e Learning Current Affairs - 2020

AI powered National Stock Exchange Knowledge Hub inaugurated in New Delhi

On January 6, 2020, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) knowledge Hub was inaugurated. The hub will assist insurance, banking and financial services. The hub has adopted the latest technology of Artificial Intelligence.

Highlights

The technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are two major keys for India to become 1 trillion-dollar economy by 2035. The hub is one such step of the technologies to boost the economy of the country. The learning modules in the hub will help in understanding the stock exchange and its functioning better. It will help in creating an adequate work force.

Significance

The AI technology hub will also ensure affordable skill upgradation. The hub will make learning materials easily accessible. With the help of the hub, the NSE shall now enhance its skills. With India being the second largest fintech hub in the world, the hub will help NSE further aid India’s progress.

India’s position in AI

According to RESEARCH AGENCY Itihaasa, India ranks third in Artificial Intelligence. The rankings were provided by the agency based on the research publications in the field. China stands first with 37,918 researches on AI followed by US with 32,421 researches. India holds 12,135 research documents on AI.

Microsoft launches K-12 Education Transformation Framework

Software giant Microsoft has launched its “K-12 Education Transformation Framework” to facilitate comprehensive digital transformation of schools in India.  So far, this framework model has been adopted by education leaders in more than 50 countries to help plan their learning strategies.

About K-12 Education Transformation Framework

Objective: It is aimed at providing education leadership, government decision makers, teachers and most importantly learners, tools to achieve ambitious change many schools seek and to thoughtfully integrate technology in powerful and productive ways.

Four Pillars: It comprises four pillars — leadership and policy, modern teaching and learning, intelligent environments and technology blueprint.

Features: It provides holistic framework to facilitate a comprehensive digital transformation of schools. It is a flexible platform based on latest research and input from hundreds of academics, experts, and policymakers. To help school principals initiate their journey of digital transformation, this framework programme offer them series of workshops based on each of the four pillars.