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Srinivas Tidal Social Innovation


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Srinivas Tidal Social Innovation

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Srinivas Tidal Social Innovation

  1. 1. ® pyxoid Engaged Learning Device
  2. 2. Thought Process of a Rural Parent Kid is not Age: 1-3 learning at My Kid Age: 3-10 school and is should not be We cannot playing. Let like me. He work with my should grow Kid around, me put him to to be a let me put work educated him to free man school Kid is doing great as I hear from everyone, Age 10 let him continue
  3. 3. Too many factors acting to pull the child out of school
  4. 4. Existing Knowledge Infrastructure • 20% primary schools are single teacher schools • Shortage of 4 mn teachers Not Poor enough quality teachers teachers No. of India HK • Focus on rote as against PC/1000 Non 2.7 254.2 Low IT creative, hands-on learning people penetration • Emphasis upon passing boring Internet curriculum exams rather than hosts /1000 0.2 162.8 unlocking creativity people Poor High facilities dropout rates • 41% drop out between class I-V • 31% primary schools do not have proper building • 54% drop out between class I-VII • 56% primary schools don't offer drinking water • 69% drop out between class I-IX • 70% bereft of toilet facilities - ICT for Education: Nidhi Malik Jubin Chheda,
  5. 5. Some Statistics • Absence rate: 24%--Teaching rate 50% • Teacher to Student ratio is as high as 1:80 • Pratham’s ASER survey: 60% of children aged 7 to 12 cannot read a simple paragraph • General dissatisfaction: Fraction of children in private school in India is higher than the Netherlands and Chile
  6. 6. Problems in Rural Education Students Schools and Teachers Mal-nutrition Poor infrastructure Learning Disorders Resource constrained No parental assistance Teacher to Student Girl-child issues ratio High Drop-out rates Limited teacher training Teacher Absentism It is multi-fold problem Is e-Learning a Solution?
  7. 7. Principles of eLearning Definition of eLearning eLearning is the effective teaching and learning process created by combining digital content with local tutor support to engage the student just like the tutor
  8. 8. Principles of eLearning Important Aspects of Definition effective - learning that succeeds digitally delivered content - content delivered electronically, cell phones, computer etc engagement – relevant and meaningful interaction support - support provided by tutors, facilitators or course coordinators
  9. 9. Current e-Learning Devices: everyone learns at the same pace TVs – over 72% of TVs in Indian schools are not put to use Needs Power, no cable connection Children like to see movies and do not pay attention Not Interactive, cannot test instantaneously Computers – Over 48% of computers are not put to use because of no power or no skilled trainer Needs infrastructure and environment Needs skilled experts One per child is expensive, repetitive learning is not possible Projectors Need power Expensive bulbs Not Interactive, cannot test instantaneously
  10. 10. ® pyxoid , a Performance Engaged Learning Device Easy and fun to use Personalized pace of learning Syllabus centric Multi-media oriented supplemental education learning aid Works even at 55° C, Interactive Engaged maintenance free Learning State of the art learning Multiple Devices Can be by enabling multiple charged using Solar Power content vendors a revolutionary handheld learning solution
  11. 11. 5 keys, more simpler than a mobile phone MicroSD expandable • Menu Up and Down up to 32GB • Select Up and Down • Volume Control • Next/Previous Track • Fast Forward/Rewind USB Port Lock/Unlock • Menu Button • Select Key • Play/Pause/Resume • Enter Key • Back Button • Power ON/OFF • Navigation Key Charger Port HDTV Out/Audio Out • Up to 18,000 hours of Podutors • 10 hours of battery life • 60 days of standby • Anti-glare
  12. 12. Device applicability in India Long battery life and low charge time, also has optional solar charging kits As simple as operating a mobile phone One device trains both teacher and students Kids can take the device home after school Statistics in the device can review performance of the children Reinforced/Repetitive, Personalized pace of learning ensures no child is left behind Zero Maintenance a disruptive product perfectly suited for the India market
  13. 13. Easy and Fun to Use
  14. 14. Interactive Tool/Each kid learns at his or her own pace
  15. 15. Some quotes “The best device I have seen in my 22 years as a primary school teacher. I was always scared with computers, but with these, I am not… Pochiah, School Principal, Aziz Nagar SSA school “I am sure the students will get them soon. I have 2 kids. Can I buy 2 of them today…. Ratnam, a blind social teacher, Moinabad
  16. 16. Benefits to Students Easy and fun to use improves student engagement in classes Improve subject matter retention and understanding Better performance in examinations Research shows 300% to 400% performance improvements in students Students with disabilities can also learn equally well
  17. 17. Benefits to Schools and Teachers High quality of education Continuous teacher training Improve teacher productivity Cheapest solution to deploy Fits well with current curriculum Limited training needed to adopted in schools
  18. 18. Content Lessons from Syllabus Books Revision content and “cheat” sheets Exercises and Tests Final Exam preparation Concept focus
  19. 19. ® Advantages of pyxoid Child centric education: An student centric learning features a multi-sensory approach, one that allows for individualized pacing that is adult student controlled. Research indicates it is more effective way of learning. It is a big step in empowering the adults to study and learn at a very personalized pace. A successful adult student is more likely not drop of school and be excited about coming to school. Teaching training tool: The devices are also ideal devices for the teachers to constantly learn effective ways to teach the adult students. They can update themselves with latest information relating to their subjects and can improve their productivity. Continuous testing tool: They can be used to test the adult students continuously using in-built multiple choice tests. The device has the ability to maintain statistics of views, rewinds etc to gauge the learning ability of students Easy and fun to use: It is a device which is specifically designed keeping the kids in mind. The form factor and the intuitive (mobile phone-like) interface make it extremely simple. It is an order of magnitude simpler than a computer. Universally deployable: The device is a low maintenance device and can be used in remote rural villages also. The long battery life and short charging time make it deployable in centers with limited electricity supply and infrastructure. The device can be charged by solar energy kits. Lowest infrastructure cost: It is a very low cost device and is fraction of cost of a laptop. The device can work in room temperature, dusty environments and does not need to have air- conditioned rooms. A single charging station can charge multiple devices. They are very secure and do not need any anti-virus or other software.
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