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CONNECT, the acronym for Communicative Network for New-media Education, Cultures and Technology, is a platform for various initiatives in New Media education and communication.

Looking social life through a cultural perspective, [popover title=”Unleash The Power of CONNECT” title_bg_color=”” content=”A daring venture into the world of new media with a view to transform the world.” content_bg_color=”” bordercolor=”” textcolor=”” trigger=”hover” placement=”top” class=”” id=””]CONNECT[/popover]  primarily focuses on transformative education in which media plays a significant role.

[/fusion_text][separator style_type=”single” top_margin=”15″ bottom_margin=”50″ sep_color=”#cdcdcd” border_size=”” icon=”fa-thumbs-up” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”” class=”” id=””][/fullwidth][fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”http://allaboutconnect.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Golden-BG.jpg” background_parallax=”fixed” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”yes” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”50px” padding_bottom=”30px” padding_left=”0px” padding_right=”0px” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”#supersized li img{ width: auto !important; }” id=””][title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]CONNECT VISION[/title][one_half last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][slider hover_type=”liftup” width=”100%” height=”100%” class=”” id=””][slide type=”image” link=”” linktarget=”_self” lightbox=”yes”]http://allaboutconnect.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Connect-Philosophy.jpg[/slide][/slider][/one_half][one_half last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]World and it’s cultures are undergoing tremendous changes due to factors such as globalisation, market culture, and proliferating media presence. Cultural tendencies and media practices impact the human society in tremendous manner, especially in the way people understand and organise ideas, as well as respond to their environment. CONNECT is an initiative to bring New Media and its possibilities to our everyday life especially to communication and education. CONNECT envisions to bring about cultural transformations in the human society.

CONNECT is…

  • A response to the emerging media culture
  • A platform for educators to come together
  • A space to share ideas and work collaboratively
  • A research centre for new media and Catholic life
  • A resource centre for parents with young children
  • The solution to the complexities of your life

[/fusion_text][/one_half][/fullwidth][separator style_type=”shadow” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”” sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]UPDATES[/title][one_third last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”yes” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][recent_posts layout=”thumbnails-on-side” hover_type=”liftup” columns=”1″ number_posts=”3″ offset=”” cat_slug=”news,programmes” exclude_cats=”” thumbnail=”yes” title=”yes” meta=”no” excerpt=”yes” excerpt_length=”10″ strip_html=”yes” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][/recent_posts][/one_third][two_third last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”yes” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][blog number_posts=”2″ offset=”” cat_slug=”news” exclude_cats=”” title=”yes” title_link=”yes” thumbnail=”yes” excerpt=”yes” excerpt_length=”35″ meta_all=”no” meta_author=”yes” meta_categories=”no” meta_comments=”no” meta_date=”yes” meta_link=”yes” meta_tags=”yes” paging=”no” scrolling=”pagination” strip_html=”yes” blog_grid_columns=”2″ blog_grid_column_spacing=”40″ layout=”grid” class=”” id=””][/blog][/two_third][fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”up” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”yes” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]GIVE US OUR RIGHTS[/title][one_half last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”dropshadow” hover_type=”liftup” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”http://allaboutconnect.com/index.php/cast-your-net/” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/one_half][one_half last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]The Declaration on the Rights of the Child recognizes that, “… the child by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth” (Preamble) and “… every child has the inherent right to life”, (Article 6). Yet, Our society, governments and institutions refuse to recognize that fact; that right to life.

Everyone has the right to access to education, yet we see a continued gap between rich and poor, as well as between the percentages of boys and girls.

Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of health. Yet we see too many children die each day because they do not have access to the most basic of medicines or health care. They do not have clean water to drink or a safe environment to live.

Everyone has the right to adequate shelter, yet too many children are homeless and too many people live in overcrowded homes in overcrowded cities.

Give Us Our Rights

This is a short two hour seminar on child rights and protection specially designed for teachers and any persons or groups that care for children. 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We got to know a lot about media and how to approach it[/testimonial][testimonial name=”Vineeta” avatar=”female” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”Mariampur, Lucknow” link=”” target=”_self”]Awesome, programme! The media literacy programme by CONNECT helps us to critically view media. I learned how not to trust any one particular media as each media has some bias.[/testimonial][testimonial name=”Rohit Bhavsar” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”Sacred Heart, Renukut” link=”” target=”_self”]I liked all the fun part of the programme. It was really fun to be in this media literacy programme. But we learned a lot of things through the songs, worksheets and games in the programme[/testimonial][/testimonials][/one_fourth][/fullwidth][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”-10″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”” class=”” id=””][fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”http://allaboutconnect.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Blue-BG.jpg” background_parallax=”fixed” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”yes” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”50px” padding_bottom=”30px” padding_left=”0px” padding_right=”0px” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]MEDIA LITERACY DESK[/title][one_half last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][title size=”3″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]Watch Media Literacy[/title][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”-10″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”” class=”” id=””][youtube id=”https://youtu.be/vLfikXbJLtQ” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””][/youtube][/one_half][one_half last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Cultural transformations affect young children, individuals as well as families in unprecedented ways. Globalisation, market culture, and proliferation of media are influencing our life and perspectives. This special situation forces us to rethink the content, format and the style of our education system.

Media is increasingly becoming part and parcel of our life. Everyday new technologies and gadgets come to the market as well as to our lives. This has changed our life significantly though we are not aware about it. One has to be a media literate to be successful and safe in the media saturated world.[/fusion_text][button link=”http://allaboutconnect.com/index.php/2015/09/19/media-literacy/” color=”default” size=”” type=”” shape=”” target=”_self” title=”” gradient_colors=”|” gradient_hover_colors=”|” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”1px” icon=”” icon_position=”left” icon_divider=”no” modal=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”1″ alignment=”” class=”” id=””]LEARN MORE[/button][/one_half][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”-10″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”” class=”” id=””][/fullwidth][modal name=”fusion2″ title=”Know more about Cast Your Net?” size=”large” background=”” border_color=”” show_footer=”yes” class=”” id=””]

Avada’s Humbled History

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Today we are beginning to notice that the new media are not just mechanical gimmicks for creating worlds of illusion, but new languages with new and unique powers of expression.

– Marshall McLuhan

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