With Covid-19 immobilizing the world, universities around the world are rushing to adapt their programs and courses to online alternatives.
But not all e-learning systems are the same and, caught off guard, a majority of universities have resorted to the technology available to them, according to academic sources.
Nitish Jain, president of the SP Jain School of Global Management, recognized that technology has radically changed the way we live and experience things. And in this landscape, the SP Jain School of Global Management has become something of a game changer.
âWe used our own proprietary Engaged Learning Online (ELO) technology, which is a premium online learning system that mimics a live classroom in great detail,â he said.
âThe ELO studio has been fitted out with a robotic tracking camera for the faculty. This allows them to respond to visual cues, moderated chat and more, all in real time. Professors and students can engage in one-on-one conversations as if they were sitting side by side. This technology also allows faculty to assess each student’s level of engagement, respond to them individually, and keep them motivated, just as they would in a conventional classroom. A big plus is also that ELO even engages students who wouldn’t participate in classroom discussions on campus, âJain explained.
More than 2,000 students from 20 countries have used the technology in the past four weeks, even amid such chaos and uncertainty, he said.
ELO technology was launched in 2018 with the aim of making the institution’s internationally recognized MBA program accessible to working professionals who would not have the opportunity to take a course on campus. Following its success in the E-MBA, the school has expanded its ELO offering to include executive training programs as well as short courses for professionals working across the world, he said. declared.