Coronavirus: TCS Offers Free Access To Their Digital Classroom For All Schools, Colleges In India!
In the wake of nation-wide lockdowns of schools and colleges, TCS iON has announced that it is offering access to its digital glassroom, a virtual learning platform, free of cost to educational institutes across the country.
How Does It Help?
The strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) , a leading global IT services, TCS iON consulting and business solutions organization, announced that in the wake of nation-wide lockdowns of schools and colleges, it is offering access to the TCS iON Digital Glass Room, a virtual learning platform, free of cost to educational institutes across the country.
With the use of these services, educators and students can connect in a safe, secure virtual environment, moving lessons from classrooms to interactive digital glassrooms, said TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
Basically, the TCS iON digital glassroom is a mobile and web education platform for schools and colleges that empowers educators to engage with students in real-time by sharing lessons, videos, worksheets, assignments and assessments, using interactive methods like polls, debates, quiz, surveys and many more tools, a TCS statement said.
Also, the platform provides an embedded live classroom, which simulates live classroom teaching, as an add-on.
How Does It Work?
With the use of this platform, educators and students can connect in a safe, secure virtual environment, moving lessons from classrooms to interactive digital glass rooms.
Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON said “These are unprecedented times. With schools and colleges shut down across the country, we want to empower these institutions and help them switch to a virtual mode, so students’ learning journeys can continue uninterrupted on our platform. I do hope large numbers of public and private institutions will take this opportunity to use technology to overcome the disruption,”.
“Our longer-term objective is to encourage self-learning and to enable the Indian education system to transition to a digital era where teaching and learning know no physical boundaries. We believe this is the best way to democratize access to education and skill development and build the human capital needed for India to become a five trillion dollar economy,” he added.
Further, the TCS iON Digital Glass Room is available to educational institutes of all types, irrespective of the medium of instruction, Board/University affiliation, or size.
The interested schools and higher education organizations can register for this platform here.