Cloud Vidyashram is an educational initiative that envisions to provide "quality education that is free for all" by using available technology and knowledge in the public domain. We, at Cloud Vidyashram are translating content (Khan Academy videos) to tamil and providing it to schools in a format that can be easily consumed by students.
Khan Academy is a non-profit organisation that provides free world-class education for anyone, anywhere in the world through pre-recorded videos. They have an extensive library of more than 4,200 videos predominantly in Maths and Science.
These videos have transformed learning for thousands of students, mostly reaching to those students who are comfortable in understanding English. What is preventing these videos from being accessible to a larger student population is localization - the language barrier.
We believe, if Khan Academy videos are available in Tamil, it will help in the transformation of students who are comfortable learning in that language, as seen by students studying in English.
The project envisages to bring standardization in content delivery to the students. It also creates a platform to provide a secondary mode of education delivery to bridge the deficit that we face currently.
In addition to making the videos available in Tamil, the project will create a platform to measure the progress of students and hence improve their learning by suggesting necessary corrective action.
"The project aims be a leveller in education available to students in developed countries & students who study in Tamil medium schools"
We also believe that low cost technologies (Khan Academy Videos, Government Sponsored Hardware i.e Laptops & Tablets), School and Telecom infrastructure can be weaved into the existing educational eco-system to ultimately enhance the social capital.
Cloud Vidyashram's positive impacts include, but is not limited to,
•Expanding the reach of Khan Academy videos to every child in Tamil Nadu. (Tamil Nadu Population: 72+ Million, 0-6 Population: 7.2 Million)
•Help in bringing effective cloud based software for curriculum learning & offer internet access to Government school children - with the help of government sponsored hardware (Laptops and tablets)
•Involving more corporates to invest and help in improving the school infrastructure and increasing network coverage through their CSR programmes
Arun Venkatachalam Former Finance Ninja Turned Day Dreamer
Anantharaman Mani Anant is busy mixing Art, Math, Stats, Algorithm and Code in fun way
Arvind Palanisamy Engineer, Traveller, Statistician Wannabe, Education Enthusiast
Sharanya Bharath Has a strong passion for education, always has her plate full yet finds time to talk!
Global content with a home-grown voice
July 4, 2014
Students in two schools are revisiting the fundamental concepts of mathematics through educational videos with Tamil voiceovers. When 15-year old R. Sugumaran, a student of a Chennai Corporation school used a computer for the first time on Tuesday, following a cursor on a digital blackboard, he became part of a global network of students tapping into the potential of Khan Academy videos.
Khan Academy to say ‘vanakkam Tamil Nadu’
July 4, 2014
CHENNAI: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are all about accessibility, and this group of youngsters is taking it closer to learners. Cloud Vidyashram, an initiative by data analytics firm Report Bee and the non-profit AMM Foundation, has taken to translating the popular Khan Academy videos to Tamil.
Our Supporters: AMM Foundation
AMM Foundation is an autonomous, charitable trust known for its initiatives in the domains of education and healthcare. They currently run five educational institutions.
Cloud Vidyashram is a non-profit venture and all our operating costs are currently absorbed by AMM Foundation.
Insights & Visualization: Report Bee
Report Bee is a data visualization company that addresses a real need for interpreting complex data in the field of education. Report Bee has a strong expertise in providing actionable insights and presenting such findings in a simple but information-rich format for quicker and better decision making.
Report Bee helps Cloud Vidyashram to assess the kids' performance and measure the program's effectiveness in facilitating learning among the kids.
Knowledge Partner: Altius Foundation
Altius Foundation works in the field of education and helps less privileged kids have access to education. They are pioneers in using Khan Videos to educate children in Tamil medium schools. Cloud Vidyashram team is fortunate to have their guidance.
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