E-Learning Winner – 2008
Developed by Edurite Technology, DigitAlly is designed to assist the teaching community in adding multimedia objects to their teaching slides, thus empowering students with multimedia rich learning objects creating a classroom experience. The product is bundled with a huge off-line library of learning media objects and application is tightly integrated with MS PowerPoint for easy usage. Animations, Videos and Diagrams are the three main categories of media objects bundled in this version of product. The other features of DigitAlly are to provide users i.e. teachers and faculty, a way to search for, view multimedia learning objects and add hyperlinks to their presentation slides pointing to the selected multimedia resource. DigitAlly gets added to the MS PowerPoint menu bar during the PowerPoint startup. Application can run from a click on DigitAlly menu bar which makes it easy to use interface for selection of media objects. Collections and search are the two options provided to discover specific media objects. Add new, modify & delete features enhance additional usability of the product.
William Ward says “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.” With the same belief, edurite has formulated a way to add new life to the mundane teaching methods in our education system – and that too by adding a plug-in in the pervasive Power Point tool of MS Office. It is called DigitAlly. It provides a facility for the faculty to customise their own schedules or flow of teaching, by selecting relevant modules from the repository. It is an open application which allows the teachers to add more content to the repository. DigitAlly is an example of ICT usage in helping students to understand difficult and key concepts better, faster and also helps in retention of the same for a longer period of time.
Edurite Technologies Pvt. Ltd
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MEdRC EduTech is about digital healthcare education, aligning with the national requirement of 700,000 qualified doctors & 10, 00,000 nurses. It has built an innovative repository of re purpose able multimedia rich learning objects with lectures delivered by eminent medical teachers across the nation, which would enable flexible and easy retrieval, customisation, reconfiguration, sharing of existing learning and teaching resources from different sources (universities), adoptable to a wide range of delivery methods. The teachers are invited to MEdRC’s multimedia studios for recording their expert knowledge into e-lectures. The lectures are captured on video and subsequently enhanced by adding multimedia elements in the form of slides, graphics, illustrations, 2D and 3D animation, etc. MEdRC’s digital courseware for the medical stream is designed as per the Medical Council of India (MCI) curriculum and is approved by MCI.
The Planning commission report states that India needs 700,000 qualified doctors & 10, 00,000 nurses – mostly in rural areas. Also, there is an acute shortage of medical teachers in most medical subjects – not many want to opt for teaching as a career and instead concentrate on private practice. MEdRC directly targets these huge untapped masses with digital healthcare educational content. MEdRC’s Health Care and Medical repository are created by a set of “dream faculty” – the “Who’s Who” of medical education in India and abroad. The repository has been able to create a healthcare knowledge infrastructure to transform the way health and medical education is delivered in India.
Dr. Neeraj Raj (Founder)
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
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