Byju’s has been under fire these past months over its delay in filing audited financials as well as over its March funding round. Besides, the company’s subsidiaries have had to lay off staff in the past weeks amid a funding crunch
India’s edtech startups are failing to regulate themselves
In January, after the government issued an advisory asking citizens to be cautious before signing up for online courses, edtech companies had come together to form a self-regulatory body, the India EdTech Consortium (IEC). IEC has identified sales, loans, content, and teacher effectiveness as some of the most important issues…
Andhra signs MoU with BYJU’s: Class 8-10 govt school students to get tablets
BYJU’s online courses will be included in the Andhra school curriculum, with the goal that in 2025, all government school students can write the CBSE Class 10 board exam, the government has said. In a release, the Andhra Pradesh government has said that the project — aimed at enhancing digital…
Consumer Affairs Min calls meeting to discuss complaints against EduTech firms
After reprimanding restaurants and ride-hailing apps, the Consumer Affairs Ministry will soon hold a meeting with EduTech firms like Byju’s and Unacademy amid complaints that these platforms put extra study pressure on schools
“How Dare They Peep into My Private Life?” Children’s Rights Violations by Governments that Endorsed Online Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Unbeknownst to him, an invisible swarm of tracking technologies surveil Rodin’s online interactions throughout his day. Within milliseconds of Rodin logging into class in the morning, his school’s online learning platform begins tracking Rodin’s physical location—at home in his family’s living room, where he has spent most of his days…
Covid widens rich-poor gap in learning
The survey “Cries of Anguish” conducted by the National Coalition on the Education Emergency has attributed the development to online classes, parents guiding their children themselves, and the effect of private tuition
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.
EDUCATION EMERGENCY: WHAT MUST WE DO?
Do’s and Don’ts for schools post opening. Context of Maharashtra.
Union Budget 2022 | Digital university to be set up to provide education: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
“One lesson the pandemic has taught us – online teaching should not be confused with meaningful education. It may provide some engagement when schools are closed, but is pedagogically inferior to in-person learning within the learning community of the classroom and the school”