education policy

2017

As a part of the “Research on Open Educational Resources for Development” project, ITfC conducted an action research on a collaborative OER adoption project in Karnataka. In phase 2 of this project, ITfC studied OER use by teachers and developed a toolkit for state governments on collaborative OER adoption program, based on professional…

2016

Sriranjani Ranganathan was invited to be a member of the ‘Research Group on Teacher Education of the Task group - Karnataka State Education Policy’, set up by the Karnataka Jnana Aayoga (Karnataka Knowledge Commission), Government of Karnataka to develop the recommendations for the Karnataka State…

2016

In this article for the Deccan Herald, Gurumurthy Kasinathan expresses concern over the increasing trend of government schools being "adopted" by CSR initiatives. Under the guise of introducing ‘efficient’ practices and improving infrastructure, he argues, the fundamental nature of the public school system is shifting.

2015

Gurumurthy Kasinathan writes about SSLC performance rankings and the undue stress they cause leading to multiple preparatory examinations which may not be the best thing for students and teachers. He analyzes the problematic nature of these rankings and suggests alternatives in an opinion piece in the Deccan Herald.

 

 

2014

Gurumurthy, IT for Change was a member in the Committee constituted by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) to deliberate on recommendations 8 and 12 of the Justice Verma Commission report. Recommendation No 8 is that “the first professional degree in Teacher Education be only face to face mode”, and recommendation 12 is "Faculty…

2012

Gurumurthy, IT for Change was a member of the MHRD 12 five year plan group on Teacher Education, and contributed to the chapter on ICT integration in Teacher Education, in the plan document for Teacher Education. The plan document recommends the adoption of free and open technologies to enable teachers to collaborate with one another to create…

2012

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

In January 2008, MHRD released a draft policy on ICTs in school education. This policy, created by a committee that included big businesses interested in the 'ICT in education' space was hugely problematic; in a way looking at education…

2012

Digital platforms and tools can support widespread construction of learning resources and allow teachers to create local learning resources. However proprietary apps control over knowledge creation and sharing is a big impediment. Gurumurthy Kasinathan  in a piece for The Hindu, makes the case for curriculum and teaching-…

2009
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…