Digital Study Hall – India
In Lucknow, India OMPT partnered with Digital Study Hall to help develop their video production skills. At that time, Digital Study Hall was using DVD players and TVs to help teachers in rural areas conduct their lessons. This solution required access to electricity, since their electronics had to be plugged in for use.
OMPT was able to introduce a better solution by providing training and instruction on how to use video cameras and pico projectors in place of DVD players and TVs. OMPT also introduced the use of solar panels to re-charge these items, enabling these educational tools to be utilized in places with no access to electricity.
This training marked the first time that pico projectors were used ever in international development. This innovation allowed organizations involved in international development to advance one step further in using technology to improve lives in rural areas.
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- Project Year: 2010
- Discipline: Basic Education
- Project Partner: Digital Study Hall is a non-profit, non-government organization that seeks to transform education in rural areas of India through the use of technology. Their method involves videotaping live classes, collecting them in a database, and distributing them in the form of DVDs. They have recorded more than 4,000 videos that include a variety of basic education lessons. Because of their methods, there has been an increase in student scores, knowledge of the subjects addressed, teachers’ abilities to teach, and student participation.