Media and Technology for Supplementary Education

Two stories display how there are possibilities for creativity in supplementing Indian education and providing more options for students. OneWorld South Asia reports on FM stations in Bihar that will set up shop in high schools:

The channels would host phone-in programmes featuring guest lectures, career counselling, and quizzes based on general and subject knowledge.

Another approach is E-education, an alternative to rising tuition costs. Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) would allow an interactive and flexible option for for students. While this approach would only be available to those with television and a subscription to BSNL, this is the first time such technology would be used on a mass scale in the country. The next steps would be figuring out how to make this tool accessible to all segments of the population.


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