Practical Thinking Course Introduction Video

I am mentoring my children to improve their critical and creative thinking skills by using simple practical thinking tools and techniques, i thought i would develop these techniques as video course, so that it will be helpful for all other parents. This course would be the missing link in education system to teach your children thinking skills and make them more creative. Find below the introduction video for Practical thinking video course. If you have questions or topic suggestions, Please provide your comments below to improve this course.

Practical Thinking Course Video

Practical Thinking Course Video Transcript:

Hi Friends. My name is Prabakaran Thirumalai. Welcome to this Practical Thinking Course.

It was a Sunday morning, I was listening to a new age guru talking about the mind. He started telling stories, on how emotions create misery to us. Then he told that he is going to share his technique to overcome the misery. We are all anxiously waiting for his answer.
He finally told that we should meditate to overcome this problem…

I was really amazed when i understood his problem solving strategy. If i tell him that my problem is “I have lot of bedbugs in my cot”, his solution would be to “burn the cot” so that there is no bedbug in it.

That is the time i thought, i should learn about thinking or mind myself, rather than wasting time in listening to people.

After learning and practice, I am able to control my thoughts,
take clear decisions by separating emotional thoughts,
become more creative by separating logical thoughts,
solve complex problems by separating irrelevant information.

Now I am mentoring my children, to improve their critical and creative thinking skills, by using simple thinking tools and techniques,
i thought i would develop these techniques as video course, so that it will be helpful for all other parents.
This course would be the missing link in education system to teach your children thinking skills and become more creative.

Many of us have a wrong perception, that thinking, more specifically creativity, is god’s gift or talent. But the fact is that thinking is a skill which can be learnt, practiced and improved.
If you ask any educationalist, What do you think is the prime purpose of education?, their immediate answer would be, “to make students knowledgeable by teaching”.

Yes, i agree that it is necessary, but definitely not sufficient. Knowledge alone was sufficient during industrial revolution. In fact education system around the world is designed during industrial revolution to produce workers for factory.

Like factory assembly, students are moved from one grade to another as a batch, till they complete their gradutaion, with passed out year as their manufacturing date and unfortunately with an expiry date, much before they get into a job.
The current education system, designed during industrial revolution period, to create factory workers, is not sufficient for this information age. In this ever changing technological world, knowledge acquired last year, is not useful this year, as the technology becomes outdated at a rapid pace.

If knowledge alone, is not sufficient, to equip our children for future, what else should education focus on?

In this information age, with internet google and facebook, we have access to more information than ever before. Each one of us is producing information on the internet every single day.

Nowadays, We need to be highly intelligent ,to filter out the false information, available in the internet, and identify facts from trusted sources, in making decisions, as well as to solve problems.

Please click here, If you are interested, to know more about, differences between knowledge and intelligence
If we compare, our human brain and computer, we can understand that our brain performs following functions

1.Long term memory is like a hard disk in computer
2.Short term memory is like a computer’s Memory
3.Conscious Mind is like a processor

Some people think that, they are very intelligent, if they can answer a question. This is same as, getting high marks in examinations. They do not understand that, they have good memory recall capability, but that doesn’t mean that they are intelligent.

These people who are good in storing information in memory and recall that on request do not use the processing capability of the brain.
This course will make you learn about thinking tools and techniques to improve your critical thinking skills and creative thinking skills and also equip your children, to use processing capability of the brain, to have a bright future.

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This video course is inspired by and dedicated to Sir Ken Robinson, Edward De bono, Tony Buzan.

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Is medical still a good career option

Do you have a keen interest in medical career Do you like to become a doctor. You have made the right decision. Please listen to this video to find out why?

Lets begin by understanding the current MBBS admission system in India. India has close to 500 medical colleges. Nearly half of them are run by private organizations. With the current capacity of 55,000 medical seats, India has produced 7 lakhs doctors till now. This information is as per Medical council of India registration records. For 1.3 billion population, India currently has 1 doctor for every 1700 citizens.

Check out worldwide doctor population ratio of all countries pictured in world map here

Doctor to Population Ratio

As per World Health Organization recommendation, a country should have a doctor to population ratio of 1:1000. India has set a target to achieve this by the year 2020. What does this mean to us? It means that in another 5 years, India need to produce additional 6 lakhs doctors.  In order to comply with developed countries like US, UK, Germany,etc India would require additional 20 lakhs doctors as doctor to patient ratio in these countries range from 300 to 400. Cuba tops the list with 1 doctor for every 170 people.

Though there is huge demand for doctors, the available medical seat capacity is not sufficient to achieve the target. Indian government understands that this gap cannot be fixed by increasing medical seats in India within this short span of time. So, It encourages students to study MBBS abroad.

MBBS In Philippines

Indian students who missed medical seat because of less cutoff can use this opportunity to study medical degree in nearby countries such as Philippines. Why am I recommending Philippines among other countries. Because, it provides best quality education at an affordable cost. In the recent past, many Indian students study MBBS In Philippines mainly because of its best quality education and its international recognition for exams such as USMLE, Medical Council of India Screening Test, etc

Can you believe that you can complete your MBBS degree with one fifth of the cost of India. Most of the parent and students are not aware that medical degree can be completed within 15 lakhs.

Do you want to reserve your MBBS seat in Philippines for the coming year in advance before it gets filled up. Fence Education Academy is registered south India admission office for many medical universities in Philippines. Visit us at http://www.fenceabroad.com to reserve your seat or know more about medical education.

Get Better Ranking for your youtube videos

YouTube is the third most popular site in the world and the second most popular search engine after Google. Inclusion of YouTube in your online marketing strategy is very important compared to other social marketing platform as it owned by Google. Many Google searches now include YouTube video in its results. So, it is important to optimize your videos for YouTube search results as well as Google search results.

This article outlines how to get better ranking for your YouTube videos. Here is the infographic by by Martin Missfeldt on YouTube Ranking Factors.

YouTube Ranking Factors Infographics

YouTube Ranking Factors Infographics

Select keyword to get better ranking for your YouTube videos

Select keyword based on the search term you want to appear in Google and YouTube search results. In this article, i will use “study mbbs in philippines” as the keyword.

Modify File Name and Meta information of MP4 File

Change your video file (MP4 file) name based on the keyword selected. use hyphen (-) or underscore ( _) to separate words. After changing the file name, you can change the meta data of MP4 file to include your keywords in it.

Changing MP4 Properties

Changing MP4 Properties

Change title, subtitle, comments and tags in the file property window. Right click the file to get these details. Give a 5 star rating to your video. You can also add your company URL in the author URL. This gives more credibility to the video uploaded to YouTube.

Modify Title

Place your keyword in the beginning of the Title text. Try to limit to title text to less than 8 words.  To add all related keywords don’t use title text, specify it in tags instead.

Get Better Ranking for your youtube videos

Get Better Ranking for your youtube videos

Modify Description

Try to put lot of information in the description of the video. If there is not much content, at least write 300 words in description. Dont forget to mention keyword at the beginning of the description and mention it three to four times based on the total words in the description. You can also get backlinks to your website from youtube video description. Mention current YouTube video URL, your website URL, related blog URLs, etc

Add tags

Add as many relevant tags to the video. These tags help your video to get listed in the recommendation side bar.  Add at least 10 relevant tags. Apart from adding tags, you need to specify correct category, video location, language and recording date to gain more video authority ranking from Google.

Advanced Video Settings for seo

Advanced Video Settings for seo

Select most appealing thumbnail

Youtube gives three thumbnail options to choose from. Select the best appealing thumbnail from the list. If none of them is good, then you can alternatively upload your custom thumbnail. Custom thumbnail feature is not enabled by default. You need to go to account settings and verify your account by entering the code sent by them using SMS to your mobile.

Add Annotations

YouTube supports adding Annotations to the video. It is highlighted on the video based on the starting time and ending time set. Add at least 10 annotation with related keywords at different duration of the video. Don’t forget to add your company web site URL as one of your annotation. If you have verified your web site, you can also place link in the video at the end.

Adding keywords in Annotation

Adding keywords in Annotation

Video Transcriptions

If you have audio in your video, Google sometimes creates video transcriptions automatically. If it does not create one, you can create one in English. Mention your website URL, blog URL if any and keywords in it.

keyword in video transcriptions

keyword in video transcriptions

Add your video to playlist

If you do not have playlist create one playlist and add your uploaded video to the play list. For playlist you can have title, description, tags enriched with your keywords, company web site URL, blog URL.

play list settings for seo

play list settings for seo

 

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Are we Teaching Thinking in Indian Schools

Education system in our schools and colleges in India are well designed to distribute huge amounts of data as well as information to the students but fails to teach how to use the collected information.

We are groomed from our childhood not to use our processing capabilities of our brain but to best use our memory capability of our brain. When a question is put to either teachers or parents, it doesn’t get answered and more importantly, we are asked not to waste time thinking about unnecessary things. We are forced to study the only solution available to the problem and use the same solution whenever we are confronted with that problem. Problem solving or thinking skill is literally discarded from our education system both by teachers as well as parents.

Students would be able to improve thinking skill by understanding the basics  of data, information and knowledge.

 

Data Knowledge Information thinking education

Data is nothing but facts and figures. Data must be organized to become information. To organize data, one needs to analyze the data to derive meaningful information.  This interpreted information differs from person to person as every individual seeks different information from the same data. Another important point with respect to information is that,  it can be right or wrong depending on the person analyzing it.

Knowledge is the result of applying your thinking on data or information based on your experience to gather insight. In other words, Knowledge is the meaningful links people make in their minds between information and its uses.  To sum it up, data is truth, information is someone’s analysis on truth, knowledge is what we know in our mind about it.

Given the data, what matters are your ability to use it to build meaningful information (analyzing data)and knowledge (applying information). For example, ‘Huge wind storms yesterday night’ is data, ‘today fish catch will be less’ is information, ‘not to buy fish today as prices will be high’ is knowledge.

7 Off Page SEO Techniques to boost search ranking

Off Page Search Engine Optimization includes activities that need to be performed apart from creating your web site. In this post I’ll cover the top 7 off-page optimization techniques that you can utilize to maximize your website search engine ranking. It is ordered below according to their priority.

Off Page SEO Techniques

Off Page SEO Techniques

1. Link Quality and Quantity

Majority of the factors which affect search engine ranking is related to quantity and quality of backlinks you get from other web sites.  More than quantity, it the quality of the web site (Who refers to your web page) plays significant role in search engine ranking.

2. Localize

Make your website local so that search engines can easily view your website and fetch its content. This will help you to reach a targeted audience. Submit your website to Google Local, Maps, Yahoo Local, Yellow Pages, Superpages, Hotfrog, etc.

3. Link Anchor Text

Anchor text or link text used to refer to your page is important for higher ranking. Using keywords in anchor text signals Google that linking sites thinks that content in your site is relevant to the keyword used in link anchor text.

4. Social Presence

Create account with Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, PInterest. The number of +1s you get in Google posting increases your ranking significantly. Merge your Google+ page with Google local business page. Verifying your business page with your web site gives boost for your ranking.

5. Social Shares

Social bookmark your pages in popular bookmarking sites like Pinterest, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, etc.

Share your website documents like business documents, information brochures, and slides in Google Docs, Slide Share, etc. This will help you brand your website. Ask your friends to share or like your documents in social media websites to increase popularity.

6. How-to Videos

Create YouTube channel and upload How-to videos which demonstrates your product. YouTube can sometimes be used as backdoor to get into first page of Google search results for new sites. Add video gallery page to your website and embed your popular YouTube videos in it. When visitors watch videos from your web site, they stay in your site for longer time. This gets better ranking in search results.

7.Host WordPress blog on your website

Host wordpress blog on your web site and write blogs regularly on topics related to your business. Share these blogs on facebook, google+, twitter and other social bookmarking sites. This create back links from high domain authority social bookmarking sites, thereby increasing your web site search ranking.

7 On Page SEO Techniques to boost search ranking

On Page SEO means focusing on the content of the web site to increase search ranking for your web site. There is no point in trying to optimize your entire website(all pages in it) to one keyword phrase or placing all your keywords in home page(index.html). Doing either of them will reduce your ranking to appear in search results. Create separate web page for each keyword and optimize each page for one particular keyword.

On Page SEO Techniques

On Page SEO Techniques

This article outlines top 7 on page SEO techniques to boost your web site or blog search ranking ordered by priority.

1. Readable content with Keywords in it

Web page content is the key element not only for the customer but also for the search engine. If the content in your website is not original (copied or modified from other web sites), Google will not consider your content as valuable to be shown in the search results. Write your content in natural language as there is no need to repeat your keyword multiple times in web page. Keyword stuffing may sound unnatural for your customers to read your pages. Make sure that keyword is present in the first paragraph and placed within first 100 words. Add your keyword in alt tag of at least one image in your page.

2.Web Page Load Time

Do you know with sites having flash or lot of high resolution images load slow compared to plain text web sites. If you web page is slow, it decreases search engine ranking of your page significantly. Make sure your page loads with 4-5 seconds. If you have webpage with lot of images consider compressing your image using http://jpeg-optimizer.com/ or https://tinypng.com/

Use Google Webmaster PageSpeed Insight tool or http://gtmetrix.com to analyze if your website is slow.

3.Keyword in Web Page URL

Having the words you want to be found within your domain name or page URLs can help you get better ranking.

4. Title Tag

The title element of a web page should have concise description of a page’s content. This is critical to both user experience and search engine optimization. Google displays the first 50-60 characters of a title tag in search results. Remember to place important keywords at the start of the title tag.

<title>keyword1 – keyword2 | Brand</title>

5. Meta Description Tag

The meta description tag, allows you to suggest search engine how you want your pages to be described in search results. Though this tag may not increase your ranking, it will be shown to your customer in search results. So keywords should be present atleast once in description tag and it should make your customers click your site from the search results. Google display first 150 characters in search results. Below is a

<meta name="description" content="whatever written here will be shown in the search results page">

6.Header Tags

Header tags are a formal way to identify key sections of a web page. Placing your keywords once in h1 tag and h2 tag would increase your ranking. Placing exact keyword phrases in title, meta description, h1 tag, h2 tag and specifying it multiple times in body may signal Google that you are trying black hat SEO technique.

7. Internal Linking and sitemap

Linking to pages within your website is very important for search engine. This informs search engine that the website has lot of relevant content within it. Another important factor which is getting more attention nowadays is linking to high authority sites like wikipedia, forbes, ndtv, etc from your web page. Create sitemap.xml and sitemap.html so that search engine crawler knows the structure of your web site and crawls your pages efficiently. Add Quick Links to your website footer and Related Links sidebar containing links to other pages of your website. Link to category page or subcategory page from product page. If there is no categorization, link back to home page from all other pages.