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Tata Trusts, MIT, and TISS collaborate to bring connected learning experiences to Indian students and teachers

Mumbai, Jan 27 (UNI) Tata Trusts, a philanthropic organisation that works to advance community and educational development in India, will collaborate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to launch the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), a program to create new learning experiences and educational opportunities for secondary school students in India, in grades 8 through 11.
Over 1,000 schools across four Indian states '' Mizoram, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh '' have agreed to participate in CLIx, allowing it to reach an estimated 165,000 students by 2018-19.
The programme will offer content in both English and in regional languages, starting with Hindi and Telugu, and will offer curriculum in English, science, mathematics, and professional values.
An additional major focus will be professional development for roughly 4,400 teachers in the four states.
Announcement of the launch of CLIx, in Mumbai, was attended by Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Trusts; MIT President L. Rafael Reif; S. Ramadorai, Chairperson of the Board and S. Parasuraman, Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), and representatives of the four Indian states and Ministry of Human Resource Development that will participate in CLIx.
Tata Trusts have initiated partnerships with the finest institutions globally to find innovative solutions to pressing social issues in India,
CLIx will align technology-integrated offerings with existing schoolcurricula.
In sync with India’s national goal of improving the quality of secondary education, the initiative intends to leverage new technologies; enhance professional development of teachers; and create an open ecosystem to foster collaboration for innovation.
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