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World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution India, UNICEF, and YuWaah (Generation Unlimited India) released the “Education 4.0 India Report” on October 7, 2022. The report covers best practices and insights from key stakeholders from education technology, government, academic, and start-up communities.
OLabs is highlighted as a best practice and presented as a case study that is a cost-effective, sustainable, and scalable digital learning solution. Developed jointly by AmritaCREATE and CDAC, OLabs makes high-quality STEM laboratories accessible to students. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Ministry of Education, Government of India, have funded this initiative.
The report highlights that OLabs’ 172 science and math high school labs served over 32 lakh (3.2 million) unique users during the pandemic, and approximately 50,000 schools were trained to use its content. Students from across the country without access to physical labs relied on online labs to learn and repeat experiments anytime.
The lab hosts mathematics and English lessons and physics, chemistry, and biology experiments for classes 9 to 12, with content aligned to the central and state board syllabi. Access to OLabs is free for schools that register. Some 10% of OLabs’ content is to be AR/VR and will be placed under the DIKSHA platform, thus making it available to millions of schoolchildren for free.
Mr. J. Satyanarayana, Chief Advisor, Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution India, World Economic Forum, and Mr. Terry Durnnian, Chief, Education, UNICEF India, were imminent speakers at the event. Amrita CREATE’s Dr. Prema Nedungadi and Dr. Raghu Raman were invited to the launch event.
OLabs endeavors to make STEM learning accessible to all students. The platform offers real-time visualizations, immersive gamified learning, online lab assistance with access to interactive simulations, animations, and lab videos in multiple Indian languages.
OLabs is NCERT compliant and uses technology with Equity (NEP 2020). The online labs are deployed in 26 states, with 52 lac users, 80,000 registered schools, and are available on the DIKSHA platform. In recognition of the outstanding contribution of OLabs, Dr. Prema Nedungadi received the prestigious Digital India Award.
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