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Creating Innovative Models in Education -Best Practices And Next Practices- Irina Ghosh, Microsoft India
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Creating Innovative Models in Education -Best Practices And Next Practices- Irina Ghosh, Microsoft India



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  • 1. imagined a world where there was a computer in every home…Our challenge today is to help governmentsprioritize universal access, making it a rightnot a privilegeIrina GhoseDirector- Education eindia.eletsonline.com
  • 2. THE IMPACT OF UNIVERSAL ACCESS Broadband and PC Penetration Drives Development and Growth Student Outcomes Academic achievement impact of a student having a computer at home is clearly higher, in most countries, than the effect of their having computer access at school. Entrepreneurship and Jobs World Bank data shows that businesses worldwide using ICT have over 5% higher profitability than businesses that do not use ICT. Economic Growth In a related study of 27 high-income countries and 66 developing countries, analysts found that a 1 percentage point increase in the number of Internet users boosts total exports by 4.3 percentage points, and increases exports from low-income countries to high-income countries by 3.8 percentage points. eindia.eletsonline.com
  • 3. Creating Innovative Models inEducation: Best Practices and Next Practices eindia.eletsonline.com
  • 4. Government Challenges and Priorities National competitiveness Workforce development Smart students: 1:1 computing Personalized learning Increase % of High school / Vocational students eindia.eletsonline.com
  • 5. What do Partnerships needto look like? Government sponsor – Min of Education, State Level buy in OEM partner – Multinational as well as local OEM companies Content partners – Publishers + E- Curriculum providers Financing – Bank, NGO or Gov’t budget Telecommunication provider – They are highly motivated partners and winners in broad access initiatives Local ICT providers – These partners can have significant ‘skin in the game’ to help the program succeed eindia.eletsonline.com
  • 6. At Microsoft, we call this Solutions enabling students, educators,and families eindia.eletsonline.com
  • 7. 1 Idola Malaya Digital access for all Students/Citizens in Malaysia by 2015 Situation: Results: Low broadband penetration in certain • 1 Million laptops for areas / segments in society 2010 • Broadband Resulting in a digital divide between the connectivity attached have’s and have not’s to each laptop • Special training for Vision to build a knowledge economy in citizens to create a the next economic plan. sustainable digital access Solution: • Netbooks for Students / Citizens Offer: • Subsidized broadband purchase • Netbook • Windows 7 + Office program • Learning Suite • Subsidies generated through Telco • Digital Literacy Course Universal Access Fund • Connectivity 3 G • Broadband penetration up to 95% by 2015 eindia.eletsonline.com
  • 8. Microsoft End to End Proposition Employability & 500 Corporates & 75,000 P students on S2B Portal Kshamta, Saksham, Skill Development Jyoti R 675K K12 Teachers Vibrant O 35K HE Faculties Connected; Communities G 750 Student Partners R Internship A 100K Imagine Cup & Support/ M 20K ITLA registrations; Innovation 425 Students mentored by MSR, I-Spark 25 I-Spark Centers O IT Skills / F 150K DLC certifications Certifications F 50 K MS Certifications/ yr E Content & R 12 PIL Alliances Curriculum I 850 IT Academies Faculty 40 MSL partners Connection N G 5m DreamSpark Users, Technology Access S 1500 MSDN Alliances MS Technology Stack Collaboration: Solutions:Education Desktop Shared Computing: Portals, Dynamics ERP & CRM Cloud Propositionwith Learning Suite MultiPoint Live @ Edu, O365 ISV Partners eindia.eletsonline.com
  • 9. Recommendations – The 4 E’sEncouraging Research & Development on socially relevant issuesEnhancing Scale & Impact by adopting Technology Enabled LearningExcellence in Quality & Relevant ContentEmployability, Entrepreneurship & Vocational Training eindia.eletsonline.com
  • 10. Thank You ighose@microsoft.com eindia.eletsonline.com