Learn Live – Learn via Satellite

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Registration Name : eINDIA2011/AN/133
Project Category : digitalLEARNING::Best Open and Distance Learning Practices in Higher Education
Project Name : Learn Live – Learn via Satellite

Details of Applicant
Name : Arun Khetan
Address : Kamlacharan, 6th Floor, Jawahar Nagar, Goregaon (W)
City : Mumbai
State : Maharashtra
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 400062

Details of Project/Implementing Agency
Name of Organisation : New Age Knowledge Solutions Ltd
Address : Kamlacharan, 6th Floor, Jawahar Nagar, Goregaon (W),,
City : Mumbai
State : Maharashtra
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 400062
Name of the head of Organisation : Arun K Khetan
Website : www.learnviavsat.com

Brief description of the programme/project/Initiative :
Learn Live is a “Technology-led Initiative” crafted by New Age Knowledge Solutions to address the coaching needs of the students for various subjects related to competitive & non-competitive preparations. Harping on VSAT based technology we had designed a unique ecosystem to stream live and interactive lectures for assorted courses from a centrally located studio by acclaimed faculties to multiple geographical locations of the country. It can effectively cover the entire preparatory domain viz Engineering, Medical and Law Entrance, Entrance for CA, CS, UPSC and other competitive exams where quality faculty is otherwise a problem in multiple remote locations.

Why was the project started :
The project was started with a novel intention of extending the outreach of expert guidance for various competitive exams to the remote location to bridge the gap between demand and supply of domain experts for subject specific coaching. The project signifies the creation of a technology based ecosystem where challenge of physical distance between faculty and aspirants is met through innovative VSAT based two way interactive lectures. Aspirants avail the benefit of advanced, scientific and personalized coaching from acclaimed faculties at their home town at an economical cost.

Objective :
To allow the creation, support and maintenance of a virtual classroom that provides similar tools and capabilities as in real classroom without the physical presence of teacher and students in same space domain but in the same time domain.
Target group : Students and working professionals aspiring for a particular career through competitive exam
Geographical reach : National Territory of India
Date from which the project became operational : 1 April 2010
Is the Project still operational : YES

10 points that make the programme/project innovative?

  1. Innovative usage of low denominator technology
  2. Cost Effective learning solution
  3. Access to best of Faculty and expert
  4. Facility of recording sessions for re usage
  5.  Near to real ambience with ample scope of interaction
  6. Option to learners to interact with different geographic locations in a collaborative way
  7. Ancillary online activities like MCQ test, quiz etc
  8. Neither faculty need to move to multiple location nor the aspirants for interaction
  9. It does not contradict offline mode of interaction however it qualifies the same.
  10. It can provide a level playing field to all aspirants throughout the country and do justification in selection of right candidate

List the 5 achievements of the programme/project?

  1. Reaching the remote locations with quality education
  2. Meeting the expectations of potential aspirants effectively
  3. Providing a comfort level to the students as they can stay at home yet get the best guidance
  4. Providing a economic solution to parents for the education of their ward
  5. Bridging the divide by justifying quality, affordable and time saving education for non privileged section of aspirants of the country

List the 5 key challenges faced while implementing the programme/project/iniative

  1. Acceptance of a new mode by the aspirants
  2. Power crisis in few parts of the country
  3. Network unavailability due disruption in satellite connection
  4. Cost of bandwidth
  5. Dependence on Service Provider

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

  1. This model can be replicated for training domain especially for teacher’s training or other skill development initiative.
  2. It can be placed in some existing educational institution like colleges, school in BOOT (Build Own Operate Transfer) model for extending the program portfolio
  3. For non traditional courses like paramedics, civil security etc the system can extend the best of the facility as most of the time resource persons are too busy to move
  4. The model can also be replicated in local government bodies in rural areas for various agricultural training to benefit farmers en masse
  5. Last but not the least it can encourage the healthy socio cultural interaction between students from various part of the country to bridge the geographical divide.

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

  1. It is highly up scalable in horizontal direction as a centralized studio can cater to more than one recipient sites
  2. It is also highly up scalable in vertical direction as the same facility can be used for more than one education program
  3. The various time slots can be formed to up scale the service delivery to the clientele
  4. More than one institution can share the same facility to utilize for different domain
  5. In a single recipient site more than one room can be allotted to accommodate more clientele

A word About Learn Live

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNRup4-zV_8
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