Ed-Tech Updates - April 20, 2021

Educational News Apr 21, 2021

Hero Group Launches ‘Hero Vired’ – Visions Employability-focused Hybrid University Model

Hero Group, which started the BML Munjal University in 2014, recently announced its foray into the EdTech space with ‘Hero Vired’. The new venture will offer courses in the Data Science, AI & ML, Game Design, Finance & Financial Technologies, Entrepreneurial Thinking & Innovation, amongst others. The learners can accumulate Academic Credits as proposed in the National Education Policy 2020 for future learning in India as well as overseas with Hero Vired’s partnered institutions. The venture has announced its partnerships with globally renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Singularity University. Hero Vired will be led by Akshay Munjal, who mentioned that this venture will offer a hybrid university model with a focus on employability for those planning to pursue their college degrees, who have recently graduated and professionals looking for upskilling.

Atal Innovation Mission Partners with Dassault Systemes Fondation – Eyes Promotion of Rich Innovation Ecosystem in India

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Dassault Systemes Fondation (DSF) recently signed an agreement for the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) based innovation and entrepreneurship and providing a digitally rich ecosystem of Innovation in India. The DSF will facilitate AIM’s flagship program, the Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs), in three broad areas of self-paced learning, hackathons and inter-country academia collaborations. The learning content developed by DSF shall be available for AIM to offer to network schools with ATLs as well as other schools and out of school children in India. The learning content, created and validated by experienced faculty members, will enable scientific and technology based exploratory learning skills, problem solving skills and innovation culture amongst students and teachers.

Global Launch of BYJU’S Future School: Mission to Encourage Kids to Become Life-long Learners

BYJU’S, a world’s leading ed-tech company with over 80 million registered students, recently announced the global launch of BYJU’S Future School. This platform, built on the success of its subsidiary WhiteHat Jr, aims at offering live interactive 1:1 teaching experience with real-time instructions to promote active learning for 6-18 year children. BYJU’S Future School, backed by a women-only teaching team, will offer Coding and Math in the beginning. Going forward, subjects like English, Music, Fine Arts and Science will be included. This initiative will be available in Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, UK and USA, with coding curriculum to be available in Portuguese and Spanish. BYJU’s Founder and CEO, Byju Raveendran said, “the global expansion comes at a critical time as families are actively looking for supplemental learning that encourages their children to be creative and learn by doing.”

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Kandarp Talati

Kandarp is Founder & Director - Promotion of Action Research at Foundation for Diffusion of Innovations. He closely follows policy & innovations in the development sector including health & education.