education

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

The Subject Teacher Forum (STF) an “in-service teacher education” program for high school teachers in Karnataka, was started in 2010-11 by Rashtriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) and Directorate of School Educational Research and Training (DSERT) Karnataka, in collaboration with IT for Change. The STF focuses on integrating ICTs for…

2014

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. Over the last four years, ITfC has trained around 500 Government High School teachers in mathematics, science, head teacher and social…

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

At IT for Change (ITfC), we focus on a grounded analysis and exploration of the possibilities that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) offer for development interventions, especially in the areas of governance, gender and education. We have endeavoured to demystify technology, de-centre expertise, develop a…

2011

ITfC made a presentation to the Secretaries of Education from different state governments. The presentation explains the need to move from 'first generation programs' where students only learn word, notepad, paint etc, through vendor faculty, bypassing teachers, to "second generation programs" - where teachers use software tools to create…

2011

This paper is a response to a call for papers on "Responding to the learning and developmental needs of out-of-school adolescents - Experiences of South Asian countries" by the gender list of Solution Exchange (UNESCO) and Plan India. The commentary discusses the background, strategies, outcomes,…

2010

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Public software is 'software developed or procured, for the public good, which is publicly owned' (Guiding principles for public sector software). It is essential for participating in the digital society and thus needs to be provided to everyone as an…

2010

IT for Change, in collaboration with the e-Governance Department, the Department of Public Instruction and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Government of Karnataka), Karnataka State Knowledge Commission, ICT for Development Community/ Solution Exchange, UNESCO, organised a workshop on 'Software…

2010

During August 2010, the Policy Planning Unit (PPU) of the Education Department, Government of Karnataka, organised workshops to train 120 government teacher educators’ from DIETs and BRCs, as 'Master Trainers on Public Software educational tools' with resource support from Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Azim Premji Foundation, infrastructure…