Thursday, 28 January 2016

MIT, TISS, Tata Trusts launch connected learning tool

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) collaborated with Tata Trusts to launch the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), a programme that will alleviate learning experiences for secondary schoolchildren by making effective use of information and communication technology .

Initially, the focus will be to offer content in English, Hindi and Telugu for subjects such as English, science, mathematics and professional values. CLIx will support the existing school curricula with technology integrated aids. While Phase I will include over 1,000 state-run schools from Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram and reach out to around 1.65 lakh students in less than three years, in Phase II, the initiative will look at extending the scope to other states, including Maharashtra, and in more languages. An additional focus will be professional development for 4,400 teachers in the four states.

The announcement was made on Wednesday in Mumbai in the presence of Tata Trusts chairman Ratan Tata, MIT president Rafael Reif, board chairperson S Ramadorai, and TISS director S Parasuraman.

Source::: Jan 28 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai),

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