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Students develop virtual classroom for improved remote-learning routine

Students develop virtual classroom for improved remote-learning routine

iClassroom becomes a brand new virtual classroom to enable uninterrupted learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid coronavirus crisis, distance learning becomes easier and more intuitive by providing an engaging peer-to-peer social media-type platform.

The Indian students have invented a more effective way to learn distantly while the highschool and schools closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As Springwise reports, Kerala engineering students’ project iClassroom won the CODE19 hackathon.

A virtual learning platform iClassroom just connects students with teachers through a social media-type interface. In fact, both sides can interact with each other, answer questions, mentor others and conduct online classes. Nothing revolutionary new but the interface is really good, the experts said.

Abhinand C, 19, and Shilpa Rajeev, 20 have invented iClassroom while studying at Government College of Engineering in Kannur, India. Their virtual educational platform will enable learning communities to interact with each other, share resources and keep track of progress in selected courses, without the need to use multiple communication tools.

“We are happy to get the recognition and now intend to enhance iClassroom’s functionality by integrating several useful apps,” Rajeev said.

In 2020, the CODE19 hackathon took place over 72-hours, attracting thousands of innovators and developers. The event aimed at creation open-source solutions that would enable India to respond to its lockdown crisis.

However, iClassroom is hard to call the perfect solution. At least, in India, where teledensity in rural areas is at around 60 per cent. Even in homes with a smartphone, usually owned by the father, it may not be available to the children for learning; thus, it is estimated that only about one-third of students will have access to online content.