Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

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...
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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...

What Does it Take to Build a Sustainable Digital Health System?

This article is the second instalment of a two-part series on the National Digital Health Mission. We look at the best practices required to...

The Story of CoWIN: How A Vaccination Strategy for Digital India Failed to Bridge...

Why was a wholly digital platform like CoWIN—one that is largely accessible to the technology-owning elite—used for mass vaccine registration?

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...

Femtech Says It’s Empowering Women, but Is It Commodifying Them Too?

The concept of ‘Femtech’—or technology “which addresses women's biological needs”—is so interlinked with the women’s health apps, that the term itself is credited to...

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...

How Can Our Government-Run MOOCs Be Better?

With the onset of the second wave across India, Massive Online Open Courses will continue to be a light in the dark for stay-at-home learners. But how many government-run MOOCS do you even know of?

The Rise of Emotiveillance? Emotion AI and Ed-tech in India

A famous (and controversial) experiment in 1976 by Ekman and Friesen tried to study the facial expressions of individuals in response to certain stimuli....
Technology in Public Education

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...