Education

2018

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…

2018

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…

2018

As a part of the Karnataka Subject Teacher Forum program, working with teachers, ITfC developed OER for high school subjects in English and in Kannada. Since OER in Hindi will be required for teachers from the northern part of India, ITfC team worked with translation experts to develop key OER in Hindi. This included participating in developing…

2018

IT for Change was invited by NCERT to be part of the Committee to review the Class 9 ICT text book, and participated in a workshop at NCERT, Delhi during June 2018. ITfC provided inputs from our experiencesin the state-wide teacher development and curriculum design programs in Karnataka and Telangana.

Similar to the text book developed…

2018

The Department of IT, Government of Rajasthan is developing a 'Jana Suchana' portal. The aim of this portal is to provide a 'panchayat' centric view to citizens, in which all the support agencies/departments information work/programs for the specified geography would be provided. This helps move the information system paradigm from MIS (…

2017

ITfC conducted a study to design a framework for implementing ICT integration in school education for the entire country, in collaboration with Tata Trusts. The study aimed to build a knowledge base on ICT program design which was submitted to MHRD as an input. The study also aimed to influence organizations working in the area of ICT…

2017

It is widely accepted that digital technologies (popularly known as Information and Communication Technologies or ICT) have the potential to strengthen and reform school education. However, in the absence of a clear framework for program design, the impact of numerous governmental and non-governmental actors on learning processes and outcomes…

2017

IT for Change (ITfC) worked with Karnataka Education Department (2011-16) on the ‘Subject Teacher Forum program’ (STF), to build a model of in-service teacher education (INSET) that integrated Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for creating subject-wise professional learning communities (PLCs) of government high school teachers.…

2017

Authors - Smt. Radha NA. Assistant Teacher, Government High School, Begur, Bengaluru and Sri. Gurumurthy Kasinathan, Director IT for Change

The paper is based on the experiences and insights of the first author, from her personal learning journey in her teaching and her interactions with peers at school, block, state and national levels…

2017

Centre for Education and Technology, IT for Change (https://itforchange.net/education), in collaboration with Vijaya Teachers College, is transacting a certificate course on “Integrating ICT in teacher education” for faculty from Bachelors of Education programs in colleges of Bengaluru. The course is offered in a blended mode, with learning…