Secondary and higher learning institutions have practised ‘blended learning’ for a year. Now, they must evaluate their own learnings just as much as they must examine their students. Are traditional methods of evaluation even fair game in this mode? Most importantly, are our teachers up for it?
For Digital Governance Solutions to Reach the Marginalised, Working With Offline Intermediaries Is Key
It is vital to examine the design and deployment of digital governance mechanisms in India through the lens of inclusion.
While online learning has its own exclusionary faults, it also reclaims students' rights to movement and action, taken from them by physical classrooms.
Prolonged lockdowns, apathetic social security services, and not being seen as high-priority recipients of the vaccine, have left them more vulnerable than ever before.
The cost of vaccination seems to be too high for many; convincing these women can have multiplying effects on India’s drive to universally immunize.
As Pune’s boundaries become more fluid, ‘Puneris’—a historically nuanced descriptor that includes migrant groups—are diversifying too.
Without improving parental engagement, Indian education will lack accountability and deliver poor education under the facade of quality and equity.
Students across Maharashtra are suffering from acute learning losses, policy reforms addressing the worries of their parents and teachers are needed.
Targeted policy reforms needed to support the online learning of 79 million students in India’s Affordable Private Schools.