The global pandemic has taken a massive hit on all the sectors of the economy. While it has been slightly easier for MNCs and professionals to adopt work from home as the new normal and continue business as usual, the times have been challenging for the education system around the world. With disruptions everywhere, several people extended support the need for reimagining and reinventing the education system. Hence, comes in the smart classroom systems.
The adoption of smart classroom systems by schools is transforming the traditional education system. The sudden switch is not only limited to private schools but even a number of government schools have started running smart classes. Though the crisis is devastating, it is making our schools and even colleges, technologically advanced. No doubt, students and teachers have had to make bigger adjustments as learning has always been in classrooms. Moreover, many of them are not well equipped with technology tools to avail of remote learning.
Elets Technomedia and digitalLEARNING Magazine organized a webinar with Sahiba Pahwa, Country Head – India, Classtime over “Future of School Education in India: Capitalising Edtech to drive value and enhanced learning outcomes”. Classtime is a solution platform for classrooms that complements in-class teaching with immediate feedback on students’ level of understanding. Classtime has seen a huge surge in last few months.
During the webinar, Sahiba Pahwa said “Distance learning has come as a surprise and it is here to stay. We have to rethink about the students experience this time. We need to provide more opportunities to students to take an active role in virtual classes. Schools must try to engage children and convince parents for online solutions.”
She even said Classtime will explore new things and solutions in the coming days. They will provide hybrid solutions to the school as it will be the most important thing in the future. Engaging students are the most essential part of the online solutions, she added.
When asked about internet connectivity required for Classtime, she said very less bandwidth required for classes. The teacher can view how many students have joined and what are they doing. We even provide huge flexibility during the live sessions. With technology students can be more pro-active during the classes she added.
She even said Classtime provided auto-grade system which many of the ed-tech solutions are not providing. More than 70 pc teachers have used Classtime in first month adopted the tools and techniques with ease. Need hybrid solutions with online solutions for students in this crisis, she added.
She said Classtime is not completely a LMS but an assessment tool. The platform can also provide a human touch to students. Assessment is done in a very simple way and then grading is done. For long term answers, teachers evaluate it. The result is shared with teachers and students during the live sessions. The adaption is much faster than other softwares.
She said Classtime is a universal platform and cater to all the sections including pre-schools. We are adding the Hindi language to our system. We have complete tutorial learning, we add professional trainers and our teacher trained in three days time. She said the focus is more on techniques.
She even said with this platform teachers can create their own content and courses, and customize according to the school requirements. We provide teachers with complete control over the content. The app will reduce the burden of the teachers and provide all kinds of admin support.
Children engagement is the biggest challenge across the globe and every country is dealing with it differently, she added.
She said the platform is comprised of assessment tool, study through gamification and AI learning.
Over security, she said data is very important and the platform is secured by many firewalls. The platform is using one of the best security firewalls in the industry.
Lastly, she said their aim is to empower teachers. Education in technology is a tool to empower teachers.
She lauded Elets Technomedia for the immense efforts in the education sector in the crisis.