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Why is an Android Tablet based Digital Library best-suited for a Personalized Learning Environment in Schools?

Discover how Android Tablet based Digital Library can enhance personalized learning in schools and complement the Ministry of Education’s ICT lab initiative.

Glimpse of government school students using android tablet based digital library, also known as an ICT Lab for personalized learning in schools

In education, digital or online learning stands as a complement rather than a supplement to classroom experiences. Leveraging its unique strengths, it empowers learners with flexibility, and with personalized learning, it enhances student’s assimilation and learning of topics.

Government and various stakeholders continuously strive to enhance school learning experiences

Edtech companies, system integrators, CSR, NGOs, and other stakeholders in the ecosystem are joining hands to enable quality education accessible to all. Despite these efforts, government schools still grapple with challenges like limited space, unreliable electricity, and poor internet connectivity. 

An android tablet based digital library, however, fits every situation as it is an easy-to-setup, use, and maintain solution. It does not require extra space, wiring, or furniture to keep. Also known as Smart ICT Lab, it can be set up/moved to any classroom, hall, or lab. Further, it does not require continuous electricity and the Internet. All this while enabling Personalized Learning Environment in Schools.

Revision of ICT Lab Policy by Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education has revised the ICT lab policy to change the learning landscape by integrating easy-to-access and maintained technology into schools. The ICT and Digital Initiatives component of Samagra Shiksha focuses on supporting Government Schools. Financial provisions for ICT Lab by MoE include a one-time non-recurring grant of up to Rs. 6.40 lakh per school, along with a recurring grant of up to Rs. 2.40 lakh per school per annum for a duration of 5 years. An android tablet based digital library directly meets the revised guidelines for ICT labs as per the revised ICT Policy.

Integration of Personalized Learning Through ICT Lab Scheme

This scheme incorporates tablets, laptops, notebooks, and a charging rack as integral components of the revamped ICT Lab. Introducing these user-friendly devices provides teachers and students with more accessible solutions. This naturally aligns with their familiarity with using smartphones and has the ability to enable personalized Learning in Schools. Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan has already sanctioned over 120,000 ICT Labs nationwide and has also provided training to over 1.5 million teachers.

Summarizing the benefits of an Android Tablet based Digital Library or Smart ICT Lab at schools:

  • Easy to use, set up, and Maintain

The Digital Library is designed to be user-friendly, effortless to set up, and simple to maintain. It consists of android tablets along with charging racks, and you can easily install and relocate it to any classroom, hall, or lab as per your requirements. This portable solution ensures that students and teachers have convenient access to personalized devices, fostering an effortless teaching and learning experience. 

  • Personalized Learning

Digital library is permanently placed within the school premises, ensuring students of all classes have equal access to digital learning. Students can use the android tablets in the Digital Library on a rotational basis, enabling personalized learning. A notable example of this practice is the Digital Library Timetable, which is implemented and followed in various government schools. Principals, in collaboration with teachers, develop a timetable that specifies slots for students and teachers to access the digital library. As a result, students and teachers of many government schools are enjoying using the personalized devices and accessing digital content.

Digital Library timetable in Government school of Rampur UP for rotational use android tablets
  • Access to Multi-category Content

Students using Android tablets in the digital library can explore a diverse range of curriculum-aligned digital content in their preferred language. This convenient access allows them to align their learning and seek personalized benefits easily. Further, the availability of multicategory content like animated lessons, syllabus books, practice, and more improves topic-by-topic understanding. Apart from this, interactive lessons, a book library, E-books, and additional life skill content are also given for holistic growth.

Student joyfully learning from enjoyable educational content on learning tablets in ICT lab by iDream Education
  • Access to Multi-Grade Content

The availability of multigrade content empowers students to access any class’s content on their devices. This allows them to address any historical learning gaps in a non-judgemental environment. Further, using earphones enable a personalized environment in schools where they can watch videos on various subjects, enhancing their conceptual understanding and aligning their learning level with their current grade. As a result, the android tablet based digital library in schools fosters a personalized learning environment for students.

  • Reporting and Monitoring

Each student utilizes tablets to access iPrep and log in with unique login IDs. This enables them to monitor their learning progress through a reporting dashboard. Through this, students can easily track their engagement with specific topics or subjects, gaining insights into the number of practice sessions, video lessons watched, and more. Keeping track of involvement in learning categories on iPrep enables a personalized learning environment for all the students in school.

iDream Education has implemented over 500 iPrep Digital Library (Smart ICT Lab) with over 6000 tablets in schools across BHARAT. 

To Conclude:

Digital Library offers a Cost-Effective, Scalable, and Easy Implementation for Personalized Learning at Scale

Android Tablet based Digital Library is the ideal solution for creating personalized learning environments in schools. Its versatility, accessibility, and adaptability empower students to engage with learning content at their own pace and as per their unique learning styles. Moreover, its cost-effectiveness, scalability, and ease of implementation make it a viable choice for government bodies, CSR initiatives, NGOs, and other ecosystem partners looking to implement personalized learning through ICT Labs. 

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Frequently Asked Questions -

1. What is an Android tablet-based Digital Library?

An Android tablet-based Digital Library is a portable ICT lab setup equipped with Android tablets that serve as learning tools. These libraries provide access to a wide range of digital resources, including e-books, videos, and interactive learning apps. With easily chargeable tablets, students can conveniently access educational content anytime, anywhere. With features like offline access and personalized recommendations, Android Tablet-based Digital Libraries cater to the diverse learning needs of students, making learning more engaging and accessible.



2. Do tablets use Android?

Yes, tablets often use the Android operating system developed by Google. Android is one of the most widely used operating systems for tablets offering a user-friendly interface. Many tablet manufacturers, including Samsung, Lenovo etc. utilize the Android OS for their devices. With its flexibility, customization options, and extensive app ecosystem, Android has become a popular choice for tablets across various price ranges. Android is especially well-suited for educational tablets due to its versatility, user-friendly interface, and extensive app ecosystem.



3. What is the best Android tablet-based digital library?

The best Android tablet-based digital library for schools is one that prioritizes user-friendly navigation, easy installation, and minimal maintenance. It should provide personalized learning experiences through a diverse array of curriculum-aligned content suitable for students of all grades. Additionally, features such as multi-category and multi-grade content accessibility, along with robust reporting and monitoring tools, enhance student engagement and progress tracking. A digital library that encompasses these features can be considered an ideal choice for schools seeking to enhance their educational resources and improve learning outcomes.



4. What are the benefits of an Android tablet-based digital library?

An Android tablet-based digital library offers numerous benefits for education. Firstly, it's easy to set up, maintain, and relocate, providing convenient access to personalized devices for both students and teachers. Secondly, it enables personalized learning through diverse, curriculum-aligned content, catering to students' individual needs. Another significant benefit of Android tablet-based digital library is the psychological ease and familiarity that it offers to its users. Additionally, students gain access to multi-category and multi-grade content, addressing learning gaps and enhancing conceptual understanding. Lastly, features like reporting and monitoring allow students to track their progress, fostering a personalized learning environment conducive to holistic growth.



5. What is iPrep Digital Library?

iPrep Digital Library or TabLab, simplifies ICT labs in schools with user-friendly Android tablets/notebooks, a charging rack, preloaded content, and integrated reporting for personalized learning. It replaces cumbersome computer setups with a streamlined solution, offering extensive digital content for grades 1 through 12 across all subjects. With individualized data tracking for each student, it ensures effective monitoring of learning outcomes, making it an efficient and accessible tool for modern educational environments.



6. Why is an Android tablet-based Digital Library best-suited for Schools?

An Android tablet-based digital library is versatile and convenient, offering easy setup, usage, and maintenance. Referred to as a Smart ICT Lab, it can be effortlessly deployed or relocated to any school space without the need for additional wiring or furniture. Moreover, it operates without constant electricity or internet access, making it adaptable to various school settings while facilitating a tailored learning experience.



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.

ayushi@idreameducation.org

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