Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Innovations in Education and harnessing Ed-Tech in post Covid-19 Scenario on Saturday 23 May 2020 at 4:00 pm (1 Hour 30 Minutes)

Date: Saturday 23 May 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (1 Hour 30 Minutes)


Education, being a social institution serving the needs of society, is indispensable for a society to survive and thrive. It should be not only comprehensive, sustainable, but also must continuously evolve to meet the challenges of the fast-changing and unpredictable globalized world. This evolution must be systemic, consistent and scalable; therefore, teachers, administrators, researchers and policymakers are expected to innovate the theory and practice of teaching and learning, as well as all other aspects of this complex organization to ensure quality preparation of all students for life and work.

Education is envisaged to cater to the needs of head, heart and hands, thereby making it a holistic approach of imparting cognitive, emotional skills. This not only enables professional advancement but also personal development. With a change in global scenario, education system is expected deliver key competencies like critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration among others, which are called the 21st century skills. Hence, there is an imminent need to adopt innovations wherever possible to make education more effective. The Govt. of India and State Governments have been constantly evolving with time and are working in this line by spearheading schemes/ best practices. Programmes such as Samagra Shiksha (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, Teacher Training), mid-day meals have been highly successful in ensuring access to equitable, quality education for children.

Shaala Shagun portal developed by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India is one such move wherein a digital repository of innovations from across the country has been created. The portal has a Performance Grading Index with a ranking of States/ UTs based on specific indicators, it also hosts ‘Diksha’ which is an e-learning platform for students and teachers. Shaala Sarathi is an interactive platform for various stakeholders in education for scaling up promising innovations to achieve better educational outcomes. This intervention enables to foster better collaboration between NGOs, Corporates/ CSR foundations, State Governments.

In this present context of a global catastrophe caused by the spread of Covid- 19 pandemic, education sector in India is set to change and the adoption of innovations is inevitable. Education Technology (Ed-Tech) platforms have a key role to play as they are not only coming up with unique teaching methodologies but also offering a personalized learning experience. Hence, taking a cue from this, the webinar series on ‘Innovations in Education and harnessing Ed-Tech in post Covid-19 Scenario’ would focus on a need for innovations in the following:


Teaching-learning methodology
Vocational/ work education
Teacher training
Sustainable schools
Inclusive education
Community participation

Shri V Ch. Veerabhadrudu, IAS Commissioner, School Education, GoAP
Dr N Upender Reddy, Former Prof. & Head, SCERT, GoAP 

Mr. Ashish N Choragudi,
Mrs. P. Sri Vidya,
Mr. Madabushi. V. Vasudev,
Mr. Pothula Akshith,
Mr. Mohammed Ahmed,
Ms. Sanga Sindhoor Yadav,


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