Manipal K-12 Education launches India’s first digital learning solution for Engineering Colleges
Manipal K-12 Education (a subsidiary of TutorVista) announced the launch of India’s first digital learning solution for engineering colleges that aims at empowering faculty with learning aids and objects and help them create the technology leaders of tomorrow. After establishing leadership in the K-12 segment with its digital learning solutions: DigiClass and DigitALly, that won many customers and awards. Manipal K-12 Education has extended its offerings to the engineering colleges segment. With inputs from subject-matter experts from well-known engineering colleges, the solution creates a rich learning environment where students can grasp concepts easily through content rich in multimedia elements such as animations, videos, 2D/3D images, PPTs etc. With several other features that empower teachers to create their own content or integrate rich content available in the public domain, the solution also provides a platform for collaborative content enhancement for teachers and students. The solution comprises of rich digital content, a content repository, enhancement and delivery framework and hardware elements such as servers, multimedia computers, interactive projectors, UPS equipment etc. that are installed in the classroom. Customers are given the option of buying the solution outright or under a Build, Own, Operate, Transfer (BOOT) model that allows them to pay for the solution in easy installments. Regular upgrades of the content and framework ensure a continuously evolving solution.
“There is an urgent need for India to produce top quality technology talent to sustain its leadership in sectors such as IT and catch up with the rest of the world in other technology areas. If India has to become a creator of technology, our technology institutions have to create an environment for rich learning and academic excellence”, says Meena Ganesh, MD & CEO of Manipal K-12 Education. “Adoption of digital learning solutions is an important step in this direction,” she further added.
“Teachers are at the heart of this solution. It empowers them to bring blended training pedagogy that has a judicious balance of digital elements and instructor-led training to the classroom — something that has been universally proven to be the most effective. By providing authoring tools and features for content addition and cataloging, the solution kindles creativity among faculty members and empowers them. Technical institutions can also build unique intellectual property by adopting this solution”, says Shashi K Patil, President – Higher Education Solutions.
About Manipal K-12 Education: Manipal K-12 Education Pvt. Ltd., formerly known as Edurite Technologies provides end-to-end solutions in the education sector. Since its inception in 2000, it has emerged as the brand of choice for students/parents, teachers, schools and colleges due to its range of innovative, technology-enabled products and solutions. Manipal K-12 Education manages existing and new schools under the Manipal Schools brand name and provides technology-enabled solutions, retail products and tutorial services under the Edurite brand name. Its offerings include: ICT solution for classrooms (DigiClass), computer lab solution (DigiLAB), school management service (Manipal School Services), digital content value-additions in FMCG, PC manufacturing and publishing sectors, self-study packs for students–including CD-ROMs/online courses/worksheets, technology-aided tutorial for students (Edurite Tutorials) and English improvement courses (Edge/English Expert). Manipal K-12 Education’s efforts at improving the learning process/classroom experience have won it accolades including the President Award for IT, Manthan Award for Best E-Content Development and the Marico Innovation Award. TutorVista, its parent company, provides one-on-one online tutoring services to the international market using Indian talent.
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