SymBios technologies
Through the use of Information technology, learning can also be qualitatively different. The process of learning in the classroom can become significantly richer as students have access to new and different types of information, can manipulate it on the computer through graphic displays or controlled experiments in ways never before possible, and can communicate their results and conclusions in a variety of media to their teacher, students in the next classroom, or students around the world. For example, instead of reading about the human circulatory system and seeing textbook pictures depicting blood flow, students can use technology to see blood moving through veins and arteries, watch the process of oxygen entering the bloodstream, and experiment to understand the effects of increased pulse or cholesterol-filled arteries on blood flow.
Information technology and access to web becoming more affordable is bringing in a paradigm shift in the skills required to be successful in life. In almost any environment, basic information management skills require using, and at some level understanding, computing equipment. The competitiveness is increasing and new methods of skill acquisition are gaining importance. There is demand and expectation that anything and everything is available 24hrs. The need for 24hrs availability in education system is paving way for new methods / mode of delivery of education to students and school administration.
The Platform
Quest is an independent platform. However, it is loosely integrated with Infinity (School Administration Software product from SymBios Technologies) to provide access to the student’s information to the parents. Operations by parents like fee payment, complaints get immediate attention to the appropriate school authorities through Infinity. Students can access content from within the school premises (intranet) and most PowerLearning options from home via internet. Quest can also be integrated with the third party School Information Management System (if already a school has a SIMS installed).
Value Adds
Makes learning a journey with fun
Instant access to student’s information to parents
Provides a platform for parents to initiate discussions with the principal or class teacher through discussion forums
Tutorials complement teachers in class helping students to understand better and faster
Adventure games opens up students mind and brings in creativity
Provides options for kids to learn soft skills, music, etc.