About twelve hundred school teachers from various private and state board schools of Rajasthan attended a live session organized by Bright Tutee. Bright tutee is a New Delhi-based edutech company which has tie-ups with Rajasthan, Haryana and Nagaland state education boards.
The schools have been facing a massive problem due to the shutdown and teachers expect the schools to be closed till June. In such times, to ensure that the students don't lag behind on their curriculum and are able to keep pace with it, most of them are seeking help from edutech platforms such as Bright Tutee, which using unconventional ways, offer the exact same curriculum mapped study content to students.
"We had never thought about the usage of online learning till date. It seemed cumbersome and an uphill task. There were a lot of problems with e-learning platforms earlier as they either charged an enormous amount of money or were providing only visually appealing content. All in all, they weren't very useful as they didn't have curriculum mapped content. But what we saw in this session looks very promising," says Shashank Taunk, a teacher at Alok Senior Secondary School, Udaipur.
"With schools witnessing closure due to the global corona pandemic, we have been witnessing a massive level of engagement on our learning platform post the virus outbreak. To ensure that students stay secure and can learn from the safety of their homes, we have decided to offer our curriculum mapped content to these schools for free till June,” says Anant Goyal, Co-Founder at Bright Tutee.
Now, Bright Tutee aims to help above 10,000 teachers over the next 2 weeks, to move their classes online using this freely available content. Thus, even though all is not well with the education industry and students, there's Bright Tutee, showing a bright light at the end of this tunnel for schools and teachers. Powered by such digital edtech platforms, Indian teachers are bound to find ways to get students and education back on the track.