What is BRIDGEit?

 

In 2011-12, NOKIA, Pearson Foundation and EZ Vidya partnered with government and CBSE schools in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh to address four key challenges:

  • “Lecture style” lessons were not equipping students with 21st Century thinking skills
  • Students needed help transitioning from local language to English medium
  • Teachers had few resources besides the textbook with which to enrich classroom instruction
  • Teachers struggled to incorporate technology such as PC labs into their daily teaching

Using open-source NOKIA Education Delivery (NED) technology and content from Pearson Foundation, schools have beautifully addressed these challenges in a single school year. With support by EZ Vidya, NED has:

  • Improved the quality of teaching by 31%
  • Lessons changed from “lecture style” to “student centred”
  • 10% more marks at NED schools compared with controls
  • Teachers used an average of 158 digital media activities (7Gb content downloaded via 3G networks)
  • Dramatically improved listening and speaking skills of  the students.
“Motivational levels have raised. Pupil showed active interest in learning the language with reference to listening & speaking skills. Students started uttering words /sentences in English. It is wonderful.”
Quick Facts

 

Content231 Videos (4.2Gb) – 104 English
& 127 Science375 videos (6.5Gb) – 172 English
& 203 Science, with new Indian
accents

2011-12 2012-13
Schools 34 – 12 APREIS, 18 TN, 4 CBSE 91 – 46 APREIS, 42 TN, 2 CBSE, 1- Delhi
Teachers 53 – 24 APREIS, 18 TN, 11 CBSE 153 –  APREIS, 47 TN, 14 CBSE
Standards & Subjects 5th / 6th English & Science 5th / 6th English & Science
Training & Support 16 training days, 224 site visits
(6.4 per school)
34 training days, 476+ site visits
(5 planned per school)
Research & Evaluation 172 classroom observations
(CRPs) & 2,832 student academic
tests
680 CRPs & 5,200 student
academic tests planned