Educomp smartclass is a digital initiative pioneered and invented by Educomp and
has already been adopted by over 5500 progressive schools in India. smartclass
is transforming the way teachers teach and students learn in schools. It’s a new
age technology movement that is fast becoming an imperative for schools. Soon it
will touch every class and every progressive school in India.
Over the last few decades, everything has changed in our lives with the all
pervasive intervention of technology. However classrooms have remained untouched
by technology. The classrooms that our grandparents went to are exactly the kind
of classrooms our children study in. Chalk and blackboard, a packed classroom,
text books, regimented curriculum, a teacher painstakingly explaining abstract
concepts with the limited tools at her disposal.
Imagine a Science teacher explaining how a DNA replicates, a History teacher
teaching a class about the Harappan Civilisation, or a Geography teacher
teaching how Block mountains are formed. The best of teachers take pains to
explain the concepts largely depending on their own abilities. The students
listen to the teachers, try to decipher the figures drawn on the blackboard and
read from their text books, take notes and try hard to visualize how it happens
and remember. At the end of the class, the teacher asks a few random questions
to assess how the class fared. Invariably a few hands (mostly of the same set of
brightest students in class), go up, the answers are given and the class ends.
Educomp smartclass brings about a complete transformation in classrooms. The
Science teacher while explaining how a DNA replicates is able to show the class
a 3D animation of the DNA replication process on a large screen. She can
explain the fine points of the process, zoom in to show the relevant visuals,
freeze and annotate when and where she needs to emphasise. Similarly the History
teacher shows the class a virtual walk through of the Harappan Civilisation.
Uncovering the relevant parts step by step as a part of her lesson plan , while
the Geography teacher shows a virtual
Block mountain being formed…all with engaging animations, colors, music,
sounds and voice. The teachers gain complete attention and interest of every
child in the class. Every child gets a visual input on how it happens and the
concepts are well understood and internalised.
Towards the end of the class, every teacher displays a set of questions on a
large screen, every child in class gets ready to answer the questions with their
personal answering device – SAS. Students click the answers, instantly,
teachers are able to get a score sheet for every child in class. She ends the
class re –teaching the parts of the lesson that were not understood well by
This results in faster and accurate understanding of the concepts in class and
helps improve the overall academic performance of students. Teachers are able to
keep students engaged in the learning process and also get an instant and
accurate assessment of learning outcomes achieved at the end of the class.
- Improves teacher effectiveness and productivity in class.
- It brings abstract and difficult curriculum concepts to life
- Makes learning an enjoyable experience for students.
- Improves academic performance of students.
- Enables instant formative assessment of learning outcomes in
- It also enables teachers to instantly assess and evaluate the
learning achieved by their students in class.
How is Educomp smartclass implemented in Schools?
- Provision of digital content mapped to schools syllabus
- All hardware , equipment and accessories – installation and maintenance
- Initial and ongoing training of teachers
- Day to day support and monitoring of usage
Above all, schools do not have to worry about the funds required to set up the
infrastructure to run Educomp smartclass. Any school can adopt the program by
entering into a contract with Educomp and pay a nominal subscription fees on a
per student per month basis.
India’s Largest Content Library
At the core of Educomp smartclass, is a vast repository of digital instruction
materials exactly mapped to meet with the specific objectives laid out by
different learning standards and curricula by schools across the country. This
repository is aggregated and continuously populated through ongoing development
at Educomp’s Digital state of the art Products and Solutions (DIPS) group,
located in NEPZ and Bangalore.
The content repository consists of thousands of highly animated, lesson
specific, 3D and 2D multimedia modules built with an Instructor-led design that
allows the teacher to effectively explain the lesson in a typical classroom of
diverse set of learners.
Educomp smartclass also provide a large repository of 3D animated modules and
videos mapped to school curriculum through its exclusive partnership with
Eureka, Designate and Discovery.
The modules are embedded in a template that allows the teachers to teach a
chosen lesson in class. Frame by frame, with engaging and instructionally sound
animated set of visuals while retaining complete control on the pace of
delivery. The curriculum reach unfolds from kindergarten to grade twelve
covering subjects like Mathematics, Science, English, EVS, Social Studies,
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Economics and Business Studies.
Our repository consists of multimedia 2D and 3D modules.
Every chapter has a set of ‘Multiple Choice Questions‘ designed to assess
learning achieved at different cognitive levels in that specific lesson in
class. These are launched through the engine, displayed on screen for students
to answer. The smartclass uses an innovative assessment methodology of using
wireless handheld devices.
Teachers can also create their own smart tests and use them in the class for
assessment. For this purpose, a Test Authoring Tool has been added to the
smartclass assessment application.
At home, Students can access the content through Educomp Online, a portal
dedicated to provide the smartclass schools with a 360 degree learning
experience. The smartclass system includes a virtual school, where parents,
teachers and students can communicate with each other. Teachers can upload
assignments for students to download, and make available important information
for parents to view.
Support and Training
A team of over 800 professionals at Educomp is fully dedicated to continuously
upgrade its content repository, support schools and teachers on a day to day
basis. Armed with highly evolved methodologies, tools and processes to absorb
the benefits of Educomp smartclass.