23 Feb, 2021
Be it the food industry or interior decoration, Fashion or entertainment, a trend of FUSION seems to be gaining popularity with every passing day. Fusion of old and new, a fusion of traditional with the modern, fusion of ancient rich heritage with the latest technology.
Old traditional recipes made with new techniques, preserving the traditional flavor while providing the latest twist have revolutionized the food industry.
The interior designing and decoration industry has been using the fusion of traditional designs along with the modern architecture for years now mesmerizing people with the final outcome.
Its time education industry welcomes the fusion of ancient teaching methodologies with the latest technology thus making the concepts of our previous generations available for kids of today amalgamated with the latest technology in such a way that it not only makes it easy to understand and effective also makes it entertaining, engaging and simplified with hassle-free methods and techniques.
One such unique and extremely dynamic 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 children rather than being a mere calculating beaded frame.
While the usage of the Abacus has changed with time and since last the two decades it has been one of the most popular after school learning activities for kids, the teaching methodology has remained unchanged with almost no improvisation.
It’s time now to have a fusion of this ancient teaching tool with the 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 amongst them is taking physical abacus classes at centers. While it’s becoming challenging to retain the existing students and ensure that their Abacus education continues in these difficult times, most of the abacus centers are taking online classes on various available platforms but frankly speaking, it only serves the purpose as a temporary alternate arrangement for the Covid-19 period.
Online class conduction irrespective of the fact as to how effective or ineffective they are has revealed many other aspects which probably were never thought about before this compulsion due to the pandemic. From the parent's or students' point of view, it’s easy, convenient, and economical to take online classes on Abacus from home rather than going to the center every week. It not only saves the cost, time, and effort involved in going to the class but also provides the comfort of learning from home where even the parent can have an opportunity to participate and keep track of the quality of education their kid child is getting.
From the center owners' or trainers' point of view, running the classes online saves huge significant sums of money which they are otherwise spending in terms of rent and overhead operational expenses. Running an Abacus class without the requirement of 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 in improving the ROI and making this supplementary education activity a really profitable venture.
While the conduction of online classes for Abacus is having lucrative benefits and is a win-win preposition for both the center as well as the kids, conducting classes with books through the traditional method of simple video conferencing with the available platforms is not a very effective method 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 that is technologically so advanced that it will provide the trainer facility to manage a batch of students online by assigning them classwork, monitoring their progress, assigning homework, and interacting with the kids. For kids, it should be highly interesting with lots of games and activities available on an engaging and interactive platform. The presence of a virtual teacher who can assist and help solving their problems and the availability of Online practice even after the online class is over and their actual trainer is not available makes this a unique teaching tool.
In a nutshell, this signifies the fusion of high-definition latest technology and traditional education.
Out of the few good things which have come 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.