Wednesday, June 10, 2020
NSDC Collaborates with TCS iON to Enable Virtual Training for Skilling Ecosystem Across India
With the vision to provide uninterrupted online learning to millions of students across the country during the ongoing pandemic, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has collaborated with TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization. This coalition will provide NSDC’s training partners access to the TCS iON Digital Glass Room, enabling them to move classroom vocational skills training to online mode for millions of students across the country.
The objective of this partnership is to enable NSDC’s Training Partners to continue with their scheduled training and lessons; learners to learn from home under the guidance of professionals; skill seekers to participate in various learning engagement activities digitally and complete the hands-on sessions post the lockdown is eased. Both the training partners and the learners can continue to adopt digital technologies in addition to the physical hands-on sessions in a “Learning as Usual” mode.
“In today’s disruptive environment, digital solutions provide live virtual classrooms and self-study courses, enabling continuity of training and learning. NSDC’s collaboration with TCS is aimed at facilitating innovative methods to promote skill training and access for learners.” said, Dr. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC.
The TCS iON Digital Glass Room will enable trainers to deliver lectures, create and share content, share and evaluate assignments, conduct formative tests, and monitor learners’ progress. The platform also enables online collaboration among students and trainers through debates, quizzes, polls and surveys. Students and trainers can share posts, like, vote and chat with each other, ensuring seamless education.
The alliance strengthens NSDC’s online content aggregation platform – eSkill India, through which it enables e-learning amongst skill seekers and will contribute towards strengthening the Skill India mission. NSDC’s robust network of over 500 training partners across the country will now be able to access the TCS iON Digital Glass Room to seamlessly transition to a virtual teaching and learning environment and continue with their skilling programs, during the lockdown and thereafter.
“Over the years, NSDC has been providing excellent services in various aspects of skilling in India. We are extremely delighted in providing TCS iON Digital Glass Room to NSDC’s training partners so that trainings go on uninterrupted and in a smooth manner during the unprecedented pandemic. It is our endeavour to empower our partners with all the necessary digital skills so that they can encounter any given situation.” said Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head TCS iON.
Over the last 10 years, NSDC, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), has collaborated with the private sector, state governments, small and medium size businesses, industry sector experts, academic institutions, and foreign government agencies to build a vibrant skilling ecosystem in India. With more than 500 partners and 11,000+ training centres across India, TCS iON’s offering Digital Glass Room will help in supporting training across sectors.
“TCS iON Digital Glass Room” is a solution that enables training institutions to rapidly go live with classes within few hours of sharing the user data. TCS iON is offering this solution free to every training institution in the country. Currently, the platform supports more than 3.2 million learners and it aims millions of new learners to be benefited from this solution. The programme facilitates digital learning through groups or communities’ structure. Training Partners can now seamlessly transition to a virtual teaching environment and continue teaching the students beyond the traditional classrooms. Trainers can deliver lectures, create and share content, share and evaluate assignments, conduct formative tests and monitor learners’ progress. It can also enable online collaboration amongst the students through debates, quizzes, polls and surveys. Students and faculty can like, vote, share and chat with each other. The training partners and the learners become productive in TCS iON Digital Glass Room in a matter of just a few hours. The offering is free for all Training Partners in India who can directly register at https://iur.ls/DigitalGlassRoom