Apni Pathshala

Using free Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources (OERs) make learning fun, free, available, accessible, and meaningful. Think of this as a buffet which you can pick and choose from to feed any student’s curiosity! There are two problems with OERs, which represent a paradox. Very few parents and teachers know about them. And then they do stumble across them, […]

Making online learning work through caring humans !

The benefits of eLearning are numerous, and it can be more effective than traditional classroom-based learning.  Why do we need e-learning now more than ever? While the technology is empowering and enabling, it is not sufficient, and this is why we need a human-in-the-loop to make sure students enjoy the experience. ApniPathshala learning pods combine […]

5 steps to building a positive learning-pod culture

Isn’t it sad that school students come to life only during recess ? And that they are forced to listen to boring classroom lectures all day, which kill their desire to learn ? Learning pods can make learning fun and meaningful because they aren’t hampered by a rigid curriculum . Students are free to pursue […]

Why learning pods are helpful for poor students

The potential of Indian kids from poor families gets wasted because they don’t have access to high quality educational resources. Creating affordable accessible pods ApniPathshala supports grassroots educational pod initiatives across the nation in an effort to address educational disparities because of poverty. Low-income groups are “the ones who are closest to the pain but […]

How do community-based learning pods help students learn ?

Community-based learning pods use unique strategies for helping their students learn, which is why they are so much more effective than schools. One of the wonderful things about learning is how unique each student, teacher, and pod is! You can experiment with different teaching approaches to see which ones are most effective for your kids. […]

Can micro-credentials replace exams?

Education no longer takes place only in traditional classrooms, and exams are no longer the only way of assessing learning. Microcredentials and microcertificates are a far better alternative ! What is a Credential? A credential proves that the holder has fulfilled predetermined requirements. In other words, a credential or credit attests to the fact that […]