Monday, 23 March, 2020

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From the Editor’s Desk…

It is a pleasure to bring to you the first edition of the EdIndia TechConnect Newsletter, a sectoral newsletter committed towards fostering a network of EdTech innovators.It is a pleasure to bring to you the first edition of the EdIndia TechConnect Newsletter, a sectoral newsletter committed towards fostering a network of EdTech innovators.

Technology enhances the quality of education. The recent pandemic COVID-19 has brought in a need of social distancing which has led a major impact on classroom teaching. This has given rise to technology-enabled teaching learning pedagogies and resultant increase in the Edu-tech players across globe.

With our mission to blend technology and education at global and local level, this newsletter, we will bring to you, stories of leaders and innovators impacting the education landscape at scale, using technology.

TechConnect shall also endeavor to highlight unsung innovators under the section “Impact Warriors” working at grassroots, slowly but surely bringing about change.

TechConnect shall also feature interesting innovations and project insights from large scale projects that have used Technology extensively serving as a forum for best practices sharing.
We do hope you will enjoy reading this and look forward to your feedback and contributions.

Happy Reading!

Sonakshi Agarwal
Founder & Director, Sterlite EdIndia Foundation

About EdIndia

EdIndia Foundation is a non-profit set up to impact the quality of education at scale by leveraging technology and data analytics to support the public education system to identify and address teacher development needs. It is currently working in Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

Leader Talk

Making Teaching an Aspirational Career

Ramya Venkataraman, an alum of IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta is the Founder & CEO of ‘CENTA- Center for Teacher Accreditation’. She speaks to TechConnect about her mission of ‘Making Teaching an Aspirational Career’ by empowering teachers, creating a learning ecosystem & transforming the quality of education in India.

Impact Warrior

Mamta Ankit: Educating through
technology

Innovation and Programs

Nirnay Data Programme: A Framework for Classroom Innovation

NEWS

Amazon Global Audiobooks makes available ‘Audible Stories’ free for children as they are unable to attend school due to the lockdown.

Kerala Startup Mission launches an application to help school students learn during the lockdown.

EVENTS

Attend the Webinar on ‘Smoothing the Transition to Remote Instruction’ and use e-learning platforms to engage students through online classes.

Date: April 23rd, 2020
Time: 11:00 am Eastern
Duration: 1 hour

In view of COVID-19 pandemic, Commonwealth Learning (COL) and the OER Foundation (OERF) have joined hands to form Open Educational Resources for COVID (OER4COVID) community. Do attend its first online consultation for Asian region on: April 8, 2020, 20:00 pm PDT