“It’s just a game of valuation for these companies. It isn’t about education at all,” says Pradeep Poonia, a software engineer and activist who has faced defamation suits for flagging misleading advertising campaigns by EdTech companies. “It is the sale of education.” “EdTech promotes a dangerous learnification of education that…
Webinar on “Right Digitalization” in Education? on 23rd April 2022
A recording of this seminar is available on YouTube. Please watch it here. Digitalisation has been taking place across sectors for a while now but has gathered a lot of pace in the last couple of years, even more so during the pandemic. Specially in education, due to the unexpectedly…
Haryana to distribute 2.5 lakh tablets among Class 10-12 students of govt schools next month
Haryana govt. to distribute 2.5 lakh tablets to Class 10-12 students of government schools in May. Procurement of personalised and adaptive learning (PAL) software (for Classes 9 to 12), which will cost more than ₹5 crore is also planned
Tamil Nadu: Primary Schools To Get Smart Classes
Government announces that smart classrooms would be built in all 23,000 government primary schools in the next four years, with 7,500 coming up at ₹150 crore in 2022-23.
The Edtech Leviathan
– Gurumurthy Kasinathan and Amshuman Dasarathy Private platforms in the unregulated edtech sector are incentivised to prioritise growth above all else and their programmes are sharply opposed to the socially transformative aims of education.
Platform Capitalism and Edtech
– Gurumurthy Kasinathan For-profit edtech needs to be banned, and the government must play an active regulatory role.
Technology as exclusion in education
– R Ramanujam We have been through an unparalleled disruption in educational history due to the pandemic. For nearly 18 months, millions of school age children suffered a major disruption in their education. For millions of children studying in government schools there was no schooling and most of them could…