Online education is not new to the world. Edtech sector has been on the rise for some years now. Even pre Coronavirus, many students were shifting towards the online world for education. The lockdown and Coronavirus situation in India is fueling the edtech sector like never before.
With almost all schools in the region closed and examinations being called off, now is the time for online education.
Hundreds of schools and millions of students are already using apps like Skype, Zoom, and Google Meet to attend online lectures. This is a perfect example of ‘Challenges bringing in opportunities.’ The current situation on Coronavirus in India is, by-default, ideally suited for e-schooling.
An Edtech Startup Edumarshal Having A Good Time Amidst Coronavirus in India
Edumarshal has been in business since 2016. The co-founders Gaurav Kumar and Ajay Kumar wanted to make e-learning accessible throughout the country. They created a software called e-campus, which is a management information system for school administration.
The business was already running smoothly for this Indian edtech startup. They had some 700 plus schools registered as customers. However, with the spread of Coronavirus in India, Edumarshal began to see unprecedented growth.
As per Gaurav,
“We’d been developing this add-on product for six to eight months and went live early this year. We have tied up with 50+ schools since the lockdown began, and are expecting more conversions soon. The video-based LMS provides a seamless experience by replicating the actual classroom environment, thus ensuring continuity of students’ interest in studies.”
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You can easily access Edumarshal through a mobile app. Students, teachers, and even parents get access to study material, and that too on-the-go.
The co-founder of the edtech startup explains further,
“Schools are giving us their learning modules and we are converting them into online trackable content. This will allow teachers to track each student’s progress on chapters and find out what percentage of the syllabus they are done with. All books are uploaded as part of the subscription package.”
India has more than 1.5 million schools and more than 3 million students. The management of these schools is usually happening offline. However, with coronavirus changing our lives, it is high time for educational institutes to embrace new technologies.