September 11, 2017September 11, 2017


Going to school no longer means just picking up a bag full of books and riding a bus to the school building. Mobile technology has changed all of that. Thanks to mobile applications, online schooling is now possible. Mobile apps have changed teaching both outside and inside the classroom.

Studies have shown that the use of mobile devices can significantly affect the achievement levels of students. For example, Maya Lopuch…

August 30, 2017August 30, 2017


Adaptive learning is a computer-based system that gauges a student’s performance and accordingly alters the study material presented to the student in real time. Teachers can customise the responses of the system using the learning analytics and fine-grained data offered by the best adaptive learning systems. They can perform functions such as comprehensive user management, administration, reporting, tracking and documentation using learning management systems (…

August 23, 2017August 23, 2017


The Divine Light Trust, a philanthropic organisation based in Mussoorie, has introduced an initiative for digital education called ‘Chetna’. Under this,  the students will learn basics of spoken English and science through visual effects, sound, animation and graphics.

How it will help

The programme involves using ‘smart class’ software to teach children in 41 government schools in the state of Uttarakhand. The schools are spread across five districts.

The scheme will compen…

August 11, 2017August 11, 2017


The government is looking at creating a content depository for teachers. The depository will help teachers to develop, curate and spread teaching material and, therefore, improve education quality.

The government believes that a content depository will lead to better learning outcomes in schools. It could also serve as a resource for the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), which prepares curriculum and publishes books for schools. The NCERT could use the depository to…

May 24, 2017May 24, 2017


When we entered the new millennium over a decade ago, our obsession with big data began. Individuals and companies, alike, came to realise the importance of collecting, maintaining and analysing data sets. From waking up in the morning and analysing sleeping patterns to weather forecasts, big data analytics have pervaded all aspects of our mundane and not-so-mundane life. The education sector, too, has adopted it enthusiastically. Even before a teacher enters the classroom, their performance in …

April 22, 2017April 22, 2017


Technology has touched all spheres of life, including education.  The advent of technology in the classroom has opened new avenues for teachers to teach and students to learn. Now, teachers have varied technological resources at their disposal to make the classroom environment interesting and lively.


a. Tablets are the 21st Century Books

Children need different books as they move from one grade to the next. Hence, buying a tablet is more economical in the lo…

April 22, 2015April 22, 2015


‘Digital classrooms’ refer to the classrooms wherein conventional teaching is aided by technology-based learning. The popularity of these classrooms is growing fast in schools across India. A large number of private schools have already made the switch, either fully or partially, by adopting the digital classroom system. However, a huge majority is yet to make the change. The number of schools is so huge that the segment is expected to grow at a rate of almost 100 per cent per annum over the…

April 21, 2015April 21, 2015


Virtual classrooms have already gained ground in the Indian education sector. Thanks to the ‘Digital India’ initiative taken by the incumbent government, these new-age classrooms are expected to take a new leap in terms of their expansion and popularity. Benefits associated with these classrooms are the driving force behind their growing popularity across the country. These benefits are not only enabling students to enhance their learning experience but also equipping teachers with new-age teach…

April 10, 2015April 10, 2015


The introduction of information technology in education is a boon to students as well as teachers, since it has brought an improvement in the overall efficiency of the system. Technology helps in increasing younger generation’s interest in what is being taught in the classroom. It also unlocks their creativity in a better way. This is especially important in the era of the Internet, when everything is just a  click away. Today’s students are tuned to make the best use of technology and ther…

April 8, 2015April 8, 2015


Social media at times proves to be of great help for students. Students today use it nearly for all types of communication-related requirements in their life, right from staying connected with friends to discussing their homework.

Considering this fact, some schools today are also teaching students social media etiquette and rules. Some educators say that interactions on social media are quite positive and schools can even have a dedicated Facebook page for their students to communicate.