'Brace up for m-Learning'
July 2014

‘Brace up for m-Learning’

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Monica Malhotra Kandhari
 Monica Malhotra Kandhari

Monica Malhotra Kandhari,
Senior Director, MBD Group

Set to launch a mobile learning platform from the next academic year, Alchemie intends to reach out to more than 200 million users globally in the next three to five years. Excerpts from an interaction with Monica Malhotra Kandhari, Senior Director, MBD Group

What is the concept of Smartclass?

Smart Class is a technology-enabled classroom which provides effective tools and content for making the teaching and learning process more effective and efficient. Alchemie provides the solution with the name of ECADEMY. Content (simulations, animations- 2D & 3D, labs, assessments, graphics, web-links) plays a vital role in the complete solution along with technology.

Are schools already accepting e-learning solutions?

Compared to three years ago when we entered this segment, we see more and more schools accepting technology intervention for better learning solutions.

So what is the outcome of such an intervention?

The outcome is very positive as the learning experience of the students today has completely changed as compared to last decade.

What are different state governments’ initiatives in encouraging and providing Smartclass facilities to schools across India?

There are various initiatives taken by the government to introduce computer labs and smart classes in government schools. They are promoting devices among the students and we can foresee more devices and upgradation of classroom infrastructure across the country in near future.

Thanks to Smartclass, the learning experience of the students today has completely changed as compared to last decade

How do you see the business of smart classes in India?

Most schools have so far adopted smart classroom solutions in 3 to 5 classrooms and we see a huge potential to extend the solution to other classrooms within the existing schools. Besides, there is a huge market potential in government schools, government-aided schools etc. that needs to be addressed.

Is your company also embarking from e-learning to m-learning?

With a base of our book publishing companies, we intend to reach out to more than 200 million users worldwide in the next 3 to 5 years with our e-learning and m-learning solutions.

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