Technology – An Enabler for Learning Effectiveness<br />Murlidhar S,<br />Co-Founder & CEO, MeritTrac Services Pvt Ltd<br />
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow”<br />– John Dewey<br />
India is a Country of Scale <br />India needs technology to support this massive system for its growth<br />
Use of Technology in Educational Reforms has to be Across Functions<br />Driving quality should be a key objective of the ...
New Perspectives in Assessments<br /><ul><li>MCQ is the norm today to cater to large number of examinations
Today technology can allow around 28 examination types allowing comprehensive evaluation of candidates
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Presentation given by Mr. Murlidhar S, Founder and CEO, MeritTrac Services on July 13,2011 at WORLD EDUCATION SUMMIT (www.worldeducationsummit.net) in the Inaugural Session: Education Leaders’ Conclave: Perspectives from Industry and Academia

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  • John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform.
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    1. 1. Technology – An Enabler for Learning Effectiveness<br />Murlidhar S,<br />Co-Founder & CEO, MeritTrac Services Pvt Ltd<br />
    2. 2. “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow”<br />– John Dewey<br />
    3. 3. India is a Country of Scale <br />India needs technology to support this massive system for its growth<br />
    4. 4. Use of Technology in Educational Reforms has to be Across Functions<br />Driving quality should be a key objective of the use of technology<br />
    5. 5. New Perspectives in Assessments<br /><ul><li>MCQ is the norm today to cater to large number of examinations
    6. 6. Today technology can allow around 28 examination types allowing comprehensive evaluation of candidates
    7. 7. E.g. Using actual patient images in medical examinations
    8. 8. E.g. Using audio visual support
    9. 9. Performance based tests
    10. 10. Using simulation based assessments
    11. 11. Coding tests
    12. 12. MS Office skills
    13. 13. Simulated accounting tests
    14. 14. Serious gaming to replicate actual business scenarios for MBA students to evaluate decision making and analytical thinking
    15. 15. Improving class participation though clickers</li></li></ul><li>Is Technology here to Stay?<br /><ul><li>In the last 6 months we have seen educational institutions show interest in adopting technology
    16. 16. 25 lakhexaminations
    17. 17. Over 35 organizations are conducting online examinations
    18. 18. Around 50 tenders have been received for assessments
    19. 19. e.g. ICAR</li>

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