Educational Technology

Foundational literacy development using GraphoLearn and GraphoLearn-aligned phonics instruction: randomised control trial in India

Education & Society, Educational Technology, Research & Intervention

The aim of this research-based intervention is two-fold. First, to examine effective ways of building foundational English reading skills in multi-lingual learners by integrating computer-assisted learning and teacher instruction. Second, to examine role of existing literacy skill level in supporting literacy acquisition and cross-language relations between students’ Hindi and English literacy. Started in 2022, a randomised control trial (RCT) was first conducted in collaboration with the Department of Education (DoE), Delhi. GraphoLearn-aligned phonics instruction was collaboratively developed with the teachers in India and implemented along with GraphoLearn Rime, a research- and evidence-based computer-assisted reading tool in primary-level classrooms in India. Findings from this intervention can be accessed at In the next phase of the study (2024-2025), another RCT will be conducted in collaboration with the DoE and University of Delhi. The results will be published in 2026-27. For more information, contact bdeepti [at]

Support for Kerala school education reform

Educational Technology, Intervention

This collaboration started in 2022. It is based on a dialogue on how Finnish higher education institutions participating in GINTL may provide small-scale research support for the Kerala State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) in the Kerala school education reform process. In 2024, Universities of Jyväskylä and Oulu are able to provide a small amount of researcher hours to support SCERT requests. The two universities, together with University of Helsinki and Aalto, will also be able to seek for experts to give presentations in online seminars organised by the SCERT and invite the SCERT to their relevant online events. Additionally, University of Jyväskylä and the Innokas network are collaborating with the SCERT to exchange experiences on technology education. Their plans include piloting a Kerala-developed technology education concept called The Little Kites in Finland. For more information, contact gintlindia [at]

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GINTL Finnish higher education institutions