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In traditional learning methods, physical resources such as books and training materials often remain isolated from the vast digital resources available online. This results in limited and fragmented learning. How do you bridge this gap? QR codes that can dynamically link to digital resources create a seamless connection between physical and digital learning resources. This provides anytime, anywhere access to trustworthy and relevant digital content,augmenting standard physical learning material.
In DIKSHA, a national education platform by NCERT, this solution is implemented across most of the central and state education departments. QR codes are placed in every chapter/topic of a textbook. Students and teachers access a wide variety of trusted, relevant learning resources for a given topic such as visual concept explanations, practice questions for exams, lesson plans for teaching etc, all while being able to conveniently access and learn from anywhere, anytime. The linked content is refreshed at different times as per the needs. There are 12 Bn+ QR codes printed in 600 Mn+ textbooks linked to 200 K+ digital contents in 33 languages, with a potential reach of 180 Mn+ Students and 8 Mn+ Teachers in India.
A distributed, diverse workforce needs constant upskilling and capacity building to be effective. Traditionally, this could only be achieved through an extensive logistical set up with in-person training sessions, leading to high costs, inflexible structures and eventually limited coverage. How do you enable learners from diverse backgrounds to access expert-delivered training at their own pace and location using technology? High coverage, low cost, data driven digital training with verifiable certificates that can also be taken in low connectivity environments.
The system of Education in India is vast with ~1 crore teachers. 50 hours of training per year is made mandatory for teachers according to NEP to upskill and build capacity of teachers to meet this need. Training occurs online on DIKSHA or in blended mode via programs like NISHTHA by NCERT or State-led capacity building programs. Teachers now have the flexibility and liberty to take these expert-delivered training at their own convenience, using their own device, at their own location and as per their need. It has increased coverage from 10-15% earlier to >90% now, executed 4 times faster and has brought down costs to 5% of erstwhile costs. More than 4 Mn teachers got trained with 100 Mn+ digitally verifiable certificates issued using this solution.
While managing distributed, diverse workforce or teams, the conventional top down approach for improvement doesn’t work as it hinders the local teams’ ability to implement effective improvements tailored to their context. How can organizations drive targeted and context-specific improvements at local level? Enable micro-improvements at local levels, by empowering them with tools and best practices for structuring and tracking their tasks. The solution empowers individuals to assess their situations, implement small, tangible, and actionable improvements, and continuously learn and adapt, while providing visibility of this to higher management.
Improvements needed in schools cover many areas such as academic improvements, infrastructure development, community involvement, and many more. These differ across schools and hence a targeted and contextual approach is required to solve for this. This solution, implemented through national programs like Vidya Amrit Mahotsav, enabled education leaders across states to set up desirable programs against specific objectives. It enabled setting up of individual tasks for school heads and teachers, breaking down the objectives into small, tangible and actionable items towards improvement. 600 K+ micro-improvement projects across 27 states and UTs have been triggered using this solution.
Aggregating and reporting physical data is often time-consuming, leading to significant delays and inefficiency in taking action. How can we efficiently convert structured physical data into digital formats, enabling real-time access and data-driven decision-making? An OCR-plus solution that simplifies the process of digitizing physical information by a simple scan. It can be leveraged in various domains, such as digitizing handwritten documents, automating data entry processes, and facilitating instant access to relevant data, making it actionable.
Many states conduct large-scale assessments to understand the academic performance at an individual student level and individual Learning Outcome level. This practice requires teachers to conduct the exams, check the answer responses, and prepare a class performance register. This solution replaces the need for teachers to (a) check the answer forms (b) prepare physical registers. Now they simply collect the form that is filled by students and scan it to send the data to the department instantly. This enabled stakeholders across the state to receive granular student assessment data on the very same day the assessment is conducted, compared to the earlier time of 4 to 5 months. More than 1 Billion student assessment records have been digitized using this solution.
Organizations face challenges with multiple data silos for different programs or initiatives, resulting in manual efforts and lack of coordination between departments. Accessing data from individual silos becomes time-consuming and hinders efficient decision-making. Insights Hub enabling distributed visibility of dashboards, uncovering meaningful patterns across activities; enabling informed decisions and interventions
State education departments maintain several data silos for each key program running in the state. Vidya Samiksha Kendras are set up in the states to provide visibility about these programs and thus enable data-driven interventions towards improvement of these programs. Data that is generated at the source (classrooms, schools, education department), such as attendance data, assessment data, MDM data, or school infrastructure data, gets emitted into a common system which automatically processes and analyzes the data for easier use and consumption. Data is now usable across the hierarchy. So far, there are 18 active VSKs in the country with another 14 in the pipeline.