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Technology enabled Education

Apr 01

Enabling Change through Innovation in Education

India has one of the lowest student enrollment and highest dropout ratios, translating into net enrollment levels among the lowest in the world. Moreover, severe neglect in the area of teacher training and diminishing pay scales has caused an acute shortage of expert and competent teachers in every segment of the Indian education continuum, all the way from pre-school to university level. Presently, more than 40 percent of India’s population is illiterate and cannot read or write.

According to the department of human resources, India is short of 1.2 million teachers; 42 million children aged between 6 and 14 do not go to school; roughly 16% of all villages do not have primary schooling facilities and 17% schools have just one teacher.

On the employability front, the need for large scale vocational skills training across industries is huge and presently, most industries are struggling to achieve their growth targets because of shortage of skilled labour. The current vocational training setup in India, comprising of ITIs and polytechnics, caters to only 2.5 million people.

Technology, along with telecom infrastructure is evolving at a rapid pace and is now capable of addressing these diverse education and skills development needs across demographics and geographies cost effectively.

Distributed Connected Classrooms

Using the a Collaborative Classroom solution, a single teacher can now teach students in geographically distributed classrooms while effectively retaining all traditional classroom interaction attributes. This ensures that teachers can teach from anywhere and students can learn from anywhere without any sense of disconnect or alienation. Participants can experience teaching and learning in a connected environment as comfortably as being located in single a physical classroom.

Some key issues addressed by a Collaborative Classroom solutions:

  • Low quality of teaching resulting from under-qualified and insufficient number of teaching staff at a majority of education institutes, especially in rural areas
  • Inability to scale education businesses cost-effectively, without compromising the quality of education delivery
  • Infrequent, time consuming and expensive teacher training programs
  • Keeping students engaged and interested during teaching sessions
  • Inability to quantify the effectiveness of imparted education
  • Early identification of students that need special attention
  • Lack of support for structured self paced learning for students (outside the classroom)

DIGITAL CLASS ROOMS

Digital Classroom concept applies the finest synergy of technology and education in the classroom. It seamlessly integrates along with the traditional chalk-and-talk method of teaching in the classroom. It enables the teachers to use the digital resources such as educational Animations, Videos, Diagrams and 3D graphics with audio to bring interactivity right inside in the classroom, creating a multi-sensory learning for students, which enhances students’ academic performance.

This classroom solution is designed and developed to overcome difficulties schools encounter in adopting and implementing technology in education.