23 Feb, 2021
Be it the food industry or interior decoration, Fashion or entertainment a trend gaining popularity with every passing day is of Fusion. Fusion of old and new, fusion of traditional with modern, fusion of heritage with latest technology.
Old traditional recipes made with new techniques, preserving the traditional flavor while providing the latest twist have revolutionized the food industry.
Interior designing and decoration industry has been using the fusion of traditional designs along with modern architecture since years now mesmerizing people with the final outcome.
Its time education industry welcomes fusion of ancient teaching methodologies with latest technology thus making the concepts of our previous generations available for kids of today amalgamated with latest technology in such a way that not only they are easy to understand and effective but also are entertaining, engaging and simplified with hassle free operations.
One such product having its roots as old as three thousand years is Abacus.
A calculating tool used in ancient China with beads and rods on a frame, Abacus has seen Hundreds of generations and with time has gained popularity as a complete brain development tool for kids rather than being a mere calculating frame what it was in ancient times.
While the usage of Abacus has changed with time and since last two decades it has been one of the most popular after school learning activity for kids, the teaching methodology has remained unchanged with almost no improvisation.
It’s time now to have fusion of this ancient teaching tool with latest technology to make it more interesting , engaging and user friendly for the kids.
The pandemic of Covid 19 has changed many traditional concepts and one among st them is taking physical abacus classes at centers. While to retain the existing students and ensure that their Abacus education continues in this difficult time, most of the abacus centers are taking online classes on various available platforms but frankly speaking , it only serves purpose as a temporary alternate arrangement for the Covid 19 period.
Online class conduction irrespective of the fact how effective or ineffective they are has revealed many other aspects which probably were never thought about before this compulsion due to pandemic. From parents or students point of view, it’s much easy, convenient and economical to take online classes of Abacus from home rather than going to the center every week. It not only saves the cost and effort involved in going the class but also provides the comfort of learning from home where even the parent can have an eye and keep track of the quality of education their kid is getting.
From the trainer / center owners point of view, running the classes online saves huge money which they are otherwise spending in terms of rent and overhead operational cost. Running an Abacus class without requirement of an infrastructure is a huge advantage in terms of revenue .Specifically in metro cities , the deduction In fixed overhead costs towards rent and infrastructure maintenance can be a game changer improving the ROI and making this supplementary education activity a really profitable venture.
While conduction of online classes for Abacus is having lucrative benefits and is a win preposition for both the center as well as the kids, conducting classes with books through traditional method of simple video conferencing through the available platforms is not a very effective and great idea due to obvious hassles.
Need of the day is an integrated platform for conducting online classes of Abacus which is completely digital, having set course structure, online practice for the kids and video conferencing facility all available at one window. A system which is technologically so advanced that it will provide the trainer facility to manage a batch of students online by assigning them class work, monitoring their progress, assigning homework and interacting with the kids. For kids it should be highly interesting with lots of games and activities. Online practice and a virtual teacher also who can assist and help solving their problems even after the online class is over and their actual trainer is not available.
In a nutshell a fusion of high definition latest technology and traditional education.
Out of the few good things which have came out of this Pandemic is one such program which is the Online Hybrid Platform of Mastermind Abacus, a high tech program integrating video conferencing with digital class conduction making it technologically the most advanced and user friendly program available in the Abacus industry.