TMR 2022: Is online education furthering inequality?

Who gets to benefit from it and who stands to lose?

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How did India’s education sector cope with the disruption of the pandemic? Did the resultant push to conduct classes online affect marginalised groups adversely? What lessons did the industry learn?

The Media Rumble 2022 discussed all this and more at the session titled “Digitising Education”. Moderated by Mohit Satyanand, entrepreneur and chairperson of Teamwork Arts, which organised the media festival along with Newslaundry, the session had as speakers Aashish Mandhwani of Shri Ram Schools, Kishalay Bhattacharjee of the Jindal School of Journalism and Communication, Maya Mirchandani of Ashoka University, and Paroma Roy Chowdhary of Byju’s. 

“Learning for us was two ways,” said Mirchandani. “One was to re-tailor our content that was meant to be imparted in a physical classroom. Second was to learn from digital-savvy students to make our classrooms more interesting.”

The session also tackled the question of whether the pandemic furthered the inequality in the education sector.


Text by Aanchal Poddar.

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