Teachers vs tech | Shravan Kumar

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Teachers vs tech | Shravan Kumar

Is technology the solution to providing quality education in India? Shravan Kumar used to think so, until he was proven wrong. The nonprofit he co-founded worked on improving access to quality education in the Naxal-affected districts of Bihar. Back then he thought that technology could easily replace teachers and lead to better learning outcomes. On today’s episode, he shares how his assumptions prevented him and his team from identifying the loopholes in their EdTech intervention.

Shravan Kumar is the co-founder of i-Saksham Education and Learning Foundation, a nonprofit that engages rural youth as community education leaders. Shravan is also an Acumen Fellow and a Prime Minister Rural Development Fellow, with four years of experience in the microfinance sector at Samhita and SKS Microfinance Limited.

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