BENGALURU : To help children improve their academic performances, startup Vidwath Innovative Solutions Private Limited tries to provide e-learning IT solutions. Started in 2013, the startup provides educational content in tablets or PCs for the students and schools of CBSE and state syllabus for K10 category. The contents are developed from class 1 to class 10 and are on par with private schools. With its digital technology, the syllabus can be easily understood by the children. The digital learning syllabus is available for Karnataka State (Kannada, English, Urdu) and CBSE English. Visually and hearing-impaired who were facing challenges to understand the contents are also now benefitted with the smart contents.
Vidwath also helps teacher to learn latest technology and adopt them in their teaching methodology in their classes. It reduces the time in preparing the content to explain various subjects to the students. The startup is open to feedback from schools, teachers, education institutions so that they can improve the content or make it more user-friendly.
A student M Dharani says, “Learning through audio-visual medium helps to retain and recall the concept as and when required. The audios and videos can be accessed wirelessly through all smart gadgets without internet. The visual media learning, syllabus-based animations, question banks and practice tests are helpful.”
Rohith M Patil, MD & CEO of Vidwath, says, “Digital learning is more than just providing students with a laptop. It requires a combination of technology, digital content and instruction. We take utmost care towards the development of curriculum. We provide wireless digital library, syllabus software.” He recalls the challenges he faced initially to get school adopt the technology. “It was difficult to bring the traditional way of teaching towards digital education, in terms of technical skills and mentality. But, slowly schools started to adapt to the changes and developments of IT Industry. This encouraged us to reach out to more number of institutions for introducing digital smart-class,” he says.
Nowadays, Indian schools are embracing the K-10 model of the education system with concepts such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (education for all) and Right To Education (RTE). K-10 system emphasises on the continuous development of the student on the academic and non-academic areas. “Vidwath K-10 education provides digital solutions for students in pre-K through 10th grade. We provide advanced technology based 2D and 3D animations and visual-media learning, along with practice tests and other recreational activities related to education. We also aim at providing digital education in regional languages such as Kannada and Urdu so that RTE is achieved successfully,” he adds.
He claims the content developed in Urdu and Kannada received a lot of appreciation. “We started with a very small number and now we are a family of 100+ including animators, content developers, software, audio recording, subject experts in research and development. The contents being developed by Urdu and Kannada research and development team are further engaged in developing innovative products and solutions which would bring revolution in the vision towards better education, entertainment and transport,” adds Rohit.