Global PC market leader Lenovo’s SmarterEd — free online education platform on Friday revealed that it has secured over 11,000 volunteer teachers and nearly 15,000 student registrations in its first four months.
In April, Lenovo launched its platform in collaboration with eVidyaloka, a non-profit organisation (NGO), which allows students from classes V to XII to choose their teachers, select the subject they would like to learn, and take out time to learn as per their convenience.
The SmarterEd platform was designed by Lenovo for one-on-one online learning sessions, taking into account the respective teaching and learning styles of learners and instructors.
The registrations were not geographically limited, which allowed individuals from 654 cities to teach voluntarily, and students from 571 different cities to learn, with the majority from Delhi.
“We are delighted to see thousands of learners and teachers accessing the platform for better education,” Amit Doshi – Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo India said in a statement.
“We had launched the SmarterEd platform to assist students during the national lockdown in April when schools across the country had been forced to suspend classes,” Doshi added.
The platform offers links to NCERT and State syllabus e-books, and allows learners from classes V to XII to register.
In the last three months, the maximum number of registered students (5,000 plus) were from class XII, the platform said.
While learners and volunteer teachers had the option to choose from multiple Indian languages, the most preferred language for communication was English, followed by Hindi.