Over the years of closely working with schools of all cadres, the best of international schools to our typical average public schools, and to the rural government schools, we have studied all practical issues that hinder, on-the-ground, un-monitored and regular daily usage of computers for impactful digital learning in rural and semi urban regions.
In parallel, we have been researching and exploring ways of addressing the issues faced in digital learning for government schools.
That is how the Tab Lab has been designed for low-income private schools and underserved government schools.
Key Advantages of a Tab Lab:
1. Richness and Diversity of Digital Content through TABLAB and Apps
The tablets offer an incomparably rich and diverse digital learning opportunity to students bringing together an exciting world of enjoyable digital content in both local language and English medium, interactive learning apps and easy to use practice assessments which are easily accessible to the government school teachers and students.
2. Student Centric and Enjoyable Learning Content
Tablet based Labs (TABLAB) are fundamentally play-way, and therefore they are very student oriented. TABLAB can become the only reason why students would love going to schools and enjoy learning via tablets in a guided yet free environment.
3. Proactive digital learning with reduced teacher dependence
Tab Lab opens up the government school students to the limitless world of enjoyable self-learning for at least one period everyday! The teacher becomes a sitting guide for that period, ensures discipline, and the students experience skill oriented learning via the tablets customised for government school, which sometimes is a rare case in such schools in India.
4. Android – a robust OS, apt for rural India
For the govt schools, where software support, updates, viruses and crashes can never get repaired easily, Android makes a world of difference to actual usage without errors and downtime and genuine everyday usage and impact giving the students a hassle free learning experience.
5. Trigger to a Mobile Learning Revolution
Lastly, with Tablets in schools and low cost android Mobiles at home, once the students get initiated on touch based learning at schools, they can continue the same on low cost android phones that is changing their parents lives and work too!
Tab Lab with the above mentioned advantages and further refining possibilities can very well be the answer to the huge learning gap at our government schools.
It can bring the much-needed shift of focus on the students, from the over-emphasis and dependence on the government schoolteachers to a practical balance between responsible and guide like teachers, and self-driven to learn, empowered students!