Gurumurthy Kasinathan

2020

A virus may be apolitical, but our response to it reveals biases and inequities in our systems. As we all adapt to the new “normal”, it is critical that we look at the stated and unstated assumptions, and implicit and explicit changes being made to our social welfare systems, which impact people differently.

Millions of children have…

2020

In the past, Open and Distance Learning (ODL)  was primarily conducted through snail mail where institutions sent reading and other materials to learners. With the advent of Internet and related digital technologies, this has gradually changed. This paper explores how a free and open digital technology like MediaWiki, and Wikimedia open…

2020

IT for Change, in collaboration with Foundation for Education, Ecology and Livelihoods (FEEL) has designed an e-learning course for Mathematics teachers which is currently being offered for Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghathan (KVS) teachers. KVS is the Central Government institution that runs schools for…

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 by nearly 100 students from eight schools across…

2019

Audio resources are a critical component for developing listening skills in learners. This is something conventional print-based resources (textbooks) are unable to provide. IT for Change, in collaboration with RIESI, designed and conducted one-day workshops for the participants of different batches of the Certificate in English Language…

2019

A three day workshop on Mathematics for the Class 9 students of BHS High school was organized as a part of the Teachers' Community of Learning program, (TCOL) program from 21 to 23 October 2019. The workshop aimed to support building of foundational skills and conceptual understanding in students, develop interest in Mathematics…

2019

Regional Institute of English, South India (RIESI) and IT for Change (ITfC) have collaborated to introduce ICT in the Post Graduate Diploma in English Language Teaching (PGDELT) program, with the aim of promoting the integration of ICT in professional development of English teachers and in English…

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 to introduce teachers to creative teaching methods…

2019

Education has been accepted as a project for social and political transformation, with the development of each individual not only for her economic gains, but also for building a just and humane society1. It also needs to promote awareness and build agency for sustainable development…

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 students.

In the third phase of the program,…