Explains some of the tech and partnerships that ASU uses to build a Smart Campus. Presented at the Central Vietnam regional Departments of Education Director’s Summit on March 22nd in Da Nang, Vietnam. Continue reading Building a Connected Campus through Public-Private Partnerships
Presented at the 11th WTA General Assembly & Hi-tech Fair in Binh Duong, Vietnam October 12th 2018 Continue reading The Role of Universities & Maker Spaces in Promoting Innovation in Vietnam
At the very beginning of the internship period, I was called into a room with the deputy director of UNESCO Bangkok and my manager to discuss UNESCO’s submission to an Environmental Studies MOOC. A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course, which is basically a course that one can take over the Internet. MOOCs herald themselves as the dawn of a new era in higher … Continue reading Video for an Curtin U. / UNESCO MOOC
Why My Asian Students are Good with Numbers After reading Outliers and examining my own experience, I agree that the counting systems of East Asian languages are initial advantages to learning numbers. I was inspired to sync this advantage into English number learning. English teachers please read on and comment. ~ In order to count from 1 to 99 in Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, … Continue reading Why My Asian Students are Good with Numbers
Here is footage of the Japanese man who set himself on fire in protest of Japan’s re-militarization; a pending decision that will irrevocably change Asia’s equilibrium. In my opinion, with the withdrawal of US influence globally we are entering a multi-polar and hence Neo-nationalistic era. Evidence in European governments hard turn right, the Asian islands disputes, and Russia’s expansion under the guise of “patriotic liberation”. … Continue reading When the Elephants Dance
今日は生徒さんの卒業式でした。皆は家族のために日本に移住します。日本で勉強しながらバイトーで得た給料を家族に送ります。楽しみに誰もしたくない仕事をします。来月から全く違うな人生を始めります。 ネパールも世界でもワンママ／未婚の母はとても大変です。このお母さんは子供のために日本に移住します。二さいの娘は何年間おばあさんと住んで育ちます。お母さんは日本からお金を送ります。何年も合えません。世界のおかあさんは子供の守るためなんでも犠牲にします。幸せか悲しみの涙は踊りながら混ぜます。 Today was the graduation ceremony for the students moving to Japan. They were all excited for their next life-step. All of them are moving to Japan to earn money to send home to their families. Even though they will be students in Japan, their main focus will be the constant grind of the service industry. They are thrilled for the opportunity to … Continue reading Graduation: A Mother’s Sacrifice お母さんの犠牲
Here is a video I found on Youtube that captures the essence of Kathmandu well. Continue reading What is Kathmandu Like?
1st grade and I dance to Bum Bum Bole Continue reading Having Too Much Fun
This is how Indians celebrate Christmas after church. One of the wildest family Christmas parties in Bangalore. Continue reading Dec 25: Christmas Dance Off
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Parikrma’s ambition is to ensure that quality education is accessible to marginalized children. Imparting holistic quality education in English to Bangalore’s poorest of poor children Continue reading Don’t Give Toys ! Give School !
What does the fox say in India? Continue reading What Does the Fox Say?
The know-it-all TED conference is/was held in India. The founder of my school explained the theories behind the success of Parikrma. Click to Watch Shukla Bose TED India Continue reading December 2rd: TED India
My local area and the school Continue reading Ten Days in India
Graduating university marked the end of a sixteen-year journey down a river. When University ended, the river fed into a great ocean of chance and opportunity. Unlike the River in the Ocean one must know when to sail, drift, paddle and bail. In Japan, I drifted. I floated in calm waters and assessed the Seas ahead. I decided that the journey of my life would … Continue reading About to Sail