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The use of technology in education is one of those methods is helping to improve the quality of education in India. It is also altering the way education is provided in India. With the current pandemic, the opportunities to improve infrastructure across the K12 and higher education sectors have risen. Private schools had already gotten onto the bandwagon of e-learning, smart classrooms and some even making tabs mandatory right from pre-primary education. Now, considering the lock-down situation, a lot of EdTech companies are seizing the opportunity to fill the gap that may exist in bringing more schools on to the digital platform.

Edtech companies are using technological advancement to drive classes online and using many innovative ways to make smart classrooms for the students and teachers which will help to make the engagement between the teacher and students as close to a real, in-classroom like experience, as possible. The adoption of smart classroom systems by schools is transforming the traditional education system. The sudden switch is not only limited to private schools but even a number of government schools have started running smart classes. Though the crisis is devastating, it is making our schools and even colleges, technologically advanced. No doubt, students and teachers have had to make bigger adjustments as learning has always been in classrooms. Moreover, many of them are not well equipped with technology tools to avail of remote learning.

In this context, we have enlisted the name of EdTech companies that are creating smart classrooms to transform India’s education system:

1. Next Education India Pvt Ltd

Founded in 2007, Next Education is a fast-growing, technology-driven company revolutionizing the education system in India. Every day, our innovative products and solutions transform the lives of 10% of India’s private-school-going children. More than 12,000,000 students from various socio-cultural backgrounds study in 12,000 partner schools across the country. NextEducation, India’s definitive provider of technology-backed K-12 solutions has significantly altered the education landscape in the nation since its inception in 2007. The company has created innovative products that make the processes of teaching and learning easy, engaging and effective. With its leading product offerings such as TeachNext, LearnNext, MathsLab, ScienceLab, RoboticsLaband EnglishLab, Next Education empowers schools with technology-based K-12 solutions that are used by over 2,40,000 teachers and impact 12,000,000 students across 12,000 schools NextEducation products are mapped to cover CBSE, ICSE and 29 state boards in 7 major Indian languages. The services cut across the B2B and B2C segments providing end-to-end solutions for all K-12 stakeholders. NextEducation’sUSP lies in the extensive research and development that is conducted in-house for all the products. Features such as CCE compliance, technically advanced 2D/3D animation, Linux-based operating system, and remote operable systems are some of the key strengths of the company.

2. Byju’s

BYJU’S is India’s largest education platform that creator to India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. Byju’s help students to learn through connecting with video exercises, study material mapped to the schedule, intelligent questions and boundless practice with top to bottom investigation instills a fun-learning experience, keeping the intrigue and longer maintenance period flawless You may buy a course as per the personal requirement. This EdTech platform makes the learning and understanding of concepts much easier for school kids.

3. Vedantu

Vedantu is an Indian Interactive Online tutoring platform where teachers provide school tuitions to students over the internet, using a real-time virtual learning environment named WAVE (Whiteboard Audio Video Environment) a technology built in-house. It is said to operate on a marketplace model for teachers, where students can browse, discover and choose to learn from an online tutor of their choice. Vedantu Learn Live Online is one of India’s driving web-based coaching site that covers the entire prospectus running from CBSE, ISCE, NTSE, Olympiads, and even IIT JEE. Vedantu is also offering on the web classes on its site and through its application motivating the student to stay inside their homes amid the coronavirus outbreak. The website also offers free study material, apart from the online classes. The website has given free access to all live classes and content of Vedantu for Grades 1 to 12, JEE & NEET. The online classes can be accessed via their website and on their app that is available for free on Android and iOS.

4. Upgrad

UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry-relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. This platform merging the latest technology, pedagogy, and services. UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience anytime and anywhere It is providing opportunities to advance one’s professional journey through rigorous online programs that offer personalized support with the best-in-class faculty and industry professionals. Starting with our first program in Entrepreneurship, upGrad has created some of India’s largest online programs to help thousands of professionals achieve their career goals in the areas of data technology and management.

5. Unacademy

Unacademy is an e-learning platform that aims to build an online knowledge repository for multilingual education with a massive transformative purpose of being the world’s largest educational repository by empowering great educators and making it accessible to everyone. In a span of 6 months, over 300,000 students have benefited from over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses on cracking various competitive examinations, on the platform. Their vision is to partner with the brightest minds and have courses on every possible topic in multiple languages so the whole world can benefit from these courses.

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