“There are 12 Schools in Kodagu district out of which only 2 schools have e-Patashale programs. Teachers (Flora D’Souza, Hathur Primary school, and Dodda Thimmaiah, Ammathi High school) from these schools said that students scored the highest mark in the CSAS exam with the help of e-patashale program. CSAS exam was conducted to check the knowledge level of students and prepare them for competitive exams by Govt of Karnataka.”
Teacher: Dakshina Kannada
“The teacher from Sulyapadu, Dakshina Kannada school said that they conduct extra classes during the night, using e-Patashale program which helped them to score 100% result in the Board Exam.”
BEO: Uttara Kannada
“In schools located in remote areas, e-Patashale based learning has boosted the confidence of children and there has been an improvement in results.”
Teacher(Mahadevi Malangavi): Belagavi
“This method of teaching using videos helps the students to visualize and understand concepts effectively. Science topics (eg. cells and micro-organism) can be taught in an interesting manner.”
Educational Coordinator(Santhosh Kumar) Kalburgi(Gulbarga)
“The content is aligned to the syllabus. It reduced the burden of teachers who have to conduct classes for multiple subjects. English grammar has improved the vocabulary of the students.”
Teacher(Pradeep S) Balki, Bidar
“Improvement in the overall result, School has achieved 100% results in10th grade for Mathematics and Science subjects. e-Patashale helps teachers to teach complicated topics in a better and easy way in the classrooms.”
Headmaster(K V Pushaplatha) Mysore.
“Very useful for tribal and rural students. Teaching is made easier through teaching points given in the content. Science topics are easier to teach using e-Patashale content.”
“The e-Patashale program is useful to students in the absence of subject teachers. Many times, teachers are sent to external training and other activities and hence are not in a position to complete their lessons. e-Patashale content is teacher-friendly and helps in motivating slow learning children.”
Mr Prabhudeva, the Headmaster of Jakkur Government High School
Mr Prabhudeva is very supportive of the CLT e-Patashale ‘Smart Class’ that was implemented 3 years ago. This is despite the fact that his school did not have teachers to teach Physics and Maths for the last 2 years. In rigorous scientific evaluations, e-Patashale has led to a two-fold learning improvement in English test scores and increased engagement between students and teachers.
Mr Javaraiah, the Headmaster of Gorur Government School
Mr Javaraiah was amazed that an entire curriculum for the Middle School can fit into a small device and the multi-media content can be stored and projected at any time. He said he was also pleasantly surprised that 5 students from neighbouring private schools had migrated to his government school. He also said that the learning outcomes of the students had improved and the cost-effective learning model was sustainable even with severe power cuts. This inspired him to source the required funds to have ‘Smart Classes’ implemented in 12 more schools in his District.
Mr Shivakumar, the Headmaster of Hulikal Government School
Mr Shivakumar is excited about the changes e-patashale is bringing. Dropout rates have dropped 92% from 5% to 0.04% since the implementation of e-patashale. He attributes this achievement to the transformation in the learning environment from passive to collaborative. The digital content is developed by expert teachers and the interactive and engaging content is aligned to the state board curriculum.
Mr Dilip Chenoy, Secretary-General, FICCI on CNBC
“CLT developed a very interesting proposition for STEM teaching, that is science and math teaching in schools. The challenge that they overcame was the shortage of teachers, in some cases lack of ability of teachers; second, many of the solutions that were there at that point of time were internet-based solutions and they were not applicable because of connectivity in schools. So they found a way of how to give local solutions for local classrooms.”
Mr Shyam Kaluve, Co-Founder & CTO, Gramonnati
“When we started our VidyaJyothi program to transfer education in the rural schools near the Line Of Control, Jammu, the first problem we encountered is the capability of the Teachers. We wanted to transform the classroom experience both for the teacher as well as the kids and the first thing that came into our mind is CLT’s e-Patashale kit. It has the right pedagogy, very easy to deploy and a very very intuitive user interface. Its extensive coverage of the concepts in NCERT syllabus makes it very very immersive for the students in every classroom session.”
Carolyn Johnson, Rotary International
Mr Arjun Menda, Menda Foundation
“E-shala program of Menda Foundation, CLT India and Selco Solar Pvt Ltd has helped the rural schools in Karnataka to equip with solar-powered e-learning program. CLT India, the knowledge partner has been providing quality digital content based on Karnataka State Syllabus, which is one of the major highlights of the program. The content is been helpful for teachers as well as students in understanding the concept better with live experiments and quality animations.”
American India Foundation Trust
“This type of teaching will help the teachers to teach easily without any struggle and children are able to participate in the teaching and learning process very actively. It plays a crucial role in empowering teachers to create an enabling environment and make the teaching-learning process more effective. Teachers will also know how to integrate technology in their teaching-learning process and build the skills of the students for the 21st century.”
Rotary Bangalore West
Rotary Bangalore West, a part of Rotary International District 3190, has been associated with CLT since 2013. The digital educational content as per the Karnataka State syllabus in Kannada and English medium developed by CLT has been of great help to Rotary in its effort to spread the benefits of e-learning to over two hundred schools.
CLT has put its digital syllabus-based audiovisual content onto handy Android MiniPCs. These gadgets consume very little power and are virus-proof...
With support from Menda Foundation, over one hundred of the portable e-learning units powered by the CLT educational content have been installed in schools during the current academic year. Glimpses of the feedback from a few schools are given below:
Maruthi Rural High School, Kabbagere, Koratagere Taluk, Tumkur District
This school is located in a village that is so much in the interior that it does not have mobile phone signals. The school teachers are making full use of the CLT audiovisual content to supplement their teaching. The Headmaster Mr Nagaraja Rao is confident that thanks to the CLT teaching aid, there will be a minimum ten percent improvement in the SSLC results as compared with last year. Rotary Bangalore West sponsored the e-learning unit for this school.
Polerama High School, Jolupalya, Bagepalli Taluk, Chikkaballapur District
This school is located in the native village of a member of Rotary Bangalore South West. The e-learning unit is the latest gift of the club to the school after school benches and a Reverse Osmosis Treatment Plant in the school premises to overcome the fluoride problem in the area. HM Mr Sathyanarayana is very happy with the CLT audiovisual lessons and says this improves the attention and understanding of students.
Government Urdu High School, Austin Town, Bangalore
Rotary Bangalore Midtown has contributed for the construction of a new building for this 90-year-old school located near St Philomena’s Church, off Richmond Road. The children who attend this school come from underprivileged sections of society. The local MLA Mr Harris was impressed with the CLT audiovisual classes and commented that the e-learning module provides the same teaching aids to the students of this school as is available to students of expensive private schools in the vicinity.
Government High School, Bachhahalli, Devanahalli Taluk, Bangalore Rural District
This school is supported by Rotary Bangalore RMV. Though located just thirty kilometres from the centre of Bangalore, the area suffers from extended power cuts. The HM Mr Muruli feels that the CLT syllabus-based content has helped slow learners to better understand difficult concepts in Science and Mathematics.
Government Higher Primary School, Chokkanahalli, near Hebbal, Bangalore
This school is supported by Rotary Bangalore Vijayanagar. Because of the increase in private schools in the area, the number of students in this school has been coming down year after year. As a result, the number of teachers has been reduced by the Government, leading to inadequate teacher-student ratio. The CLT audiovisual content makes it possible for the school to cope with the teacher shortage. Students eagerly look forward to the classes when the CLT lessons are shown. The synergy between the pedagogic and technological expertise of CLT and the social network of Rotary clubs and members has made it possible to provide a rugged e-learning module that brings the best of technology and content to communities that are most in need. The CLT E-Patashale syllabus-based local language-driven audiovisual content is at the heart of this effort.
H Rajendra, Zonal Coordinator, Rotary India Literacy Mission
We are happy to certify that RI District 3190 has established around 240 e-learning systems in equal number of Government schools in Karnataka and all of them have used "e-patashale" software. The Software has proved to be an effective tool to teach English Grammar, Science and Mathematics from 5th to 10th Standard students. We have received very positive feedback from the schools confirming that after they started to teach using this software, the performance of the students has improved dramatically. The teachers too find the software extremely user-friendly. We will have no hesitation in recommending “e-patashale” software to any school wanting set up an e-learning centre in their school.