Google rolls out India-specific features to aid remote education


Months after college students and academicians throughout colleges and faculties struggled to add and submit assignments as photos, Google has launched a brand new characteristic within the digicam app that corrects the uploaded photos for readability. This is a part of over 50+ features set to be rolled out as a part of instructional instruments supplied by the tech large.

Google informed that the offline characteristic was launched after getting suggestions from educators in India. Google claims over 320 million college students throughout India have used its instructing instruments in 2020.

Meanwhile, the ‘Teach from Anywhere Hub’ was prolonged to native languages and has gained traction amongst over 9 lakh individuals in India. In the previous 12 months, over 5 lakh academics have attended webinars and different coaching supplied by Google in partnership with CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalaya, and the education ministries of Maharashtra and Delhi.

This Avni Shah, vice chairman, product administration, Google mentioned is in step with the tech large’s imaginative and prescient of providing real-time insights to college students whereas studying. “With more AI and ML-powered technologies we aim at giving insights to every child in terms of where s/he struggles, and how to resolve those issues all in real-time. We aim to build a system with proactive insights on learning outcomes. Work towards it has already begun in form of a read-along app which gives feedback on every word, and building a virtual agent to help universities elevate graduates of some of their students,” she mentioned.

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Stating that Google has seen how totally different customers behave otherwise internationally, she mentioned in India there was a requirement for regional language in addition to a mobile-first method in utilizing tech-enabled instruments was an enormous sector. The offline mode is one such providing to assist areas and communities with no or much less entry.

Other features added to Google Classroom embrace improved cell grading, and classroom add-on characteristic which permits direct integration of a third-party edtech software or platform to the classroom. Google Meets too may have a number of features together with entry for a number of moderators, mute all, and finish assembly for all features.

Under the brand new improve, academics may have extra management of their on-line courses which incorporates syncing roasters throughout periods, enhance scholar engagement monitoring the place academics will get to know when was a scholar lively final, or what was their final remark within the classroom, and so on.

For establishments, Google is introducing three new paid editions: Google Workspace for Education Standard, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Google Workspace for Education Plus (previously G Suite Enterprise for Education).


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