DL in India

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, May 15, 2014.

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  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    OOPS! "Full steam astern," I guess. Arrr, matey! Forgot me nautical lingo, I did. Have to sell the schooner, soon! Shiver me timbers!

    J.
     
  2. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    This is so disappointing. How many people in India are going to remain in poverty because of this silliness?
     
  3. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member


    How many bells in a fortnight?
     
  4. msganti

    msganti Active Member

    This is not about poverty. This is about innovating in education. Not every one in India lives below poverty line.
     
  5. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Of course, it is about innovation. However, there are millions of people in poverty in India who will remain in poverty because of the lack of access to education. There are thousands of people from my birth country many of whom are of Indian (India) descent who are living in poverty because of the lack of access to education. It just happened that the motherland has millions of people living in poverty. It is a fact - no need for political correctness.
     
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    There are 672 bells in a fortnight. (Fortnight=14 days. Eight bells per 4-hr watch, one every 30 min. So, 48 bells per 24-hr day. 48x14=672)

    J.
     
  7. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member


    Ding ding ding...oops! Navy FAQ: Bell, Telling time by

    I'm not sure. Where is that Neuhaus character?
     
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    You were right. It should be 3,046 bells. The bells are sounded every 1/2 hour, but from 1 to 8 dings per, depending. I've reworked it. 3046 bells: Basically, 36 dings per watch (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8) x 6 (watches) x 14 (days).

    J.
     
  9. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member


    I can't make that claim. And I think the British system is different and don't know what Canada uses.
     
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Arr, matey -- the difference is in the dog-watch that's split up into two 2-hour watches, so everyone gets supper, etc. On British ships, since 1797, there's no 5-bell sounding in this watch -so as not to remind anyone of the Great Mutiny of that year. Here's how they handle it (a) the regular way and (b) on British ships - and probably lots of places in the Commonwealth, too. Tell Time Like A Sailor

    I think my count is OK for American ships. Minor variation for British & probably Commonwealth ships. For them, reduce the total for one watch each day (dog-watch) from 36 to 24. Losing 12 bells a day makes the total 3046 - 168 or 2878.

    Yes - Canadian Navy observes the "no 5-bell on Dogwatch" rule. I looked it up.
     
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  11. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

  12. msganti

    msganti Active Member

  13. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    The UGC must be on to something concerning the quality of distance education in India. I have in the past been hard on the UGC. My heart goes out to those students who studied in good faith.
    About Kizmet, I hope she says something soon.
     
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  14. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Kiz is a her.
     
  15. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  18. msganti

    msganti Active Member

    In my frank opinion, UGC is a bunch of retards who doesn't know the meaning of "Progress". They are just control freaks who want to control everything.
     
  19. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  20. msganti

    msganti Active Member

    So the best way to kill a well-performing and one of the oldest DL departments, is to play the accreditation trump card? God save my country!!
     

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