Please provide your business overview for the Indian Market.
Globus Infocom has three verticals that drives its business- Educational Technology Group ( ETG ), System Integration Project Group ( SIPG ), and Product Sales Group ( PSG ). ETG is responsible for all education business. This group that has shown tremendous growth in the last two years. It brings in about 30% of our revenue.
The primary goal of Globus Infocom through its ETG is to improve student academic development through the use of ICT in schools and higher education institutes. Our initiatives are designed to assist students in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate, to encourage integration of technology with teacher training and localised curriculum development to establish research based instructional methods.
Today, the world is adopting the latest ICT based interactive learning and teaching method that helps everyone to reach the pinnacle of quality education. Globus Infocom presents Interactive Class Room that makes the environment more cohesive and conducive to teach and learn. We have the infrastructure for providing ICT based integrated software development and local manufacturing of necessary hardware at our two factories, at Dehradun, in Uttrakhand.
Why do you like your initiative in education? What strikes you as the cool feature(s)?
The Interactive Class Room gives the freedom to teach and learn from anywhere in the class room. The teacher explains using an Interactive Whiteboard and the students interacts through a Class Pad. Ready made content is interactively taught and live experiments, diagram, maps, 3D objects are discussed through a document camera. In this process, through the interactivity of the students and teacher, instant content is developed digitally. Imagine, over time the entire digital syllabus gets developed, class wise, teacher wise and subject wise which is available to one and all.
How do you motivate the education community for such Interactive Classrooms?
We pioneered the concept of Interactive Class Rooms two years back by conducting Road Shows in major cities. In these road shows we actually exhibited live Interactive Class Rooms to teachers, students, administrators both from private and Government sectors. It has resulted in awareness among education fraternity and many have adopted such interactive teaching and learning methodology. Our services in the education sector has prompted us so far to actively participate in Public Private initiatives, to integrate ICT in education by providing simple and workable Interactive Class Rooms, to undertake turnkey, district, city and state wise education services contracts, to upload Global Model Class Room portal shortly, to establish Centres of Excellence in institutes, and Teacher Development Suite