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Case Studies Reflecting ICT@Samagra Shiksha Aligned Cost Effective Digital Library Solution

Finding a cost effective digital library solution can often feel like navigating a maze of infrastructural demands: a dedicated room, specific space for setting up devices, continuous power supply, and internet connectivity. 

A setup of ICT Lab designed as per Samagra Shiksha initiative including charging racks, tablets, notebooks, Primebooks, and Chromebooks pre-installed with iPrep by iDream Education, a K-12 learning platform

But what if we introduce you to an innovative solution that defies these conventional constraints? 

Picture this: a digital library that can be seamlessly integrated into any classroom, without the need for dedicated spaces or extensive power setups, and internet connectivity & can be set up in the classroom/hall/lab of any school.

The ICT@ Samagra Shiksha by the Ministry of Education redefines the possibilities of digital learning. Say goodbye to the limitations of traditional ICT setups and embrace a new era of cost effective digital library solutions.” 

ICT@Samagra Shiksha Aligned Cost Effective Digital Library Solution

The revised ICT Initiative of Samagra Shiksha is shifting how schools enable, manage, and use technology.  Through revision in the ICT Labs Scheme of Samagra Shiksha, MoE endeavors to bridge the gap between urban and rural educational disparities. This is done to ensure that every child, regardless of their geographical location or socio-economic background, has equal access to educational resources.

The iPrep Digital Library aligns with the revised ICT Scheme of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan. It is designed to facilitate digital learning in any school regardless of infrastructure or location. It is a cost effective digital library solution that does not require extensive digital infrastructure. This solution is an easy-to-use and maintain Smart ICT Lab on Tablets/Notebooks. This comes with a charging rack, preloaded K-12 digital content, and integrated reporting for assessing impact. 

Case Studies Showcasing Cost-Effective Digital Library Solutions in Action

Flexibility in Device No. and Allocation: Personalize your Digital Library Experience

The implementation of the iPrep Digital Library by corporations, NGOs, hardware partners, and other stakeholders can be customized. Customization is done to match the specific requirements and budget of educational programs to maximize reach and impact. Whether implementing with as few as 10 tablets/notebooks or scaling up to 40 and more, it ensures seamless integration into diverse school settings. 

A Samagra Shiksha aligned ICT lab, also known as a digital library, can be implemented with chosen hardware and any number, making it a cost-effective digital learning solution for education programs of CSR projects

292 Digital Libraries with 20 Tablets each  in Karnataka and Samsung

292 digital libraries, each equipped with 20 tablets, across 292 schools in Karnataka, impacting over 5000 students. This is an example of collaboration with Samsung.  Students in every school are utilizing tablets on a rotational basis. The majority of schools have a digital library timetable to facilitate the effective use of implemented K-12 digital learning solutions. 

Digital Library with 10 Tablets at  iMpower centre, Aide at Action in Gurugram

Customized implementation of iPrep Digital Library with 10 Tablets at the iMpower centre, Aide at Action in Gurugram. The centre has children of various age groups, and they endeavor to foster collective learning experiences. However, the learning level of each child is different, even in children of the same age group. Thus, with 10 devices within the digital library, they are able to engage each child in personalized learning as per individual needs and pace, on a rotational basis.

This reflects on the flexibility to customize digital library solutions with hardware and no. of devices according to the educational programs which ultimately fits in the budget and maximise reach.

Compatibility Across Devices and Customizable Implementation for Tablets, Primebooks, and Chromebooks

The iPrep digital library aligns with the ICT initiative of Samagra Shikha, ensuring compatibility with tablets, and notebooks (primebook, and chromebook). This enables stakeholders the flexibility to select devices based on their educational program requirements and budget allocations.

Image showing an ICT lab, also known as a digital library, featuring compatibility with various devices such as tablets, Primebooks, and Chromebooks. The setup is customizable to meet specific implementation requirements.

Digital Libraries with Notebooks in schools of Nuh, Haryana with M3M Foundation

M3M Foundation, driven by its goal to integrate digital learning into schools, initiated the implementation of 30 Primebooks preinstalled with iPrep (learning platform) in Government Model Sanskriti School, located in the Nuh District of Haryana in 2023. This initiative provided students with offline educational content for classes 1-12, available in both Hindi and English. The Primebooks are set up within the school’s ICT lab rooms, also known as digital libraries. By aligning the usage of digital resources with the school timetable, every student could effectively use iPrep for learning. This makes the implementation both cost-efficient and effective. Following the regular use of the digital library, in one school the M3M Foundation expanded its implementation in 2024 to two additional schools. The expansion was again in schools of Nuh, with 50 Primebooks preinstalled with iPrep, 25 devices per school.

Digital Libraries with Tablets in schools of Bhiwadi, Rajasthan with Saint Gobain

Implemented three digital libraries, each equipped with 20 tablets, in 3 schools across Bhiwadi through collaboration with Saint Gobain. Initially, the rollout commenced with just one digital library in schools. However, due to its adoption and regular use of tablets among students across all classes, the partnership has expanded to two more schools in Bhiwadi. 

Digital libraries with tablets, Primebooks, or Chromebooks offer cost-effective solutions as they can be implemented with the device of choice and serve as a solution accessible to all students in schools.

Effortless Implementation: iPrep Digital Library – Minimal Infrastructure, Maximum Impact

The iPrep Digital Library is a cost-effective solution for educational programs as it eliminates the need for specific infrastructure. It can be seamlessly set up in any classroom, hall, or lab,  It replaces the complex hardware setup of computers with tablets/notebooks and a charging rack and offers comprehensive digital content for classes 1st to 12th all subjects including ICT with student-wise data for learning outcomes. 

To charge each device within the library requires just one power plug and can be charged simultaneously. Further, the devices can be used for 7-8 hours, equivalent to the entire school day. As a result, stakeholders are not required to set up any additional infrastructure to implement digital libraries in schools. 

“As part of our ongoing commitment to advancement, we are now enabling a solar-powered Digital Library. This makes it an energy-efficient ICT lab solution. This sustainable approach not only enhances energy efficiency. It also facilitates technology integration in regions with unreliable power infrastructure.”

iPrep Digital Library: Your all in one solution for Smart ICT Labs on Tablets/Notebooks – Watch the Video for Insights!

The integration of ICT labs is an opportunity for enhancing school infrastructure in a cost effective way. Leveraging affordable solutions in your education programs, such as the iPrep Digital Library, can help bring inclusivity and achieve desired learning outcomes. By prioritizing simplicity and affordability, the solution ensures that students in every school, regardless of location. Through concerted efforts and innovative solutions, we can bridge the digital divide and pave the way for a more equitable and empowered generation of learners.

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Ayushi Agarwal is an Assistant Manager - Marketing & Content Writing at iDream Education. With 7+ years of writing, her focus has shifted passionately to education over the past two years. Her dedication lies in researching and crafting content around solutions that address learning gaps, drive sustainable digital learning programs, empower last-mile learners, and ensure educational access for all. This commitment makes her work a valuable asset for social sector leaders seeking to drive change.

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