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Enabling CLIx English Student Module Roll Out

September 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Mizoram Face-to-Face Training

September 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

Leveraging Our Key Resource for Research

July 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Teachers’ First Experience of Computers

July 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

CLIx at the MATSDA Conference 2017

July 10, 2017 / 1 Comments

The Validity Chapter

June 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

A Memorable Internship

June 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Digital Literacy Training, Mizoram

June 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

KCL-TISS Assessments Workshop Series

June 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

Chhattisgarh Classrooms Welcome CLIx

April 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Science Writing

March 20, 2017 / 1 Comments

Rollout of Confidence in Mizoram

March 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

English TPD Journey,2016

March 3, 2017 / 1 Comments

Mizoram: A Valuable Experience

February 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

DASTAAN Studies Students’ World

February 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

Learner Autonomy in Mizoram

February 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Learning How to Learn English in Mizoram

February 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

Mathematics Module Rollout in Chhattisgarh

February 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

TPD Design Camp

January 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

Data Collection in Rajasthan

January 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Joys of Toys- Innovative Science Learning

January 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

CLIx Math team attends the Maidan Summit 2016

January 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Channelising energy of the youth

January 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

CLIx English at Magic Bus Maidan Summit

January 10, 2017 / 1 Comments

Chhattisgarh teachers open up to CLIx

January 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

Our CLIx software platform, which way to go?

December 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

The CLIx Communications Internship

July 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

Latest News

20Nov

Learning to Work with Friends (23.10.17 – 03.11.17)

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While learning through computers is widely considered to promote an individualistic classroom culture where students learn from devices on their… Read More →

13Nov

Observation and Feedback from Production in Mizoram (23.10.17 – 03.11.17)

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Exposing students to media is a direct consequence of integrating technology into their classroom. The production team at CLIx works… Read More →

10Nov

J-WEL, a Laboratory for Education (09.10.17 – 12.10.17)

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Abdul Latif Jameel-World Education Lab (J-WEL) has been setup at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to spark ‘a global… Read More →

06Nov

Diary from Higher Education @ Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) Week (09.10.17 -12.10.17)

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) organised the Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) event from 9–12 October 2017 at the McGovern… Read More →

03Nov

Physical Science Face-to-Face Workshop at Rangareddy (05.10.17 – 11.10.17)

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The three-day face-to-face training for physical science teachers was conducted in Rangareddy at two centres, Masab Tank and Vikarabad, from… Read More →

30Oct

CLIx Maths Rollout in Two Schools in Jaipur, Rajasthan (22.09.17)

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Two members of the CLIx maths team visited two schools in Jaipur district on 22 September 2017 for rollout observation… Read More →

27Oct

Implementation Support in Mizoram (02.10.17 – 14.10.17)

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I visited Mizoram, the land of hills, yet again in 2–14 October 2017— this time to continue support for student… Read More →

20Oct

Science Face-to-Face Training, Sirohi (23.09.17)

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To enable teachers to effectively implement the CLIx science modules in schools, a one-day training programme was organised in Sirohi,… Read More →

17Oct

One-Day Interaction with Teachers in Jaipur (20.09.17)

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It was a one-day training programme for the CLIx science modules and the online teachers’ course (RTICT). Because we were… Read More →

13Oct

CLIx English Workshops in Telangana (05.09.17 -17.09.17)

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I found myself in the ‘City of Nawabs’ this September! We went to this beautiful historical city to train teachers… Read More →

10Oct

CLIx English in Maharashtra: A Tata Trust–L&T Collaboration (21.09.17-22.09.17)

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A two-day training in CLIx English modules was held for the personnel of Pratham InfoTech Sanchar Ltd on 21–22 September… Read More →

06Oct

CLIx Mathematics TPD Workshop in Karim Nagar, Telangana (06.09.17 – 13.09.17)

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Mathematics teacher professional development (TPD) workshops were conducted in Karimnagar district of Telangana from 6 to 8 September and then… Read More →

03Oct

Science Face-to-Face Workshop-Telangana (06.09.17-16.09.17)

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A three-day Science workshop was conducted in Telangana state in four spells from 6th to 16th September 2017. Teachers of… Read More →

29Sep

Reflections by a Teacher on CLIx Training (09.08.17- 11.08.17)

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I have come across many kinds of teacher trainings. But the CLIx training was quite different from the rest. It… Read More →

22Sep

Training and interaction with the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya teachers in Dhamtari (01.09.17 – 03.09.17)

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“One child, one book, one pen and one teacher can change the world” – Malala Yousafzai. We started September 2017… Read More →

14Sep

Enabling CLIx English Student Module Roll Out

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Leaving behind the Mumbai monsoon, we headed straight into the scorching heat of Jaipur to support the field team to… Read More →

07Sep

CLIx Mathematics Teachers workshop (09.08.17-11.09.17)

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A three-day mathematics teachers’ workshop was organized in Sirohi, Rajasthan, from 9 to 11 August 2017. The workshop introduced teachers… Read More →

05Sep

Mizoram Face-to-Face Training

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Even at very short notice, the science team was ready for the science teachers workshop held in Mizoram on 9… Read More →

24Aug

Assimilating Technology with Classroom Teaching: A Teacher Writes

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To address some of the needs and concerns raised by teachers, the English Team spent months ideating and developing new… Read More →

17Aug

Digital Literacy: Connecting Schools to Schools

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In the midst of the summer break, our army of implementation, technical and hardware representatives inaugurated the ‘most prestigious’ school… Read More →

14Aug

SCERT, Chattisgarh: OER Workshop for 250 High Schools

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SCERT conducted a four-day in-house workshop on Curriculum Mapping and open educational resources (OER) from 27 June to 30 June… Read More →

04Aug

Science Face-2-Face Training at Chhattisgarh

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A three-day workshop for science teachers in SCERT, Raipur, was conducted from 14 to 16 July 2017. The objective of… Read More →

28Jul

Leveraging Our Key Resource for Research

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Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) is an action research project. In action research, data and research inform practice in the field,… Read More →

21Jul

Teachers’ First Experience of Computers

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Cluster-level training was held at Karimnagar, Warangal and Ranga Reddy during 19–29 June 2017. A total of 1,552 teachers were… Read More →

14Jul

The English Intern: The Voice Inside        

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No teacher, preacher, parent, friend Or wise man can decide What’s right for you—just listen to The voice that speaks… Read More →

10Jul

CLIx at the MATSDA Conference 2017

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It was about four months ago that Sujata and I spotted a call for papers (CfP) for the Materials Development… Read More →

30Jun

On Language Teaching and Learning: Sharing the CLIx English Experience in Vietnam

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The CLIx English team got an opportunity to talk about their field experience of developing and implementing the CLIx English… Read More →

19Jun

The Validity Chapter

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Are you a teacher? A parent? A student? Ever been in one of these roles? If yes, then you must… Read More →

16Jun

Cluster-Level Orientation of Teachers, Jaipur (12.05.17 – 20.05.17)

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For the teachers participating in the CLIx programme in Jaipur, Rajasthan, a cluster-level two-day orientation was held from 12 May… Read More →

12Jun

A Memorable Internship

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The six-week internship was a compulsory part of my curriculum at the Media and Cultural Studies at Tata Institute of… Read More →

09Jun

Digital Literacy Training, Mizoram

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The CLIx Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Reflective Teaching in ICT for in-service teachers in elementary and secondary schools has a… Read More →

05Jun

KCL-TISS Assessments Workshop Series

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It all began with a chance conversation on a trip to King’s College, London (KCL) in May 2016, when Prof… Read More →

02Jun

Teacher Educators and Teacher Leaders in Rajasthan (02.05.17- 03.05.17)

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On 2–3 May 2017, Deepak Verma, my colleague from Eklavya and Science team lead, CLIx, and I met the teachers… Read More →

29May

Data Collection for Midline Study (25.04.17 – 08.05.17)

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A midline study for assessing the impact of CLIx intervention in the academic year 2016–17 was recently undertaken in Chhattisgarh,… Read More →

26May

Mist in the Mountains – an observation visit to Aizwal, Mizoram (17.04.17-21.04.17)

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Schools drenched in the downpour, people walking through a mist in the evening, classrooms full of guileless Mizo boys and… Read More →

22May

Technology Workshop Mizoram (25.04.17 – 29.04.17)

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Summer took a break in Mizoram when dark clouds drifted over the state to give it cooler days. With lightning,… Read More →

19May

CLIx Maths: Proportional Reasoning with Dharavi Students

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The CLIx Mathematics team conducted a trial of its first lesson at the BMC Transit Camp School in Dharavi. Dharavi… Read More →

17May

Teacher Educator Training Workshop, Hyderabad (30.03.17 – 03.04.17)

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The teacher educator workshop was conducted from 30 March 2017 to 3 April 2017 at IASE,  Hyderabad. It was the… Read More →

08May

Fresh Beginnings in Learner Autonomy with CLIx English! (10.04.2017-14.04.2017)

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It’s a bright, sunny day in the hills as I wind my way towards Ramhlun (South) High School. I’m looking… Read More →

08May

Joy of Learning: Science Teacher Training Workshop, Bihar (23.01.2017-28.01.2017)

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I recently joined the Eklavya team in conducting a teacher training workshop at Hajipur, Vaishali, Bihar. I worked with experienced… Read More →

28Apr

TISSx Workshop at Hyderabad (20.03.17- 24.03.17)

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In September 2016, CLIx organised the CLIx Open Online/Ongoing Lab workshop to introduce implementation field teams to the CLIx platform…. Read More →

24Apr

Transitioning from Print to Digital: Science Authoring Workshop

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The authoring workshop conducted by the CLIx technology team on 16–17 March gave an opportunity to the Science Team at… Read More →

21Apr

“I didn’t know that hydra could dance!!!! ”: Biology Team Field Visit to Mizoram – Part II

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We began the implementation of the CLIx biology module in the Mizoram schools witha brief interaction with students and teachers…. Read More →

21Apr

Biology Team Field Visit to Mizoram – Part I

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“A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.” — Carl Sagan Biology is taught… Read More →

17Apr

Trial Run of English TPD Certificate Course

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The Communicative English Language Teaching course is a certification course TISS will offer to teachers of the four states where… Read More →

10Apr

Learning by Doing at the Exciting and Exacting IIT-Bx Workshop

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On 3 March 2017, the IIT-Bombay (IITBx) team hosted CLIx members eager to learn how to create a course on… Read More →

07Apr

Chhattisgarh Classrooms Welcome CLIx

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We landed at the almost deserted airport of Raipur and had a quiet two-hour drive to Dhamtari where the English… Read More →

03Apr

Field Testing in Rajasthan: Trials and Tribulations

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Two girls work at a classroom computer, gingerly moving objects from one box to another while listening to the audio… Read More →

31Mar

Integrating Content with the Digital Platform: Facilitating Interactive Learning

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CLIx is developing a digital learning platform to present subject modules to students. The platform is being developed by the… Read More →

27Mar

Design as Research: Investigating How Designs Spark Student Learning at MIT Design Camps

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Curriculum designers not only create educational content and learning tools, they also study how their designs work in schools and… Read More →

20Mar

Science Writing

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When developing the science content, I had wondered whether students would understand what we were telling them in the modules…. Read More →

17Mar

CLIx in Rajasthan: The journey has just begun (28 November—2 December 2016)

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Sirohi schools had barely started CLIx rollouts when our team went there. Some schools had begun with Invitation to CLIx… Read More →

10Mar

Rollout of Confidence in Mizoram

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The English team visited Aizawl, Mizoram, from 21 to 25 November 2016 to observe the rollout of the English modules… Read More →

06Mar

Joy of Science – Science team participates in IUCAA workshop, Pune (31.01.17 – 04.02.17)

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TATA trust organised a 5-day workshop at the IUCAA science centre where we participated as Eklavya science team members. On… Read More →

03Mar

English TPD Journey,2016

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The year 2016 has been an eventful one for the CLIx English team. We rolled out TPD English in all… Read More →

27Feb

Mizoram: A Valuable Experience

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This pilot was our first trip to Mizoram and we were very excited. The people, the culture—it was all new… Read More →

24Feb

DASTAAN Studies Students’ World

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Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) anchored the DASTAAN fellowship. DASTAAN stands for ‘Develop bonds with locals, Ask questions, Study local societies,… Read More →

20Feb

Learner Autonomy in Mizoram

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English is not a ‘foreign’ language in Mizoram and students aspire to speak English, asking us: “When you were in… Read More →

17Feb

TPD-on-a-roll: Experiences from teacher workshops

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‘Bittersweet’, has been the experience in our CLIx TPD workshops! Thanks to the herculean efforts of our field teams, we… Read More →

13Feb

Learning How to Learn English in Mizoram

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It is 08:30 a.m. on a sunny Tuesday morning in September, and we are at the Government Zemabawk High School,… Read More →

10Feb

Mathematics Module Rollout in Chhattisgarh

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Connected Learning Initiative is working with government schools in Chhattisgarh. The mathematics module ‘Geometric Reasoning’ was rolled out in January… Read More →

07Feb

MIT Design Camp: A stimulus to integrate Technology to Education

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The MIT Design Camp gave the Science Team an opportunity to visit Boston and gain insights in a well planned… Read More →

03Feb

Data collection for Innovation Diffusion Process Documentation (IDPD) begins

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Literature on innovation diffusion is largely based on experiences in developed countries, and there is a need to study technology… Read More →

01Feb

Creating Pathways for Technology Readiness in the Education System of Mizoram

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A roundtable on improving secondary education in Mizoram: ‘Creating Pathways for Technology Readiness in the Education System of Mizoram’ was… Read More →

27Jan

Building the Future: Implementation Design Workshop, 11–13 January 2017

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The CLIx Implementation Team organised a three-day workshop from 11 to 13 January 2017 at the Tata Institute of Social… Read More →

25Jan

Curriculum Advisory Meet: Content Meets Context (13–14 September 2016)

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As the newest team in CLIx, we at TPD have had critical discussions with a wide range of stakeholders on… Read More →

23Jan

TPD Design Camp

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The TPD Design Camp, which took place between 7 and 10th December 2016, at TISS and World Trade Centre, Mumbai,… Read More →

20Jan

Data Collection in Rajasthan

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The research team accompanied the Field Support Persons (FSPs) in Rajasthan and visited schools in the control group for data… Read More →

19Jan

Joys of Toys- Innovative Science Learning

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Toy Making Workshop – Assam, 18–19 October 2016 Would you allow your child to play with toys in the classroom?… Read More →

16Jan

CLIx Math team attends the Maidan Summit 2016

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The Magic Bus Maidan Summit was organised on 13–14 December 2016 at the University of Mumbai’s Kalina campus, Mumbai. Maidan… Read More →

13Jan

Channelising energy of the youth

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The two days spent at the Magic Bus Summit were filled with moments of smiles, laughter, tears, energy, thrill and… Read More →

10Jan

CLIx English at Magic Bus Maidan Summit

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The Maidan Summit, an event organized by the NGO Magic Bus, gave an interesting opportunity to network with other organizations… Read More →

10Jan

Vibrant workshops for maths teachers

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October has been a whirlwind of travel around the country. The CLIx team had designed a 11-week blended course, Teaching… Read More →

04Jan

Chhattisgarh teachers open up to CLIx

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Chhattisgarh evokes an image of a state rich in tribal population and culture. This image I had of the state… Read More →

02Jan

Math team presents paper on ‘game-based learning’ at T4E Conference

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The CLIx mathematics team presented a paper at the 8th Technology for Education (T4E) conference held in December 2016. T4E… Read More →

30Dec

Our CLIx software platform, which way to go?

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One of the salient and grounding features of the CLIx project is the effective and meaningful collaboration between TISS (Mumbai)… Read More →

27Dec

Looking back, looking forward: A report of the CLIx workshop at Jaipur

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The mood was vibrant at the annual review workshop of the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) project held on 16 and… Read More →

20Oct

Summary report of i2C workshops at RJ (June and Aug)

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Report of summary of three i2c workshops. This is a summary of the 3 i2C workshops at Jaipur and Sirohi… Read More →

20Oct

CLIx Science: Motion module field trial, Chhattisgarh, 5-11 June 2016

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We believe children have an intuitive idea of motion. Our pedagogical design encourages students to speak up in class, using… Read More →

20Oct

Toy Story: It’s the Principle of the Thing

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One criticism about learning from ICT (Information Communication Technology) is that while it can provide a host of information, it… Read More →

17Oct

Towards the roll-out in Mizoram: School teachers take i2C forward

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From mid-August to early September, the CLIx team in Mizoram worked to prepare the ground for the CLIX roll-out. In… Read More →

17Oct

Orientation, Rajasthan: Baseline Study Data Collection

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A two-day workshop on data collection for the Baseline Study was conducted by CLIx Research on 11-12 July 2016 in… Read More →

29Jul

Student Baseline Survey in Mizoram

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The Student Baseline Survey for 30 schools in Mizoram, including government-aided and ad hoc high schools, was begun on 13… Read More →

25Jul

The CLIx Communications Internship

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As part of my MBA course, I did my summer internship at the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) Project, working with… Read More →

18Jul

Research Orientation in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

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CLIx in Chhattisgarh is due to be rolled out from academic year 2016. With this in mind, TISS-Eklavya conducted a… Read More →

15Jul

Open Edx Conference 2016

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The Open Edx Conference 2016 was held from 14-17 June at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Anchored by Edx, this… Read More →

11Jul

Re/viewing Pedagogy at Roskilde, Denmark

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The first international conference on “Innovative and Critical Approaches to Higher Education in the 21st Century” was organized by the… Read More →

04Jul

Testing the Movable Words Tool

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Understanding that children learning a language need to be able to connect communicative skill with grammatical ability, CLIx English has… Read More →

01Jul

Teachers Moving towards Digital Citizenship

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It is five to nine on a pleasant April morning in Aizawl, and teachers are filing into the small computer… Read More →

27Jun

The Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) Conference at MIT, 23-25 May 2016

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LINC 2016 held at MIT, Cambridge, MA, saw around 30 countries participating in discussions on digital innovations in education. This… Read More →

17Jun

On MOOCs, flipped classrooms and creative pedagogies

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Globally, one of the fastest evolving levers of educational transformation is the use of technology, which is changing learning environments… Read More →

13Jun

The New Face of Education (LINC Conference, 25 May 2016)

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If education is a way for young people to learn to analyse, empathise, and verbalise, then this was proved manifold… Read More →

10Jun

Maths: shaping up nicely!

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Over the last few months, the Maths team has been developing a module that will enable students to enjoy geometry,… Read More →

06Jun

Physics: Getting into motion!

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Motion, moving from one point to another, seems intuitive, yet opens up fascinating facets when explored more closely. Say, a cricket… Read More →

03Jun

Baseline Survey: Teachers in Rajasthan (3 May – 10 May 2016)

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The CLIx Baseline Surveys aim to gather evidence on the current status of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) around the… Read More →

31May

Baseline Survey: Teachers in Mizoram (18 April – 2 May 2016)

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The CLIx Baseline Surveys aim to gather evidence on the current status of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) around the… Read More →

27May

Rajasthan Field Trials: The Learning Process (5-6 May 2016)

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This May, the CLIx English Team visited sizzling (38℃) Rajasthan for two days, only to be surprised by cooling showers that… Read More →

25May

TPD for i2C: Roll-out in Aizawl (Mizoram), 18 April – 5 May 2016

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The first roll-out of CLIx TPD (Teacher Professional Development) for i2C (invitation to CLIx) took place in the computer labs… Read More →

20May

Telangana Field Trials, 11-13 April, 2016

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The course is being developed around students listening to audio stories, followed by tasks that focus on listening and speaking… Read More →

16May

Biology: Learning about “the connectedness of life”

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Biology can be fun, besides being informative. Learners decipher the cryptic life of microbes, discover why leaves are green, fathom… Read More →

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