Digischool – HCL Learning

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Registration Name : eINDIA2011/AN/132
Project Category : digitalLEARNING::Best ICT Enabled Content for K12 Education
Project Name : Digischool – HCL Learning

Details of Applicant
Name : Kanav Agnihotri
Address : B-26, Sec 8
City : Noida
State : Uttar Pradesh
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 201301

Details of Project/Implementing Agency
Name of Organisation : HCL Learning
Address : B-26, Sec 8,,
City : Noida
State : Uttar Pradesh
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 201301
Name of the head of Organisation : K. Venkat – VP HCL Learning
Website : www.hcllearning.com

Brief description of the programme/project/Initiative :
HCL Learning covers the entire length and breadth of education, learning and training needs across schools, colleges, individuals and enterprises. Our initiatives are driven through passion, innovation and imagination to create learning interventions that are engaging, effective, and rewarding. We have created high quality educational content for a wide range of target audiences. Our highly engaging content solutions have been creating value for clients and users in schools, higher education institutions, universities and professional educational settings. Digischool’s philosophy is captured in the phrase “Equipped Teaching and Easy Learning.” Digischool is about making learning fun and meaningful. Those days are not far behind us when a typical school day involved listening to a lecture, taking extensive notes, reading from the textbook, and completing lots of homework assignments. Today, however, we’re moving into a new paradigm of teaching and learning. Digischool is taking the lead in getting us there–Quickly–and smoothly. HCL Digischool is a comprehensive solution for effective and interactive teaching-learning in the K12 segment. Digischool integrates seamlessly with the diversified educational requirements of the Indian curriculum followed across various boards. HCL Digischool is an effective multimedia based instructional technology from HCL that helps in “re engineering” the classrooms as it enables the Teachers to become the facilitator in the classroom through its various salient features thus converting a classroom from teacher centric to student centric. Supported by rich text, audio, still images, animation, video and interactive course content forms, HCL Digischool offering helps to build a culture of continuous blended learning for the students of all learning styles, thus making them active participants in the learning process. As a part of Digischool we provide Total System Integration keeping Education as the epicenter and the below mentioned points as its nodes:

• Content Creation

•Content Management

• Multimedia in schools

• ICT Lab

• School Management System

• Language Lab • PAN India support

• Student Response System Our offering as part of the HCL Digischool bouquet includes:

• Institute Management Software(IMS)

• Interactive Language Labs

• ICT Labs

Why was the project started :
Traditional teaching utilized single media –BLACKBOARDS and WHITE CHALKS for conveying information, which resulted in the students becoming passive listeners. Hence, HCL took an initiative to bring comprehensive solutions to make learning an interactive and interesting activity for both the students and teachers. The classroom has evolved tremendously from being a staid room where the teacher lectures and students have a passive role. It has become an exciting place wherein the teacher engages students and makes learning fun.

Objective :
Equipped Teaching, Easy Learning. Let’s Touch Innovate and Learn

Target group : The indented consumers for the service are the various schools PAN India. The Trustees. Principals, Teachers, Students and of the school are the conduit who help and expand the reach of the offerings of Digischool. The schools become the facilitator in the process
Geographical reach : The Digischool Offerings are available PAN India. The offering spans to private as well as government schools. We have also partnered with SMART to diversify our offerings and bring in maximum benefits to the schools.
Date from which the project became operational : 1 January 2009
Is the Project still operational : YES

10 points that make the programme/project innovative?

  1. K-12 World Class Content for all Major Subjects is available so that the schools can reap the maximum benefit out of it.
  2. Interactive White Boards as hardware solutions
  3. Constant Investment in Content development catering to the future needs and upgrading from old methodology to new ones as per the current trends.
  4. PAN India friendliness because of Multi Lingual Delivery hence making it beneficial for the students as Multi Lingual delivery widens the understanding options and makes it easier for the student to reach the comfort level with the content.
  5. XML Technology imbibed, as it allows easy updates hence making the student/teacher aware about the latest changes.
  6. Provision for Integration with current technologies likes clickers, mobile learning etc
  7. Fully integrated solutions with various Purchase Options
  8. Content can be used on varied platforms like whiteboards, computers
  9. Key Teacher Intervention Points, addresses various learning styles.
  10. Incorporates sound Instructional Design methodology

List the 5 achievements of the programme/project?

  1. Uses multimedia instruction – a combination of images, animations, video and audio.
  2. Students get world class content delivered in a unique manner, making learning interactive and fun.
  3. Faculty are more confident in using technology in education and thus making learning fun
  4. It incorporates meaningful interactivities.
  5. HCL has facilitated more than 600 schools with its Digischool offering making a path for holistic development of the child

List the 5 key challenges faced while implementing the programe/project/initiative

  1. Need for the Project: The basic challenge was for the schools to acknowledge that there is an urgent need to bring about a change in which the education is imparted. World class researches were helpful in establishing the need for such a change.
  2. Technology adoptions: The adoption of technology was a major challenge. The faculty were circumspect about the use. Once we were able to demonstrate how the technology will help them to make learning more interactive and using dynamic content in teaching they were convinced. Further a continuous engagement and faculty development programmes helped in overcoming the hurdles.
  3. Industry participation: Participation of the industry in bringing about such a major change had overcome. As everybody have initial premonitions about the change.
  4. Content and delivery: As the content and curriculum in education is not constant across India, development of the same and with different requirement by the state boards was a huge challenge. Close coordination with the institutions and support from excellent In-house content team in customizing the content helped to overcome this challenge

List the 5 points how can the prgramme serve as a model that can be replicated or adapted by others?

  1. Use of technology: The use of technology will be a great tool to reach the various schools across Indian cities
  2. Industry partnerships: Without the participation of the industry the programme will not be able to achieve the desired goal of changing the teaching Methodology.
  3. Hub and spoke delivery model: The model helps in keeping up to date with the regional trends and needs. The delivery also helped in continuous mentoring and connects with the academic institution and industry.
  4. Global alliances and partnership: Consistency in the quality of delivery and assessment helps in building confidence in the model and avoiding multiple standards
  5. World class Content – With an expert In house content development team, amazing content is available on Major subjects in the form of animations, graphs, 3D images.

List 5 points to elaborate on the scalability of the programme/project/iniative

  1. World class Content – With an expert In house content development team, amazing content is available on Major subjects in the form of animations, graphs, 3D images.
  2. Faculty empowerment: Providing quality content helped in improving the quality of learning and amount of time given to each student by the teacher.
  3. Community collaboration: Peer learning and exposure helped in building confidence of the learners to adopt new technologies and build their interactive skills.
  4. Global alliances and partnership: Consistency in the quality of delivery and assessment helps in building confidence in the model and avoiding multiple standards
  5. Use of technology: The use of technology will be a great tool to reach the institutions across Indian cities and bring the industry closer to the academia.

 

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