Detailed research on chosen project/app/tool references:

– Chem draw-  it helps draw chemical reactions using various draw tools and share your research with the world in few keys. Using Chem draw the students can write the advanced Name to Structure, access to ChemDraw Cloud, and integration with chemical databases like SciFinder. ChemDraw Professional also includes new HELM editor, which enables rapid drawing and sharing of biomolecules. I did not find the user experience very intuitive and there is a lot of visual clutter on the screen.

– Bjyu’s learning app and khan academy – customized experiences for individuals , This app is available on the App Store for iOS devices. Motion graphic tutorials of India’s best teachers including Byju Raveendran

– Ted ed : animation videos with a strong narrative, illustrations and motion graphics are beautifully done : exploring other dimensions, why does ice float in water

– Jmole – This is an open source browser based HTML5 viewer and stand alone Java viewer for chemical structures in 3D with features for molecules, crystals, materials and biomolecules.

Case studies from the book: Technology and Social Inclusion –

1:   A Slum “ Hole-in the- Wall” 2000 New Delhi : Formally called Minimally Invasive Education, this innovative methodology was first tested in a slum in Kalkaji, New Delhi, in 1999. The experiment was replicated in two other rural sites in the same year. The first adopter of the idea was the Government of NCT of Delhi. In 2000, the Government of Delhi set up 30 Learning Stations in a resettlement colony. This project is ongoing and continues to create a tremendous impact among generations of young learners. In short parents and the community came to realize that minimally invasive education was, in practice, minimally effective education.

2:  An Information Age town: 1997 Ireland – The announcement of Ireland’s first Information Age Town was made by Minister for Public Enterprise Mary O’Rourke at an event held in the Point Theatre in Dublin. It was planned that every home in Ennis, will have access to an advanced phone system and a computer; every business ISDN and internet access, and every student will have access to computer learning. One of the highlight was that unemployed people received connection at home

3:  A model computer lab : USAID A Model Computer Lab An international donor project was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) decided to donate a computer laboratory to the college of education at a major Egyptian university. The purpose of the donation was to establish a model teacher training program in computer-assisted learning techniques.

I then found these interesting historical references which I would love to keep in mind while going ahead with my thesis project.

  “Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use  compulsion, but let early education be rather a sort of amusement.” – Plato

“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.”  – Anatole France