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IT for Change (ITfC) has been very active in campaigning to challenge the draft policy on 'ICT in schools' published by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), advocating against the role given to technology vendors, with vested interests, in the policy-making processes. More recently, ITfC has started promoting the use of Public Software in the Indian education system as Public Software, at its very basis, ensures equity and social justice.

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The Government of Rajasthan has floated a tender for the purchase of 112,000 laptops in January 2013. In their bid document they have specifically asked for proprietary software to be provided. A letter has been sent to the Government...

first South Asia Ministerial ITfC participated in the the first South Asia Ministerial Forum (CLICK FOR PROGRAMME AGENDA) in New Delhi on 11-12 Feb 2013. The SAMF organised by UNESCO New Delhi, MHRD and Intel saw the participation of Education Ministers from all...

CABE accepts ICT in school education policy - June 2012

Read the final version of the policy on ICTS in School Education

In January 2008, MHRD released a draft policy on ICTs...

Computer learning programmes in schools (CLPS) in India have largely failed to achieve their goals of positively impacting learning processes and outcomes in schools. Implemented usually through 'PPP' (Public Private Partnership) models, these programmes have been treated largely as  silos. Schools and teachers have not seen  computer learning as an...

Based on our advocacy work relating to NPISE, the issue of 'vendor driven ICT programs' was discussed in the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) and a sub-committee was setup to study the issue.

The presentation explains the need for state governments to move from 'first generation programs' where students only learn word, notepad, paint etc, bypassing teachers, to "second generation programs" - where teachers use software tools to...

The presentation discusses the key challenges facing teacher education and the need to evolve new models of teacher education that are need based, self directed and self paced learning with continuous mentoring, such models are...

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to implement Cloud email for all its institutes. In their notification AICTE has mentioned that Microsoft Office 365 for Education will be compulsory for these institutes. Letter from...