By Hira Naz
According to the World Bank, COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than 1.6 billion children and youth to be out of school in 161 countries. This constitutes 80% of the world’s enrolled students.
As the world was brought to a halt, education community was forced to face the inevitable fragility that challenged it.
The solution; Technological disruption. Almost in a blink of an eye, the entire world started exploring smart solutions for their business and education industry was no exception. Today, schools and universities are joining hands with technologies partner that can bridge the gap between students and teachers. Hence beginning a new era of education technology.
The City School Group has always been at the forefront of adapting and introducing innovative education solutions in Pakistan. The year 2020, is no exception in the regard. With a profound understanding of importance and challenges facing the educational system of Pakistan, TSC leadership strengthen its students by becoming the “first school network to be awarded Microsoft Schools’ Status”. This is a huge step forward in preparing the next generation of technologically savvy students. The City School Network School has begun to transform education through globally recognised technology partners.
The network is not only implementing technology in the classrooms, but is also molding its teaching methodology, lesson planning and assessment practice to fully embrace advent of technological era in education.
The City School Group, in its efforts to maintain excellence in education has also entered into a collaboration with Century Tech. This London-based technology firm will deploy its world-leading Artificial Intelligence learning tools to benefit all students aged 7 to 18 across The City Schools’ national network – helping over 60,000 students. The City School students will learn English, Science and Mathematics and deliver unparalleled learning experience by personalising learning for each student – tailoring its vast library of teacher-created learning materials to their individual strengths, weaknesses and behaviors. Not only this, CENTURY will automatically mark students providing teachers, students and their families with data insights on their progress and enabling teachers to focus on student interventions.
To further this initiative, The City School will also integrate GL Education’s Assessment to monitor children’s education, mental health and wellbeing. GL Education has invested 35 years of rigorous research and development to establish globally recognized assessment tools that allow educationists to identify areas of concern such as student dis-engagement or those at risk of underachievement. The data can be analysed at school level down to the individual student, allowing the early identification of appropriate interventions. This tool will not only prove vital in improving learning experience but also teaching methodologies.
In a nutshell, as the technological intervention overtakes education community, The City School group also gears up to prepare its citizens for the future. With this investment in education technology today, students will be able to hold jobs of tomorrow as we sculpt them with the aid of AI, virtual learning and more.