‘Mylestone’ – a smart curriculum solution in the school academics space – reaches over 1.5 lakh students across India during lockdown period.
New Delhi: With schools remaining shut across the country till further notice, Mylestone – the smart curriculum solution is now aiding over 1.5 lakh school students to continue their learning online and ensuring there is no disruption in their academic year.
Launched by S. Chand and Co., one of India’s oldest and largest textbook and education content company in 2015, Mylestone is a complete curriculum solution that empowers the entire school ecosystem. Mylestone was designed for K-8 schools with the aim to make student learn better through Empowered Teaching and Easy Learning. It also offers a streamlined curriculum through well designed integrated components which includes Teachers Handbook, Students Course book and Practice book, Assessment Support, Digital Content, Resource Kit and Teacher Training. The program is geared towards creating interactive learning experiences with its diverse content and activity-based learning features that create a participative learning experience, thereby improving the cognitive abilities of students and increasing their attention span.
In a significant thrust towards ramping up their digital education portfolio – and in the time span of this lockdown situation, Mylestone is seeing rapid adoption by schools due to its offering of digital books and remote teaching platform. This is across all locations in states like Delhi NCR, Haryana, AP, Telangana, UP, MP, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal, Karnataka etc.
MyStudyGear application by Mylestone is designed to complete the loop by involving parents as essential stakeholders in the students’ learning process and keeping them aware of their child’s learning. It provides interactive learning for students even beyond the classroom. Parents can also guide their wards to do assessments to check their understanding of a concept and the app is video conferencing integrated for learning through LIVE online classes. The app has content in the form of quizzes with analysis for primary and middle classes and animated videos based on themes for pre-primary classes.
The app also has content for teachers and enables students to access the digital content for more clarification on a concept. The segment for teachers in the app provides teachers the power to show digital content from anywhere.
Speaking on Mylestone’s new achievement, Vinay Sharma, Digital and Services Head, S. Chand Group said “We launched the Mylestone platform with the vision to provide a complete academic solution ensuring better learning for the students in terms of concepts, skills and holistic development, and supporting teachers to become more effective & prepared while teaching in class. In 2018 Mylestone had 67 Schools with just above 20000 students but this has now grown to around 400 schools and over 1,50,000 students in a period of just 2 years. We expect these figures to now grow at a much faster pace in coming years. In the Covid led lockdown phase, we have seen an increase in the app downloads by 500% and the usage of the application by parents has also increased by 70% which is a huge jump.”
“With mobile phones and tablets becoming prevalent, Internet connectivity improving, and user behaviour changing on content consumption on devices; we are moving from content being used in class for teaching to content being used for learning,” he added.
An early customer of Mylestone, Mr. Prashant Tripathi – Principal of R. S. Global School, Allahabad while speaking on their experience said, “Mylestone has advanced and modified teaching technique with a strong base for students to face future competitions. The challenge was to develop a methodology for creating interest in education and enhancement of communication skill. Our school has opted for Mylestone curriculum solution for acquiring a fresh and new methodology of learning. Mylestone is positively impacting all the stakeholders in entire school ecosystem such as the school management, teachers, students, parents”.