Seminar titled "DVD-based Learning Programme for University Entrance Exams: Experimental Evidence from Rural Bangladesh" held
BIDS organized a seminar titled “DVD-based Learning Program for University Entrance Exams: Experimental Evidence from Rural Bangladesh” on 7 November 2017 at the conference room. The presentation was made by Professor Hisaki Kono from the University of Kyoto, Japan. Professor Kono evaluated a unique DVD-based learning programme, targeting students who aim to take university entrance exams in rural Bangladesh. He also suggested that the DVD based learning programme substantially increases the probability of students passing entrance exams and that such effect largely explained by their non-cognitive abilities such as self-control abilities rather than cognitive scores. Also, there is potential demand for DVD based learning among rural students, even at higher prices. The seminar was attended by BIDS researchers and Dr. K.A.S Murshid, DG, BIDS chaired the seminar.