My Republica

Hitesh Karki

Teaching with technology

May 27, 2018 02:00 AM

Many teachers who are currently teaching computer in public schools grew up in an era when computers were virtually non-existent

Bridging the gap

April 3, 2018 01:00 AM

Few machines were not taking passwords and teachers seemed to have no clue as what were the actual passwords

Internet and schools

March 10, 2018 00:11 AM

Access to internet is getting easier. It seems pretty long now when internet was first made available by Mercantile Office Systems in mid-July of 1995 when it had Nepal connected via NTC to Singapore Telecom.

Computers in classrooms

January 24, 2018 01:00 AM

The reasons for unsuccessful yield of IT in country like ours need to be understood in depth and detail.

Technology ain’t enough

October 14, 2017 00:22 AM

This author discovered there were just two Nepali classes on YouTube. The rest were in Hindi.

On ‘computerized’ schools

September 6, 2017 00:18 AM

The threat of importing a harmful virus made teachers so nervous that they stopped using computers.

Computing idiocy

August 14, 2017 00:15 AM

One of computer teachers confided that whenever he had to do practical classes, he would plug out monitor cable

Bleak future

April 15, 2017 00:25 AM

We have not been able to adopt specific policies to move towards information technology rich society

Tech troubles

March 4, 2017 00:25 AM

There is no denying that computers can work magic. But only if there is the right environment to run them

Work in progress

February 21, 2017 00:15 AM

A clear link between technology and its supposed contribution to education is still hard to establish

Look before you leap

February 6, 2017 00:35 AM

Our past experience suggests that software and IT enabled services, when not implemented right, often turn into liabilities

Not so fast

January 23, 2017 00:25 AM

Accessing internet won’t suffice. We also need to tailor content as per the needs of local school children whose medium of learning is Nepali

Useful or wasteful?

January 9, 2017 00:15 AM

The information stored in SMART licenses won’t be accessible to traffic police without card-readers

Get the basics right

November 12, 2016 00:15 AM

Why haven’t we been able to make much progress in developing IT human capital? Because of apathy

Measure IT right

October 20, 2016 00:15 AM

The national ID card center was established in July, 2011. We still do not know about its progress, if any

Getting IT right

September 29, 2016 00:15 AM

IT creates employment and facilitates dissemination of information only with the right planning and only when end-users appreciate value of information

System failure

September 17, 2016 00:15 AM

We built a system to get away from paperwork but it created dependency of another kind

The endless wait

September 1, 2016 01:00 AM

Over the years we have been part of the system where big initiatives are announced with uncanny regularity

Undermining expertise

August 20, 2016 00:15 AM

Academia has been belittled by political class and de-glamorized by the media

Break your silence

August 8, 2016 00:25 AM

That we have been reduced to adopting fast-unto-death and relay hunger strikes for anything indicates something is wrong with us