Navigated Learning in India

While the Learning Navigator is being successfully implemented in the US, on the other side of the globe, the Learning Navigator is making a breakthrough in similar as well as last mile conditions in India. This is the India Story and the Navigated Learning Collaborative (NLC) that is steering the transformation.

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Navigated Learning Collaborative in India

The Navigated Learning Collaborative in India was launched in August 2018. Through this, organizations are coming together to enable an ecosystem that will provide simple, accountable and assured learning paths for their learners.

NLC India partners plugin the Navigator in their existing work to enable better learning gains, conduct real-time monitoring, and course correct through faster interventions. A partner can be a learner, instructor, NGO, ed-tech organization, implementor, content provider, tool builder, administrator, or funder.

Principles of the Navigated Learning Collaborative

See how the Learning Navigator is impacting classrooms in India and the US.

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The Collaborative Unlocks Value for Partners

Collective Impact

Provides Learning Exchange Platform
  • Navigator's platform enables mutually beneficial partnerships across the value chain for all ecosystem stakeholders
  • Partners can use Navigator to realize their individual agendas
  • Collaboration between stakeholders will build value for all at the systems level 

Accessible

Works on a Basic Smartphone
  • 75%+ school-teachers, administrators, and parents have smart phones
  • Navigator enables diverse learners
  • Navigator works across various disciplines  
  • Basic tech infrastructure needed to get started

Affordable

Navigator is Free and Open
  • Partner assumes one-time implementation costs and annual operations cost of a maximum of $1 per user
  • Content partners can migrate their content to  Navigator
  • Implementation partners can roster their students and teachers to bring them Navigator

The Collaborative is Scaling to Reach Millions of Learners

IEC is scaling from 30K to 3.6M learners

IEC is implementing Navigator in the primary schools in:

  • 1-5 Math

To be implemented from January 2020

  • Hindi Language
  • English Language  
  • EVS in Hindi Medium
GPF is scaling from 50K to 5M learners

GPF is implementing Navigator in the primary schools: 

  • 1-5 Math

To be implemented from January 2020

  • Marathi Language
  • English Language  
  • EVS in Marathi Medium
Utter has scaled to 1.9M learners

Utter is implementing Navigator in:

  • Spoken English

    Future Implementation: State expansions are planned with IEC in Bihar, Telengana, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and to reach out to 170K current learners. Other partners being on boarded to use the Navigator to enable learnings for micro-entrepreneurs, out of school children and Gram-Panchayats. Examples, CINI in Jharkhand and Sampoorna Swaraj to train Gram-Panchayats.

    Through Partnerships with Government and Civil Society Organizations

    Engaging governments for systemic transformation

    • Gooru, through collaborators, works with the government and school officials to implement the Learning Navigator
    • Navigator includes local language content aligned to State curriculum
    • Navigator provides the educational administrators with real time data on the progress of learning of students in every school
    • Piloting in Maharashtra and Chhattisagrh (80K) and scaling to bring Navigator to all states where IEC and GPF are implementing.

    A Diverse Team Bonded by a Purpose

    We are designers, educators, community builders, engineers, and storytellers passionate about learning with extensive experience in our chosen fields.

    Mr. Daljit Mirchandani

    Chairman of GIF, CEO of Gyan Prakash, Former CEO of Ingersoll-Rand

    Prof. Srinath Srinivasa

    Data Scientist, Professor & Dean of Research, IIIT-B

    Mr. Srinivasan

    Sr. Director of Products, 20+ years of software engineering and products

    Ms. Smita Sircar

    Country Head Strategic Alliances, Former Impact Investor at Gray Matters Capital

    Prof. Shalini Urs

    Executive Director of Mysore Royal Academy, Prof. Mysore University

    Prof. Sadagopan

    Director of IIIT-Bangalore, Previously, Professor at IIT-Kanpur

    Mr. Sriram Viswanathan

    Venture Capitalist, Previously head of Intel Capital

    Dr. Sridhar Mitta

    CEO of Netwealth, 
    Previously, CTO at WIPRO

    Dr. Prasad Ram

    Founder, CEO Gooru, Previously at Google, Yahoo! and Xerox PARC

    Ms. Sreeja

    Ashoka Fellow, CEO of India Education Collective, 25+ years in education

    Mr. Sharath Krishnan

    Manager of Partnerships, 15+ years in development sector

    Mr. Ashish Mishra

    Architect, Gooru, Former Architect at Persistent Systems

    Partners Implementing in the Last Mile  

    India Education Collective: No Limits to Learning

    India Education Collective(IEC) working closely with State Governments, is transforming education in India to make public, or government schools the "first choice" for students, parents and teachers. In addition to shifting greater decision making powers concerning  planning and practices to the local level,  fundamental changes are taking place in the classrooms.  

    IEC is focused on empowering teachers; promoting capability based learning; and harnessing the potential of technology to advance learning opportunities in its mission to make the public school system more equitable, accountable and qualitative. Teachers are encouraged to see themselves as facilitators of learning by designing "equal opportunity" creative environments where learning can happen.

    The once quiet classrooms, where all eyes and ears were on the teacher, are being replaced with dynamic learning-labs where students are learning by doing. Competency-based learning with hands-on, active engagement is credited with helping them internalize information far better than watching and listening.

    Another key change in this transformation process is a focus on assessing each student's current level of knowledge, skills and dispositions in order to facilitate their individual learning journey. To improve learning outcomes, IEC collaborated with Gooru and the Learning Navigator, a free and open app to help accelerate learning outcomes.

    The Learning Navigator is proving to be an effective tool for teachers and administrators even in rural and often remote areas with limited access to technology and the internet. One teacher with a mobile phone can assess a student's learning and quickly input the information in the student's profile. Teachers can see in real time how each student is progressing over time and can assign them additional activities based on their performance or dispositions.  It is not uncommon for teachers to have students of different ages and grade levels in the same classroom.

    The Learning Navigator is helping them by providing access to thousands of free and open  resources and assessments. Teachers who create lesson plans for several grade levels each day can search the catalogue of curated content on numerous subjects and grade levels to add specific lessons and assessments to their plans.

    Not only does this save time for the teacher, but also saves resources in learning materials and textbooks for the the schools (see video below).

    IEC is supporting governments to implement these changes across eight states in India. Currently more than 1,75,000children are transitioning from rote learning to build their capabilities and change their attitude toward learning.

    More than 3,500 schools across the states are in the process of adopting 'transformative' learning practices, and 5,000 teachers are engaged in redefining classroom processes with the ultimate goal of graduating students to choose how and what they want to learn.

    No Limits to Learning in India

    The India Education Collective (IEC) working closely with State Governments, is transforming education in India to make public or government schools the "first choice" for students, parents and teachers. In addition to shifting greater decision making powers concerning  planning and practices to the local level,  fundamental changes are taking place in the classrooms.  IEC is focused on empowering teachers; promoting capability based learning; and harnessing the potential of technology to advance learning opportunities in its mission to make the public school system more equitable, accountable and qualitative.

    Small group learning

    Teachers are encouraged to see themselves as facilitators of learning by designing "equal opportunity" creative environments where learning can happen.

    The once quiet classrooms where all eyes and ears are on the teacher are being replaced with dynamic learning-labs where students are learning by doing. Competency based learning with hands-on, active engagement is credited with helping them internalize information far better than watching and listening.

    Another key change in the education revolution is a focus on assessing each student's current knowledge and dispositions in order to facilitate their individual learning journey. To improve learning outcomes, the IEC turned to Gooru and the Learning Navigator, a free and open app to help accelerate learning outcomes.

    Even in rural and often remote areas with limited access to technology and the internet, the Learning Navigator is proving to be an effective tool for teachers and administrators. One teacher with a cell phone can assess a student's knowledge and quickly input the information in the student's profile. Teachers can see in real time how each student is progressing over time and can assignment them additional activities based on their performance or dispositions.  It is not uncommon for teachers to have students of different ages and grade levels in the same classroom. The Learning Navigator is helping them by providing access to thousands of  free and open  resources and assessments. Teachers who create lesson plans for several grade levels each day can search the catalogue of curated content on numerous subjects and grade levels to add specific lessons and assessments to their plans. This not only saves time for the teacher, but also saves resources in learning materials and text books for the schools (see video below).

    Teacher accessing student knowledge and updating their Learning Navigator profile to track their progress

    The IEC is supporting governments to implement the changes across eight states in India. Currently more than 80,000 children are transitioning away from rote learning to building their capabilities and changing their attitude toward learning. More than 1,800 schools across the states are in the process of adopting 'transformative' learning practices, and 3,000 teachers are engaged in redefining classroom processes with the ultimate goal of graduating students who will be leaders in their chosen occupations. Workers and engaged citizens who know how to learn, can apply their knowledge and abilities in creative and novel as well as familiar situations, and who can work well with others. The kinds skills and qualities that are valuable in the work place and in life.

    Gyan Prakash Foundation: Tapping a child's natural curiosity

    Gyan Prakash Foundation (GPF)is a non-profit organization working with the sole purpose of ensuring and sustaining the quality of education in Government schools in the state of Maharashtra. GPF believes that the fundamental change in the way classrooms function today can only be brought about if learning begins with the child. From a humble start in 8 villages, GPF has demonstrated the possibility for systemic change in the education system. GPF works very closely with teachers and all the administrative and academic structures in the district to ensure alignment and collaboration towards the approach and principles of improving learning.

    Data driven decision making at each level in the system from teachers to district officials is central to GPF’s approach to transforming learning outcomes. The State Education Department and the Academic Authority Institution of the state has recognized and endorsed GPF’s approach and processes at various state level platforms.

     Currently GPF is working with the government for transformation of 4 districts in the state that have varying degrees of challenges and ground realities. Being on the ground with the teachers, system officials, and providing data-based feedback to the top, GPF is working towards reducing the gap between policy and implementation in the state.

    Providing precise data to help teachers understand the child's current learning level better and also enabling them to support and maximise learning have emerged from GPF’s work as two critical needs of the teachers. Learning Navigator will strengthen GPF’s hands on the ground as it will actually address the needs of each child and each teacher in the system. 

    Gooru is proud to partner with the Gyan Prakash Foundation and supports its mission to help underserved children realize their full potential to become independent and socially responsible citizens. GPF is in the process of bringing the Learning Navigator to teachers and schools across the state of Maharashtra. Teachers will be better able to track each student's knowledge and skills and facilitate their independent learning journey. The Navigator will also allow GPF and the State to see in real time how their programs are working at the local, regional and state level.

    Navigated Learning

    See how the Learning Navigator is impacting classrooms in India and the US.

    See how capability learning is taking hold in  primary schools in India.

    See how students in the US are using Navigator to reach their learning destinations.

    See how Learning Navigator helps students reach their learning destination.

    See how teachers are using Navigator to keep track of their students' learning journeys.

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