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

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…


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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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…



Designed as part of the adolescent girl empowerment programme - Hosa Hejje Hosa Dishe (New Step in New Direction), Kishori Clubs are safe spaces for adolescent girls embedded within schools in Mysuru and Kalaburagi districts. These clubs are female facilitated by…


IT for Change initiated the Technology Integration for Equitable Education (TIEE) program to support inclusive learning for students in higher primary schools (HPS) in the Bengaluru South district. The project focused on empowering teachers to effectively integrate…


Language learning is foundational to all learning and knowledge of concepts in the home language forms the basis of learning in other languages. Traditional pedagogies of language teaching focus predominantly on reading and writing and do not provide adequate and…


English in India is a passport to socio-economic mobility. English, however, is not taught successfully, except in a few elite schools inaccessible to most students, who rely on the public (government) school system instead. This project has implemented an AI-driven software to support English…


One of the biggest challenges in education is the creation of an engaging, enriching and equitable classroom atmosphere which is ideal for learning. If the children are in a state of emotional stress or worry, they are unlikely to be open to learning the topic…


“I had always felt conscious about my pimples and dark skin. I never thought I looked good,” admitted Pooja,* a Class 9 student in a government high school in Mysuru.

Pooja is part of her school’s ‘Kishori Club’—a safe space established exclusively for adolescent girls. During a Kishori…

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