Xcelerate

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Registration Name : eINDIA2011/AN/131
Project Category : digitalLEARNING::Best Open and Distance Learning Practices in Higher Education
Project Name : Xcelerate

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

Details of Project/Implementing Agency
Name of Organisation : HCL Learning
Address : B-26, Sector 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. HCL Learning and Resonance together bring to you Xcelerate coaching for IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AIPMT, NTSE, KVPY and International Olympiads using state-of-the-art Live Two way Interactive Learning Technology and Distance Learning. The tried, trusted and tested teaching methodology of Resonance for IIT-JEE coaching and National level benchmarking is now available to you via HCL Learnings state-of-the-art network in the form of Xcelerate. The program follows a model that aims to liaison & build a long-term relationship with schools across the country and abroad, providing schools with a lasting partnership for their coaching needs. This program is intended for students from classes 7 to 12, who aspire to take the following examinations: IIT-JEE 2012 AIEEE-2012 AIPMT-2012 NTSE KVPY Xcelerate is a Video Conferencing Contact Program (VCCP) that brings you coaching for IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AIPMT, NTSE & Olympiads within your own school premises. It offers you

  1. Specialized result-oriented coaching/training for IIT-JEE by seasoned subject experts with a consistent and proven track record
  2. Live Video Teaching supported by Systematic Class Notes, Comprehensive Study Material & Interactive Doubt Discussion Sessions
  3. Comprehensive Course Content that supports students enhanced performance
  4. Scientific pedagogy that blends classroom teaching techniques with home assignments
  5. Periodic Assessment of knowledge / learning
  6. Maintenance of individual files to keep a track of students progress

Why was the project started :
With the advent of technology and how it can help you in bridging the distances, HCL recognized the value of an expert coaching center to excel in various competitive exams held across the country .Hence, HCL took the initiative to bring one of its kind classes through Live Two Way Interactive Learning Technology which provides you coaching sitting in your school with Live classes from Kota. HCL decided to join hands with Resonance to bring world class coaching within the comfort of their school premises.The program integrates school learning with specialized competitive coaching for IIT-JEE at the school premises. This saves students precious time that they would otherwise spend commuting to coaching centres. A well-planned and comprehensive course structure ensures that students get a holistic exposure to knowledge, skills, and techniques required to succeed in competitive examinations.

Objective :
HCL Learning and Resonance together bring to you Xcelerate coaching for IIT-JEE, AIEEE, AIPMT, NTSE, KVPY and International Olympiads using state-of-the-art Live Two way Interactive Learning Technology and Distance Learning. The program integrates school learning with specialized competitive coaching at the school premises. This saves students precious time that they would otherwise spend commuting to coaching centres. A well-planned and comprehensive course structure ensures that students get a holistic exposure to knowledge, skills, and techniques required to succeed in competitive examinations.
Target group :The intended 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 Xcelerate programme is 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 November 2010
Is the Project still operational : YES

10 points that make the programme/project innovative?

  1. Using of Live Two Way Interactive Learning Technology.
  2. Training delivered through HCL Knowledge Network to enable effective learning in the class and create an engaging trainer-led experience.
  3. Specialized coaching and training is provided for IIT-JEE by subject experts in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  4. Incorporates a renowned Teaching Methodology that has seen Resonance achieve enormous success.
  5. The Video based teaching methodology is supported by Systematic Class Notes, Comprehensive study material, Home Assignments and Interactive discussions
  6. Periodic Assessment of Knowledge /learning
  7. Opportunity to compete and interact with numerous other students of the program across the country and abroad
  8. Access to centers within the school premises. This cuts down on students’ travel time to external centers.8. Comprehensive Course Content
  9. Individual Students files maintained to keep a track of Students progress.
  10. Exposure to various competitions

List the 5 achievements of the programme/project?

  1. The students get trained within the comfort of their schools and hence reduce in botheration of staying away from home or travelling to various coaching institutes.
  2. Students get trained by trainers who are best in the industry
  3. Instructors are more confident in using technology in education and thus making learning fun
  4.  Students get a chance to interact with their peers in the same industry
  5. Comprehensive course content that supports students’ enhanced performance in various competitive examinations at the National/State Level in addition to School/Board examinations.

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

  1. Acceptance by Consumers: The basic challenge was for the students and schools to acknowledge that to excel in various competitions; it should be backed by excellent coaching partners.
  2. Technology adoptions: The adoption of technology was a major challenge. The instructors were skeptical about the use. Once we were able to demonstrate how the technology will help them to get experts training them from one location right into the comfort of their schools. The instructors/students/schools were fairly convinced.
  3. Acknowledgement by Schools: This sort of a teaching methodology was one of its kinds and hence the schools were skeptical of its success. However, after explaining them that it will be exactly like a coaching training center being visited, the confidence was built
  4. Teething Issues – HCL being the technology partner and Resonance being the content partner, there were some teething issues in the beginning which were resolved later on.
  5. Cost as per Competitors – The cost designed for this partnership was a little more than competitors as the technology used is one of its kinds

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 institutions across Indian cities.
  2. Industry partnerships: Without the participation of the industry the programme will not be able to achieve the desired goal of bridging the industry academia gap. Continuous inputs from the industry helped in improvement of the programme and keeping the curriculum up- to- date
  3. Hub and spoke delivery model: The model helped 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

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

  1. Train the trainer model: Faculty development at the school helped in ‘nipping the problem in bud’. The model also helps in imparting right skills and empowering the teachers with technology. This helps the teachers to keep up to speed with the demand of the 21st century learners
  2. Faculty empowerment: Providing quality content endorsed by the industry 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 professional 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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4 Responses to Xcelerate

  1. Anonymous says:

    great job. this is writing future for the country.

  2. Great Job. You guys are writing the future of Indian Education.

  3. Sowmya says:

    I really love this program. This has enabled me learn more and to understand difficult concepts easily. I hope this technology would be implemented all over our country thus making a revolution in education within 2020.

  4. Sudharsan says:

    I am very much impressed by all the teachers who are clearing all my doubts from the beginning. I thank HCL for providing India’s best educating technology which would develop our nation in the field of education. I hope that this technology would make India the best in the world.