Today, when technology has become omnipresent, what are the new teaching methods that schools must adopt to match the learning needs of their students? The answer to this question was elaborately discussed by Mr. Ashok Ganguly, former Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) and Mrs. Rita Wilson, former Secretary, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) at a seminar on 'Redesigning English Language Learning in the 21st Century', hosted by EnglishEdge. The one-day seminar was attended by over 40 leading schools from the Delhi-NCR region.
Advocating the significance of technology-aided learning, Mr. Ganguly remarked, "Technology will pre-dominate the teaching-learning process. It will not be technology by itself but the use of technology to change the teaching style that will be important." He further advised schools to move beyond the frontiers of explicit curriculum, institutional learning & examination specifications and adopt more flexible and progressive teaching styles.
Further on in the day, Mrs. Wilson spoke about the role of the English language in granting a global citizenship to a person. "The Traditional method of teaching English emphasizes only on grammar, memorizing words and translations etc. It does not foster effective speaking skills. To speak English fluently, one needs specially designed courses, coupled with effective methodology that not only teaches you to speak correctly but also focuses on improving your diction and accent. If you want to shape your students into global citizens, then EnglishEdge is the answer" she said.
The session was followed by a detailed demonstration of the EnglishEdge Portable Language Lab, a unique tablet-based language learning solution for schools. The novel Language Lab employs state-of-the-art tablets pre-bundled with quality language learning content from EnglishEdge. According to Mr. Vivek Agarwal, CEO LIQVD, "The EnglishEdge Portable Language Lab has been designed with a vision to transform the teaching-learning process in classrooms with the help of technology. With dignitaries from the field of education, Mr. Ganguly and Mrs. Wilson, endorsing the same vision we know that we have a truly revolutionary product at hand."
The Portable Language Lab comes as a set of student-teacher tablets, pre-bundled with the EnglishEdge software, housed inside a compact trolley that can be taken to the classroom. The Wi-Fi enabled lab gives learners the freedom to move around, collaborate and work together. The unique video recording feature allows trainers to provide instant feedback on learning activities conducted in the classroom sessions.
Enthusiastic teachers and heads of various schools appreciated the new methodology and content and were keen to implement the same in their schools.
EnglishEdge is a unique, indigenously developed English learning programme that brings together innovative English learning content and cutting edge technology.
EnglishEdge offers learning solutions for schools, vocational & higher educational institutions, government and corporate customers on computers, tablets and mobile phones.
Some of the EnglishEdge school clients are DPS, Kimberley International School, K R Mangalam World School, Shalom Hills International School, Sri Venkateshwara International School, Modern Vidya Niketan, The Gurukul and Cambridge International School.
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Ashok Ganguly (Former CBSE Chairman) with EnglishEdge Portable Language Lab
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