Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) announced the implementation of CLASSEDGE, its integrated learning solution for the K-12 sector in 100 schools across 52 cities in India. These schools are affiliated to various boards such as CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE and State Boards.
The initiative is in line with TIS' objective of covering over 1000 schools across 125 cities by the end of this academic year. During this period, the company aims at increasing its employee base in the school division from 250 to 600. Currently TIS employs 200 business development managers in over 125 cities pan India.
Commenting on the occasion, Sanjaya Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Tata Interactive Systems, said, “Earlier this year, with the launch of CLASSEDGE, we had set an ambitious goal of covering over 1000 schools by end of this academic year. Today, with over 100 schools already signed for this program, I am confident of meeting our targets on time.”
He further added, “It's heartening to see the adoption of Digital Classroom by academic institutions. It not only reflects the changing dynamics of education in our country but also the way it is imparted. At TIS we believe that to improve the quality of education in India we need to focus equally on teachers and students. This is where CLASSEDGE Lesson Plan approaches scores. Lesson Plan, unlike other available solutions in the market, provides complete framework of teaching a particular chapter and addresses the 'How to teach' problem of a teacher.”
CLASSEDGE uses the latest technology in terms of projector, updating content through cloud computing which makes real time updation possible. Apart from technology their biggest USP's are the way in which CLASSEDGE has been conceptualized i.e. Multiple Learning Experiences Model and empowering teachers with the Lesson Plan approach.
CLASSEDGE has a core in-house creative team, which consists of teachers, instructional designers and software programmers who continuously create, develop and upload the lesson content. The Multiple Learning Experiences Model- the CLASSEDGE instructional framework- is based on the premise that students learn better through a variety of multisensory experiences, including hands-on activities, discussions, debates, creative and critical thinking activities, collaborative research, field trips and multimedia. Lesson Plans are designed to help schools implement effective teaching practices across curricula. India's supplemental education represents a $15 billion market opportunity over the next decade. The market for technology-enabled learning solutions in the Indian school education sector has experienced a double digit annual growth over the last five years. India's current literacy rate is still a low 65% and so the Government is keen to promote educational initiatives to achieve 100 percent literacy by 2020. Needless to say, technology-enabled learning will be critical in revamping India's education system, which has over 15 lakh schools in both private and public domains.