‘Remote Education on the Fly’ bridges urban-rural learning gap
The international crisis of COVID-19 isn’t limited to healthcare. India faces the challenge of delivering quality education to its remote, and now socially distanced, students. Participants in the Infosys OpenHack of COVID-19 competition stepped up with a winning solution that brings the classroom to students — wherever they are.
Remote Education on the Fly provides omni-channel educational experiences for rural students and teachers. In this system, urban classrooms are equipped with HD cameras, Wi-Fi routers and other devices (laptops, tablets and phones). This technology is used to broadcast classroom sessions to multiple rural schools via India’s mobile infrastructure.
A critical feature of this solution is its ability to host live discussions, work groups and chat-based Q&A. The platform also houses a library of digital content, including supplementary learning and assessment materials, as well as classroom videos. This offers students a new opportunity to review or catch up on their own schedules. The platform includes features for audio and text conversions of course content — thus expanding outreach to students and teachers with audio or visual challenges.
In addition to providing the educational support rural communities need during this pandemic, Remote Education on the Fly adds yet another dimension to the student experience. The platform’s ability to connect peers across the urban-rural cultural divide holds great promise for a new generation of Indian citizens. Learning and solving problems as a team can only help prepare them for working together on the challenges they’ll face in the future.
Are you ready to help students conquer the challenges of remote education? Start here with this remote education starter kit. Submit your 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge solution by July 31 for a chance at $200K and seeing your solution get deployed.
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