Upcoming MeetUps till May 2017: All the MeetUps are on Sundays, from 10 am to 1pm at the WOODs, Gurgaon
Each MeetUp will be preceded ( whenever possible ) by a one week WhatsApp program on the same topic. This will run from the previous Monday to Saturday.
For those in remote locations, efforts will be made to have live streaming, live blogging and live tweeting to connect them to the event.
Sunday September 25th 2016 : WhatsApp for Educators
Preceding WhatsApp Group on ‘WhatsApp 4 Educators’ from Monday September 19th to Friday September 23rd 2016
Sunday October 23rd 2016: Financial Acumen
Preceding WhatsApp Group on ‘ Financial Acumen’ from Monday October 17th to Friday October 21st 2016
Sunday November 6th 2016: Time Management
Preceding WhatsApp Group on ‘ Time Management ‘ from Monday October 31st to Friday November 4th 2016
Sunday November 13th 2016: LLQLWD: Learning to live a quality life with diabetes
Preceding WhatsApp Group on ‘ LLQLWD ‘ from Monday November 7th to Friday November 11th 2016
Sunday December 4th 2016: Learning How to Learn ( LH2L)
Preceding WhatsApp Group on ‘ LH2L ‘ from Monday November 28th to Friday December 2nd 2016
Sunday December 11th 2016 : Flash Fiction
Preceding WhatsApp Group on ‘ Flash Fiction ‘ from Monday December 5th to Friday December 9th 2016
Sunday January 15th 2017: The future of work
Preceding WhatsApp Group on ‘ The future of work ‘ from Monday January 9th to Friday January 13th 2017
Sunday February 19th 2017: Overcoming Maths Phobia and Enjoying Maths
Preceding WhatsApp Group on ‘ Overcoming Maths Phobia’ from Monday February 13th to Friday February 17th 2017 Sunday March 19th 2017: Becoming an Independent Educator : a TeacherPreneur
Preceding WhatsApp Group on ‘ Becoming a TeacherPreneur’ from Monday March 13th to Friday March 17th 2017
Sunday April 16th 2017: EMTIYL : Emerging Megatrends Impacting your life
Preceding WhatsApp Group on ‘ EMTIYL’ from Monday April 10th to Friday April 14th 2017
Sunday May 21st 2017: Can’t get into IIT? Rejoice !!!: The Intelligent Person’s Guide to a future ready career
Preceding WhatsApp Group on ‘ Can’t get into IIT?’ from Monday May 15 th to Friday May 19th 2017
There are no SMILE MeetUps scheduled for June 2017 and July 2017
For being informed of the latest plans, join SMILE at Meetup.com; and keep visiting mmpant.wordpress.com
Prof. M.M.Pant has a Ph.D in Computational Physics, along with a Professional Law Degree, and has been a practitioner in the fields of Law, IT enabled education and IT implementation.
Drawing upon his experience in world class international institutions and having taught in various modes of Face-to-Face, Distance Learning and Technology Enhanced Training, Prof. Pant is now exploring the nature of institutions which will be successors to the IITs, which represented the 1960s, IIMs, which represented the 1970 and Open Universities which were the rage of 1980s & 90s.
He believes that the convergence between various media and technologies would fundamentally alter the way learning would be created, packaged, and delivered to learners. His current activities are all directed toward actual implementation of these new age educational initiatives that transform education in the post Internet post WTO era..
Prof. Pant, has been a Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and has been on the faculty of IIT – Kanpur (the premier Engineering institution in India), MLNR Engineering College and Faculty & Visiting Professor - University of Western Ontario-Canada.
He has been visiting scientist to research centers in Italy, England, Germany & Sweden and has delivered international lectures with about 80 papers published.
During his association of almost 15 years with the IGNOU, Prof. Pant has served as the Director Computing and has been the Member of All Bodies (i.e. School boards, Academic council, Planning board, Finance committee and the Board of management).
With his interest in Law, backed with practice of Law in a High Court, and his basic training in Science and IT, Prof. Pant has been particularly interested in the Cyber Law, Patent & trade mark issues, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues etc. and has been involved with many activities, conferences on “Law & IT”
Prof. Pant is presently;
• Advisor to Media Lab Asia - Chairman of working group on ICT for Education, chairman of PRSG handling projects on ICT for education.
• Lead Consultant for an ADB funded project for ICT in Basic Education in Uzbekistan
• Member of the drafting Group for India’s National Policy on ICT in education
• Chairman of the group creating books for class 11 and 12 students on ‘Computers and Communication Technology’ appointed by the NCERT
• Preparing a ‘Theme Paper” for the NCTE in the area of ICT and Teacher Training
• Advisor and mentor to several leading Indian and Multi-national Companies in the area of education.
Prof. Pant has in the recent past been ;
• Member – Board of Management – I I T, Delhi for 6 years (two consecutive terms)
• One-man committee to create the Project Report & Legislation for Delhi IT-enabled Open University
• Advisor to the Delhi Government on Asian Network of Major Cities Project (ANMC-21) distance learning project in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
• Chairman Board of Studies, All India Management Association
With his mission to create and implement new business opportunities in the area of e-learning & learning facilitation, Prof. Pant has promoted Planet EDU Pvt. Ltd., as its Founder & Chairman, along with a team of highly experienced and skilled professionals from Education & Training, Operations, IT and Finance.