– Panel of distinguished idea leaders from NGOs, education policy makers, grassroot educators, AI researchers and social innovators deliberated on challenges faced by kids in rural federal government schools
– Solutions proposed include phased reopening with mid-day meals, sensitising instructors around difficulties faced throughout pandemic, and a bridge curriculum to relieve students back to the school routine
HYDERABAD, India, July 21, 2021/ PRNewswire/– A roundtable conference on ‘AI & & Emerging Tech for Grassroots school education post-pandemic’ was arranged by International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH) to discover and deliberate on obstacles faced by kids in rural federal government schools. Panelists consisted of popular social leaders from NGOs, policy makers, grassroot educators, social scientists, AI researchers and social innovators.
Panelists shared their present/planned work or issues faced connecting to school education to understand the difficulties in handling COVID(and post-COVID)in different worlds of school education, particularly in rural and government schools. Broadly the conversation drew out the important difficulties the rural underprivileged are facing due to the pandemic. Inaccessibility, lack of digital literacy in teachers
, carelessness of the significance of arts, absence of extended knowing groups, and increase in dropout rates are a few of the noted obstacles. The panelists likewise discussed that the unfavorable learning environment at homes has made schools a need for rural trainees. To guarantee students return to school securely, extended learning spaces require to be prepared. Teachers need to be warned of the psychological assistance that kids require now. A bridge course must be prepared to bridge the retention gap of the students. Schools ought to open partly and make mid-day meals offered to avoid or lessen the intake of their unhealthy diet plan, the panelists acknowledged. Panelists likewise suggested how AI might help through automated evaluation tools for constant tracking and tracking, a streamlined learning visualization tool for grassroot teachers, customised assessment tools to determine qualitative skills, experiential finding out through virtual innovation, including game-based knowing tools, and an artificial learning buddy. The roundtable was arranged by Prof Raj Reddy Center at IIITH as part of its ventures to get tech optionsbased upon emerging research in the grassroot social sector, with specific concentrate on rural education and health care. Prof P J Narayanan, Director of IIITH, said, “The vision for Prof Raj Reddy Center is to bring the current research to build services that grassroot social organisations can adapt to assist the underserved sections, particularly in education. This round table is a step in the direction of finding the needs.” Panelists consisted of Naveen Mittal, Commissioner, Collegiate Education & Technical Education at Government of Telangana; Sridhar P, Founding Director, Kautilya School of Public Policy; Ramji Raghavan, Founder, Agastya International Foundation; Vinoda Kailas-Director, Pravaha Foundation; Samyak Chakraborty -Founder, Xbillion Vision Labs; Abhimanyu Saxena -Founder, Scaler Academy; A N Ramachandra-Ex Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya; Brig. Ganesham-Founder, Palle Srujana; Pothu Raju-Head Master, Guntur; Prof. Jayanthi Sivaswamy, IIIT Hyderabad; Kiranmai Pendyala – Head of HR, Western Digital; Pradeep Lokhande – Founder, Rural Relations; Mayur Patnala-Founder, Nirmaan; Payoshni Saraf – Director Alumni Impact, TFI
; and Ashish Shrivastava- Founder, Shiksharth. Viiveck Varma, Advisor to Prof Raj Reddy Center, who helped with the round table said,”Our endeavour through this round table and the work to follow is to harness the crossway of Technology and Social Impact in a manner benefiting neighborhoods at big.”
About Prof Raj Reddy Center at IIITH:
This center is an effort of IIIT Hyderabad to allow research study and emerging technology led services for grassroot education and public health, with specific emphasis on the rural population. The problem faced by the bottom of the societal pyramid is substantial and requires solutions that can be scaled to billions of impoverished. Several NGOs have been doing an incredible job on ground but many NGOs don’t have access to the latest research and technology services. This restricts the scale amplification due to dependence on volunteers alone to scale. Access to innovation research organizations will assist utilize emerging and futuristic innovations (including AI, Virtual Reality, and others) to amplify their effect. The centre will pursue 2 broad instructions for high social impact: developments in rural education, and development in healthcare for impoverished areas of society.
About IIIT Hyderabad:
The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH) is a self-governing research university established in 1998 that concentrates on the core locations of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains through inter-disciplinary research study with excellent social impact. Some of its research domains consist of Visual Information Technologies, Human Language Technologies, Data Engineering, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Wireless Communications, Algorithms and Information Security, Robotics, Building Science, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics, IT in Agriculture and e-Governance.
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