CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY

The focus of field projects in our work is on demonstrating participatory and decentralized models of technology integration in education, and using this experience to provide inputs for policy and curriculum.

Building state-wide professional learning communities of teachers, integrating digital methods into in-service teacher education programs of the public education system is our 'extensive' field project strategy. Our 'Subject Teacher Forum' programs in Karnataka, Telangana and Assam aim to build such extensive teacher networks. Supporting these communities to access, create, curate and publish open educational resources on state OER repositories is part of this strategy.

Integrating ICT into school and class-room processes is our 'intensive' field project strategy. Our 'Teachers Communities of Learning' program in Bengaluru and Yadgir have aimed to empower teachers to integrate digital technologies for their own professional development and for classroom pedagogy.

Both the extensive and intensive programs are based on the 'professional learning communities' approach, acknowledged globally as a cutting edge model for teacher development. Taken together, they provide an effective model of teacher empowerment and professional development. The models complement each other for supporting teacher professional development. The former strengthens classroom teaching and the latter provides shared experiences and resources from the state-wide learning communities.

Both models are 'systemic', they leverage existing government structures, processes and resources (monetary and people). Working at school, block, district and the state-levels has allowed the integration of ideas into mainstream teacher education and curriculum making processes. High quality Free and Open Source (FOSS) educational and generic resource authoring applications enable the program to up-scale and sustain. These principles makes the model easier to sustain, up-scale replicate.

MIS Coordinators workshop at SCERT Telangana ICT Lab, May 2018
November
2017

Building teacher networks and supporting teacher development through digital methods is an important area of our field engagement.  Our teacher education models have adopted the Professional Learning Community approach to in-service teacher education programs. The key objectives of these programs are to build teacher capacities and…

TROER
April
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…

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2017

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.

Our TCOL field…

CURRENT PROJECTS

2022

Abstract : English language teachers articulate several reasons for their students not achieving competence in English communication. The socio-economic context of the learner, including the home environment, does not provide opportunities for English / second language acquisition (SLA). The…

2022

School closures for a major part of the last two years due to the pandemic has impacted different children in different ways; many have not received structured learning opportunities. A majority of them are likely to have not progressed in their formal education and have also lost out on skills…

2021

While the health emergency and the livelihood emergencies caused by the Covid pandemic are evident, the education emergency has been hidden. The public education system in many parts of India, barring a few states, was closed for the greater part of the last year and a half. Hundreds of…

2020

Recently, IT for Change (ITfC) conducted the Student Digifest 2020 aimed at providing a platform to allow students from government and government-aided schools in Bengaluru to demonstrate their learning through the use of digital technology. The outcome was an array of presentations and artwork…

2019

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

2019

IT for Change designed and conducted a program for the teachers from the Karnataka Residential Educational Institutions Society (KREIS).  80 teachers, who taught Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Kannada, English, Hindi and Physical Education participated in the program.

The aim was…

Completed Projects