School Technology Leaders Embark on Delegation to India

Visit Advances Global Dialogue on Strategic Uses of Technology to Address Equity at Scale
Washington, DC
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Washington, DC (November 12, 2015) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today announced that it is leading a senior-level delegation to India from November 12-23, 2015.

The delegation, which expands CoSN’s global leadership, will allow school leaders to hear how information and communications technology (ICT) is being used in learning environments in the world’s second most populous country.

Delegation participants will meet with key government and education officials as well as leading NGOs to get a first-hand look at the role of technology in India’s formal and informal education systems. They will also visit both public and private schools to get a better sense of how technology is being used in learning.

“India has an incredible story to share through the lens of innovation in education to address inequities. We are excited to see how technology is being used as a catalyst for transforming education on such an enormous scale. We will be looking to see what lessons educators and policymakers from North America might learn,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN.

Throughout stops in Delhi, Bangalore, Kuppam, and Chennai, the delegation will focus on the following questions:

  • What are the innovative uses of ICT in Indian educational institutions?
  • How is the country investing in ICT given massive poverty and a growing school age population?
  • Are there new types of formal and informal learning happening through technology integration, and what roles are NGOs playing?
  • How is India redefining and developing skills essential for 21st century learners?

The delegation will share information obtained during the visit in real-time with the U.S. and Canadian education technology community via a delegation website, blogging, webinars, and a report summarizing findings and experiences.

This marks CoSN’s ninth delegation as part of its global leadership efforts, following trips to Singapore (2015), Portugal (2013), London and Paris (2011), South America (2011), Scotland and the Netherlands (2009), Scandinavia (2007), Australia (2004), and the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and Germany (2002).

The CoSN delegation to India is made possible through the support of HP.

To learn more about CoSN’s global leadership efforts, including information on CoSN’s annual International Symposium with UNESCO next April in Washington, DC, please visit: cosn.org/international. To follow along on the delegation's blog, visit https://cosninindia.wordpress.com/.

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