localization In IndiaChapter 6: Alternative Policy MechanismsChapter 7: Greater International CooperationChapter 9: Towards Making India A Big Data Centre HubChapter 10: Comparative Analysis With Other NationsChapter 11: Sectoral AnalysisChapter 12: Content and Thematic Analysis
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Just Released: "2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report - Migration, Displacement and Education: Building Bridges not Walls"
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Chapter 1: Framing and ContextChapter 2: Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable developmentChapter 3: Impacts of 1.5°C global warming on natural and human systemsChapter 4: Strengthening and implementing the global response to the threat of climate changeChapter 5: Sustainable development, poverty eradication, and reducing inequalities
Friday, 5 October 2018
New Report | "Future of Work in India: Inclusion, Growth and Transformation – An Enterprise Survey" | by T Chapman, S Saran, R Sinha, S Kedia & S Gutta; ORF & WEF
1 Introduction2 The Vision3 Methodology4 Technology Adoption and Digitisation Among Indian Firms5 Technology Driven Job Creation and Destruction6 Enhancing Job Quality7 ConclusionAppendix / Industry Overviews: Textiles, Banking and Financial Services, Logistics, and Retail
Monday, 1 October 2018
Call for Nomination: NIAS-DST Training Programme on "Science, Technology and Innovation Policy" | 19-30 November | NIAS Bangalore
Thursday, 27 September 2018
New Book | "The Conflicted Superpower: America's Collaboration with China and India in Global Innovation" | by Andrew B. Kennedy, CUP
Whereas China and India have embraced global innovation, policy in the United States is conflicted. Kennedy explains why, through in-depth case studies of U.S. policies toward skilled immigration, foreign students, and offshoring. These make clear that U.S. policy is not strategic but rather the outcome of domestic battles between competing interests. Pressing for openness is the "high-tech community"--the technology firms and research universities that embody U.S. technological leadership. Yet these pro-globalization forces can face resistance from a range of other interests, including labor and anti-immigration groups, and the nature of this resistance powerfully shapes just how open national policy is. Kennedy concludes by asking whether U.S. policies are accelerating or slowing American decline, and considering the prospects for U.S. policymaking in years to come.
Introduction1. The Rise of Global Innovation2. Innovation Leadership and Contested Openness3. The Swinging Door: Skilled Workers4. The Open Door: Foreign Students5. The (Mostly) Open Door: Global R&D
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Foreword by Richard L. OttingerIntroductionPart I International Perspectives1. The Atmosphere as a Global Commons and Cleansing It with New Energy Options | Klaus Bosselmann and Pushpa Kumar Lakshmanan2. Making Sense of Energy and Natural Resource Law in the Anthropocene Epoch | Upendra Baxi3. Regulation of Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Development: A Critical Overview of International Regime with Special Reference to IAEA | Usha Tandon4. International Energy Law and WTO: Issues and Challenges | V. Chandralekha5. Intellectual Property in the Way of a Clean and Green Environment: Is Licensing the Solution? | Nikita Pattajoshi and Akash KumarPart II National Perspectives6. Clean Energy in India: Supply and Prospects | Armin Rosencranz, Rajnish Wadehra, Neelakshi Bhadauria, and Pranay Chitale7. Renewable Energy Development in India: The Need for a Robust Legal Framework | Sanjay Upadhyay8. Examining the Legal Impediments in the Development of Renewable Energy in Nigeria | Erimma Gloria Orie9. Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Development: World View on Nuclear Energy with Special Reference to India | Abdul Haseeb Ansari10. The Indian Energy Conservation Law: A Critical Overview | C.M. Jariwala11. Information Disclosure: A Policy Tool for Managing Environmental and Energy Challenges | Shivananda Shetty and Surender Kumar12. Assessing the Legal Framework of Mauritius on Sustainable Energy: Is It Robust Enough to Achieve the Dream of 'Mauritius: A Sustainable Island'? | Amar Roopanand Mahadew13. Eco-Tax on Energy Resources: A Critical Appraisal with Special Reference to India | Neeraj Kumar Gupta and Pratibha Tandon14. Humanity, Energy and Law: Urgencies and Challenges | M. Afzal Wani15. Achieving Redistributive Energy Justice: A Critical Analysis of Energy Policies of India | Maansi Verma
New Books | Structural Reforms in India: Achievements of the Modi Government - New Initiatives for Rejuvenating the Indian Economy, Vol. I & II | edited by Shalini Sikka & Pawan Sikka
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Law Can Set a Stage for Disaster Risk Reduction: A Study on Nepal | Ahmad, Akbaruddin (et al.)Coordination Does Matter for Disaster Management in Bangladesh | Marzina Begum, Mst. (et al.)Integrating Disaster Management Content into Social Work Curriculum-Voices of Social Work Students | Baikady, Rajendra (et al.)Indigenous Knowledge and Practices in Disaster Management: Experiences of the Coastal People of Bangladesh | Haque, MahfuzulMapping Vulnerable Earthquake Disaster Class-I Cities for Disaster Risk-Reduction and Community Resilience in India | Zutshi, Bupinder (et al.)Mainstreaming Nuclear Disaster Risk Reduction in India | Kumar, RajeshBridging the Gap Between Academicians and Bureaucrats: The NYSAF Way | Haran, NiveditaSustainability of Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction Projects | Joseph, NeenaInnovative Use of Technology (GIS) for Disaster Risk Reduction: A Case Study | Agrawal, NamrataA Sociological Perspective on "Institutional Coordination" for Disaster Risk Reduction in India | Nath, SanghamitraFrom Response to Responsibility: An Academe–Industry Partnership on Solid Waste Management in the Philippines | Era, Marlon de LunaThe Struggles of Women: An Experience from the Flood-Prone Area | Yadav, Shishir KumarStructural Inequality and Disaster Risk Reduction: An Indian Experience | Kumar, BinodLinking Gender Vulnerability and Disasters | Sikandar, Rahila (et al.)Women and the Gaps in Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction | Jha, PriyankaPost-disaster Economic Vulnerability of Female-Headed Households | Sealza, Isaias S.Child Centered Disaster Risk Reduction (CC DRR)/Resilience | Kancharla, RayDisaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building Among the Coastal Zone Communities in Lakshwadeep and Kerala | Dutta, MondiraPosttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Among the Survivors of Nepal Earthquake: A Need Assessment Study | Zahir Ahmed, MdCyclone Aila: Immediate Challenges and Impact on Socio-economy | Banu, NasimRecovery After Disasters—Problems and Prospects: The Case of Koslanda-Meeriyabedda Landslide in Sri Lanka | Fernando, R. Lalitha S. (et al.)
Thursday, 20 September 2018
- Introduction to the Workshop on Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurement and Scholarly Information Management (AROSIM 2018) | Mojisola Erdt, Aravind Sesagiri Raamkumar, Edie Rasmussen, Yin-Leng Theng
- Using Altmetrics to Support Research Evaluation | Mike Thelwall
- Towards Greater Context for Altmetrics | Stacy Konkiel
- Monitoring the Broader Impact of the Journal Publication Output on Country Level: A Case Study for Austria | Juan Gorraiz, Benedikt Blahous, Martin Wieland
- New Dialog, New Services with Altmetrics: Lingnan University Library Experience | Sheila Cheung, Cindy Kot, Kammy Chan
- How Do Scholars Evaluate and Promote Research Outputs? An NTU Case Study | Han Zheng, Mojisola Erdt, Yin-Leng Theng
- Scientific vs. Public Attention: A Comparison of Top Cited Papers in WoS and Top Papers by Altmetric Score | Sumit Kumar Banshal, Aparna Basu, Vivek Kumar Singh, Pranab K. Muhuri
- Field-Weighting Readership: How Does It Compare to Field-Weighting Citations? | Sarah Huggett, Chris James, Eleonora Palmaro
- A Comparative Investigation on Citation Counts and Altmetrics Between Papers Authored by Top Universities and Companies in the Research Field of Artificial Intelligence | Feiheng Luo, Han Zheng, Mojisola Erdt, Aravind Sesagiri Raamkumar, Yin-Leng Theng
- Scientometric Analysis of Research Performance of African Countries in Selected Subjects Within the Field of Science and Technology | Yusuff Utieyineshola
Saturday, 15 September 2018
Blogger's Meet on Digital Games for Learning: A Brief Report
On 14th September 2018 at New Delhi, UNESCO MGIEP organized a Blogger's Meet on Digital Games for Learning where Chris Crowell, critically acclaimed game designer, shared his philosophy of creating enjoyable and immersive experiences for learners. Chris is a veteran of the video games industry, having over 20 years of experience working with globally known brands such as NASCAR, Tiger Woods, The Sims, and Kung Fu Panda.
This meet was an opportunity for young bloggers to come together for the discussion on how the digital learning space is enriched with the digital games. Games allow a learner to proceed at their own pace, thereby placing the student at the centre of the learning journey. Experts believe that games are an excellent pedagogical tool as they fundamentally encourage project-based learning and decision-making for young learners. With massive growth predicted in education technology, it is time that digital games be taken seriously for the interactive and immersive experience they provide a player.
In his insightful lecture, Chris Crowell argued that digital games always have to be fun. It is possible to make digital games for learning fun as well. He further discussed why Digital Games for Learning are important for the societies in the 21st Century. He also elaborated on how Digital Games for Learning are being developed and deployed globally.
- "Games help you develop critical thinking. It teaches you to get up, go at it and get better at it."
- "Games help you take action, determine your success or failure. With this agency, you inculcate the life skill of responsibility".
- "Gaming helps you apply the learnings of the virtual world in the real world."
- "Gaming is a sure shot way of igniting your grey cells".
- "These days our devices give us access to the digital world. In that sense, games have the power to impact education."
- "My goal when designing a game is to understand how it will benefit educators in a practical way", while discussing his 'To Do' list while designing games.
- "Games analyse the happenings of the real world and incorporate it in their mode. We designers often take inspirations from the real world."
- "Games are not a joke. They can be implemented as a serious tool for learning but in a fun way."
- "Bloggers have the potential to spread their ideas virally in this digital world."
The lecture attracted intriguing questions and comments from the learned audience. Some of the pertinent questions asked include: "What kind of thought processes are put in action when creating a game from scratch?", "How to wage the gap between virtual reality and the real world for games?", and "Can traffic violence be reduced through gaming?".
UNESCO MGIEP is organizing the TECH-2018 Conference on theme "From Transmissive to Transformative Pedagogies: Digital Technologies for Fostering 21st Century Competencies" in Visakhapatnam on 15–17 November 2018, where "Digital Games for Learning" will be discussed in great details.
Thursday, 13 September 2018
1 Prologue: Monopolies of Attention2 An Open World3 Defining Information and Openness4 Patents and Copyright as "Intellectual Property"5 Face to Face with Power6 Triumph over Closed Minds: The Internet7 Music to our Ears8 How the Secret of Life Almost Stayed Secret9 Meet Jamie Love10 Openness: The Best Medicine11 Making an Open World12 Help us Make it Happen13 Coda: The Original Copyfight
Monday, 10 September 2018
New Book "Journalism, 'Fake News' and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training"
Module One | Truth, Trust and Journalism: Why it Matters | Cherilyn IretonModule Two | Thinking about "Information Disorder": Formats of Misinformation, Disinformation and Mal-Information | Claire Wardle & Hossein DerakshanModule Three | News Industry Transformation: Digital Technology, Social Platforms and the Spread of Misinformation and Disinformation | Julie PosettiModule Four | Combatting Disinformation and Misinformation Through Media and Information Literacy (MIL) | Magda Abu-FadilModule Five | Fact-Checking 101 | Alexios MantzarlisModule Six | Social Media Verification: Assessing Sources and Visual Content | Tom Trewinnard and Fergus BellModule Seven | Combatting Online Abuse: When Journalists and Their Sources are Targeted | Julie Posetti