Is maintaining a Computer Lab tough for a Government School?

When the idea of computer based labs or smart classes or e-learning labs had first come into focus, it was hailed as a big innovation in the education space. As we enter into the 21st century, their usage statistics across government schools unfortunately do not give us the same confidence. As of date in India, about 19.6% government schools have a computer lab. However, 66% of these do not have a functional lab. When we dug deeper to understand the […]

Why Smart Classes will give way to one on one Learning?

Let’s go back a few years i.e. even before when computers were introduced in our schools and try to visualize how our classrooms were run. A teacher enters into the class, uses blackboard and chalk to teach a particular topic in the 30 to 45 minutes she has. A good teacher would in between ask all students whether they are understanding the concept and if they have any questions. After these 30 to 45 minutes, in all probability this topic […]

Why videos make more sense in our classrooms today?

The answer lies in the way our society has evolved over the past 50 years. Let’s go a little deeper into this. If we look at the generation which grew up in 50s, 60s and 70s, outside of school majority of them were either involved in various forms of outdoor games or looked at books like amar chitra katha or panchatantra for their dose of fictional stories and entertainment. As TV was not so prominent in those days, parents mostly […]