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Indian Educational Technology under a Learning Sciences Lens

4 pagesPublished: February 12, 2020


Education delivery and design is being continuously recast by application of learning technology. Several web-based learning applications are contributing to accessibility, enabling differentiated learning needs at scale. No doubt this is an important first step towards education for all, however since learning is a complex socio-psychological experience, are current EdTech products simply replicating traditional teaching? This paper presents a Learning Science (LS) perspective on EdTech solutions emerging in India, aimed at examining their pedagogical efficacy and proposing recommendations for greater cognitive engagement. Results reveal that while teacher centred approaches are visible in the Indian EdTech products, designing products aimed at constructive and interactive learner tasks will likely pave the way for higher learning gains.

Keyphrases: EdTech, evaluation, instructional design, Learning and Development, learning design, Learning Sciences, online, pedagogy, tutoring

In: Claudia Urrea (editor). Proceedings of the MIT LINC 2019 Conference, vol 3, pages 210--213

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Nilanjana Saxena},
  title     = {Indian Educational Technology under a Learning Sciences Lens},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the MIT LINC 2019 Conference},
  editor    = {Claudia Urrea},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Education Science},
  volume    = {3},
  pages     = {210--213},
  year      = {2020},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2516-2306},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/t2kt}}
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