CN's Latest Postcard: भारत की ओर से शुभकामनाएँ (Greetings from India!)

One of CN’s greatest features that educators really seem to enjoy is how globally interconnected it is becoming. Principles of learning in institutions of higher education constantly appear to emphasize the value of understanding the concept of a “world” market. Between study abroad opportunities, global programs, and organizational initiatives to increase this interaction, CN has become a key component to almost all fields.

With that being said, The CN Collection is taking you on a trip across the world to Mumbai University in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, where Professor Mandar Bhanushe is calling CN “a revolution” in the world of higher education. 
Downtown Mumbai at night (Google)

An Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Institute of Distance and Open Learning at Mumbai, Mandar is an advocate for web-based tools that can reach out to learners abroad. His passions for teaching and lifelong learning have increased as a result of using CN, as he currently uses it for an Applied Mathematics course on the LMS to elaborate on mathematical techniques in the field of information technology.

As a member abroad, Mandar has really appreciated that CN is a free, accessible site that he can use in his course, with networking capabilities that have allowed him and his students to connect with other educators and learners. As a result, his students have grown more interested about math in general, and their drive to succeed in his course has led them to perform exceptionally well on his exams. Mandar credits mostly all of the course features of CN, such as the tasks, posts, and quizzes tools, for his work with the site’s guidance in leading course material.  

But Professor Bhanushe is not the only educator at Mumbai who uses CN. Professor Sachin Labade of Mumbai’s Department of English and Nitin Bijewar of Physics have created their own courses based on the success of Mandar’s. And while he believes CN has played a large role in international awareness depending on what field students enter, he stresses the importance of understanding mannerisms that go beyond a computer screen, such as cultural etiquette, language barriers, and other socio-cultural impacts that can be miscommunicated or lost in context, depending on the situation. Mandar’s emphasis on global appreciation and recognition are important skills to have in today’s world, so long that those ideals are widely represented in a respectful manner.

Mandar says he will continue to use CN, and has sent his utmost gratitude to its founder, Ali Jafari, for providing his students with a “beautiful learning environment” that has sparked a new way of looking at the world of mathematics. For more information about his course, visit http://www.thecn.com/417410.

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