Connected Learning at Scale: An International Symposium
8 & 9 August, 2018 – Mumbai, India
(Participation by Invitation only)
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Tata Trusts are pleased to announce Connected Learning at Scale: An International Symposium, to be held in Mumbai on 8 & 9 August 2018. The symposium builds on the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), a collaborative project to improve the academic and professional prospects of high school students in underserved communities in India. Since its launch in 2015, CLIx has served over 32,437 students in the states of Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, provided professional development for 2130 teachers and innovated in design and development of resources and platform (clix.tiss.edu). CLIx was awarded the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education 2017 edition in March this year.
The purpose of the symposium is to share experiences of practitioners and researchers and collaborate on design and development of innovative solutions for quality learning at scale. It is designed with panels and workshops through which participants with rich experience in educational innovation will address the themes of,
- Designing learning experiences
- Scaling with quality
- Research directions
Principles that could guide the integration of technology in curriculum and pedagogy, teacher professional development for transformative impact, openness, connectedness are some of the issues and considerations that will frame the discussions and workshops.
Participants will be drawn from educational planners, policymakers and practitioners, educational researchers, Foundations and agencies involved in advancing quality education for all, and STEM education, representatives of Indian state and central governments. It is hoped that diverse partners and stakeholders will convene to create strategies, pathways and opportunities for new partnerships and further innovations in education.
Sessions will be structured to facilitate sharing and interaction among participants to deepen and extend shared knowledge of issues critical to quality learning at scale.