Through Aarambh, we have engaged with close to 1.5 million students, and aim to train and certify 1,00,000 teachers from over 5,000 schools across 70 cities. These are the triumphs and challenges we have faced in our journey so far.
The findings of the Kantar report have revealed that teachers have a positive attitude towards the training. They are happy with the weekend training, content, trainers, and manner of training.
Students began asking for computer-based (PPT) assignments, with teachers believing that smart classes have 100% attendance. Students who didn’t have PC’s at home used the ones at school for assignments and group tasks.
The journey was not without challenges. Some parents could not afford a laptop/PC or faced internet issues. Children were spending more time on the PC, making it tough to give PC based assignments.
Conversely, teachers wish to increase the duration and frequency of the program and learn about applications/tools that improve productivity.
What stakeholders want
84% of the teachers are comfortable with online training, which decreases with age. Principals are also showing interest in online training due to the changing times. Offline training is preferred for hands-on training and doubt clearing sessions.
We will implement changes in a threefold manner-
PC proficiency and usage decrease with age, so we will organize special training sessions for senior teachers.
Teachers and management can support awareness initiatives to educate parents about the benefits of computer-based education.
We will continue online training as 84% of teachers are comfortable with it, and like the perceptual and behavioral change it brought in.
We look forward to driving change, impacting more students, and training more teachers to ensure India has a PC friendly population in the years to come.
Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.