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As there is little research on the actual pedagogical impact of the use of ICT in education programmes, IT for Change (ITfC) has conducted a series of studies about various dimensions of ICTs in education, examining the programmes in Kerala and Karnataka, and the potential of ITCs to build networks of teachers beyond  the traditional top-down in-service teacher training programmes. ITfC also conducted a study of ICT programmes in Yadgir district (Karnataka) and of the Regional Resource Centre for Education project of Delhi University.

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The Subject Teacher Forum (STF) is an “in-service teacher education” programme for high school teachers in Karnataka was started in 2010-11 by RMSA Karnataka, in collaboration with IT for Change. The...

The work of public institutions leads to continuous creation of knowledge, but such knowledge often remains with specific individuals or institutions. This policy brief argues for sharing of such individual knowledge across the institution, and sharing of institutional knowledge across the domain through the use of publicly available ICTs. It also outlines an organisational policy on ICTs,...

IT for Change has been working in the area of ICTs and education, at the levels of research, capacity building and pilot programme. Based on our work, this note exposes ways in which ICTs could be used as an integral part of the education system and its processes to promote teacher professional development. The digital medium has the capacity to...

The study of two large 'ICTs programmes in School Education' (IPSE) programmes of neighboring Indian states reveals some interesting insights. The integrated model followed in Kerala's IT@Schools programme, which focused on developing systemic in-house capabilities anchored around school teachers, has shown considerable success; in terms of higher teacher...

The objectives of this study are two-fold: (1) conduct an impact assessment of the project of the Regional resource centre for elementary education (RRCE), and (2) make recommendations for defining future direction of the work and improving its effectiveness.

IT for Change was commissioned to design and carry out a study on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) programmes in schools in the Yadgir and Sedam blocks of Yadgir district (Karnataka, India).

A number of state education departments in India are launching computer learning programmes in schools. The predominant model for this programme is to outsource the entire program to vendors. However a few states like Kerala have successfully in-sourced this program, by building in-house capacities to conduct this programme. This paper discusses outsourced versus...