March 2018

Connected Learning Initiative wins prestigious UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize

The Connected Learning Initiative, supported by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tata Trusts, leverages technology to improve learning outcomes in mathematics, English and science in secondary schools in India

The Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) is a bold and innovative experiment that offers quality teaching and learning through the use of modern technology to improve the academic prospects of high school students from underserved communities of India.

The initiative utilises a four-pronged approach that includes classroom activities, lab activities, IT-enabled activities, and review and assessment to deliver learning outcomes. CLIx aims to provide high-quality learning experiences in Hindi, Telugu and English. It focuses on authentic, hands-on, conceptual learning and development of values, skills and competencies.

CLIx has helped improve the education outcomes in a total of 478 government secondary schools, covering 2,130 teachers and 32,437 students in the states of Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana. Currently, CLIx offers over 15 modules in mathematics, science, English and digital literacy in three languages in the schools in which ICT labs have been activated; 1767 teachers participated in Teacher Professional Development Workshops and are on mobile-phone enabled Communities of Practice.

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