digital capababilities

2017

As a part of the its implementation of its ICT program in schools, the department of School Education is working on developing the Telangana Repository of Open Educational Resources (TROER) web portal, which will be the Telangana State portal of OER, on the lines of the National Repository of OER (NROER).

IT for Change worked with the…

2014

The Subject Teacher Forum (STF) an “in-service teacher education” program for high school teachers in Karnataka, was started in 2010-11 by Rashtriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) and Directorate of School Educational Research and Training (DSERT) Karnataka, in collaboration with IT for Change. The STF focuses on integrating ICTs for…

2013

ITfC worked with Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), Department of State Educational Research and Training (DSERT), Karnataka, to create professional learning communities of Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences teachers, through the Subject Teacher Forum program (STF) across 34 districts of Karnataka. The program…

2012

Gurumurthy, IT for Change was a member of the MHRD 12 five year plan group on Teacher Education, and contributed to the chapter on ICT integration in Teacher Education, in the plan document for Teacher Education. The plan document recommends the adoption of free and open technologies to enable teachers to collaborate with one another to create…

2012
ITfC worked with Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), Department of State Educational Research and Training (DSERT), Karnataka, to create a 'Teachers Communities of Learning' through the Subject Teacher Forums, Karnataka in Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences across 34 districts of Karnataka,. The program was based on the extensive…
2012

ICT tools, when used effectively in schools, give opportunities for teachers to self-learn and build on their subject knowledge. Eventually it provides the students a new context for engaging with these subjects. Bindu Thirumalai, in her piece in The Hindu, explains how innovations in technology have helped educators explore possibilities of…

2012

Read the final version of the policy on ICTS in School Education

In January 2008, MHRD released a draft policy on ICTs in school education. This policy, created by a committee that included big businesses interested in the 'ICT in education' space was hugely problematic; in a way looking at education…

2012

At IT for Change (ITfC), we focus on a grounded analysis and exploration of the possibilities that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) offer for development interventions, especially in the areas of governance, gender and education. We have endeavoured to demystify technology, de-centre expertise, develop a…

2011

ITfC made a presentation at NUEPA, in a workshop for education Secretaries from different states, on the guidelines for ICT @ School program. The presentation discussed key challenges facing teacher education and the need to evolve new models of teacher education that are need based, self directed and self paced learning with…

2011

ITfC made a presentation to the Secretaries of Education from different state governments. The presentation explains the need to move from 'first generation programs' where students only learn word, notepad, paint etc, through vendor faculty, bypassing teachers, to "second generation programs" - where teachers use software tools to create…