Notesroom for Education
Makes teaching and technology mutually reinforcing. Blend the two to sharpen learning. Boost student engagement, experience and performance. Protect privacy and cultivate digital assets for repeated leverage.
Notesroom enables teachers and educational institutions to blend teaching and technology for sharpened learning. The cloud platform enables secure sites for teachers, trainers and coaches to manage, share and reuse their knowledge for repeated leverage.
Notesroom makes teaching and technology mutually reinforcing. It blends the two for increased student engagement, experience and performance. Institutions capitalize their knowledge into information assets for repeated leverage.
Digital Education: Disruption is Inevitable
Digital education is increasingly becoming an integral part of overall student life. Classes that blend online learning on an average produce stronger student learning outcomes than do classes with solely face-to-face instruction. The disruption is happening at all levels and segments of education. Be it the formal education system of schools, colleges, universities and higher education institutions; or the parallel education system of private tuitions, coaching institutes or vocational training centres. The ed-tech disruption is unavoidable – it is no longer an option – not even for independent tutors. So not doing anything is not a choice.
Consequently, educational technologies are constantly in the limelight; with teachers, institutions and boards dabbling with their strategic dilemmas on whether to do or not to do. And what direction, timing and extent of technology intervention to plan? Notesroom supports you unlock these dilemmas in a simple, hassle-free and cost-effective manner. While you cannot delay action any further, we recommend not to overdo it either. With loads of iterative experimentation underway at the moment, it is wise to keep it simple and keep it basic. What is sure is that you will need to have your knowledge in the form of digital assets. Means of deployment may undergo innovation – but the investment in digital knowledge base will not go wrong. Hence it is wise to focus on building digital reference material to start. Gradually step-up towards instruction and leave the advanced tools like social learning for later. This also keeps it cost effective.
Blend Not Replace
Notesroom enables you to securely map your knowledge assets by subject to groups of students. It reliably protects your information rights and offers means for selective and time-based sharing of information.
With Notesroom, technology is not the strategy. Teaching always remains prime. Notesroom supports the role of a teacher as a facilitator, instructor and mentor – with extended reach and impact through virtual access via secure sites. Notesroom makes teaching and technology mutually reinforcing. Notesroom opens possibilities both inside and beyond the classroom - to connect more to teach more and to learn more. It complements in-person teaching with online education resources for better learning outcomes.
Anchor Higher Involvement
Notesroom acts like a live anchor to enhance involvement of the student even outside the classroom. It can also facilitate inclusion of parents to align with the learning objectives and activities of their child.
Extended Reach: More Students
Classroom seats are limited. Notesroom can open opportunities to leverage your digital knowledge assets and extend your reach to many other students – enrolled only for online courses and self-study reference resources.
More Study Material: Contextually Organized
Likewise, the bandwidth of offering study material for every subject is also significantly enhanced. Handouts are no longer constrained to essentials only.
Reference material plotted in secure sites on Notesroom may include pre-reads, handouts, self-study material, additional electives, web-links and other open access online resources, practice questions, group exercises and more. Material is carefully chosen from disparate sources to make and refine collections that are proven over time to aid better learning.
Moreover all the knowledge is woven carefully around a larger context to make it more effective for learning. Contextual view fits things in perspective to ease learning, to build absolute clarity and to fuel further curiosity for the student.
Now imagine this study material plotted on a release timeline. Instead of making everything available at once, align the same with the classroom interfaces or with a pre-defined learning plan. This will effectively cascade learning by peeling one concept at a time. Release timeline can be used in many other ways to enthuse engagement and enhance experience. One lesson at a time. Questions now, answers later. Plan group activities or submissions in between releases. Teachers design many such combinations for the release timeline; and use the element of surprise to further fuel and feed curiosity in students.
Beyond the Classroom
Classroom time is finite. Notesroom extends the teacher student connect beyond the classroom – and enables teachers to deliver a larger role as a facilitator with the online connect offering a means to support the learning process. Even for every student, notesroom offers greater flexibility for self paced learning. Digital connect offers resources for self-reflection - It allows them to revisit concepts and practice using alternate resources based on their individual learning needs. Parents are also better empowered with the organized resources to support the learning process at home.
Teachers using notesroom, deploy the online platform to provide their on-campus students with an improved learning experience. This blended model of learning reflects increase in student engagement, experience and performance.