Video learning app for Bengali medium kids
Students of state board schools in Bengal now have an app to access topics from their text books through video recordings and storytelling sessions by teachers that would make learning “easy and enjoyable”.
“Tutopia learning App”, specially designed for students of classes VIII, IX and X of Bengali medium schools affiliated to the state board, was launched on Thursday.
The content for students appearing in Madhyamik this year is available now and that for students of VIII, IX and X will be available from March 15.
“The app will cater to all subjects and for each topic in a particular subject, there will be a well-animated video. There will also be chapter-wise notes that students can download or take printouts of. Students can also take a test,” said Subrata Roy, director, Tutopia Pvt Limited.
Roy said because of the pandemic, there has been a switch from on-campus classes to online classes across homes and that had given them the opportunity to cater to specific learning needs.
“This will be a new-age learning tool for the Bengali medium students (both in the city and in the districts). We have put in hundreds of hours to understand the students’ learning needs by mapping their goals, strengths, weaknesses and interests in order to get the best out of them,” Roy said.
He said that even in urban poor homes, parents are trying to cater to the learning needs of their children by buying smartphones.
The app, developed by Roy along with partners Gaurav Dugar and Anurag Chirimar, can be downloaded from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
On board are teachers who are adept in developing course materials using animation, graphical representation and info graphics.
“The tutoring programs are structured in a modern user-friendly storytelling manner that help the students to easily ‘relate and remember’, reducing the burden of cramming through rote,” said Anurag Chirimar, one of the directors.
“The curriculum has been designed keeping in mind the guidelines of the state board.”
The students appearing for Madhyamik this year will not be charged any fee and can access the content for free.