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Virtual Inclusive Education Resources


About this Resource

The Connected Open Online Learning (COOL) resources are meant to enable teachers, teacher educators and B.Ed/M.Ed students to stay connected to their learning and engage with concepts and practices for active and inclusive teaching and learning. The Virtual Inclusive Education Resources are meant to provide scaffolding with some readings and suggestions for tasks to strengthen practice that supports learning of all students in the classroom. Please note that these resources consist of some ideas, strategies and tools put together as an overview of approaches and practices for inclusive education. They are not exhaustive. It is essential to follow up with rigorous readings and school-based practices that are integral and necessary for teacher professional development.
We hope you will find these resources useful.


  • Identify strategies to build positive and inclusive classroom settings
  • Explore whole group teaching techniques
  • Illustrate teaching methods for reading in primary grades
  • Demonstrate the use of small group teaching strategies
  • Evaluate suitable accommodations to support learning of all students
  • Integrate assistive technology effectively for better learning experiences
  • Create networks, communities for sharing resources and a support network to enable critical reflection.

Who can use the resource?

Whoever is interested in or working in Education field like Teachers, Teacher educators, B.Ed/M.Ed students

We hope you will find these resources useful. We also invite you to enrol in our online modular certificate courses when they are announced on

You can send us your feedback use this link or post your suggestions and ideas to share with others in the discussion pages within the resource.

These resources are a part of the modular courses of the Post Graduate Certificate for Reflective Teaching with ICT (RTICT), and have been offered by TISS to over 2000 teachers. The resources were developed as a part of the Connected Learning Initiative ( an initiative seeded by the Tata Trusts and led by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA; Winner of the King Hamad Prize for Excellence in the Use of ICTs in Education (2018). has several modules, simulations and tools relating to school science, mathematics and English learning.

TISS-COOL is supported by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and grants from the Tata Trusts and Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission for Teachers and Teaching.