PTLB Schools Are Disrupting School Education And Online K12 Education In India

Disrupting school education is not an easy task and is very complicated and difficult to achieve. In fact, most of the involved stakeholders believe that disrupting school education using technology is either not possible or not feasible currently. They believe that e-learning may replace traditional schools but not right now. They believe that face to face teaching is a must to have feature in school education and almost all students would agree with this analysis.

And then Covid-19 struck and our ill prepared and reluctant schools were forced to switch to total online learning systems. It worked really well but out of compulsion. The real question is how many schools would like to do it on a voluntary basis once Covid-19 pandemic is over? Perhaps very few or none.

But the pandemic has taught us an important lesson. We can provide school and college education using e-learning methods and there is no way schools or colleges would leave or abandon this model in totally. It may be possible that they may not adopt it in its entirety but they would not reject it too in its entirety. Even if they wish to, govt has very strong reasons and incentives to continue the hybrid model of learning at schools, colleges, etc. The govt may even push for pure e-learning based education models on experiment basis for schools and colleges as that is the natural thing to do after the pandemic.

We at PTLB Schools have disrupted the K12 and school education in India by launching the STREAMI Project. Any disruption cannot be successful unless it serves larger interest, is voluntary, creates incomparable and unique attributes, benefits and advantages over traditional school education and methods and is readily accepted by the intended stakeholders due to its user friendly functionalities. We are proud to say that at STREAMI Project we have successfully met all these attributes of disruption. We are looking for a recognition of PTLB Schools and STREAMI Project from Delhi govt, CBSE, etc and if that is done we would transform and revolutionise K12 education in India.

We are seeking to bride the gap between educational capacity of schools and the actual and intended students seeking admissions. Every year lakhs of students apply for nursery admissions and not all of them get the same. At STREAMI Project we intend to serve such students who have been denied a chance to enter into formal education system of India. So STREAMI serves a great and larger public interest and it must be encouraged and supported by Indian govt and Delhi govt.

STREAMI is a voluntary project that intends to help various stakeholders instead of encashing upon them. Being a non profit initiative, its fees are very reasonable and economical as we do not need physical infrastructure and this reduces the ultimate fees charges. Poor and needy students are provided free of cost education thereby strengthening the Fundamental Right of Right to Education in India.

STREAMI (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, Maths, innovation) is a unique techno legal initiative that possesses incomparable and unique attributes, benefits and advantages over traditional school education. We are disrupting school education by focusing upon practical skills that are in demand in current times and would be handy in future. Current education system for schools in India is purely academic and that needs to be changed urgently. The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) outlines the vision of India’s new education system and it should be implemented in all schools over India by 2022. STREAMI is working in that direction and has given an early starting to govt in this regard.

STREAMI is providing techno legal skills development trainings and online course that are very easy to read, discuss, understand and apply. We have launched a dedicated e-learning portal for STREAMI students. We are also developing their arts and crafts skills and have launched a dedicated Art Zone portal for them. Children are sharing their arts and crafts materials at the portal for a global audience.

We also do not intend to mug up the brains of students with theoretical concepts and we believe that credit points and grades are better options than marks. Also no student should be failed and minimum points or grades must be allotted to all students. Students kept in same class, at least for classes other than 10th and 12th, is a waste of time, money and resources that can be better used for new students.

Online classes must be supplemented with videos, Q&A sessions, quizzes, games, etc. Augmented and virtual reality will become mainstream in teaching in future. Virtual field trips, virtual group meetings, and virtual group learning would become common. Teachers and students would meet and interact in an online environment using avatars. We would use all these aspects and technologies for STREAMI. But, traditional face-to-face and social interaction will still be relevant and would be encouraged by us. We will conduct regional boot camps and lab-sessions where students will meet, discuss, and apply what they have learned online on assignments in practice.

The real world is the best place for students and teachers to engage, experiment, and co-learn and not classes. STREAMI is working to impart skills that are actually applicable in real world and can create meaningful pursuits and career opportunities for students. See you on the STREAMI Campus soon.

Blockchain And The Future Of Education In India

Whenever a new technology is introduced we generally give two reactions to the same. Either we are afraid of it and try to dump it as soon as possible or we create a hype bubbled around that tech and ultimately face many performance, goal and end result failures. The correct approach is to understand and accept any tech in its true and correct perspective. Neither fear it nor treat it as a panacea for all our problems as doing either is not going to serve any purpose.

Take the example of quantum computing. We are spending a large amount of money, time and resources under some assumption that it would open doors of new opportunities for us. That may happen or that may not happen because we have to see that claim in the context of existing technologies. We have to see whether our improved and latest models of traditional computers can do the same task in a reasonably satisfactory manner as quantum computers are supposed to do.

It is a common belief that traditional computers will never be able to perform the tasks quantum computers are designed for. However, Ewin Tang has proven that classical computers can solve the “recommendation problem” nearly as fast as quantum computers. The result eliminates one of the best examples of quantum speedup. But in the realm of communication (rather than computation), the benefits of a quantum approach are certifiable. More than a decade ago computer scientists proved that, at least theoretically, quantum communication beats classical ways of sending messages for certain tasks. Thus, we have to see the benefits of quantum computing in their true perspective and nature and not based on hypes and fake science claims.

Similar is the case for blockchain as we are creating all sorts of hype in favour of blockchain when in reality other traditional tech and tools can also do the same stuff. We have launched the Techno Legal Centre Of Excellence For Cryptoassets And Blockchain Of India (TLCECBI) that is discussing issues about cryptoassets and blockchain in their true and correct perspectives. Once the proposed law for cryptocurrencies would be formulated by Indian govt, we would guide national and international stakeholders about techno legal issues of cryptoassets and blockchain.

Coming back to blockchain and education, the most common use case for blockchain in education is to transform the “record keeping” of mark sheets and school certificates, degrees, certificates and diplomas, etc at graduation level, etc. But more promising is the option to create a new market for cryptoassets. Processing student payments is labour-intensive and in the future, cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets could be used as methods of student payments in India.

Even today, higher education blockchain use cases have focused on record keeping and efficiency, while the real disruptive power often lies in creating new business models. For instance, Woolf University aspires to become the first blockchain-powered, nonprofit, borderless university. Founded by a group of academics from both Oxford and Cambridge, it will rely on blockchain and smart contracts as the basis of the relationship between learners and educators — aiming to create the Airbnb of degree courses. Such initiatives must also be undertaken in India and our techno legal projects by PTLB and PTLITC are already working in this direction.

We at STREAMI Project have also disrupted the K12 online education, training and skills development in India. We are using multiple technologies and tools for the same and blockchain is one of them. We have two decades of techno legal expertise and we are using the same for our STREAMI Project as well. STREAMI (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, Maths, Innovation) is a unique techno legal project and it would empower Indian students and professionals from K12 to lifelong learning stages.

A dedicated e-learning portal has also been launched to provide online training and education in various fields like cyber law, cyber security, e-discovery, cyber forensic, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, quantum computing, space laws, international laws, international trade in goods and services, intellectual property rights (IPRs), etc. The Art field also covers digital arts and crafts and related fields and we would develop techno legal skills in this field too. A dedicated Art Zone has also been created for K12 stakeholders that is a unique and disruptive feature of STREAMI Project. This Art Zone is heavily relying upon and using blockchain, especially cryptoassets and digital ownership.

There are many more unique and disruptive features of STREAMI Project and information about them can be found at the website. With gradual and subsequent development of the website, stakeholders would be in a better position to understand the true nature and features of STREAMI Project. Blockchain and cryptoassets are going to play a crucial role in our STREAMI Project and stakeholders would see the same in near future.

Records keeping would be starting point for us to use blockchain for STREAMI Project and our main focus would be to create and implement more disruptive ideas to empower students and various stakeholders of STREAMI Project. We would use blockchain to empower students, create ownership and digital ownership rights in their favour, make them inventors who are well aware of their intellectual property rights (IPRs), etc. We hope national and international stakeholders would find our project worth investing and collaborating.

PTLB Schools Launch Streami Project To Rejuvenate Online K12 Education In India

Online education in India is still in its infancy stage and there are very few stakeholders who are working in this direction. Even fewer are the stakeholders who are imparting online skills development oriented courses in India. To bride this gap, PTLB Schools has launched the first ever techno legal STREAMI (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, Maths, innovation) project. STREAMI Project of PTLB Schools would transform Indian education system forever.

STREAMI Project of PTLB Schools would cover multi disciplinary fields and combine their best features for its courses, trainings and skills development programs. A special focus would be given to techno legal education and skills development courses and STREAMI would provide the same using its online portal(s).

STREAMI intends to improve skills of students right from the stage of school so that their interest and aptitude can be changed to skills oriented career options. Schools in India have been providing theoretical education for many decades and this needs to be changed urgently. STREAMI would ensure the same while allowing creativity and artistic skills to be developed simultaneously. A dedicated Art Zone has been created to encourage arts and crafts activities and skills among school students.

Awareness about intellectual property rights (IPRs) would also be spread among school children through our existing portals and a dedicated IPR portal of STREAMI. This would enable them to encash and monetise their IPR works created in the fields of art and crafts, inventions and innovations, etc.

A very significant and crucial feature of techno legal online courses and skills development initiative of STREAMI is training the students in fields like safe and secure online behaviour and courses like cyber law. This would make them responsible online citizens on the one hand and keep them safe and secure from online and cyber predators on the other hand. A dedicated cyber law blog has already been launched that is available to students enrolled at STREAMI alone.

An e-learning portal of STREAMI would be launched soon that would be used to impart online education and skills development of students of STREAMI project. It would be supported by PTLB Schools portal that would manage badges, points, credit scores, certificate, diplomas, etc.

Interested students can contact us to enroll for techno legal courses of STREAMI. Similarly, collaborators and investors can also contact us if they wish to collaborate with us or invest in our STREAMI or other techno legal education and skills development projects. Be part of a revolutionary and futuristic project and grow your career, knowledge and skills today.