Jaipur, October, 2020.
The involvement of technology in education, which was once thought of as optional and luxurious has become the new normal, in fact, the only normal. As schools continue to remain shut for safety reasons, technology becomes the backbone education is standing on these days.
However, everyone is aware of the undeniable digital divide in India. Students enrolled in low-fee private and government schools are unable to access education because they don’t have enough resources for LIVE classes on expensive EdTech platforms.
Students partaking online classes mention the problems they face due to internet issues as several sections of the LIVE class are missed and there is hardly any time for doubt clearance in 2-3 hour-long sessions.
Looking out for these students, ConveGenius has partnered with the Rajasthan government under their ‘Aao Ghar Mein Seekhein’ program to provide practical EdTech solutions that can be accessed through an AI-based WhatsApp chatbot. The EdTech model is implemented through formative assessments, individual feedback, and content recommendations for personalised learning of students; following the syllabus taught in schools. The AI-based chatbot uses interactive, child-friendly and asynchronous learning methods that can benefit anyone with a smartphone of any range with internet quality of 2G/ 3G.
Ever since ConveGenius has evolved their tech-stack, it has allowed multiple students to access the foundational learning curriculum for subjects like Math, Hindi, English and Science through a single smartphone. The tech stack individually stores the learning data of each student which is extracted through weekly assessments taken by the students. These assessments identify students’ performance and their weak points to provide targeted content and recorded classes that reduce their doubts and support remedial learning.
The EdTech model was launched on 19th September 2020 in all 33 districts of the state with the support of CSR partners like Aavas Financiers Ltd.
Commenting on the latest development, Mr. Sharad Pathak, Trustee at Aavas Foundation, the CSR arm of Aavas Financiers Limited, said, “As our response to COVID-19, we want to stand with the children of Rajasthan and help them continue their education amid nation-wide school closures. The support for setting up a home learning program in Rajasthan adds another dimension to Aavas Foundation’s CSR initiatives, with a focus on integrated community development. As a responsible corporate, we fully support and applaud the efforts by Rajasthan Government and ConveGenius in reaching out to millions of children via EdTech who otherwise could have dropped out of the education system.”
Shri Deepak Moond, Deputy Director, Rajasthan Council of School Education, also commented on the partnership saying, “The assessment based learning model by ConveGenius promotes at-home learning that moves with student’s pace and it has reached more than 1,65,000 students of Rajasthan in only three weeks. The model in Rajasthan has already witnessed more than 95% completion rate i.e. the percentage of students who completed their weekly modules. The large-scale assessment data is very helpful in improving teaching methods, and identifying scope of improvement in students. The performance of students on the basis of their learning objectives will be leveraged to effectively plan bottom-up educational reforms across the state.”
“Having reached more than 4 million students already, ConveGenius aims to make affordable and quality education accessible to the bottom 100 million students in India. With our experience of working in several states including Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh etc, ConveGenius is ready to extend that impact in the state of Rajasthan. This partnership is a crucial move towards ConveGenius’s campaign #EdTechForNayaBharat,” added Viprav Chaudhary, Vice-President, ConveGenius.