EDUCATION and learning have suffered substantial, and in some ways permanent, setbacks in Pakistan during the pandemic. Schools were intermittently closed due to rising cases and ensuing restrictions, and though private, high fee-paying schools managed to take teaching online so students were not totally left behind, public and low fee-paying schools missed out in a huge way. For these schools, digital learning was and is simply not an option. For millions of students, not only did learning and teaching not take place during the closure period, there was also the serious problem of lost learning that occurs when students disengage from school. When students return to schools after each closure, teachers confront lower levels of retention and have to reassess their expectations of how much a student can catch up given how badly schooling was affected.READ MORE
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka students going abroad to study are facing changes in admissions, teaching, curriculum and teaching methods, HSBC Bank which is involved in financing overseas education said after an online seminar with representatives from international universities.
over 21,000 students are based overseas on higher education each year, with Australia and the UK ranked among the top destinations for study among Sri Lanka students, followed by the United States (US), Malaysia and India, according to HSB Research READ MORE
Why we're investing $150 million to bring biology and AI together: Eric and Wendy Schmidt
Eric and Wendy Schmidt, Opinion contributors
Published 2:31 PM GMT+5:30 Apr. 5, 2021 Updated 9:25 PM GMT+5:30 Apr. 5, 2021Life and computer sciences have long moved in parallel.
In the 1950s, Rosalind Franklin confirmed the structure of DNA while computer scientists were creating artificial intelligence, teaching machines to play checkers. Two decades later, Moore’s Law as we know it took hold, with computing power doubling every two years. Meanwhile, in 1975, Frederick Sanger was figuring out how to sequence a genome. In the 1990s, the Human Genome Project kicked off while Deep Blue prepared to play and went on to beat reigning chess champion Garry Kasparov. A few years later, we had a full sequence of a human genome — and the ability to make some medical diagnoses with artificial intelligence. READ MORE
Belarus, Russia develop DNA technologies for forensic science, medicine
MINSK, 25 March (BelTA) – Belarusian and Russian scientists have developed DNA technologies for forensic science and medicine, Scientific Director of the Belarus-Russia Union program “DNA Identification”, State Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Aleksandr Kilchevsky told journalists on 25 March, BelTA has learned. Read More
Harvard journal speaks to publishers’ association
he Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR) launched in 2019 with a goal of providing centralized, authoritative, and peer-reviewed content that would help define and shape data science as a scientifically rigorous and globally impactful multidisciplinary field. Less than two years in, the academic community has begun to take notice. Read More
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