Bhartiyavidya is curriculum-specific digital classroom teaching aid. It has designed a small single video clip called "capsules," designed with animated graphics, images, diagrams, and pictures in subjects such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, history, civics, geography, and environmental science for schoolchildren from class 1 to 12. 3-D images are used while preparing the capsules. The capsules are a representation of the 21st century classroom teaching; they consist of lesson planning and classroom management. The capsules are designed keeping in mind that the technology is not replacing the teachers' "teaching skill" — the capsules don’t have audio and are completely dependent on the teachers. It helps both the teacher and students understand the subjects better during interactions involving capsules. This way of teaching helps the children develop more interest in learning and is easy to comprehend, and the capsules help the teacher to explain more easily.
How it is done: lab installation in schools
A server is placed in a staff room or a computer lab in which the content or capsules are loaded. The server is connected to the Personal Computer (PC) inside different classrooms. These PCs are then connected to 29" televisions in each classroom. Often, schools choose to connect one PC in a classroom to a server placed in a separate room where they can preview the content in their free time. The teachers are trained to use capsules in their respective subjects, and the capsules are integrated into their day-to-day teaching.Curriculum-specific digital classroom teaching aid, set of high-quality multimedia "capsules" prepared for lessons
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CEI approaches in actionStudent supportLearning materials for studentsEducational TechnologyComprehensive curriculum21st century skills (soft skills)
Model details2000Not-for-profitMath/numeracyInformation and Communications Technology (ICT)Comprehensive curriculum21st century skills (soft skills)ActiveLong-term project365,050
To target the poor, this program receives help from Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), run by the respective state governments across the country.
Scale365,050 have been served1,184Program is operated in 1,184 schools
The program was initially started with schools run under the Jaypee Group, a well-diversified infrastructural industrial group of India. The Jaypee Group, which is located in remote cement and power plant locations, runs schools for the employee's children. Bhartiyavidya was initially introduced in these schools, later expanding to private schools nearby; foreseeing the need among government schools, Bhartiyavidya started to support information and communications technology-based education with the help of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan projects, an initiative started by the Karnataka State Government across the state. After further identifying the delivery of the quality curriculum-based content in schools, the program was expanded to other countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait, and Malaysia by Bhartiyavidya. It currently serves the various private schools, government-aided and unaided schools, other education charitable trusts and also through the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program managed by major corporate giants.
The plan is to reach schools managed by other government agencies and municipal corporations and bodies.