Wednesday, 23 September 2015

How Disha Works

Weblearning Coordinator sends the monthly schedule to all schools in the beginning of every month. The responsible faculty is informed ahead of the session. Faculty comes to the studio in NIC in the scheduled time and organises class. He/she usually prepares a Power Point Presentation on the topic beforehand. The moderator also helps create the content. The schools come online in the scheduled time and attend the class. The school coordinator informs the teacher if there is any problem. If the faculty is unable to attend any class, he/she informs the moderator at the earliest and the moderator rearranges classes accordingly. If any school misses any session, they can play the recorded session anytime.

Monday, 21 September 2015

What is Disha?

A Disha class in progress...
Disha is a Weblearning program targeted for school students in Giridih to address the issue of lack of faculty and to introduce them to latest technology. In a nutshell, experienced teachers teach from a studio equipped with a PC and internet connetion and its recorded and broadcasted live to schools which has a PC and internet connection.

What Disha is not and does not:

It is not a computer-learning program. It does not make the school teachers redundant.

What Disha is and does:

It is a learning enhancement program. It helps students to understand a topic deeply with the help of various learning aids(e.g. visual, auditory).

The problem we are trying to address:

There is a scarcity of teachers all over Jharkhand. Lack of ICT skills and knowledge in rural schools create a huge divide in quality of education in public and private schools. There is also lack of complementary courses to supplement curriculum. Both teachers as well as students are not aware about computer education as well as how to use computer in education in rural areas. So this program acts as a bridge where they interact with e learning education.