Sona Institute Brings George Mason University To India

Written by J.L. Gandhi

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About George Mason University: GMU has emerged as a leading university inrepparttar USA, with enrollment of more than 28,000 students. It’s a public university in Virginia offering 144-degree programs atrepparttar 109356 undergraduate, masters, doctorial and professional levels. For more details please visitrepparttar 109357 website at and

About Sona Institute: SIAS is a part ofrepparttar 109358 Sona Valliappa Group which owns and runsrepparttar 109359 Sona Group of Institutions, where 5000 students study on campus providing quality education for over 50 years. The Vision of SIAS says Chocko is to combinerepparttar 109360 essence of ancient Indian wisdom together with modern concepts and knowledge; our focus will be to be a catalyst for advanced learning. For more details please visitrepparttar 109361 website at For further details please contact:

Prof. J.L.Gandhi Dean Corporate Education Sona Institute of Advanced Studies Sona Towers 7th Floor 71 Miller Road Bangalore 560052 ph: 222 66677 Extn-1027 email:

Prof J.L. Gandhi is a Dean, corporate Education for Sona Institute Of Advance Studies.

He is from IIT-Karagpur and IIM-Calcutta He has been a educationalist with wide experience in working corporate world as well in India and abroad.

Internet and Education—One Mom’s Perspective

Written by A.R. Linder

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The Law of Intensity deals withrepparttar vividness ofrepparttar 109355 learning experience. If I take my child torepparttar 109356 zoo to learn about animals, he or she will learn more than if I just explainrepparttar 109357 animals. One of my favorite sites for young kids is My younger nieces and nephews are fascinated withrepparttar 109358 animals they are familiar with, but just spillover with excitement as they manipulaterepparttar 109359 animals to make new ones. I think that my daughter and I are really supposed to be a little old forrepparttar 109360 activity, but in all truthfulness we have a great time with it too. There are so many places out there that I neither haverepparttar 109361 time norrepparttar 109362 money to take my child. The Internet has been especially useful in getting my child to those places. At our fingertips we haverepparttar 109363 Virtual Smithsonian Institute andrepparttar 109364 National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. At we have in living color enjoyed films and photos of Madagascar, Tibet,repparttar 109365 Amazon and several other far away places. Throughrepparttar 109366 gateway of, we have viewed museums all overrepparttar 109367 world including my personal favoriterepparttar 109368 web only exhibits of our National Museum of Air and Space in Washington DC. And let’s not forgetrepparttar 109369 brick and mortar library. Before computersrepparttar 109370 library is how my parents took me to far away places. It still works and every library that we have visited recently also has wonderful computer resources as well. So, if you don’t have a computer at home, that is certainly no excuse for not spending some time with your child using this wonderful technology. And I still buy books for presents—wonderful, exciting, colorful books.

What is learned most recently is remembered best isrepparttar 109371 essence of Thorndike’s Law of Recency. And that is why those reviews right beforerepparttar 109372 test are so very important. We have also foundrepparttar 109373 hundreds of little quizzes onrepparttar 109374 Internet to be helpful in this area, for instancerepparttar 109375 quizzes on U.S. States and rivers and more,repparttar 109376 Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) writing exercises, andrepparttar 109377 Who Wants to Win $1,000,000 ?—Science Game.

Thorndike’s laws are by no meansrepparttar 109378 last word inrepparttar 109379 education of children, and because of that I spend a lot of time at sites such asrepparttar 109380 The Education Place and Education World-- The Educator's Best Friend. These sites andrepparttar 109381 many others like them, including my own website featuringrepparttar 109382 websites I have used in educating my child, keep us updated onrepparttar 109383 newest andrepparttar 109384 best resources in education and help us in making decisions regarding our children’s education.

We have heard it time and time again—whether we believe it or not. There is just not enough time inrepparttar 109385 school day for your child to learn allrepparttar 109386 things he or she needs to learn. I have found it to be equallyrepparttar 109387 case that there is also little time after school for me to dedicate to my child’s learning. It seems after career, housework andrepparttar 109388 business of running a household,repparttar 109389 time I want to spend with my child is not teaching time but chill out time.

But be that as it may, I have tried hard to make time for teaching as well. Andrepparttar 109390 resources onrepparttar 109391 Internet have definitely helped. While I’m doing some of those household duties, I can park my child right in front of that computer at a website that I have reviewed. And then we can get together afterward and talk aboutrepparttar 109392 site as well asrepparttar 109393 rest of our day. These sites have also helped withrepparttar 109394 budget because free resources are definitely cheaper than a lot ofrepparttar 109395 software out there—although I have definitely invested in that for Christmas and birthdays.

If you think that I have developed a computer geek, you are wholly wrong—although I don’t think this would necessarily be a bad thing. This a child who in addition torepparttar 109396 Honor Roll, is a member ofrepparttar 109397 school basketball team, several clubs and organizations, a team leader forrepparttar 109398 Odyssey ofrepparttar 109399 Mind competition,repparttar 109400 first runner-up for her school pageant and a social butterfly.

I truly believe thatrepparttar 109401 resources ofrepparttar 109402 Internet have helped my daughter to tap into all of her talents.

A.R. Linder is the editor of compilation of websites showcasing Southwest Georgia. A cornerstone of the website is a wonderful area called --a collection of many of the websites she has used in educating herself and her child. Ms. Linder is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She has over 15 years of experience in training and workforce development.

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