New Delhi, October 2014: InOpen Technologies, an education start up has tied up with Tata ClassEdge (a group company of Tata), a leading provider of technology-enabled educational solution for schools. The partnership aims to impart thinking skills through computer science education.
The motive of the tie up is to build a unique computer education approach in schools.They would take a practical step-by-step approach to equip students with the skills required for creating computer programs and applications,which is required is to orient students to think analytically and approach technology with an open and creative mind.
Most of the computer science content available today is focussed on making students memorize procedural steps or definitions of different software and hardware components. Computer Masti, InOpen's flagship computer science program, on the other hand, is directed towards enabling students to develop algorithmic thinking - the foundational skill to effective programming. It is already being used by more than 600,000 students across 330+ schools India with pilots in Japan, Middle East and USA.
Computer Masti has been developed by IIT Bombay and InOpen with focus on providing innovative Computer Science curriculum for K-12 schools.
Talking about the partnership, Mr.Rupesh Shah says "We felt that the way computer science was taught in schools was fundamentally flawed. With Computer Masti, we are slowly changing the computer science landscape in schools across the country. The partnership with Tata ClassEdge, one of the most sought after digitally-enabled educational solution for schools, is a milestone for InOpen, and through this partnership.
We aim to impact 1200 schools in the next two to three years. I am glad to see a large conglomerate partnering with a start-up to bring positive changes in the field of computer science education. The eco system needs more of such partnerships"
Mr Nirav Khambhati, CEO of Tata ClassEdge said, "Both InOpen and Tata ClassEdge share the same educational philosophy-that teaching-learning ought to be active, participatory and skills-oriented. We believe in fostering partnerships that are built on synergy, aligned goals and a penchant for high quality solutions."
InOpen is an IIT Bombay based educational start-up with a focus on developing high quality academic content through rigorous research. It offers products and services to government and private schools. To know more, visit http://inopen.in/
About Computer Masti:
Computer Masti (masti means fun in Hindi) addresses the need for active computer learning through a cutting edge curriculum. A collaborative product of IIT Bombay and InOpen Technologies, the Program is available for CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, SSC and other state education boards.
About Tata ClassEdge:
Tata ClassEdge provides an innovative and comprehensive instructional solution that empowers teachers to teach better, with an effective blend of curriculum-mapped classroom activities and interactive multimedia. Tata ClassEdge's proprietary instructional framework, Multiple Learning Experiences (MLExTM) model, makes use of distinct types of activities that promote social and thinking skills in students, including critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, research-orientation and communication skills. More than 40,000 teachers across India have already adopted the Tata ClassEdge way of teaching. To know more visit, www.tataclassedge.com