Deepti Kuiya Kalani

Deepti is a technology enthusiast with a strong flair for writing and rich experience across software product and website development, training and education. She started her career as a software developer working with multinational companies on technology projects. She was then associated with one of the top schools in the country and most recently has been training professionals on the latest technologies apart from sharing her thoughts through blogs. She is a mother of two boys and strives to strike a balance between personal and professional life.

Let’s adopt a hybrid model! Hybrid learning is the way ahead for schools!

Let’s adopt a hybrid model! Hybrid learning is the way ahead for schools!

We keep hearing such statements in regards to school reopening these days. Before jumping on the bandwagon, let’s deep dive into “hybrid learning”.. Most common hybrid learning definition is combining the online and face-to-face learning options, offering “best of both worlds” in a structured and purposeful manner. Hybrid learning in schools can be implemented in […]

How can educators bridge learning gaps with blended learning?

How can educators bridge learning gaps with blended learning?

Schools have adapted well and survived the crisis, now it’s time to thrive…. Education sector witnessed an unimaginable disruption last year! But, thankfully, the worst is behind us and there is a ray of hope that schools will reopen soon. Though studies continued for our children through digital means, it is a bitter fact that […]

Best practices to conduct effective online assessments

Best practices to conduct effective online assessments

As the education world grapples with this unimaginable academic session coming to an end, it’s just not about conducting the online sessions efficiently now but making them complete through effective online assessments. Are my assessments adequate to evaluate student learning, or are they just good enough to respond to the immediate crisis? How do I […]

Pros and Cons of Blended Learning

Pros and Cons of Blended Learning

Blended learning, which is also popularly known as hybrid learning, is a strategy that combines the best of face–to-face and online learning elements to provide an engaging and impactful learning experience to the students. Execution of blended learning classes is definitely not an easy task and creation and delivery of engaging and interesting content can […]

Forward or Backward Lesson Planning – the effective way for blended education delivery

Forward or Backward Lesson Planning – the effective way for blended education delivery

Ever wondered why we don’t remember much of what we learned in school? We performed well in grades but didn’t have confidence in concepts….why? It’s probably due to the topic-driven ‘forward lesson planning’ that has been the way of education delivery for years now. How does a traditional teacher teach? Identify a topic or content […]

Features to look for in an online education tool

Features to look for in an online education tool

What is the differentiating factor in online learning platforms? Will the virtual classroom solution enable my students to learn effectively? Will the platform simplify the teaching process and reduce workload for my teachers?  Will the platform be too intimidating for teachers and students? With technology transforming the education landscape and schools moving to online classes […]

Top 5 online education tools that can help schools conduct online classes seamlessly!

Top 5 online education tools that can help schools conduct online classes seamlessly!

Covid has given a new lease of life to online education tools! During these crisis times, online education tools rescued the education sector by enabling schools to conduct online classes – providing all the key functionalities available in physical classrooms. Virtual classroom softwares lets students and teachers interact and collaborate through an integrated set of […]

How to overcome the obstacles on the path of blended learning?

How to overcome the obstacles on the path of blended learning?

Blended learning combines the strengths of face-to-face and online approaches to create impactful and holistic learning experiences.  Blended education is experiential, student-focused and analysis-driven.  It is the way forward for better student learning outcomes but how to do it right?  How can schools be successful in adopting blended models?  This blog addresses the strategies and […]

Blended learning is the way forward!

Blended learning is the way forward!

India’s education fraternity is divided over the conflict between online and physical classrooms. The debate whether we should go back to physical classrooms or adopt the online learning practices seems to be never-ending! Could blended learning be the adept solution to put these doubts at rest? Well, research proves students exposed to blended education were more successful than the others learning […]

How can schools facilitate futuristic classrooms, safely, post COVID?

How can schools facilitate futuristic classrooms, safely, post COVID?

“When will schools start, Mumma?” “When will COVID go? I miss playing with my friends, I miss my funtime at playgrounds…” These are common feelings of children, who are yearning to be back at school – the caring, holistic environment where they enjoy, socialize and learn!  Unfortunately, none of us have an answer to their […]

Blended Education : perfect answer to the physical-virtual debate

Blended Education : perfect answer to the physical-virtual debate

India’s education fraternity is divided over the conflict between online and physical classrooms. The debate whether we should go back to physical classrooms or adopt the online learning practices seems to be never-ending! Could blended learning be the adept solution to put these doubts at rest? Well, research proves students exposed to blended education were […]

Simple and effective tips for teachers to stay healthy during remote schooling!

Simple and effective tips for teachers to stay healthy during remote schooling!

Teachers and school heads – across the world have been our frontline warriors like the doctors and medical staff – working selflessly to curtail the exigencies caused by the pandemic. Their incessant efforts have ensured learning for our children remains unhindered during these unimaginable times.  COVID-19 has compelled teachers to work on computers all day, […]

The classrooms of tomorrow : virtual or physical?

The classrooms of tomorrow : virtual or physical?

Human race is facing an exceptional crisis which has hampered growth and momentum across various activities, globally. It’s the rarest of times when educational institutes had to be shut down in order to keep children safe! What has rescued the education sector from succumbing to its knees in these times is ‘Online education’! The virtual […]

Online schooling unlocked education during the lockdown!

Online schooling unlocked education during the lockdown!

Lockdown could not lock student learning as online education became the key! None of us had ever imagined our present lives, six months back!  The dynamics changed overnight, and words like ‘lockdown’ and ‘pandemic’ became a significant part of our existence.  But, I must say, though we weren’t prepared for this at all, we have fought […]

An educator’s guide to secured and safe virtual classrooms

An educator’s guide to secured and safe virtual classrooms

This blog is a quick guide for educators and school heads on why cybersecurity should be a top priority for schools and some important safety and security tips to follow in virtual classrooms of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled us to switch to virtual classrooms, to keep the learning of students uninterrupted. Consequently, the […]

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”

The National Education Policy 2020 is here to transform the education landscape in India. How we perceive student performance and academic success is on its way to get a new definition! NEP asserts on an experiential, integrated, learner-centered, collaboration-based and analysis-driven pedagogy, aiming at holistic development of the child. Technology will play a huge role […]

Top 5 things to take care of while conducting online classes

Top 5 things to take care of while conducting online classes

“What matters is not what we teach; it is what they learn and the probability of real learning is far higher when the students have a lot to say about both the content and the process.” The HRD ministry has come up with PRAGYATA guidelines to conduct impactful online  classes. These guidelines emphasize the need […]

Progressing the virtual way with PRAGYATA Guidelines

Progressing the virtual way with PRAGYATA Guidelines

The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unimaginable. As a consequence, the education sector has suffered a major jolt impacting 240 million children of the nation. Though technology has facilitated uninterrupted student learning through digital means, children’s screen time has increased as the pandemic mandated a shift from classroom teaching to online learning. PRAGYATA […]

Will Virtual-Learning Widen Student Achievement Gap?

Will Virtual-Learning Widen Student Achievement Gap?

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential” The Covid-19 pandemic is undoubtedly the biggest turmoil the education system would have ever faced. The whole academic year of 2020-21 is affected leaving millions of students worried, globally. Though schools and educators are all […]

Why Don’t Students Show-Up For Virtual Classes?

Why Don’t Students Show-Up For Virtual Classes?

 If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you! If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you! Remote schooling is a hot topic of conversation in prevailing pandemic enforced circumstances. Whether virtual learning is favourable for young budding minds or not, can be constantly debated but it needs to […]

Main Challenges For Students & Parents With Remote Schooling

Main Challenges For Students & Parents With Remote Schooling

“Our most significant opportunities will be found in the times of greatest challenge”. We are going through an aberrant and colossal educational crisis. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of children to stay away from schools globally. It is an unparalleled chapter in human history where children are restricted to go to schools and […]

Teacher Workloads On The Rise With Online Classes

Teacher Workloads On The Rise With Online Classes

A teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others!! The definition of the ‘new normal’ is very different from what we would have ever envisioned. The universal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unfathomable. We are exploring the new possibilities and adapting to this “new normal” in all […]