Gurumurthy Kasinathan

2017

Gurumurthy is the convenor of the syllabus development committee of ICT Mediation paper in the revised D.El.Ed syllabus for Karnataka.  Originally developed in 2012, this paper has now been revised to reflect the experiences from Subject Teacher Forum and the Teachers' Community of Learning programs implemented in Karnataka.  The ICT Mediation…

2017

Content and pedagogy are seen as inter-twined components of learning1, However, the textbook culture2 sees the teacher as a mere disseminator of the prescribed text book . This emphasis on pre-defined content and creates a disconnect between the teacher and teaching learning process. It has been found that the creation of digital curricular…

2017

Paper presented at the National Conference on ICT in Education, organized by Regional Institute of Education, Mysuru from 1-3, February 2017.

Abstract

In-service teacher-education (INSET) in the Government school system is characterised by centralised program design, didactic teacher professional development (TPD) processes and…

2016

In this article in Deccan Herald, Gurumurthy Kasinathan expresses concern over the increasing trend of government schools being "adopted" by CSR initiatives, on the basis of introducing ‘efficient’ practices and improving infrastructure. This, he argues, changes the fundamental nature of government schooling, which should be steered through…

2016

Gurumurthy, Director of IT for Change discusses the work and vision of IT for Change in an interview on All India Radio.

ಐಟಿ ಫಾರ್ ಚೇಂಜ್‌ನ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಗುರುಮೂರ್ತಿಯವರು ಆಕಾಶವಾಣಿಯ ಸಂದರ್ಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ಐಟಿ ಫಾರ್ ಚೇಂಜ್‌ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಕೆಲಸ ಹಾಗೂ ಉದ್ದೇಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಚರ್ಚಿಸಿದರು.

2015

Gurumurthy Kasinathan, presented a paper titled 'Domination and emancipation: A framework for assessing ICT and Education programs' at the CESI Conference, on 14th December, 2015. The theme of the conference was 'Education: Domination, Emancipation and Dignity'. The presentation attempted to consolidate insights on the transformatory potential…

2015

Gurumurthy Kasinathan writes about the zero-sum game of ranking districts on their SSLC performance ranking. These rankings create undue stress leading to multiple preparatory examinations which may not be the best thing for the students and the teachers. He analyses the problematic nature of these rankings and suggests alternatives in an…

2013

ITfC participated in the the first South Asia Ministerial Forum (SAMF) in New Delhi on 11-12 Feb 2013. The SAMF organised by UNESCO New Delhi, MHRD and Intel saw the participation of Education Ministers from all the SAARC countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka as well as Minster of…

2012

Digital platforms and tools can support widespread construction of learning resources. Since digital resources are ‘non-rivalrous', meaning sharing does not reduce their availability, teachers at a systemic level can locally create learning resources and share them across the country to create a resource-rich learning…

2011

In the article, Gurumurthy Kasinathan busts the myth of the technological inferiority of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and highlights its usefulness for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as in the field of learning, over expensive proprietary softwares.

Read the article here http://www.thehindu.com/…