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Teachers’ First Experience of Computers

July 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

CLIx at the MATSDA Conference 2017

July 10, 2017 / 0 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

Trial Run of English TPD Certificate Course

April 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Chhattisgarh Classrooms Welcome CLIx

April 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Science Writing

March 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Rollout of Confidence in Mizoram

March 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

English TPD Journey,2016

March 3, 2017 / 0 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

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

February 17, 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 / 0 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

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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 →
13May

Geometry Learning Study and Field Trials, Mizoram

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Students of Std 10 are playing ‘Police Quad’, working in small groups. Some debate and discuss different solutions and strategies... Read More →
09May

The Story Pastiche through the Open Story Tool

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A thread that binds all humanity is our abiding love for stories. The media sell us stories of war and... Read More →
06May

CLIx i2C Pilot: Mapping activity at Government Ninder School, Rajasthan

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This activity was conducted from 14 to 18 September, 2015, with Std IX students in Ninder village outside Jaipur. After... Read More →
04May

Chhattisgarh Field Trials for CLIx English

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We conducted these trials at two schools in Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh, on 26-27 April 2016. The recent heatwave led to schools being... Read More →
02May

Chemistry module under development: Things that (are) Matter

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When we begin teaching formal chemistry in high school, we begin, almost as a pedagogical necessity, with some deceptively simple concepts.... Read More →
27Apr

CLIx Orientation, Chhattisgarh

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On 7 and 8 April, 2016, SCERT, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, along with UNICEF, TISS, EklavyaandMIT, held an orientation programme for... Read More →
22Feb

CLIx Launch

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The Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), a joint venture of TATA Trusts, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and Massachusetts Institute... Read More →
21Feb

TPD – Implementation Workshop (27th – 30th January 2016)

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A joint TPD- Implementation workshop for CLIx was held at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) from 27th... Read More →
21Feb

i2C Training for Secondary Teachers

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The first Invitation to Clix ( i2C) course was conducted with teachers at Aizawl (Mizoram) in a 3 day workshop... Read More →
21Feb

CLIx at Mizoram – Head Teachers’ Orientation

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On 20th January 2016, the Mizoram Government along with Mizoram University, TISS & MIT organized a day-long orientation program for... Read More →
21Feb

Field Trial in Mizoram

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From 3 to 5 February, 2016, we conducted field trials in Aizawl, Mizoram, of the interactive tools we are building... Read More →
18Feb

Telangana Travel Diaries

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After the 3-day orientation at TISS Mumbai, I got back to Hyderabad on Dec 23rd 2015. The orientation equipped me... Read More →
18Feb

How ‘Trees’ as a cultural thing change over time in New Media

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By Saurav Mohanty Saalumarada Thimmakka, an environmentalist, is a well known personality of Karnataka. She has earned recognition due to... Read More →
28Dec

Hello, CLIx!!

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I had the privilege to be a participant in the three-day workshop from Dec 21st to 23rd at TISS Mumbai... Read More →
28Dec

Report on Dastaan Orientation [Mizoram]

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The three days orientation Programme of CLIx Dastaan FellowS 2015 was held at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai... Read More →
28Dec

CLIx DASTAAN orientation workshop [Rajasthan]

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Let me start with a small introduction of myself. My name is Rudraksh Rakshit, I was born and brought up... Read More →
23Dec

Connecting to Language through Stories: Reflection on Dastaan Orientation [Chattisgarh]

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Dastaan Fellowship is an initiative of CLIx-English team. The role of the fellows is to understand the learner’s learning habitat... Read More →
16Dec

About DASTAAN…

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DASTAAN  will seek to understand the adolescent teenagers’ world(s) through a series of tools developed and designed by the English... Read More →
08Dec

‘Personalised Mastery Based Learning’ talk by Salman Khan (Khan Academy)

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Mr Salman Khan (Founder, Khan Academy) was invited by the Centre for Education, Innovation & Action Research (CEI&AR), TISS, to... Read More →
29Oct

Curriculum Update – October 2015

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Curriculum development work began in February 2015 by first scoping out the macro aspects, such as the class (grade) to... Read More →
14Oct

Teacher Professional Development in CLIx

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In CLIx project our vision is to leverage technology to enhance teacher capacity to use new media technology effectively. The... Read More →
14Oct

Successful rounds of i2C Pilots in Telangana and Rajasthan

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Invitation to CLIx (i2C) is a course designed and developed on the principles of connected learning. The learning experiences in... Read More →
10Oct

CLIx Design Camp at MIT

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Collaborating, sharing, and building were the key themes of the two week Design Camp that was held at MIT from... Read More →

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