Amrita Online Labs Showcased at International Conference of School Principals 2015

Prof. Prema Nedungadi was invited as a Distinguished Panelist in the Plenary Session- Learning and Leading with Technology at the 4th Edition of International Conference of School Principals 2015 (ICSP 2015) on December 3, 2015 at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. 

IT Minister presents Digital India Award to AmritaCREATE Labs

On Good Governance Day, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, awarded Prof. Prema Nedungadi, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, and Dr. Sasikumar, CDAC Mumbai, with certificates of recognition for the nationwide rollout of Online Labs for School Experiments.

Amrita RITE- Inclusive Education Model Presented at the Vatican Conference on Children and Sustainable Development

Prof. Prema Nedungadi of AmritaCREATE, was an invited speaker at the Vatican conference on “Children and Sustainable Development: Challenge for Education”, held November 13-15, 2015 at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.  She presented Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's Amrita RITE (Rural India Tablet enhanced Education) model that was inspired and guided by Chancellor Amma’s vision to provide both ‘education for making a living’ and ‘education for life’ skills.

AmritaCREATE Labs presents their research on ESL at IEEE’s Frontiers in Education Conference 2015, USA

Frontiers in Education, sponsored by IEEE Education Society, is one of the oldest and most prestigious Education conferences focusing on educational innovations. For the third year in a row, a research paper from AmritaCREATE was presented here. Rema Menon presented the paper "New Methodology to Differentiate Instructional Strategies for ESL Learners in the Indian Context". The paper was authored by Rema Menon and Prema Nedungadi, AmritaCREATE.

Amrita Receives Grant to Train 30,000 School Teachers in Digital Science Labs under Digital India Initiative; Content to be Hosted on National Knowledge Network (NKN)

This Teacher's Day, AmritaCREATE (Center of Research in Advanced Technologies for Education), an educational technology initiative, pioneered by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, is setting an ambitious target of preparing 30,000 science teachers in a digital learning innovation called “Online Labs” (OLabs). 

Launch of A-VIEW Classes- A Milestone in the Journey of AmritaRITE

Keeping with the theme of Independence Day "Aazad Bharat, Saakshar Gaon", another initiative of AmritaCREATE was launched on August 16th. The initiative has been launched to bring specialized tutoring, via Amrita Virtual Interactive e-Learning World (A-VIEW), to children in remote areas where there is limited internet connectivity.

Amrita Conducts Programs on Impact Analysis of Teaching Methodology, Health, Social Awareness at the Tribal Settlement, Idukki

The second year MSW students of the department of Social Work, Coimbatore campus along with Ryerson University students from Canada stayed at the tribal settlement of Komalikudi in Idukki District of Kerala from 6th to 13th August 2015 as part of the Live-in-LabsTM program.

Amrita RITE Adult Literacy Program

Nine students from the department of Social Work, Amrita University, Coimbatore campus and Ryerson University from Toronto, Canada used AmritaCREATE's Immersion Learning program to teach English to the adults and village children at Idduki District of Kerala as part of Amrita’s Live-in-Labs® program. AmritaCREATE's literacy software was used to teach adult literacy.

AmritaCREATE Launches Tree Plantation Drive

Respect for nature was a recurrent theme for the nine internship students from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Live-In-Labs program- four from Ryerson University, Toronto, and five from the department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, as they planned their education-related internship in Idukki, Kerala, guided by AmritaCREATE. 

AmritaCREATE Conducts Alcohol Awareness Program

The Awareness Ambassador Program was attended by 180 students at Bison Valley School in Komalikkudi, Idukki on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. The Awareness Ambassador Program, inspired and guided by Chancellor Amma, is a step taken by AmritaCREATE to fight against the evils of alcoholism and other addictive substances by bringing awareness education to children and youth in villages.

A Workshop on Amrita Online Labs at PGM School Pandalam

A workshop for the Amrita Online Labs project (OLabs) was held at PGM Boys and Girls’ High School, Pandalam, Kerala on the 6th February 2015. Thirty-nine Science teachers from the school participated and had a unique opportunity to experience the virtual labs through a demonstration organized by AmritaCREATE.

Amrita School of Business invited to present at National NCD Summit

Prof. Raghu Raman from Amrita School of Business was invited for the panel discussion at the 2nd National NCD Summit – Shaping Health Policies in Public Sector Enterprises (PSE) organized by CII-Public Health and Eli Lilly.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India gave the key note address.