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Last Updated: October 10, 2022

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 that also includes our Olabs covers best practices and insights from key stakeholders from education technology, government, academic, and start-up communities.

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 report launch event. Amrita professors, Dr. Prema Nedungadi and Dr. Raghu Raman were invited to the launch event.

OLabs has been 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 Amrita Center for Research in Analytics, Technologies & Education (Amrita CREATE) and CDAC, OLabs makes high-quality STEM laboratories accessible to students. The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, 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 school level classes (grades) 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.

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