Mark Zuckerberg Changes Facebook Profile Image in Support of Digital India

Ahead of the town hall with PM Narendra Modi at the Facebook headquarters, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has changed his profile picture in support of Modi’s Digital India initiative. The new profile picture put up by Zuckerberg features his own display picture in the background with a pattern having colours of the Indian flag overlaying it.”I changed my profile picture to support Digital India, the Indian government’s effort to connect rural communities to the internet and give people access to more services online.Read More

Modi to Meet Salman Khan, the Educator not the Movie Star

SAN FRANCISCO: He’s Bill Gates’ favorite teacher. The billionaire tech badshah uses Sal’s online videos to tutor his children Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe. BusinessWeek magazine called him the ”Math Moses,” and Fortune listed him among 40 hottest business stars under 40. The journal Chronicle of Higher Education sees him as the pioneer of a potentially revolutionary ”College 2.0” concept that may eventually upstage formal classroom education. Oh yeah, did we tell you his online lectures initially came out of a bedroom closet? Read More

Salman Khan: Let’s use Video to Reinvent Education

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help.Read More


Know More School provides free computers & teaches online courses to students from economically backward sections of society. While one section of children are digital natives, other less fortunate children still do not know how to use a computer, leave alone the internet. By the time these kids are introduced to technology, they are already far behind their peers. We want to level the playing field. With computers, the internet and a program that teaches students how to use online learning and communication tools, Know More School equips students with technical and digital competence.

Ajit Balakrishnan: Take Visual literacy seriously

Teachers everywhere, be it at our or at our high schools or at American Ivy League colleges, are reporting that a third of their way into a lecture their have started fidgeting and doodling. Careful examination shows that it is not teacher quality that is to blame (both good and average teachers report encountering this problem). Nor does it appear to be the subject (both teachers of maths and the humanities are reporting this).Read More

Facebook & Government of Telangana’s joint initiative to train Self-Help Groups

Facebook & Government of Telangana’s joint initiative to train Self-Help Groups Market their products online.

Facebook India and Government of Telangana have launched a unique training program that aims to equip the rural self-help groups (SHGs) in Telangana with necessary technological knowledge to promote their products in the digital space.The first batch of 10 SHG representatives were trained today at the Facebook Hyderabad office. These representatives were trained in basics of Facebook platform, and the various features of the platform. They were given an overview of how to use Facebook to promote their products online. The SHG representatives were given a step-by-step walkthrough of Facebook Page creation and also some tips on posting engaging content.

If Your Commute to School Was Like This, Would You Still Go?

Fun fact: My dad grew up as a missionary kid in a tiny Central American country called Belize.Belize is the kind of place where many people live in remote, forested areas without access to basic services like running water or telephones. That was especially true back in the 70s, when my dad and his family were living there.As you can imagine, that made everyday life interesting in all kinds of ways. Case in point: getting to school.Read More