Amid the second phase of lockdown, the government decided to keep schools, colleges and education centres shut in response to the rapid spike in COVID-19 cases. However, to tackle not missing out on education, the state of Kerala had started online sessions.
A spell of rain drenched #Kerala on June 1 morning as is customary, but with schools remaining closed, children stayed indoors, taking online classes instead. Some schools chose to kickstart the proceedings with a briefing on #COVID19 pandemic& the ways to protect oneself from it pic.twitter.com/oWVfjpDE6r— S Anandan (@Anandans76) June 1, 2020
Now, the state has gone a step further and introduced Augmented Reality (AR), one of the more advanced technologies suggested for aiding education to students.
This idea was introduced by Mr. Shyam Vengalloor, a social science teacher at AEM AUP School at Moorkanad, near Valanchery. This technology superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.
After this technology was adapted by the state, a video is going viral. In the video, teachers of the school can be seen teaching via AR. Animals like a cow and an elephant, the solar system, and the globe appear next to them as they explain them to children during online classes.
This is too cool! A school in Malappuram, Kerala uses augmented reality for online classes! And an elephant, cow appear in class rooms (it’s News Minute video) pic.twitter.com/z1j5yCHslg— Liz Mathew (@MathewLiz) July 11, 2020
Netizens are lauding the state and the school for introducing such a unique method.
Awesome.. Its Super Duper Cool 👍👍👍— Mahua (@mahuadey20) July 11, 2020
Very relevant. It gives shapes to the words and the ideas teacher is trying to communicate to his/her students. And it also give a much needed jolt to students' mind.— R Agarwal (@rajeshpisces) July 11, 2020
Great effort towards making our generations more briliant.— Mai V Journalist (@vishalvhai) July 11, 2020
Brilliant Kerala model. Kudos to all those who thought and planned it. Thank you for sharing.— Vidya Bhushan Rawat (@freetohumanity) July 11, 2020
Its the best way to understand things.— Gaurav Sancheti (@gnsancheti) July 11, 2020
When I use to prepare for my JEE exam, my physics teacher always use to give us feel of concepts, in return they become so perfect ; even today after 12 years I remember everything.
Honestly, we are not even surprised with the creativity of the state.