Due to this year’s lockdown, the education system has been severely damaged along with other sectors. However, various alternative systems of education have also come up during this time. Various schools have taken steps to provide classes through digital medium. But there are many instances where many children are deprived of this education system due to lack of proper smartphones. That is why the system of teaching through television has been introduced as an alternative to digital media. Airtel Digital TV and online learning platform Vedantu have recently taken such an initiative. Together, Airtel has launched two TV channels on digital TV called Vedantu Masterclasses for students in grades six through twelve. The numbers of these two channels are 417 and 417. Airtel Digital TV has 16 million subscribers across India. As a result, many will benefit from this initiative. And the price has been kept very low so that the two channels are easily available for everyone. The price of these two channels is only 4 rupees daily.
Graduates of IIT and AIIMS will conduct classes on these two channels. Content on math and science can be found here. English and Hindi will also be used as medium of instruction. The two companies plan to add more regional language content in the future.
Note that new 11 hours of interactive content will be available to students on a daily basis on both channels. In addition, there will be a repeat telecast of the content every day so that if someone misses a class, they can watch it again. Another interesting thing is that these classes will be interactive type. There will be some questions in the class which can be answered by pressing the button on the TV remote. As a result, the classes will not feel completely monotonous even for the students.
Sunil Talder, CEO and Director, Airtel DTH Business, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Vedantu to bring high quality education to all through TV. TV screens are now becoming a safer way to provide interactive learning and learning than mere entertainment in these turbulent times. ”