Category Archives: Education

Mobile Technology for Improving Quality of Education in India

In my previous blog, i mentioned that technology should not be the focus of India’s educational strategy. Having said that, i think technology can play an important role in addressing the educational issues, if used the right way. With over … Continue reading

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Top 3 Things India Needs To Do For Improving Quality Of Basic Education

I just spent the past 3 months in India looking at the education system and how ICT could play a role in improving student outcomes. After countless discussions with local scholars, school visits, teacher interviews, and conversations with students and … Continue reading

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Basic Education in India – Lack of Teacher Accountability, NOT Technology, is the Real Issue.

I was fortunate to get a research fellowship from Georgetown University this summer to go to India and learn/discuss some of the educational issues in India. I just got back from my 3-month stint, and i wanted to share the things … Continue reading

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Need to Make “Teaching” A Valuable Profession in India!

  There has been a lot of talk lately on the use of technology replacing teachers in schools. Although all this sounds very “cool”, “hi-tech”, and revolutionary 21st century thinking, we should not lose sight of the importance of “human … Continue reading

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Basic Education in India – A Quick Summary of Thoughts

The challenges in the Indian education system are enormous, and there are no simple answers! Educational issues are very complicated here – lots of reasons for that – some social, some cultural, some political and some economic. And frankly i think India … Continue reading

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Pre-School Education Anyone??

  Based on research on the human brain, it is globally acknowledged that the first 6-8 years of a child’s life are the most critical years for lifelong development. The research also indicates that if these early years are not … Continue reading

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Improving Teacher Accountability is the Key for a Better Quality of Education in India

It is well documented that the quality of basic public education in India is pathetic! The latest ASER report 2010 clearly shows that. And the newly passed Right to Education (RTE) Act has made things worse by neglecting this very … Continue reading

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