Virtual Classroom

TECHNOLOGY

Digital Studio

Live lectures are filmed at a digital Centre in the city. The teachers who are trained as Virtual Classroom expert deliver lectures to hundreds of schools simultaneously depending on the language of instruction, school timing & learning grades of the students. The expert teacher has access to digital blackboard which helps screen audio-visual aids for the schools.

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Live Interaction

Lectures are beamed to classrooms via 60” plasma screens installed in every school. A webcam installed in every school enables the expert teacher to view the classrooms where the lectures are screened. Students in a particular school can communicate with the expert teacher using a microphone at any given time. Thus, it’s a two way communication channel.

Virtual Classroom

Geographical location of the school is irrelevant as long as the school is on the virtual network, i.e. connected via Internet. The remote location does not affect the quality of instruction. All teachers delivering lectures and the in-class teachers can view each other and can participate in the on-going discussion.

MODEL

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The in-house pedagogy experts create content based on students current learning level and match it with their school grade levels.

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Teacher experts deliver 35-minute sessions from the digital studio, using power point presentations and audio visual aids.

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The in-class teachers are required to be present and fully involved in the learning process of a Virtual Classroom session. They are provided with support on how they could guide students simultaneously when the sessions are screened.

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Pedagogy experts and a team of 12 people on ground observe every session and capture data and evidences of change in student interest and learning level.

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The team provides real time feedback to Expert teachers who deliver lectures which in turn influence lesson planning, content creation and lecture delivery.

Scope

Content creation

Pedagogy experts create content that consists of Power point presentations and curated audio-video aids. The content is compiled based on the timely feedback the team receives from virtual classroom sessions.

Teacher Training

Expert teachers who deliver virtual class lessons as well as the in-class teachers are trained to assist and guide the students learn the content better and make the class more engaging.

Student monitoring & assessment

Students are monitored during the screening of sessions and timely feedback is provided on their progress. Students in engaged as well as engaged schools are assessed at the beginning and end of the year. This assessment is compared to estimate the impact of EdIndia’s interventions.

 
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REACH

7/7

STUDENTS OF THE SAMPLE GROUP OUTPERFORMED THAT OF THE CONTROL GROUP ACROSS ALL SEVEN PARAMETERS (DETAILED ANALYSIS ABOVE)

2x

READING ACCURACY OF SAMPLE GROUP IMPROVED TWICE THAT OF THE CONTROL GROUP BY END OF THE YEAR

3x

ABOVE AVERAGE STUDENTS OF SAMPLE SCHOOLS ARE ABLE TO READ THREE TIMES FASTER THAN CONTROL GROUP STUDENTS BY END OF THE YEAR

1.5x

SAMPLE GROUP STUDENTS COULD READ ONE AND A HALF TIMES FASTER THAN CONTROL GROUP BY END OF THE YEAR