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A Digital Leap: Elevating Learning In Rural Karnataka

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iPrep Digital Class – Elevating Digital Learning In Rural Karnataka

In the remote village of Masur, Kumta Taluk, Karnataka, a subtle yet impactful change has been unfolding in the classrooms of Government Higher Primary School leaving a significant impact in terms of learning in rural Karnataka. Collaborative efforts between iDream Education, SELCO, and the unwavering dedication of local teachers and students have ushered in an impactful wave, propelling the classrooms into a new era of dynamic and inclusive experiences of learning in rural Karnataka. 

This narrative unfolds against the backdrop of a remote village, where the amalgamation of innovative solutions and a commitment to progress is rewriting the narrative of learning in rural Karnataka.

Student Success Story – Vikas Kamalakar Pattagar

An image of Vikas Kamalakar Pattagar a 7th grade student currently learning in rural Karnataka as he appreciates our smart class solution, the iPrep Digital Class
A Young Learner from Rural Karnataka Appreciating Our Smart Class Solution – The iPrep Digital Class

Vikas Kamalakar Pattagar, a 7th-grade student, experienced this change firsthand. This was when a Smart TV arrived at his school in June 2023, courtesy of SELCO and iDream Education. The Smart TV wasn’t just a technological upgrade. It became a window to a broader realm of learning in rural Karnataka beyond conventional textbooks.

This smart TV is a part of iDream Education’s smart class solution called the iPrep Digital Class. It is an easy-to-use, new-age Smart Classroom solution. It is designed for 21st-century schools and teachers with the best of Digital Content and resources. The setup greatly simplifies the Smart Class setup for schools. Further, it offers rich digital content for classes 1st to 12th all subjects. The content available includes animated lessons, practice with instant feedback, practicals, digital syllabus books, notes, and assessments with exam preparation in English, Hindi, and other language mediums.

The solution comes integrated with a bilingual and easy-to-navigate Learning Platform. This platform can switch classes anytime and play content both offline and online for NCERT and state Boards.

Vikas shares, “We use the Smart TV for every subject, watching video lessons aligned with our state board syllabus. The emphasis on English and communication skills through the English Grammar feature has proven invaluable. This approach helps us retain lessons for a longer time, reflecting positively in our exam performances.”

Guided by their teachers, students actively participate in lessons presented through the Smart TV. Vikas’s academic success stands as a testament to the effectiveness of this innovative approach. He looks forward to utilizing the digital platform for even better results in upcoming exams.

Teachers Call It A Supplement to Their Teaching Outcomes

Inputs and reviews were gathered from the teachers of various schools where the iPrep Digital Class – smart class solution was implemented as a result of the collaboration of iDream Education and Selco. All those reviews and inputs intersected with the conclusion that teachers saw the solution to be a supplement to their teaching. Let’s see what the two teachers from Antarvali and Kembhavi respectively had to say. 

Smart Class Implementation in Antarvali, Karnataka

The image of a teacher appreciating our smart class solution - the iPrep Digital Clkass used for teaching and learning in rural Karnataka
A Teacher From Antarvali, Karnataka appreciates the iPrep Digital Class Used For Teaching and Learning in Their Government School Located in Rural Karnataka

Nagarathna Eshwar Nayak, an Assistant Teacher at Government Primary School in Antarvali, Kumta Taluk, sheds light on the positive impact of the Smart TV and iPrep Application. She emphasizes how this innovative approach extends beyond textbooks, providing students with a platform for engaging with challenging subjects through activities and MCQ patterns. Importantly, even in the absence of subject-specific teachers, students actively interact with diverse educational content.

The testimonial provided by Nagarathna Eshwar Nayak reveals an extensive array of advantages that the iPrep Digital Class imparts to both teachers and students, thus making a comprehensive contribution to the educational environment of the school. Teachers such as Nayak utilize the iPrep solution as a multifunctional instrument that enhances classroom participation and facilitates the delivery of lessons. The platform’s wide range of educational materials not only facilitates the comprehension of intricate topics but also relieves teachers of their workload, enabling them to concentrate on individualized student engagement and support. As a result, this dynamic pedagogical approach promotes a learning environment that is more interactive and inclusive.

Furthermore, the favorable reception and engaged involvement of students with the iPrep Application indicate an elevated sense of eagerness towards acquiring knowledge, which may result in enhanced academic achievements and a more dynamic academic environment within the school. The comprehensive influence of the iPrep Digital Class establishes it as a valuable resource, not only for individual teachers such as Nayak but for the Government Primary School in Antarvali as a whole. This contribution enhances the school’s overall academic achievements and expansion.

Smart Class Implementation in Kembhavi, Karnataka

An image of teacher from a rural government school in Kembhavi Karnataka, appreciating our smart class solution, the iPrep Digital Class
A Teacher from Kembhavi, Karnataka appreciates the iPrep Digital Class – used for Teaching and Learning in Their Government School located in rural Karnataka

In a similar vein, Mrs. Sharada from Government Girls Higher Primary School at Kembhavi, Shorapur Taluk, Yadgir District, expresses sincere gratitude for the invaluable resource provided by iPrep and SELCO. The Smart TV, working through the iPrep Application, offers video lessons aligned with the syllabus, making learning simple and effective. Mrs. Sharada highlights the impact on students, emphasizing how watching subject-specific videos helps the content stay in memory.

The testimonial of Mrs. Sharada highlights the considerable advantages that were unlocked. It showed how the Government Girls Higher Primary School in Kembhav is gaining from the iPrep Digital Class. The school’s academic achievements are substantially improving through the integration of the iPrep Application and Smart TV. The iPrep Digital Class guarantees clear and effective learning. This is through the inclusion of curriculum-aligned video lectures that are specific to each subject. As a result of the video lectures, students retain more information. That enhances the learning experience by providing a more engaging and effective learning environment, as highlighted by Mrs. Sharada. 

This offers an interactive and readily available educational asset to teachers as well as students. Altogether, at the Shorapur Taluk, Yadgir District school, the iPrep Digital Class significantly enhances pedagogical achievements.

Extending the Impact Beyond Borders

These testimonials altogether highlight the success of the iPrep Digital Class. The teachers are expressing a shared sentiment – the potential for an even more significant impact if extended to other schools. The thoughtful integration of technology in rural educational institutions has the potential to enhance the learning experience for students across different regions.

Further, the journey of the Government Higher Primary School in Masur serves as an inspiring example. It shows how strategic use of technology can bridge educational gaps. This can be used to make quality learning accessible to students in even the most remote corners of the country. It’s not just about changing education; it’s about providing students with the tools they need to shape their own destinies.

Let’s Conclude

In conclusion, the collaboration between iDream Education and SELCO has begun an impactful shift in rural education. The implementation of iDream’s iPrep Digital Class, with Smart TVs and our learning platform “iPrep”, has resulted in practical benefits. All that was evidenced by the achievement of students like Vikas Kamalakar Pattagar. 

Beyond Masur, comments from teachers in Antarvali and Kembhavi, two rural parts of the Karnataka state, show the platform’s broad benefits. Those include improved academic performance and a more engaging learning environment. As we reflect on this first anniversary, the shared enthusiasm among teachers highlights the possibility of expanding this transformative digital leap to additional schools. Further, this predicts a future in which technology continues to democratize great learning in Rural Karnataka.

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