Gurumurthy Kasinathan

Over the last two decades, several private ed-tech companies have rolled out ICT programmes in government schools using the BOOT model and proprietary software. However, the BOOT model bypasses the teacher and fails to demonstrate significant impact on learning processes or outcomes. This article discusses why we need non-profit, free and open…

The recent proposal of the Karnataka government to open English medium sections in 1,000 primary schools has attracted criticism. Primary Education Minister N Mahesh has highlighted the step as a response to declining enrolment in government schools. Parents prefer private schools because they offer instruction in the English medium. Several…

Our “Teachers Community of Learning” (TCOL) is an intensive program focusing on developing classroom strategies and teacher development programmes through ICT integration at the class, school and block levels, that can result in a meaningful and empowering educational experiences for teachers and students.

In the third phase of the…

on the send-off of Sri Jayakumar, Director DSERT at Kaveri Hall, on April 11, 2016 - Gurumurthy K1

Sri S. Jayakumar (SJ) was the director of DSERT for around one and half years. Within this short period, he was able to make a deep impression on his team as well as others who interacted with him. One way of understanding why he was able…

This is an analysis of the process of "district ranking" of the SSLC results and what needs to be done with the results for improving educational outcomes.

Article "Tech know" -  SANJAY GUPTA and  PRIYA VISWANATH.

Good idea.... bad design???

"The audio-visual ‘lab’ was equipped with a solar-powered E-prashala (a multi-purpose educational computer). D.S. Athave, the English teacher, opened the textbook — digitised and available on the reading platform — and asked the Std. VIII…

Background

The objectives of the Teachers Community of Learning (TCoL) programme is two-fold. The first objective is to create an on-line community of teachers to enable them to network, share resources, seek assistance and voice their opinions of education policy and day-to-day school transactions and eventually…

Original query

Pre-service teacher development is an important stepping stone for being able to have teachers who are prepared for the task ahead.  In-service programs in that sense have to be linked to them and need to build on what pre-service programs do. In fact in-service…

Response on 'What is Public Software' IT for Change The key issues raised in the mails are: the term Public Software is a distortion of FOSS and takes away the key principle of freedom implied in FOSS; and that using these terms in a somewhat overlapping manners causes confusion and introduces a new agenda which is harmful to…

Gurumurthy Kasinathan participated in the OpenNet Initiative (ONI) 2010 Global Summit on “Should Cyberspace be Secured as an Open Commons?”, on June 30 at Ottawa. This event featured three high-level panels of experts and practitioners on prominent topics related to cyberspace governance, security, and advocacy. Participants…