Dimapur, March 1: Australian educators are working with teachers from Nagaland to co-design an education delivery model that provides students access to quality education resources. The project, initiated by NagaEd, has created a modularized digital crash course to support Class 10 students with their upcoming HSLC exams.
The course applies global best-practice standards in eLearning design to the NBSE curriculum and has been made available through the NagaEd Digital School.
According to a press release issued here, the NagaEd Digital School offers students access to learning materials that strengthen learning through notes, videos, interactive games and quizzes. The Crash Course Program is launching as a pilot in 5 schools this week, providing training for 300 students and dozens of teachers. NagaEd is offering a month of ongoing support for participants of the pilot program leading up to their HSLC exams in April.
“The collaboration between Australia educators and local teachers is ensuring we co-design education solutions tailored to the local context while accessing best practice from around the world. The pilot program is an opportunity to capture the voices of students, teacher and administrators for a collaborative approach to designing solutions,” said Kevisato Sanyü, Founder of NagaEd.
Tran Nguyen, a Senior Learning Designer from RMIT University Australia, is working closely with teachers in Nagaland to develop digital courses. She says, “Working with NagaEd has been an incredibly rewarding experience and a great eye-opener. As I’m based in Australia, co-designing with the Learning and Teaching team based in Nagaland has been critical in our development process to ensure our courses don’t lose sight of the context of local students and their learning needs. From this, the local teaching team has managed to create pilot courses that are engaging, flexible in delivery, and encourage active learning in our students. The way NagaEd navigates the unique challenges that arise when developing courses for remote communities has been impressively innovative.”
The pilot program is NagaEd’s first step towards a multi-tier delivery model to tackle the ICT challenges of Nagaland. The collaborative process involves Schools, teachers and students to co-design an education delivery model that caters for the unique challenges in Nagaland such as device accessibility, internet connectivity, poor ICT infrastructure.
Patricia Zhimomi, Vice Principal of Christian Higher Secondary School, said, “I am enthused to see our very own Nagas taking this huge leap into the area of technological education and customizing it to our very own curriculum, and hence appreciate this initiative and hope that all stakeholders get to understand the concept behind and make it materialize in our education system.”
Kevisato added, “We are developing a multi-tier delivery model for students to access quality education resources both offline and online. We want to tackle the challenge of equal access to quality education understanding that the lack of access to devices and intermittent internet connectivity has impeded many students. This is a good opportunity for various stakeholders to get involved. We are inviting schools to collaborate and co-designing the next phase of the delivery model. If you or your school would like to get involved please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or our website at www.nagaed.com”.
(Page News Service)