People in villages of Bangladesh have poor access to active learning facilities. The solution provides remote access to those with access to TV and a basic button mobile set. Remote students can join students in a studio and work together to answer progressive active learning questions and get feedback on their learning immediately. This methodology causes much excitement among the students.
The BVC team worked with the Bangladesh Open University to create and deliver 28 lessons of an existing Higher Secondary Certificate English curriculum. Students enrolled in the course with access to a TV and a basic button mobile handset were able to participate. A survey showed that remote students as well as those participating in the studio enjoyed participating, answering active learning questions and comparing their own responses with others. The feedback on polls helped settle their minds regarding their active learning answers.
The BVC method was extended and used during and after the pandemic to host university level programming classes. Students unable to come physically joined students in the physical face-to-face class and participated together as a group. In addition to poll answers, students are now able to engage and participate by writing short answers, ranking sequences, have video and audio calls and get live feedback from the subject teacher. Surveys have showed improved motivation, learning and retention. The BVC system is now able to use web based easily available services to implement the interactive processes.
Looking forward to implement the system with other subjects and help those interested to install and use the interactive system with trained teachers.
1. Find teachers who are habitually interactive.
2. Train teachers in the use of interactive teaching methods and tools.
3. Test with materials already tried and being used.
4. Use web-based technology to implement the BVC classroom both face-to-face and remotely for a subject.
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