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Moodle – Web based Virtual Learning environment

Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Moodle is a free, open-source PHP web application for producing modular internet-based courses that support a modern social constructionist pedagogy. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company. Lot more information can be obtained from here.

There’s a better chance to grab the books available to learn about this platform from Packt publications, they are providing discounts on both their eBooks as well as printed copies. So you might be interested to know more about this here.

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Automation, Smart Cards and RTOs

There has been a lot of talk going on about Smart Cards replacing the Book system for Driving License and Vehicle registration books. Which should imply that the system has been computerized or automatized, reducing the response time from the RTO end. Tat’s all just for the telling. They still have loads of manual processes, loads of legacy files stacked, but one can see desktops with TFTs monitors and the operators doing the data entry jobs. Today I had to wait for almost 12 hours before I could get the Speed post tracking number for the Smart card they had sent to the postal address. How did they finally get the number? The person concerned got huge set of files- may be around 15, got a register and did a lookup operation in the register to find out the corresponding Speed post file for the given Vehicle registration number. Then he scrambled with those files before writing down the Tracking Number on a piece of paper. It doesn’t end there – They arent in a position to tell where the envelope, containing the smart card, is- Is it with them or with the Post office. So I had to run to the post office, where they took just minutes to tell me that the the envelope is returned to the sender- thanks to their tracking application. Now RTO wants the proof that its with them- can u believe that- they dont keep a track of the inventory they have. What’s the automation system doing there? And moreover to search if the Smart card is with the RTO they have a Notepad, which is in a very bad condition due to constant lookup, where they write down the registration numbers of vehicle’s whose smart cards they have. Isnt it archaic?

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Courage to speak out!!!

I have been under stress for couple of days now- feeling that i am writing AIEEE and JEE again- though i am not writing them. There are loads of things going on in my mind- I had been gathering courage to speak out but later realized there’s no point in speaking out. People around might have found me really crazy for last few days but that was unintentional. Anyways its “Better late than never”- have realized my mistake. And though cannot travel back in time to correct them will definitely make it a point to never repeat them again.

Its always great to document certain events in one’s life- And especially the two semesters- 5th and 6th Sem have seen lots of changes in me. Its time for some revival and go ahead with what i was. Have met a really interesting person. Will write more in coming days!!! 🙂

Entreprenuership Awareness Program- Day 5 and …

Started off late for the last day of an exciting program- Thanks for the time i spent waiting for my friend to get ready- Guess he must have planned for a date!! ;). On reaching the venue we realised that we had not missed much. Today Mr V M Bhat, the other Program instructor, was to tell about preapration of Project Report- Not a ordinary one- But a report which can impress and convince the readers that “Yes! This project is promising”. To add to being late, there was some problem with the pen i had got- so couldn’t write anything 😦

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Entreprenuership Awareness Program- Day 4

We started off Day-4 by discussing some of the important aspects to be considered for starting an industry. I would like to list down some of the points here: Capital, Man-Skill, Management, Product- Choice of prodcut. Later on there was a discussion on “Opportunity”.  Mr Bannerjee gave examples of different opportunities which were missed by very well known companies/entrepreneures. One has to break out of fixed ways and think of New and better routes. The entrepreneur should have more of Lateral thinking. What exactly is Opportunity? Opportunity is a course of action which at first sight may not appear possible but with focussed thinking possiblity should increase. Opportunity is as real as raw materials, labour, finance. It exists only when u see it.

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