Educomp O3, One on One Learning System
Educomp O3 is a futuristic way of teaching and learning, developed after experience
garnered from several Intel-Educomp joint pilots and years of research by Educomp.
O3 is a whole new learning system. It gives the power of futuristic technology in
hands of the teacher to harness the magic of learning.
The one on one learning system for next generation learners, enables a more engaging,
interesting and experiential form of teaching and learning. Educomp O3 draws on
over a decade of research by Educomp to provide teachers with highly evolved classroom
strategies using cutting edge technology. A host of teaching tools and applications
empower teachers to facilitate learning in a one on one computing environment.
A New Age Learning System
All teachers and students are equipped with laptops to facilitate new age teaching
and learning both within the classroom and outside. Every child has an Intel powered
Classmate PC, a rugged and durable portable laptop fully loaded with applications
and features designed for one on one learning in schools. Apart from a conventional
laptop, the teachers are equipped, trained and empowered with intensive teaching
learning strategies to help them make a seamless and effortless transition to One
on One computing with Educomp O 3
One of the key benefits of this innovative methodology is a dramatic increase in
individual attention that the teacher is able to give each child. A personalised
screen for each learner allows greater proximity to what is being taught. Concepts
are introduced in a thrilling and exciting manner. Assessments come with instant
results at click of a button. The teacher saves correction time and also gets to
instantly assess the precise percentage of the class that has not understood a concept
taught. The concept can then be taught again with greater clarity and emphasis on
identified areas. Children can be divided into groups even as they are seated in
their respective place and encouraged to work on any unit. The quieter ambience
lends to greater learning. Parental control buttons and teacher locking device make
it safe for the children to use CMPCs even at home, ensuring they do not browse
any site that they should not.
Educomp O3 Delivery Model
The Educomp O3 program is offered to schools as a comprehensive one-stop solution
and includes all the essential components that schools need to make an effective
transition to this new age learning.
Educomp provides schools with a basket of the solutions that include:
- Personalized Intel powered CMPC laptops for every student in the school.
- Laptops for teachers with special teaching tools developed for one on one teaching
- The O3 learning system that includes comprehensive facilitators Guide Books to help
them integrate O3 in their day-to-day teaching in school.
- Intensive teacher training to help teachers work with the system and ongoing hand-holding
- A training Manual and Learning Wheel to spin and strategize
- Curriculum based digital resources for use in O3
- All supporting equipment and infrastructure including routers, servers, and networking.
O3 learning system - Deliverables
The 03 learning system
The core part of the O3 learning system is a comprehensive set of pedagogically
sound recommended strategies and support materials for the teachers, developed by
Educomp. The 03 learning system helps teachers to fully leverage the potential of
technology in a one on one computing environment. The Guide familiarizes the teachers
with each specific feature of the application and to integrate the same in their
day-to-day lesson plans in classrooms effectively.
O3 Teacher Training
A highly evolved training methodology has been developed by Educomp to help teachers
make a seamless transition from conventional teaching and learning methodologies
to one on one computing based teaching and learning. The training program involves
both practice and on the job sessions, and helps teachers to rapidly internalize
the 03 system as a part of their day-to-day teaching within a short period of time.
This training is conducted and facilitated by highly skilled trainers. A comprehensive
training manual is also given to every teacher for reference to work with the system.
Learning Wheel – Spin and Strategize
O3 Manual is supported by a learning wheel, to assist the facilitator to identify
the strategies to be implemented at various stages of learning. It has been laid
in four layers. From the periphery to the centre, the layers are arranged in the
following order namely:
- Layer 1: Color coded periphery
- Layer 2: Strategies with page numbers
- Layer 3: Teaching Buttons
- Layer 4: Stages of Learning
LEARNING WHEEL USAGE:
Teachers can choose different options at each spoke of the wheel to customize the
topic as they like. The options include the stages of learning to introduce a topic,
assess a topic, reinforce the teaching, and explain the topic. Once the requirement
has been chosen in layer 4, the teacher chooses functionality from various buttons
designed to carry out specific actions. The wheel then identifies appropriate strategies
using the action and the teaching level chosen by the teacher.
Teachers are trained to be creative in implementing the strategies at different
stages of learning. For example to locate a strategy for “concept teaching” stage;
the teachers are advised to place the colored arrow from the concept teaching band
to the strategy written in the same colored area of the wheel. In this case it is
usage of ‘Concept Cards’ with page number 162 given by its side. The strategies
are given in detail on the mentioned page numbers of "Teaching Strategies using
Educomp O3" with sample lesson plans.
Helping Teachers to Address Diverse Learners in Class
O3 learning environment ensures effective learning for students. Students and teachers
get instantly connected wirelessly as they enter the class. Teachers are able to
broadcast engaging visual animations and videos drawn from the vast repository of
curriculum based on the digital content provided by Educomp. This helps visual learners
to understand curriculum concepts. Teachers can assign need based tasks and assignments
for explorative learners or simply provide verbal explanations for auditory learners.
Educomp O3 helps the teacher to give personalized attention to each student. It
is possible to divide students in groups and assign class work for each group without
the disturbance of students physically moving about to regroup.
The group members remain connected and work from their respective seats. In an O3
environment every child is engaged in learning at all times. Every child is actively
involved and interested.
Real Time Assessment
Educomp’s O3 enables teachers to obtain an instant assessment of learning outcomes
right after the lesson is taught by broadcasting a test and getting instant responses
from the students. The teacher gets to address learning gaps before the class is
over. This eliminates the dependence on random unit tests to assess how much learning
has happened, and helps every child to keep pace with the class. By allowing Teachers
to assess students in real time, it also does away with the need for time-consuming
and laborious manual marking of notebooks.
Learning beyond the Boundary
O3 enables students to stay connected to the school any time anywhere. They can
now submit assignments and homework given by the teacher, or even play games designed
around the curriculum concepts to stay focused and motivated.