Half yearly newsletter (H1-2020)
Online Classes on Mobile Phones:
The first half of the year has seen a rapid spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, and has impacted school education all over. This has also brought ‘online classes’ and ‘e-education’ into the limelight with an increase in demand from the end users - NGOs, schools, learning centers and students.
With schools shut, most of the students being from the under-privileged segment, lost their access to computers and to e-classes.
However, with the learnings and exposure we gained from our ‘Spoken English on Mobile Phone’ program conducted in 2018, we were able to quickly fine-tune the program and offer it to our partner organizations, re-shaping it as ‘Online Classes on Mobile Phones’.
The program has been very well received and it’s a heartening experience seeing students pick it up fast and study enthusiastically.
Main features of the program include :
Parents lend mobile phones to their children for one-hour daily
Students join different batches through a dedicated portal WhatsAppClass.com, specially started for this program
Once communication channel is opened through WhatsApp, students are guided on how to use video conferencing tools, and they join our online live classes conducted through Google Meet or Zoom
Students are also taught how to use Google-Classroom, providing them subject wise and topic wise educational content, comprising of videos, worksheets and exercises
Since Covid-19 lock-down began, almost 600 students and 20 teachers have enrolled in this program.