bala swecha-bridging the digital divide

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Some Context Current state Our Vision

Some Context

Government schools:

Corporate schools:

Huge Digital Divide

History

5,000 / 76,000 Around 22 million students

attend these schools

Focus on: Computer education

rather than Computer aided

education

Number of schoolswith computers

Proprietary hardware & software • Vendor lock-in • Expensive licences

Constraints:

Constraints with NComputing: • Proprietary technology • Vendor lock-in • Licences • Old software

N-Computing

.

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The Free Software solution:

A 3 School Pilot

35%(Average Pre Test Score)

84%(Average Post Test Score)

Implementation in schools

1500 Student Volunteers

200 GLUGsWith a reach of 20,000 students

IT Volunteers at Swecha

Teacher Training Workshops

200 Teachers

180 Schools

75 schools adopted!

Some Context Current State Our Vision

Current State

Virtual lab applications:

Math:• Geogebra • Tux Math • KBruch

Science:• Density • Free fall tower • Weight and Mass • Human Atlas • Levers • Pulleys • Step • Kalzium

Social:• Kgeography • Stellarium • Celestia

English:• Artha • kAnagram • Conjugate

Programming:• kTurtle • Scratch

And a lot more…

Kalzium: Periodic table & Molecular builder

Stellarium: Planetarium application

Moodle: Multimedia Content Offline videos

Content from -

• Aravind Gupta toys • Khan Academy • PhET • K12 • and others

Some Context Current State Our Vision

Our Vision

Vision:

Vision