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…