Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx)

Locations: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Sponsor: Tata Trusts Mumbai

The Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) is the first initiative undertaken by the CEIAR in partnership with THE TATA TRUSTS and MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT). It is a bold and innovative effort that aims to improve the professional and academic prospects of high school students from underserved communities in India. CLIx incorporates thoughtful pedagogical design and leverages contemporary technology, including online capabilities, to provide quality educational content and experiences at scale. The initiative aims to reach a total of approximately 1,000 schools and 150,000 students in 4 states during 2015–2017, as well as conduct professional development for approximately 2,700 teachers.

CLIx aims to catalyse access to quality learning opportunities at scale that are capable of changing what Indian students and teachers know and can do. A massive quality intervention, providing curricular alternatives to students and teachers, can irreversibly ‘change the game', improving the Indian education system and what Indian youth learn.

The Connected Learning Initiative will raise the social capital and expand opportunities for participating youth, thereby empowering them to be successful in the 21st Century. This initiative will substantively, substantially, and positively impact educational opportunity of Indian youth by strengthening the foundation to modernize school education in India and providing a model with global relevance.

AIM OF CLIx:

To offer scalable and sustainable quality teaching and learning experiences for English, mathematics and science with values and hands on learning, enabled through technology, to strengthen the foundational competencies and confidence of students and teachers, critical to their success in the 21st century.

OBJECTIVES OF CLIx:

  • Integrate high quality IT enabled curricular resources in Communicative English, Mathematics and Science in secondary schools
  • Impact quality of student learning in secondary schools
  • Impact teacher knowledge and classroom practice
  • Improve ICT usage and the use of science labs, hands-on and field activities in secondary schools
  • Create a system of sustainable growth of the initiative

ECOSYSTEM OF PARTNERS:

CLIx will be led by the Tata Trusts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research, TISS.

CLIx’s initial development and implementation partners include:

  • Centre for Education Research and Practice
  • Centre for microfinance
  • Digital Empowerment Foundation
  • Eklavya
  • Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
  • Centre for Learning Resources
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • National Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Sri Satya Sai Vidya Vahini
  • Govt. of Chhattisgarh
  • Govt. of Mizoram
  • Govt. of Rajasthan
  • Govt. of Telangana
  • Tata Class Edge
  • UNICEF Chhattisgarh
  • SCERT, Telangana
  • The University of Mizoram