Category Archives: ICT for Development

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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Can Technology Replace School Teachers??

After visiting the “Technology for Education Expo” in New Delhi last week, i realized that the new buzz words in India when it comes to education is “Digital” or “Technology for Education”. The visit to the Expo was an eye-opening … Continue reading

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Education System in India: ICTs Cannot Work Their Magic Alone!

What is the Problem with the Public Education System in India? The challenges facing the Indian education system are immense, and the need for reform is immediate. The Services sector (mainly Informational Technology) led economic boom in India has really … Continue reading

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ICTs in Education: Use of Mobiles Phones for Helping Solve the Educational Issues in India

India is currently experiencing an economic boom, mainly due to its Information Technology (IT) led services sector. But the highly skilled workers that are responsible for this IT boom in India, have masked the real educational issues – India has … Continue reading

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