Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx)

Connected Learning at Scale: An International Symposium


Date and time: Aug. 8, 2018 9:00AM - Aug. 9, 2018 6:00PM

Venue: Library Conference Hall, TISS New Campus, V N Purav Marg

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Tata Trusts are pleased to announce Connected Learning at Scale: An International Symposium, to be held in Mumbai on 8 & 9 August 2018.  The symposium builds on the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), a collaborative project to improve the academic and professional prospects of high school students in underserved communities in India.  Since its launch in 2015, CLIx has served over 32,437 students in the states of Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, provided professional development for 2130 teachers and innovated in design and development of resources and platform (  CLIx was awarded the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education 2017 edition in March this year.

The purpose of the symposium is to share experiences of practitioners and researchers and collaborate on design and development of innovative solutions for quality learning at scale.  It is designed with panels and workshops through which participants with rich experience in educational innovation will address the themes of,

  • Designing learning experiences
  • Scaling with quality
  • Partnerships
  • Research directions

Principles that could guide the integration of technology in curriculum and pedagogy, teacher professional development for transformative impact, openness, connectedness are some of the issues and considerations that will frame the discussions and workshops.

Participants (by invitation) are drawn from educational planners, policymakers and practitioners, educational researchers, Foundations and agencies involved in advancing quality education for all, and STEM education, representatives of Indian state and central governments. It is hoped that diverse partners and stakeholders will convene to create strategies, pathways and opportunities for new partnerships and further innovations in education.

Programmes and Sessions

Sessions will be structured to facilitate sharing and interaction among participants to deepen and extend shared knowledge of issues critical to quality learning at scale. The schedule of the symposium will comprise of:

Keynote Panel: Perspectives and Practices in Technology-Enabled Teaching & Learning and Future Directions

This panel will provide practice based and scholarly perspectives, setting the agenda for the two days’ engagement.


1.    Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx): Quality at Scale

Designing and Implementing CLIx across schools in India:  What did it take?


2.    Teachers’ Voices: Opportunities and Challenges in Implementation of ICT Based Learning

Teachers representing national and international initiatives will share their reflections on their technology-enabled practice.


3.    Policy and Practice in Technology and Education

Government representatives from India and other contexts will address policy dimensions in the technology and education space.


4.    Looking Back & Moving Forward: Sponsor and Foundation Perspectives

What have we learnt the last two days and how do we extend that to other contexts? How do we create opportunities to improve education and employment prospects for underserved youth?


Interactive Parallel Sessions

  • On curriculum and digital resource design;  teacher professional development
  • On implementation and policy
  • On capacity building and research


Round Tables

  • Issues specific to practitioners, curriculum designers and  researchers
  • Issues specific to educational technologists, policy makers, sponsors and funding agencies

Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

V.N.Purav Marg, Deonar

Mumbai – 400088

Phone: +91 -2225525002/3/4