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Profound technological, economic and social transformations have marked the very beginning of the twenty first century. IT progress will greatly enrich possibilities in production, transportation, energy, commerce, education and health. Progress in information and communication technology has increased new opportunities for learning. Many colleges, schools, universities and organizations use the online-learning concept for enhancing in an effective and interactive manner the knowledge, abilities and skills of learners. Technology can expand what children learn by helping them to understand core concepts in subjects like math, science, and literacy.
Today with both parents working, there is a profound need felt by both students as well as parents for resources that will take care of the learning needs. The 21st C has made available a lot of technology involving computers and internet that is being used in the learning aids being devised for students. One such enterprise is Zucate founded by Ms. Roli Pandey and Dr. Moitreyee Goswami.
The paper studies Zucate, an enterprise that strives to create “a teacher- student-parent ecosystem with student at the center” (https://www.f6s.com/zucate). The objective is to examine how technology can be employed in a cost effective manner to enable students, especially school children to learn on their own post school hours.
The researchers have used the primary research technique of personal interview of the founders of the enterprise. They have also referred to secondary data.
The study is important as it gives insights into how technology can be used to create teaching and learning resources that will enable children and students to grasp concepts and do self-learning without taking recourse to costly, time bound tuitions or even tech savvy, expensive learning resources being offered by regular enterprises.
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- Technology Based Self-learning—Case of Zucate
Pravin Kumar Bhoyar
- Springer Singapore