Alyss Edusolutions, a specialist company in 3D animation technology for improving the quality of science and maths education has introduced 3D Animation for the online classes to make learning more captivating.
The announcement was made a recent webinar hosted by the company. During the webinar, ‘Training on effective usage of 3D Animation Content in Online Classes’, Dr. Chunduri Ram Mohan, founder, Alyss Edusolutions showcased how integrating teaching content with 3D animation visuals will help teachers explain the concepts clearly to students. He mentioned that Alyss envisioned the need for virtual labs 5 years before and developed virtual labs on few science concepts. “Virtual lab experience enhances the understanding of various science concepts by students and becomes almost mandatory for online classes,” he added.
Prof PP Chakrabarti, IIT Kharagpur, Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director, CBSE, Prof Subhasish Mitra, Stanford University, USA led the conversation on ‘Challenges of Adopting Online Classes for School Education,’ and shared their insights on the new situation arising from COVID-19 and where technologies can potentially help:
Prof Chakrabarti, the main architect behind National digital library of India(NDLI) in his remarks said, “All the subjects must be integrated into a digital framework. However, the mediums that we have today also bring in to focus some of the important challenges. The most important challenge is the eye and direct contact with the teacher. The 2nd challenge is the teacher’s knowledge and grasp of the subject which the teacher uses to have an interaction with the students in the class, and when the students are talking about the concept, the teacher can correct them immediately.” He adds, “On the other hand, what a teacher will explain in using words and gestures, a student can learn at their own pace using 3D animations.”
Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director (Training & Skill Development), Central Board of Secondary Education, “Whether it is school, college or university systems, the learning is focused with respect to the assessment system, and the parents, teachers, and students stress mainly on it. The initiative taken by Alyss, to fundamentally adapt 3D animations into this learning, will add a joyful journey that the students can look into, and even if it comes in terms of assessment differently, I think it will be more meaningful.”
Subhasish Mitra, Professor, Stanford University, said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.There are various ways to involve students so they can learn such as practical hands-on approach, in which they gain some experience by touching something or are smelling something in a lab or do by something in which they are actively engaged. So, one next big thing one can do is 3D Animation.”