Innovations in Teaching :

Innovations in Teaching:

Later in the day today, I am speaking at an FDP for Central University Jammu on the above theme. 

In order to share those ideas more widely, I am sharing here the main points, I will be making in my talk at the event. 

The driver of educational innovations in India is mainly to address the following challenges:

  • The challenge of numbers 
  • The challenge of access 
  • The challenge of relevance 
  • The challenge of costs 

The specific innovation that I have cited, at the end of this piece, helps in meeting all the above 4 challenges. 

Newton had once remarked “ If I have seen further, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants”.

There are a few thought leaders on innovation… and their ideas can be applied to education:

1: Everett Rogers on the diffusion of innovation. Link to Wikipedia article :

2: Blue Ocean Strategy by W Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne of INSEAD : link to Wikipedia article :

3: Clayton Christensen: Disrupting Class : link to Wikipedia article :

4: UKOU annual reports on Innovations in education. This series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This ninth

report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a widespread influence on education. Innovative pedagogy 2021:

Examples of educational innovation:

1: Duolingo, the free language learning App:

2: Learning 321: a free WhatsApp based learning community. Use this link to join:

3: Future readiness, fee-based courses delivered through WhatsApp:

Riding on the shoulders of these, I am pursuing the following innovation in education: 

About mmpant

Prof. M.M.Pant has a Ph.D in Computational Physics, along with a Professional Law Degree, and has been a practitioner in the fields of Law, IT enabled education and IT implementation. Drawing upon his experience in world class international institutions and having taught in various modes of Face-to-Face, Distance Learning and Technology Enhanced Training, Prof. Pant is now exploring the nature of institutions which will be successors to the IITs, which represented the 1960s, IIMs, which represented the 1970 and Open Universities which were the rage of 1980s & 90s. He believes that the convergence between various media and technologies would fundamentally alter the way learning would be created, packaged, and delivered to learners. His current activities are all directed toward actual implementation of these new age educational initiatives that transform education in the post Internet post WTO era.. Prof. Pant, has been a Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and has been on the faculty of IIT – Kanpur (the premier Engineering institution in India), MLNR Engineering College and Faculty & Visiting Professor - University of Western Ontario-Canada. He has been visiting scientist to research centers in Italy, England, Germany & Sweden and has delivered international lectures with about 80 papers published. During his association of almost 15 years with the IGNOU, Prof. Pant has served as the Director Computing and has been the Member of All Bodies (i.e. School boards, Academic council, Planning board, Finance committee and the Board of management). With his interest in Law, backed with practice of Law in a High Court, and his basic training in Science and IT, Prof. Pant has been particularly interested in the Cyber Law, Patent & trade mark issues, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues etc. and has been involved with many activities, conferences on “Law & IT” Prof. Pant is presently; • Advisor to Media Lab Asia - Chairman of working group on ICT for Education, chairman of PRSG handling projects on ICT for education. • Lead Consultant for an ADB funded project for ICT in Basic Education in Uzbekistan • Member of the drafting Group for India’s National Policy on ICT in education • Chairman of the group creating books for class 11 and 12 students on ‘Computers and Communication Technology’ appointed by the NCERT • Preparing a ‘Theme Paper” for the NCTE in the area of ICT and Teacher Training • Advisor and mentor to several leading Indian and Multi-national Companies in the area of education. Prof. Pant has in the recent past been ; • Member – Board of Management – I I T, Delhi for 6 years (two consecutive terms) • One-man committee to create the Project Report & Legislation for Delhi IT-enabled Open University • Advisor to the Delhi Government on Asian Network of Major Cities Project (ANMC-21) distance learning project in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Government. • Chairman Board of Studies, All India Management Association With his mission to create and implement new business opportunities in the area of e-learning & learning facilitation, Prof. Pant has promoted Planet EDU Pvt. Ltd., as its Founder & Chairman, along with a team of highly experienced and skilled professionals from Education & Training, Operations, IT and Finance.
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