Blended Learning in India

[In this Edsurge article you’ll discover a model that uses online learning with direct instruction. The model worked here in the US for Kipp Charter Schools and is now being deployed by an Indian company, Zaya.]

Meg Whittenberger
Sep 29, 2015

half_size_shutterstock_271790024-1443595879On his swing through Silicon Valley this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to improve education for girls and increase opportunities for women. In a Mumbai slum some 4,000 miles away, two local women are doing just that.

Meenu and Manju have little teaching experience, but they are helping to close the literacy and numeracy gap in Malwani, one of Asia’s largest slums. Their schools, which have chipped walls and frequent power cuts, charge students less than $6 per month and struggle to retain certified teachers. Armed with basic tablets, Meenu and Manju have become unexpected evangelists of blended learning.

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