In interior parts of India like villages and remote places we face unstable internet connectivity and low bandwidth or poor speed have not quelled students’ desire to learn poetry, mathematics, general knowledge, and history from their new “third teacher”, Amazon’s Alexa.
A new teacher on the block. Amazon or Google could start a school or university whenever they intend to.
A Public school run by government in Waruda, a small rural village in the Amravati district of Maharashtra, are in a process for new ideas to teach 42 students a wide range of subjects and topics for their educational curriculum , ranging from Mathematics to History to poetry, without basic and organized classroom sessions within the flesh teachers, according to a report in The Hindu newspaper. The third teacher is Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant device, powered through an Amazon Echo beautifully wrapped and designed in a mannequin.
The Public school has two genuine human educators, Sushma Kapse, who likewise provides services as the school’s headmistress, and Amol Bhuyar. Mr. Bhuyar had to incorporate Amazon’s Alexa Device into the study hall to empower and bolster instructing and training in rural parts of India.
Isn’t this the genuine intensity of innovation – giving equivalent access to information and data and linking over the differences crosswise great India’s socio-economic divide?
I am very happy to take note of how children bring new ideas and replicate them into practical classroom training with their friendly tutor ‘Alexa teacher’
The two teachers had made an amazing effort to gather all their resources and bought an Amazon Echo device, while Mr. Bhuyar built a mannequin case for the device to give a human-like face to Alexa.
It is unfortunate to be resorting to a bot, especially for teaching kids. It might look lucrative initially but I am sure that the values a human or a teacher can deliver cannot be replaced by using Alexa. Today we use technology where we exactly should not be using it. That is the real problem of India.
Although the children’s in rural India at first could not communicate in the English language, the two teachers taught them how to ask Alexa questions in English.
The real human tutors literally feel that this new concept of modern teaching with the integration of technology makes learning more simple, fast, productive and efficient for the children.
Few examples Chapters like the one on India’s reputed cricket player Sachin Tendulkar have garnered lots of interaction,” Mr. Bhuyar said.
Splendid! Credit to the individuals who thought of the thought and executed it. It’ll help change (for better, in various ways) the life of children and even grown-ups in interior parts of India. I wish an ever-increasing number of schools and foundations implement this kind of unique idea.
Applying technology in an area where it is required most – primary education in rural India. I really hope that this becomes successful in the coming times.