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World Education Awards 2011

  1. 1. AWARD DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY<br />JULY 14TH, 2011<br />1<br />
  2. 2. PUBLIC VOTING<br />73,812<br />votes<br />150 Nominations – 30 Categories<br />2<br />
  3. 3. JURY<br />Dr Thomas Christie, Director, Aga Khan University Examination Board<br />ShakilaShamsu, Joint Adviser(Education), Planning Commission, Government of India  <br />NaimurRahman, Director, OneWorld South Asia, OneWorld International<br />Rita Wilson, Former Deputy Secretary, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)<br />Dr Veera Gupta, Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)<br />Dr Dinesh Kumar, Joint Commissioner, KendriyaVidyalayaSangathan (KVS)<br />Prof. Vincent Ado Tenebe, Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria     <br />Prof ArunNigavekar, Raja Ramanna Fellow and Former Chairman, University Grants Commission<br />BS Raghupathy, Joint Director, Department of Employment and Training, Government of Karnataka<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Global Collaborative Learning<br />Everything has a story and every story reminds us of how, where and why is that depiction important. But we, the human race tend to move on so soon that even before we relish the experience to the fullest we ‘stamp’ on the things and move on. Like everything else ‘stamps’ have its own story to tell. But how many would know about it in this generation of email? <br />4<br />
  5. 5. Global Collaborative Learning<br />Every Thursday, the Tagore International School teachers teach yoga to students in the Shanghai School and every Friday, a Shanghai school teacher teaches calligraphy to the TIS students. <br />This is done via VSAT video-conferencing.<br />Similar such collaborations have been done with schools in Japan, France, UK & Singapore. <br />S. Chand Harcourt (India) Pvt. Ltd. provided the technical support for this project. <br />5<br />
  6. 6. Enabling ICT in Schools<br />All students from grade 3-12 use Google Apps/Dropbox for creating, editing, storing and sharing documents. <br />School remained open during 2009 HIN1 outbreak due to cloud based distance learning services such as Adobe Connectm, ASB’s podcast & vodcast servers and Google Apps.<br />Enabled discussions about student work and learning to happen in social learning environments such as VoiceThread.<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Enabling ICT in Schools<br />A Web based School Management ERP which provides an interactive collaborative platform for all entities & stakeholders – students, parents, teachers, management and administrators. <br />The challenge of meeting out resistance for the new system, migration & verification of huge user base to the new platform and training the 6000 parents and 250 teachers was duly met by the school. GlodyneTechnoserve provided the technical support for this project. <br />7<br />
  8. 8. Enabling ICT in Schools<br />The eMES program at the MES Indian School, Doha, Qatar, is the first ever e learning program launched in Indian CBSE education schools in Qatar. The eMES learning program is facilitated by interactive class rooms supported with interactive white boards, projectors, computers and ICT. The eLearning Programme “e-MES” is a pioneering initiative by the MES, Doha. This is one of the largest eLearning implementation in the Gulf, covering more than 10,000 students, 300 classrooms with Interactive Boards, wi-fi campus, more than 200 hours of training for over 700 teachers, and Digital Interactive content deployed in the school in association with S. Chand Harcourt.<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Innovation in Maths Education<br />Blends conceptual clarity, procedural fluency and problem solving skills.<br />Animated visuals & interactive tools drive the understanding deeper, help in retention of concepts and provide opportunities for discovery based learning. <br />Sankhyaa Learning Pvt. Ltd. provided the technical support for this project.<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Innovation in Maths Education<br />A Multi-Pronged drive to enable students and teachers to integrate technology into the teaching ad learning process of mathematics. <br />Synthesis of Oracle’s ThinkQuest and Microsoft’s Project Shiksha.<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Innovation in Science Education<br />Robolab takes children beyond text based study ad teaches through the process of discovery. <br />Children develop competency with numbers and measures. The hands-on way of learning gives them visual grasp of maths and science. <br />Technical support provided by ThinkLABSTechnosolutions.<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Innovation in Science Education<br />The Project digitizes teaching & learning to make students partners in education, making them creators of knowledge. <br />Instigating children to think out of the school books and evolve their individual theories. <br />Open session discussions, learning from real life experiments , building up knowledge from known to unknown, self evaluation and assessment based on meaningful understanding & reasoning, focused focus on internet , peer group collaboration.<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Innovation in Special Needs Education<br />90-95% of deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) children are born to hearing parents who know very little about deafness and its diagnosis or impact on the child development.<br />The hearing parents of these DHH children need as much information as possible to help them deal or cope with their children. <br />The DHH MMS content has the basic hand sign language for a scheduled delivery on a daily basis. <br />13<br />
  14. 14. Innovation in Special Needs Education<br />All Special Education Need students participate in activities with regular students. <br />Each SEN student has an individualized educational plan which is implemented in school. <br />14<br />
  15. 15. Innovative Practices in Education<br />22 years ago, 8 porters carried 900 books over a 12,000 foot pass down into the tiny village of Junbesi in Nepal to open the very first READ Community Library and Resource Center. <br />Rural Education and Development (READ) has been setting up community libraries & resource centers across India, Nepal and Bhutan. So far 55 such centers have been opened up reaching 1.8 million people. <br />In order to incorporate sustainability in the model, READ has been seeding local business like furniture factories, ambulance services, storefront rentals, sewing centers etc. <br />15<br />
  16. 16. Innovative Practices in Education<br />Largest end-to-end education initiatives undertaken by a corporate. 242 SatyaBharti Primary Schools and 5 SatyaBharti Senior Secondary Schools are operational across 6 states reaching out to more than 30,000 underprivileged children.<br />Holistic Curriculum, Colorful and vibrant buildings acting as beacons of hope, conducive environment for joyful learning , focus on the english language, activity based learning, remedial lessons, ongoing assessment of children, session plans for teachers, community engagement and developing students as forerunners of change have been the hallmarks of these schools. <br />16<br />
  17. 17. Innovative Practices in Education<br />EnglishEdge is an English learning program based on innovative use of technology. The program uses the unique blended learning teaching methodology, which uses Instructor-led-training, Computer based training and Self paced training.<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Innovation in Vocational Education & Skills Training<br />A bold attempt by UKM Medical Faculty to make the hidden curriculum and generic competencies of leadership, teamwork, interpersonal & communication skills, professionalism, medical ethics etc. to be explicit and thoroughly assessed among the undergraduates. <br />The 4 day PPD camps held at a distance away from the campus are attended by Year 1, Year 3 and Year 5 medical students at the beginning of the respective academic session. <br />Jungle trekking, role-plays, sketches, aerobics, debates, group projects are some of the methods employed in these camps. <br />18<br />
  19. 19. Innovation in Vocational Education & Skills Training<br />A competency based skill development training programme for the motorcycle technicians of the country. <br />The theoretical and demonstrative training of learners at training centers and then attaching them to actual work place to practice what is learnt. Learners are exposed to real world situations and the challenges in the field. <br />A perfect example of education-work linkage where industry is working shoulder to shoulder with an institute. <br />19<br />
  20. 20. Public Private Partnership in Vocational Education and Skills Training<br />The unqualified medical practitioners mainly operate in the remote and rural areas and exploit the ignorance and need of the poor. In order to mitigate the gap in supply and demand of health facilities HMRI initiated this project to mainstream these health practitioners. <br />Out of the 1 lakh unqualified medical practitioners in AP 50% have registered for this programme. <br />HMRI has developed the concept, e-content as per the designed curriculum, training material etc. and the overall conduct of the programme with support and participation of concerned Govt. bodies.<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Public Private Partnership in Vocational Education and Skills Training<br />The Department of Economic Development & Tourism of Kwa Zulu Natal; NIIT and CII reached an agreement to train 10,000 no-so-privileged young people in ICT and BPO skills over 5 years. This enabled the establishment of Software Training and Business Process Institute. NIIT provided curriculum, unique methodology, expert trainers, assessment, blended learning, internship support and over time methods of technology transfer. The Govt. provided budget and logistics support and CII facilitated job experience for successful trainees at ICT and BPO companies in India. <br />The project was commenced in a record 98 days from the start date and has been adopted as National Priority to skill and upskill in other provinces in South Africa. <br />21<br />
  22. 22. Green Campus<br />Rainwater Harvesting Tanks for 4130 cum per day<br />Energy Efficient buildings : reduced overall conductance of walls and roof; high performance glass with optimum shading coefficient and visual transmittance; overhangs and shading to reduce solar gains, efficient lighting, amply day lit spaces. <br />Housekeeping by biodegradable materials<br />Minimizing Water Use through water efficient fixtures<br />CFC free and HCFC free refrigerants<br />95.87% of total construction waste debris recycled and reused<br />45% of project’s material & products by cost were extracted , harvested and recovered within 800 km of project site<br />22<br />
  23. 23. Green Campus<br />Good Green Governance – The Eco Awareness Club<br />800 trees reducing 3-4 degree temperature <br />Energy Efficient Buildings<br />Windmill for power generation<br />Rain Water Harvesting of 50,00,000 sq. feet area <br />On-campus STP treating the waste of over 8000 students<br />Electronic Waste Recyclying<br />Conferences & Seminars on Green Revolution<br />23<br />
  24. 24. Higher Education Institute to Provide Global Student Exposure<br />Double degree in Bachelor & PhD courses based on Credit Transfer scheme. <br />Both partners accept the other one as on same level of quality, aside of all obvious differences. <br />Differences in culture & religion accepted and integrated into teaching. <br />Interdisciplinary research an explicit goal as both partners invest their best practice and skills for the solution of problems which are specific to the region or situation of society of his partner country. <br />The partnership has grown and developed into a very tight partnership not only showing a comprehensive spectrum of academic activities but also having close links at administrative & management levels. <br />24<br />
  25. 25. Higher Education Institute to Provide Global Student Exposure<br />Students today are no longer keen to study in the same city in which they reside. There is an increasing worldwide trend to study outside one’s home country, lending credence to the fact that significant learning occurs both inside and outside the classroom. The twin-city MBA programme is conducted at SP Jain’s campuses in Dubai & Singapore and the Global BBA program at Singapore & Sydney. <br />25<br />
  26. 26. ICT Enabled Higher Education Institute<br />The File Tracking system developed by the FTK – Center for Information Technology, facilitates users to track their files using their computers and also to find out genuine overload on offices. <br />Within 9 months of its implementation , the system has compiled information on 49,969 unique files created by university users. It has provided some extremely useful data for analyzing organizational processes and their improvement. The system provides information such as: <br />Movement of files through different offices with date and action<br />Top n departments which receive/send files<br />The average hops-per file in the University (2.32)<br />26<br />
  27. 27. ICT Enabled Higher Education Institute<br />Seth NandLal Bajaj Educational & Charitable Society, Chandigarh has established 3 engineering colleges in rural Punjab with excellent infrastructure with Wi-Fi facilities. <br />27<br />
  28. 28. Interface Between Academia and Industry in Higher Education<br />25 GTU innovation sankuls – regional communities of GTU educational institutions and industries - involving 2,50,000 students, 10000 faculties and more than 300 Udisha – Universal Development of Integrated Skills through Higher Education - Clubs in colleges across Gujarat are being linked to SMEs in industrial estates. All the pre-Final year students have been directly linked to industries. <br />25 prominent industry leaders have joined GTU innovation movement as Chairpersons (Industry). Every sankul is jointly managed by a Chairperson(Academia) and a Chairperson (Industry). More than 400 industries have become directly involved through membership of the 25 GTU Innovation Sankul Committees. <br />28<br />
  29. 29. Interface Between Academia and Industry in Higher Education<br />Understanding & Tie-up with various industries to accomplish the goal of BIADH for training both staff & students at Hindustan as well as training Industry Professionals from all across at Hindustan. <br />29<br />
  30. 30. Open and Distance Learning Practices in Higher Education<br />Development under the aegis of National Mission on Education through ICT A-View is a open source e-learning tool to connect all universities and colleges of the country free of cost. <br />It has adaptive bandwidth usage to ensure optimum quality of service even in rural areas. <br />Multi-modal student teacher interaction with live two-way audio/video transmission, crystal clear live document sharing, multi-device compatible white board and desktop sharing. Recording & Playback facility to enable students to learn at their own pace. <br />30<br />
  31. 31. Open and Distance Learning Practices in Higher Education<br />Digital Library, Video Conferencing, Innovative workshops with live webcasting, online classes through webex, online examinations, online assignments, digital study material, recorded lectures on website, online mentoring along with face to face faculty interaction makes this PGDM of IMT Center for Distance learning unique. <br />31<br />
  32. 32. Assessment Tool for Measuring Skill<br />Iken Assessment System developed by Mexus Education Pvt. Ltd. is a tool to facilitate diagnostic and formative assessment techniques of evaluation that would encourage student involvement and provide for practice and improvement instead of considering students accountable for skills and concepts. <br />32<br />
  33. 33. Innovation in Open & Distance Learning<br />WizIQ is an online learning and teaching platform enabling educators and students to meet online in real time for virtual classes as well as for teaching asynchronously through tutorials and online assessments. This is available for Universities, Educational Organizations as well as individual teachers. <br />It’s a scalable solution for both synchronous teaching a asynchronous tutorials and assessments. <br />It can be used for everything from teaching hybrid courses at major universities offering open and distance education to offering guitar lessons one-on-one across thousands of miles. <br />33<br />
  34. 34. Innovation in Science Education<br />Mobile Science Lab is the first of its kind portable computerized science laboratory for schools in India that brings a Science Lab right into the classroom. It offers a wide range of subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology ad Environment Sciences. <br />More than 210 experiments based on the NCERT curriculum can be carried out by the students. <br />34<br />
  35. 35. Innovation in Teaching Pedagogy<br />EFES is a bank of over 50 well researched audio visual classroom teaching strategies for collaborative learning presented as short films. Each strategy provides a 360 degree perspective to its usage. It not only provides ideas and suggestions for the facilitator to expand his/her knowledge it also shows several well thought innovative classroom management ideas, seating plans ad demonstrates the impact it will have on the students. <br />35<br />
  36. 36. Innovation in Vocational Education & Skill Training<br />The Rumi Digital Skills Programme imparts ICT based vocational skills within the academic framework of the school timetable. The program focuses on application of technology skills in everyday life in contrast to plain concepts. It ensures clear and progressive exit profiles at the end of each year which leads to employable skills. The programme has a unique entry and exit level assessment mechanism which helps to evaluate the impact of the program at the end of each skill-set. <br />36<br />
  37. 37. Innovative Practices in School<br />A combination of computer education, computer aided education and VSAT based education in 206 schools across Dhanora and KhukedaTaluks of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra<br />Probably, the first VSAT based education delivery happening in Government Schools in India under a PPP mode. <br />37<br />
  38. 38. Interface between Academia & Industry<br />Microsoft India has been working towards building a vibrant local software economy by developing high-end skills of the students as well as the startups through a series of initiatives. I-Spark is one such Local Software Economy [LSE] initiative of Microsoft to support and encourage innovation at the grass root level, strengthen competencies of students and foster entrepreneurship through a formal association with colleges. <br />38<br />
  39. 39. Learning Initiative<br />Educonnect: Language Connects is a English communication enhancement programme designed by a team of educational researchers from Educomp for the masses who wish to fulfill their dream of fluent communication in English. <br />The bi-lingual approach used in ‘Educonnect: Language Connects” makes it a self-paced learning programme that helps learners to relate the known (in their own language) to the unknown (in the english language) with ease. <br />39<br />
  40. 40. Multimedia Content for K12 Education<br />Destination Success is a technology enabled education solution designed to meet the dynamic needs of the teachers and students in schools. The solution presents a holistic educational programme with digital and print materials, student tracking and report generating facilities, professional development services, training and technical maintenance provisions. All the elements of multi-media, audio, onscreen text and graphics have been judiciously harmonized. <br />40<br />
  41. 41. Multimedia Content for K12 Education<br />This patented teaching tool helps teachers manage an open repository of multimedia-based and syllabus-specific learning objects. The interactive content enables teachers to transform traditional blackboard-and-chalk classrooms into interactive learning centres, and helps students better understand and retain concepts. DigitALly™ has over 7,000 animations, 10,000 self explanatory diagrams, 3D interactivity, worksheets, quizzes, e-books and several hours of experiments – all of which are regularly updated. It empowers teachers to customize their teaching sessions, keeping the learners’ pace in mind. <br />41<br />
  42. 42. Technology Solution for Higher Education Institutes<br />eCampus – web based distance education ERP is a tool that has the power of communication, organization, management and training. Faced with new training demands and new competitive challenges, many institutions need to undertake profound changes in terms of governance, organizational structure and modes of operation. More and more traditional universities are rapidly transforming themselves from single mode to dual mode universities. eCampus is a solution to all these growing needs. <br />42<br />
  43. 43. Test Preparation Services for Exams<br />Mahendra’s Banking institute is specialized in preparing for banking examinations. Mahendra’s has adopted a number of ICT based interventions to add on to its competitive advantage for providing quality training to its students. <br />43<br />
  44. 44. Tool for Innovative Teaching and Learning<br />HCL’s Digischool is an effective multimedia based instructional technology that helps re-engineer the classrooms by enabling a teacher to become a facilitator. The various technical integrations as a part of DigiSchool platform are: content creation, content management, multimedia, ICT Lab, School Management System, Language Lab, Student Response System etc. <br />44<br />
  45. 45. Tool for Innovative Teaching and Learning<br />24x7guru.com is an intelligent web-based assessment application that enables a student to take tests as per the course curriculum: chapter-wise, periodic and customized! The application is parameterized in terms of complexity levels and provides a new set of questions each time a student attempts to answer. The scalability is scientifically designed and is aimed at drilling down conceptual comprehension as well as functional and relative clarity amongst students. <br />45<br />
  46. 46. Training Provider to Working Professionals<br />NIIT Imperia provides quality management education & customized learning solutions to working professionals and to multi-location companies with geographically dispersed workforce through the strategic academic alliances with the top Indian B-Schools using the state-of-the art synchronous learning technology at the core. <br />46<br />
  47. 47. Use of Social Media in Education<br />Knowledge Universe provides customized learning management system that would be used to digitize and deliver courses in a stable, secure and most importantly social environment. The Knowledge Universe platform incorporates the best and most relevant aspects of a social media platform into a structurally sound collaborative learning space.<br />It employs a participatory pedagogy that fosters learner centricity and authentic assessment. <br />47<br />

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