Next Education India has collaborated with Capgemini to offer the advantages of a digital classroom to resource-starved schools as well as ones in the remotest parts of India.
The project started with Next Education providing equipment and infrastructure to 6 education NGO partners of Capgemini across nine cities. By offering the solutions of TeachNext and NextBooks, the company plans to bring about a positive change in government schools and support teachers in making classrooms interactive, creative and more engaging.
The implementation of TeachNext, the digital classroom solution, was done in 27 schools. The evaluation of the pilot, testing of the solutions led to the requirement of 108 TeachNext digital classrooms across 9 cities in India namely Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Salem, Trichy, Noida.
As the content of TeachNext and NextBooks are mapped to each other, it helps in making learning more integrated, as students can visualize the content they are reading. TeachNext is designed as an interactive solution and NextBooks are enriched with attractive images and reader-friendly content. Therefore, the two clubbed together, promotes more student engagement. The state board content of the solution and the voice over in regional languages helps students of government schools to learn more effectively.
Deepak Dudhane, volunteer teacher of computers at Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir (SSRVM) expressed his opinion: “Since the time we are partnering with Next Education we found that the content of TeachNext and NextBooks has been very useful as a teaching and learning solution.”