The World is your classroom!
“With a strong belief in simplicity, we focus on making our educational solutions interactive, portable, immersive, tech driven and need based. A fine example of this is our latest offering ‘Geneo’, a personalized, curriculum and student- driven online learning platform, providing complete solutions for a child’s educational needs,” said Mr. RCM Reddy, MD & CEO of Schoolnet India, on the occasion of the launch of ‘Geneo’.
‘Geneo’ is a personalized digital learning platform targeting the K-12 segment. The platform has been developed in technical collaboration with Google for Education, and was officially launched on the 20th April, 2018, in the capital. “Geneo, as a cloud based app makes NCERT textbooks available in an interactive way, along with other digital resources mapped to this content. This is going to be another step towards making quality education available to all,” said Prof. Amarendra P Behera, Joint Director, Central Institute of Educational Technology, NCERT, and the Guest of Honour on the occasion. Some of the other eminent dignitaries present included Bani P Dhawan, Country Head, Google For Education; Subir Shukla, Educationist & Former Educational Quality Advisor, SSA–MHRD; Ms. Jyoti Kumar, Director of Education, Arya Vidya Mandir Group of Institutions, Mumbai, besides other members of the education fraternity, representatives from multilateral agencies, EdTech organizations, principals of schools and students.
“‘Geneo’ offers personalized learning through curriculum aligned content mapped to CBSE, but it is relevant for other boards too”, said Surya Ramachandran, Chief Innovation Officer, Schoolnet India while introducing the features of the app during the launch. It offers a unique blended solution, he added in his speech. Thus, ‘Geneo’ users can have a one to one interaction with subject teacher experts for any need based help, anytime and anywhere. Shourie Chatterji, Principal Lead, Digital Initiatives, Schoolnet India explained that ‘Geneo’ provides action based learning to students through the LARA approach i.e. Learn, Apply, Revise and Assess.
There was an impromptu interaction with present school principals and students, who had used ‘Geneo’ content as a part of a research. Mr Ashutosh Batta, Chairman of Bloom Public School, conducted this session. Students shared views on how they found ‘Geneo’ to be very engaging and useful; they also highlighted how they could use the app on diverse platforms such as a home PC, personal tab or even a smart phone. “For the last 20 years, Schoolnet India has been working with a single focus on designing innovative EdTech solutions to improve learning outcomes for students. ‘Geneo’ is well aligned to the Schoolnet vision of demonstrating the potential of the private sector in achieving national goals and reaching out to the masses,” concluded Mr. Reddy.
Ms. Shehnaaz Janjali, Head of Research and Innovation, wrapped the session up with a vote of thanks