National Conference on ICT Integrated Pedagogy for Effective and Meaningful Learning Held in Nepal



National Conference on ICT Integrated Pedagogy for Effective and Meaningful Learning was held today at Lumbini Banquet, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu. Event was organized by UNESCO Resource Distribution and Training Centre (RTDC) and Kathmandu University School of Education (HUSoED) In Collaboration With Ministry of Education(MoE) Open and Distance Education Centre (ODEC) Tribhuvan University.

The Conference started with welcome remarks from rof. Dr. Mahesh Nath Parajuli, Dean KUSOED. Dr. Hari Lamsal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Education(MoE) gave his Keynote Speech on ICT in Education: Policy, Implementation and Challenges. Like wise Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel, Associate Dean, KUSOED gave Keynote Speech on ICT Integrated Pedagogy: Principles and Practices. Mr. Sagun Dhungana, Technology Integration Coach, Google Certified Educator gave a presentation on Educational Apps in Pedagogical workflow.

The one day Conference continued with parallel sessions like Oral Presentations and workshops on various ICT related topics. Many researchers presented their case studies and proposals on ideas of improving ICT standards.

Eight valuable publications on ICT Policies and Standards were presented today on the National Conference o nICT Integrated Pedagogy for Effective and Meaningful Learning.

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LOCUS 2017 "RENOVATING SOCIETY" ONE HUGE TECH FESTIVAL OF NEPAL

LOCUS 2017 "RENOVATING SOCIETY" ONE HUGE TECH FESTIVAL OF NEPAL

Source: techlekh.com

With the theme “RENOVATING SOCIETY” students of Electronics, Computer and Electrical Engineering from IOE, Pulchowk Campus are organizing "LOCUS 2017 14th NATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL FESTIVAL" on 27th ,28th and 29th of Magh
Students, Faculties, Entrepreneurs and many Technology Enthusiasts are excited about Technology Fair are frequently being organized in the Country. After 6th KU ITMEET organized by Kathmandu University Computer Club  and CAN INFO TECH organized by Computer Association of Nepal, people are excited for the most awaited Tech Fair "LOCUS 2017". And the quest is finally here.
Locus is an organization composed of students of Electronics, Computer and Electrical Engineering from IOE, Pulchwok Campus. With a group of brilliant minds from Tribhuvan University, LOCUS has been able to mark its prestigious event every year among the IT Community of Nepal. A dozen of major events are hosted in LOCUS 2017. Some of the major attractions are 
  • Locus 2017 will be organizing projects competition for theme and non-theme categories. All students interested to showcase their projects are requested to give quick response.
  • HACK A WEEKLEARN · DEVELOP · WINHack-a-week is one of the pre-events being organized by LOCUS as a means to bring together developers, programmers and tech-enthusiasts and stimulate them to get involved in a competitive and innovative challenge. Hack-a-week aspires to become a hub to amass large number of enthusiasts coming from different disciplines working together to come up with impactful solutions in raging issues. It is a week long event in which a number of innovative participants engage in teams of collaboration to fashion out some product in forms of software development, business modeling and ambitious marketing campaign, which revolves around one of the three themes.
  • ENERGY HACKATHON
    SOLVING ENERGY PROBLEMS
    Energy Hackathon is a complete platform for solving energy related challenges with a prime motto enabling Energy Access, Reducing Energy Waste and Improving Energy Efficiency and aims to solve the energy problems of Nepal through collaborative efforts of students and amateur working in Energy sectors. The three things you need to participate in the event are: Idea, Knowledge and curiosity. The participants will be provided with food, drinks(soft only), internet and mentors during the event.
  • BECOME THE ULTIMATE DRONE MASTER
    Drones are the unmanned aerial vehicles capable of autonomous or manual flight. Drones have been emerging technology in the world and its use has been in widespread areas. Nepal also has been a part of this drone revolution and to further help Nepal grasp this technology LOCUS 2017 is going to organize drone competition named "Dronacharya" as the main event in the LOCUS exhibition.
  • ROBOWARZ IS THE NEW ROBO-AKHADA
    Robo Warz is a war between two robots. The robots are vehicular with differential or omnidirectional drive. The game is about pushing the opponent robot outside the circular or hexagonal Arena. The Last Robot standing in the arena will be the Winner of the game.
And there are even more events like Art Competition, Photography Competition, Quiz Competition which you can browse on their official website. A link is provided in the Reference section at the end of the article.

CAN INFO TECH, LOCUS, and KU ITMEET are three such ICT Events which provides a platform of promoting IT student's project ideas and innovations. These are the only events conducted in our Country under ICT Category.  Increasing the number of such Technology Fair and Opportunities, Students could project their ideas among a huge mass of like minded professionals. This could be their gateway to their career and also an achievement for a country in setting milestones of development with new ideas and innovations.

Team Techjhola shares their warm wishes to the Organizing Committee of LOCUS 2017.  We wish all the very best for successful accomplishment of this Technological Fair.

Note: This event promotion is done by Techjhola with the approval from the Marketing Team of LOCUS 2017.
Reference LOCUS 2017

Hack Back: The first ever real time hacking competition in Nepal!!!




This is a promotional content for IT MEET 2017 being held at Kathmandu University.
If you weren’t psyched already about IT MEET, here is something that will absolutely fry your brains off.

IT MEET 2017 presents you with the opportunity to test your hacking skills against systems built by us. Come join us at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel on 21st January and prove yourself a worthy hacker that can disarm and penetrate through any system in front of you.

The event will consist of several missions of variable difficulties with the participants given points for succeeding in each level according to the difficulty level.

You may register yourself as a team or an individual participant here: https://bit.ly/2j1a7nr

The event, Hack Back which is the first of its kind to be ever held in Nepal, is supported by Rigo Technology. An IT Security Company which pride itself in being the leaders for expertise in Financial Services, Audit, Taxation, Management, Software Development and System Security.
You can know more about Rigo Technology here: https://rigotechnology.com/


SOURCE: IT MEET 2017
NTC INTRODUCES 4G LTE NETWORK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEPAL

NTC INTRODUCES 4G LTE NETWORK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEPAL

Source: ntc.net.np

To bridge the gap between cutting edge technology, Nepal Telecom introduces 4G/LTE Network service to its GSM mobile subscribers for the first time in Nepal at an affordable cost.[1]

Nepal Telecommunication

Telecommunication services in Nepal dates back to 1970 B.S. While Nepal Telecommunication was formally established in 2028 B.S as fully owned Government Corporation after the enactment of Communication Corporation Act 2028. Vision of Nepal Telecom is to remain a dominant player in telecommunication sector in the Country while also extending reliable and cost effective services to all. Goal of Nepal Telecom is to provide cost effective telecommunication services to every nook and corner of country.[2]

4G/LTE Network Coverage

Nepal Telecom mentions on its official website that "the network will initially cover most parts of Kathmandu and Pokhara". Hence we can call this launch as an experimental one. Further it mentions that "soon the coverage will be expanded throughout the country. Where 4G network is not available, you can still enjoy the data browsing using NT 3G and 2G networks."
4G is the fourth generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology, succeeding 3G. 4G technology includes applications like mobile web access, IP telephony, gaming service, high definition mobile TV, video conferencing and 3D Television.[3]

Bandwidth of 4G/LTE
Nepal Telecom plans to provide a bandwidth of 20Mbps. The bandwidth of 4G Network is 5-15Mbps while it can reach to its optimum of 40Mbps.

How to take advantage of 4G?
To use 4G/LTE service, your mobile device needs to support 4G/LTE and in case you have older version of SIM card, you will need to replace it with newer 4G enabled SIM(Universal SIM i.e. U-SIM). Subscription to 4G/LTE service and configuring it in your handset is easy – in case of any confusion feel free to contact our customer care center. There is no service activation fee for 4G/LTE. And usages charges are the same as before – it’s not more expensive.[1]

Nepal Telecom encourages its customers to get optimum benefit of this new feature provided for the first time ever in Nepal. While Nepal Telecom Launched its new feature 4G/LTE, Ncell (An Axiata Company) another competitive private Telecommunication Company of Nepal is experimenting 4G Network in Kathmandu. NCell has applied for the 4G License with NTA. An article was published by The Himalayan Times entitled "NTA to soon approve 4G service for NT, Ncell". While Nepal Telecom did launch it today, NCell is still exercising to get it done and launch among its subscribers.

References:
[1] Nepal Telecom : 4G/LE
[2] Nepal Telecom : Organization Brief
[3] Wikipedia : 4G

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KU IT MEET 2017, ONE HUGE TECH FESTIVAL OF NEPAL

Kathmandu University Computer Club (KUCC) is a non-profit, independent Club formed by students of Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the year 1997 with registration number in Student Welfare 001/1997. Celebrating its eighteen years of success in the field of Information and Communication Technology, KUCC organizes many ICT related workshops and events. IT MEET is an event organized by KUCC every year to showcase the emerging innovative technology.

KUCC has more than 1000+ members from Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Every student from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering are general members of KUCC. Apart, from these members, KUCC is supervised by the experienced Professors in any event conducted by the club. This club collaborates to conducts various project and workshop in and outside Kathmandu University. It has executed various small to large scale programs to raise awareness of ICT in different levels.

“IT MEET 2017” is an ICT event organized by Kathmandu University Computer Club (KUCC) and Department of Computer Science and Engineering to encourage interaction between students from various institutions of Nepal and youths from various walks of life. The event is a platform that gives momentum to the ICT Campaign. KUCC envisions to empower youths to promote their technical talent that will ultimately produce a technically reinforced society. KUCC advocates that the existing problems be solved using an innovative approach by bringing IT students and professionals together in a podium and share the solution to the general public.

KUCC has been organizing the IT MEET every year, commencing from 2006. The IT MEET of 2010 was conducted at IT Park, Banepa and that of 2011 conducted at Kathmandu University premises and it had been a trend until 2016, which was conducted at IT Park again. IT Meet 2017 assures a similar event, where we tirelessly probe the enhancement of IT throughout the nation and assist the overall development.
Development, however, is a vague notion. It is the consequence of various individual developments. Without collaboration and cooperation, the development process becomes fragmented, resulting uneven distribution and grotesque arrangement. Thus, at IT MEET 2017, we hope to work together with several institutions beside the IT institutions. Institutions such as School of Science, School of Law, School of Arts, School of Management and many more might have diverse areas of interest as well.

We have anticipated together about 20,000 people. Among them, most of which will be students and general public from colleges in and around Kathmandu Valley, Youth working in social sectors, Media personnel, ICT enthusiasts, Entrepreneurs, local audience from Kavrepalanchowk and others. The event, however, is open for people from any field. The event is planned as a series of three days’ festival dated January 20, January 21 and January 22 at the premises of Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, during the office hours. Several programs will be held that embodies the principle of prosperity of IT through collaborative effort and entrepreneurship involvement. The following are the list of programs that will be conducted during the event:
  • Software Competition 
  • Hardware Competition 
  • Project Demonstration 
  • Hackathon 
  • Coding Competition 
  • Theme Based Seminars 
  • Developers Meet (VR, PHP, Android, Python, WordPress, FOSS) 
  • IT Quiz 
  • Daily Workshops 
  • Treasure Hunt 
  • Googling 
  • Designing Challenge 
  • Gaming Competition 
  • Movie Screening 
  • University Tour 
  • FOSS Communities 
  • LTSP e-library 
  • Arduino Training 
  • Musical program 
  • Acoustic Night 
  • Robotics Event 
  • Photography Contest 
  • Idea Pitching 
  • Django Girls Training 
  • AR VR Workshop 
  • Paintball 
  • Localization 
  • Flash Mobs 
  • Pen Testing Competition 
  • AVR Training 
  • Blood Donation 
  • MIC Nepal Demo 
  • All Nepal Inter College Project Competition
Most of the times, the projects done by the students and IT enthusiasts/experts go unnoticed by mass of people. KU IT Meet 2017 addresses this problem and provides an ample platform for the students and IT experts to share the projects they have had done. While most of the participants will be student groups who are involved in their in-college projects, we expect the IT enthusiasts and experts who do late night hacks to participate in the event. The winners will be chosen based on the feedback from a panel of judges consisting of IT experts from both academic and industrial fields. Likewise, the feedback provided by the audiences will also be considered. The top two projects will be awarded with cash in both categories (software and hardware).

Project Demonstration
IT Meet 2017 will be a platform for all the students, academics, individuals or organization to display their ICT projects or showcase how they make use of technology and how the technology has helped them in their projects.

Hackathon
This is the event where Programmers dedicate a night to develop something small yet impressive within 40 hours. The participants will be kept in a computer lab with internet connection for one night. They will be provided a theme and they have to present (pitch) their project proposal based on the idea and finish the project within a night. The participants will also be provided with the facility of meal. The panel of judge will decide the winner based on the creativity, innovation, completeness, and other critical factors.

Coding Competition
In this competition, a programming problem will be given to the participant and they have to solve the problem in limited time using any programming language of their choice. The chosen problem will be based upon interesting scenarios. The person who solves the problem first with desired result will be awarded with an attractive gift hamper.

Theme based Seminars
“Ideate | Startup | Innovate” being the theme of IT Meet 2017, we will invite different speakers to talk about technologies, entrepreneurs to share about their stories motivate aspiring entrepreneurs and expertise from different field to talk about opportunities for ICT in the respective fields. We will also incorporate topics such as : 
  • National Branding Issue: ICT Branding 
  • Industry-Academia Gap 
  • Curriculum Development 
  • Organizational Culture 
  • Advanced Computing Resources 
  • Developers Meet
IT experts gather lots of experience while working on ICT based businesses. This event focuses students as well as professionals working in various programming environments (PHP, Android, Python et al). In this seminar, professionals from different backgrounds share their ideas, by giving presentations and participating in discussions. This will give an opportunity for the tech-communities to come together with academics, non-technical audiences and industries.

Daily Workshop
Workshops are required to enhance the skills of all the enthusiasts helping them to earn the experience from those training sessions. In the daily workshop of this program, there will be expertise from different organizations related to IT field who will conduct technological based workshop for 3 days.

IT quiz competition
An inter-college (+2 / High school) quiz competition will be organized in IT Meet 2017. The two teams will be awarded impressive gift hampers and a running shield. This event is to encourage and motivate students from early age towards ICT.

Designing Competition
This program is fully a creativity based program where a designing competition is held between students under a theme. Participants can show their creativity using any designing platform. The best designs will be chosen and awarded with attractive gift hamper.

Cyber Gaming Competition
“Unite all Gamers” as a true gamer would say, IT Meet 2017 will be hub to bring together all gamers for an open competition, promoting the cyber gaming culture. Cash prizes will be provided to the winners.

Googling
In this event, a group of four participants will be given a problem and the competitors will have to find the solution using search engine. The person who finds the highest number of solutions in shortest time will be awarded with attractive gift hampers.

Movie Screening
To engage the visitors in an entertaining way, we have proposed several movie and documentary screenings to be scheduled at various times throughout the main event.

University Tour
Kathmandu University is one of the best academic institutions in Nepal. We want to utilize this opportunity to give the visitor organized tour of the University campus.

Career Counseling
Students and faculty members from different departments of Kathmandu University will provide free career counseling by explaining to the visitors about career choices, university course for the career, pros and cons of the career choice and scope of the career choice.

Robotics Event
This event is done in collaboration with Kathmandu University Robotics Club. We encourage community enthusiasts to participate in demonstration of various robotics project within and outside KU.

Arduino Training
This training is mainly focused for KU students, +2 students and other engineering students. Arduino is an easy yet powerful single board computer that has gained considerable attraction in the hobby as well as professional market. The main advantage of Arduino is that it uses simple programing language which is derived from C and is user friendly.

IT Exchange Program via AIESEC
AIESEC is a non-profit student run organization which focuses on leadership development of students through exchange i.e. by providing internships in countries all over the world. Students come for volunteering projects (6-8 weeks) or internship program (3-6 month). In this IT meet we would like to showcase the possible IT projects the students could get engaged in (outside Nepal as a volunteering projects and internships) which would help the students get practical skills in the relevant subjects. This in turn would benefit both the students as well as the institutions related.

FOSS Communities
This event covers different programs of FOSS Nepal and Kathmandu University Open Source Communities (KUOSC). It includes information on Free and Open source software. Various communities working on this sectors like OLE Nepal, Mozilla Nepal, OSM Nepal, HeNN (Help Nepal Network) will share their work on this sector.

LTSP e-library
Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) is the program funded by Help Nepal Network and technically supported by Department of Computer Science and Technology (DoCSE), Kathmandu University. There are more than 30+ LTSP e-library sites deployed until now which is helping the rural village to reduce digital gap. IT Meet 2016 will show how our LTSP functions and its contents to general public.

Idea Pitching
Supported by Kathmandu University Business Incubation Center(KUBIC), teams from various academic backgrounds construct ideas on a given theme and present their idea to a panel of judges. The judges will select and award the best pitching under several criteria such as creativity, market feasibility, resources use, etc.

Selfie Contest
In order to flourish and promote IT Meet 2017, selfie contest and photography contests are being held. Selfie contest is basically held through social networking sites where the participants are required to hash tag #ITMeet2017.

Photography Contest
Participants submit their photos related to Technology theme which are printed and put on display. Visitors will vote on the best photo and a prize will be given to the photographer. This event will highlight the status of Information Technology in Nepal in a truly artistic manner.

Django Girls Training
Django Girls Nepal will send their best trainers to a group of dedicated participants who will receive training on Django framework from scratch. The training is open to anyone interested in programming using Django.

Blood Donation
For the first time KU Pharmacy Club is collaborating with IT MEET organizing committee to conduct blood donation program for the visitors of IT MEET.

Musical Program
Musical Program is conducted by KU Society of Music, Arts and Culture for the visitors of Kathmandu University. Professional music artists will be performing on stage.

Treasure Hunt
Treasure Hunt is an event conducted in collaboration with KU Geomatics Engineering Society. A stall will be provided on-venue for students who are interested in Treasure Hunt. Participants will be given certain hints, based upon which they are supposed to search a series of other hints so as to reach to a destination. Winners will be provided with attractive gift hampers.

Flash Mobs
It is a marketing technique, useful for attracting participants for the program. Group of individuals, perform an impromptu performance and describe about IT MEET towards the end of the performance.

Localization
A dedicated team of about 20 to 30 people gather and localize the open source software for usage in UNIX systems for Nepal. Some examples of such software include Wikipedia, VLC Media Player, Ubuntu Operating System, etc.

Pen Testing Competition
The first of its kind in Nepal, pen testing competition (with the technical expertise of Rigo Tech) is a tournament based competition in which cyber security enthusiasts gather and are expected to break into (hack into) a system or a virtual lab. Winners shall be provided with attractive gift hampers.

Acoustic Night
Acoustic Night is one proud tradition set by KUCC and KUSMAC (Kathmandu University Society of Music, Arts and Culture). Athe the evening of cloging ceremony, students of Kathmandu University perform acoustic music. This tradition of collaboration was set on 4th IT MEET(KU ITMEET 2014).

And many more..!!

For more details
Email: [email protected]

GOOGLE GIVES AWAY 2GB STORAGE ON SAFER INTERNET DAY

Like previous year, Google is giving away 2GB Storage to celebrate Safer Internet Day. Annually Google offers free storage to all of its users. All you need to do is update your security settings. Click here to update your Security Settings.
Google Security Update consists of four security checks:
  • Recovery information
  • Connected dveices
  • Access for less secure apps
  • Account permissions
Updating these checks you will get 2GB of free Drive Storage.The offer has not ended yet. I got 2GB free space on third day.
GRAB YOUR FREE SPACE NOW


Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. This year SID was celebrated on 7th of
 
LinuxFoundationX: LFS101x Introduction to Linux. $4200 worth course for free @ edX

LinuxFoundationX: LFS101x Introduction to Linux. $4200 worth course for free @ edX

All the Linux enthusiast here is a good news, edX has introduced a course titled "INTRODUCTION TO LINUX"."Register to the edx site and choose the course to begin your Linux passionThis course is taught by the Linux Foundation previously. It cost us $4200 which is not affordable to everyone. But this time edX in collaboration with the Linux Foundation has introduced this course where  course instructor JERRY COOPERSTEIN phd Training Program Director 
The Linux Foundation will be instructing the course.

edX

Learning at edX is an easy way to promote your skills. Here the same syllabus will be taught in an interactive way with many reference materials such as, audio, video examples, guest lecture, lab work and community support as well. This will be sufficient to get more information about what topic you are learning

Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, The Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. "Introduction to Linux" is taught by this foundation years before for fostering the skills of student, and linux enthusiasts to motivate them in using linux  and its distributions.

INTROCUTION TO LINUX


Syllabus and Grading
The full syllabus for this course can be downloaded here.

Since this course is entirely self-paced, we include many questions, activities, and labs to help you practice the skills as you are acquiring them.

In order to pass the course, all that is required is that you pass the final exam, available at the end, which consists of 30 questions. The passing score is 70%.

You will have a maximum of 2 attempts to answer each question on the exam. It is an open book exam (meaning that you are free to reference your notes, screens from the course, etc), and there's no time limit on how long you can spend on a question or on the entire exam. You can always skip a question and come back to it later.

It is an opportunity to get knowledge about Linux. Taking this course you can learn how the linux architecture is comprised and how your hardware as well software are linked through the Linux Karnel.