A feature rich edtech device K-Yan is nationally awarded and internationally acclaimed by learning communities. Jointly designed, developed and patented by Schoolnet India Limited and IIT Bombay, it is the world’s first ‘6-in-one' interactive, affordable, easy to use, teaching learning device. The innovation commercialized in 2007 by Schoolnet has now become mainstream and has achieved significant scale, scope, and impact in education and training.
As a proven solution for group learning needs in diverse contexts, it is easy to set up and intuitive to use. K-Yan is trusted by teachers for its protean ability, multi-functionality and sheer simplicity of operation.
It can transform any flat surface into an interactive board for various types of blended teaching learning requirements. It comes powered with rich multimedia content aligned to curriculum and an effective environment to create, organise and deliver lessons to serve all teaching learning needs. It has a bright projector to give a clear visual even in outdoors and a powerful inbuilt speaker for a crystal clear sound for a big classroom or a mid-size auditorium.
In short, it is a robust machine; a user friendly facility for a teacher who wants to design, create and contextualize her lessons; make in-class assessments interactive and fun and integrate online and offline learning seamlessly to achieve desired learning outcomes.
Projection: The ultra large screen projection system can give HD view visual on a screen as large as 300” diagonally. It is bright enough for outdoor application.
Computing: This has a high-end computer with latest generation processor (from Dual Core to i3/i5/i7), integrated graphics and RAM varying from 4GB to 32GB, and significant inbuilt storage space (500 GB – 1 TB)
Interactivity: It can convert any flat surface into an interactive smart board with versatile functionality.
Inbuilt sophisticated audio systems: The powerful speaker (30 watt) gives clear sound for a large classrooms and mid-size auditorium.
Networking for a digitally shared learning: It is designed to align with a variety of digital tools, be it smart phone or laptops to create an environment for personal, customized learning.
Television: It has a TV port that can be easily attached to a DTH connection for watching television channels on a large screen.
Video Conferencing: It can be used for effective two way video conferencing as well.
With its rich features K-Yan helps teachers to design highly engaging and stimulating learning experiences that transform classrooms into vibrant, interactive, and creative learning spaces. The device leverages full pedagogical potential of ICT to:
In effect, K-Yan facilitates teachers and students to collaborate and co-create knowledge
and to thus reach their teaching learning goals.
K-Yan is found to be an effective digital classroom solution that significantly improves the efficiency of teaching
of trained teachers conduct at least one/more digital class per week using K-Yan
teachers experienced reduction in time required – by at least 25% - to attain teaching learning goals with use of multi-media content and K-Yan
students felt multimedia content helped them understand concepts better
students agreed they were more attentive in class when K-Yan was used
principals shared that K-Yan along with digital content & teacher training helped improve overall student performance at their school
*Findings are based on internal evaluation of multiple projects that surveyed 203 principals, 504 teachers and 4212 students.
As a user centered social design, K-Yan transforms a mix of products and services to a sustainable device, while still
being economically viable. It exhibits a sustainability shift from a technological and product related innovation to a
broader techno-socio-cultural innovation. This publication explores K-Yan as a design for social inclusion and equality
that combines the triple bottom line approach with ICT to generate sustainable value.
K-Yan From Chalkboards to Digital Boards: Improving Student and Teacher OutcomesRead the full report