Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

What Ed-Tech Looks Like in Rural Maharashtra’s Schools

In a small school in Nashik, Maharashtra, most of the students are drawn towards their coming annual day practice, running around for speakers and...
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‘Open’ for Business: The Growth of Massive Online Open Courses in India

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan and Aditya Vikram By virtue of her burgeoning population and proactive Right to Education policy, India is home to around 310...

Mediating the Media: Making India’s Children Media Literate

Authored by Ipsita Mishra  The Internet is the main source of information today, with usage climbing across urban and rural areas. Where we get our...
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English (Win)glish: Using Technology to Improve Public Education

Co-authored by Amrita Singh and Tanvi Mehta At the level of providing pre-primary and primary education, India has been doing well since it features among...
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Citizen Science: Data of the People, by the People, for the People

Last week, something interesting was introduced in the state of Sikkim. A ‘Sunny Weather Lab’ to record information like wind speed, temperature, and rainfall...

Making a Case for a ‘Goldilocks’ Regulation of the Ed-Tech Sector

As per a 2020 report by the Omidyar Network, the K-12 ed-tech-addressable market in India is projected to be worth $1.7 billion (USD) by...

Clicking, Waiting, Praying: The making of the techno-scientific professional priest

This article is the second in a series by Krishna Akhil on the efforts of companies to enable Hindu devotees to have access to...

As We May Teach: The Neuroscience Behind Technology-Based Learning

This article is the second instalment of Aparna Ramanujam's two-part series 'As We May Teach' which evaluates the privacy concerns and cognitive learning aspects...
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Virtual Battlegrounds: Where “Digital Athletes” are Making a Strong Case for Themselves

Written by Kartik Sundar  When ESPN first broadcasted “The International” in 2014, they were met with waves of criticism from their base audience. For the...

Education in Times of COVID: Bringing Social-Emotional Learning to Mobile Education

With the world straddling the COVID-19 pandemic, pre-existing societal issues such as violence, inequity, and poverty have been further magnified. Young children are literally...