Newsletter Vol – 4, Issue 14, August, 2020

VOL – 4 | ISSUE – 14 | AUGUST 2020

A New Learning Architecture – Education Technology
By Ms. Fatema Agarkar, Educationist and Founder of ACE


“For someone who has always believed that in India our approach to EdTech was one of resistance, lack of research and understanding and this desire to work with ‘what has previously worked’. This need to embrace was considered rocking the boat and I dare say this has largely to do with the fact that the decision-makers are caught in no man’s land. Not ones to have grown up with technology, the resistance is almost this lack of desire to now ‘take on something new’.”
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Most universities and colleges have cancelled or postponed this year’s final degree shows as a result of Covid-19, to the frustration of art students who have worked toward them for years. Many have turned to virtual exhibitions instead. Here’s a selection of their work



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