CLIx project receives UNESCO award | MIT News
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"UNESCO has awarded the 2017 King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education to the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), a collaborative effort between MIT Open Learning and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and the Tata Trusts in India. The award recognizes innovations in leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs) to increase access to quality education.
The UNESCO jury selected CLIx from a pool of 900 competing submissions for its approach and its effectiveness in breaking down socioeconomic and geographic barriers to education through the innovative use of technology. The award selection process assessed every aspect of the work — overall design, pedagogical approach and content (student and teacher modules), technology, research, and implementation...."