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Concept of School as a Way of Life & Its Impact on India’s New Education Policy, 2016

by |July 29th, 2016

We propose a concept of school that will ensure the holistic development of the child and the school will act as a catalyst to become an agent of change and development in the community. The school needs to be a center of learning and change where children will grow up to be responsible citizens of… read more

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Does the Ghanaian Schooling System Make Children Literate?

by |May 12th, 2016

By Radhika Iyengar Northern Ghana region is well known for its rural and remote environment. Schools are far apart and access becomes an issue, especially in the rainy season. Despite many attempts from the District Education Officials, teachers don’t prefer to reside in the area. They commute by public transport from nearby cities like Bolgatanga… read more

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A more intuitive approach to ICT integration put to the test in Rwanda

by |May 12th, 2016

By Tara Stafford Five years ago, when Connect To Learn was launched, conventional wisdom informing new ICT in education programs often assumed that with access to devices and broadband connectivity, remote, resource-poor schools could be transformed through access to the world of learning resources available online. Connect To Learn’s initial technology solution was designed accordingly… read more

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Citizens Opting Into Testing Find Students Are Not Learning, Now They Need Answers

by |April 14th, 2016

Citizens Opting Into Testing Find Students Are Not Learning, Now They Need Answers While educators and parents are opting out of testing in the United States, parents in countries like India, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria are saying, ‘we need more.’ IENN talks to ASER from India as they convene with scholars from Teacher’s College… read more

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Medak District, Telangana State in India is trying something new and here is why we need to pay attention to it…

by |March 15th, 2016

By Radhika Iyengar, published on Huffingtonpost.com The author would like to thank Ikea Foundation for their generous support towards funding the Model District Project. Please see more details here (http://globalcenters.columbia.edu/content/model-districts-education-project). The local language literacy project is a part of the Model Districts Project and is generously supported by the Ikea Foundation. Ronald Rose, an enterprising… read more

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Bringing Local Language Literacy to Mayange, Rwanda

by |October 1st, 2015

  By: Aimee Vachon, MVP summer intern 2015 Beginning in July 2015, a new twist on an age-old approach to teaching literacy was introduced through a pilot program at four schools in the Mayange, Rwanda community. Initially piloted in 2014 at the MVP site in Mwandama, Malawi, the program focuses on the classic approach of… read more

Introducing the concept of "inside" and "outside" using a a whole-class instructional approach

Sustainable ICT in Action: Lessons Learned at Potou Elementary School, Senegal

by |September 9th, 2015

By Jim Teicher, CEO & Director, Cybersmart Africa According to a 2014 UNESCO study of 46 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, in more than half the countries, 80 percent of primary schools have no access to electricity. Millions of children are denied the technology-enabled learning they deserve in our globalized world. In partnership with The Earth… read more

Presenting at American Educational Research Association, April 2015

by |April 13th, 2015

Radhika Iyengar, Director of Education, will be participating in a symposium entitled, “What’s new? Challenges and possibilities for educational innovation around the world”, at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, April 16-20, 2015.  She will be presenting, Real-time Data for Real-time Use: Case Studies from Ghana and Mali. This paper… read more

Multimedia and a touchscreen display bring learning to life in schools without electricity.

The Grassroots Rise of a New Learning Technology

by |January 20th, 2015

Lessons Learned From the Field in Potou, Senegal By Jim Teicher, CEO & Director, CyberSmart Africa CyberSmart Africa, a digital learning social enterprise, has been working with The Earth Institute and teachers and students in Potou, Senegal since 2011 to actively test and refine a whole-classroom learning technology solution that has the potential to achieve massive… read more

Pioneering Innovation in the Education of B.Ed. Students in Madhya Pradesh, India: Preparation for the rolling out of a Blended course in 2015

by |December 22nd, 2014

Authors: Jubilee Padmanabhan, Kayhan Sanyal, Kamiya Kumar, Shreyanka Rao, Angelique Mahal, Radhika Iyengar Jubilee Padmanabhan is Head of Education Department, Hindupat Institute of Teacher Training. Kayhan Sanyal is Senior Program Manager at Avanti Fellows, specializing in instructional design using ICT. Kamiya Kumar is a current Master’s of Education degree (M.Ed) student in the Curriculum and… read more