The platform is providing a holistic online solution for teachers, students, and parents. Over two decades ago, Educomp set out to change the entire education system in the country. Since then, it claims to have empowered over 30 million learners and educators across over 65,000 schools. While Educomp was continuing to overhaul the education ecosystem through its smart class programmes, the top leadership in the company realised that they needed to take education beyond the conventional classrooms. Now, instead of taking students to classrooms, they had to flip the normal course and take classrooms to students, beyond boundaries.
This story about Summit Learning was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Logan Dubin is good with computers. The 14-year-old speeds ahead when asked to use them to complete assignments. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. "I just don't like doing work on an online platform," said Logan, an eighth grader at Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona. "It's better to have a teacher guiding you."
E-learning program providers are offering their services for free to help students keep up with their studies while schools in Japan remain closed over the coronavirus outbreak. Major manga publishers are taking the same step to keep students entertained as the government calls on students to remain indoors until schools reopen in early April, at the earliest. Recruit Marketing Partners Co. on Tuesday started to offer its online educational service for free. The online program allows students from fourth grade to high school to watch lectures by cram school teachers on subjects such as mathematics and history. The service will be free until April 30.
Okayama – The students of Mino Jiyu Gakuen High School start out their day with an online survey that requires them to take their temperatures. It's a task that the school's teachers never imagined themselves doing when they landed their jobs. Since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a nationwide shutdown of schools in late February, however, the teachers have had to re-imagine their roles entirely. A big part of the change has been having to make a sudden shift to digital forms of teaching. "All grades and courses are communicating with students online but in different ways," says Derry Kelleher.
As millions of students begin the semester online, a number of schools have terminated contracts with an online learning company following reports that some lessons included racist and sexually suggestive content. Examples posted online by activists and confirmed by Kansas City-based Acellus, a learning company that contracts with about 6,000 schools, include suggestive language such as "sweetie lips" and a controversial illustration in a lesson about Harriet Tubman. At least four elementary schools in Hawaii were among the first to cancel contracts. In August, parents and community membersposted images and video on social media and an online petition, saying they showed examples of content that caused concern. Aliamanu Elementary School at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam decided to drop Acellus after reports of "inappropriate and racist content" that spanned course subjects and grade levels, Principal Sandra Yoshimi wrote in a letter sent to families. One lesson posted by activists depicted one animal character asking a pig in make-up why she's called "sweetie lips," to which the pig blushed and replied, "Don't ask.