This EdTech company is making learning accessible to lakhs of students in Telangana during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 and its resulting lockdowns has caused havoc with India´s education system, forcing state governments in India to take a harder look at the facilities available to students as well as teachers. Shifting to online classes wasn’t an easy move, as it demands factors like access to smartphones, network connectivity, and high-speed Internet.
Several EdTech initiatives have come to light ever since the crisis began. For example, the Government of Telangana collaborated with Online Adaptive Knowledge System (OAKS) to offer online learning classes. OAKS is a premium learning platform from Sunitha Infovision Limited, designed to provide edutainment solutions to students, teachers, parents and educators.
Adopt the Village
To overcome one of the biggest challenges for students in rural areas, namely, access to smartphones, the teachers in each school initiated and successfully implemented the concept of ‘Adopt the Village,’ where each teacher adopted two to three villages. The teachers visited the villages twice a week and provided students with access to smartphones as well as Internet connectivity, so that they could use OAKS and learn. The app was implemented for 400,000 students in 1000+ schools across 31 districts in Telangana.
OAKS used its automated score system, to minimize the workload of teachers. It provided a personalized learning path for every child. It also enabled the teachers to conduct live sessions and to upload tailor-made videos through live classes. The students followed a combined study model where senior classes guided their juniors. This in turn provided an opportunity for more than 78,000 students to access OAKS and make learning seamless.
OAKS customized its digital learning platform to engage and support over 210K+ students who had access to digital devices from over 1000+ schools across the state. The teachers were trained to use OAKS to ensure quality support to the students.
Concept Based Byte Sized Videos
OAKS provided concept-based byte sized videos mapped to the school syllabus. Owing to this, OAKS generated 341,012 views in four months. Students have done almost 2,513,305 practices as well as 768,286 assessments after the completion of their lessons.
The students from class 6-10 of the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS), Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TTWREIS), Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) Badharchalam, Telangana Minorities Residential Educational Institutions Society (TMREIS), and Telangana Residential Educational Institutions Society (TREIS) successfully deployed and used OAKS to self-learn tough subjects like Science and Mathematics from the comfort of their homes.