TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, is offering free access to its virtual learning platform: TCS iON Digital Glass Room. The announcement comes as global lockdowns of schools and colleges continues.
Using Digital Glass Room, educators and students can connect in a safe, secure virtual environment, moving lessons from classrooms to interactive digital “glass rooms”.
Students can ask questions and debates with peers, teachers can conduct polls, run quizzes, set assignments, conduct exams, give feedback, and mark handwritten work.
Interested schools and higher education organizations can register for the platform by going to: https://learning.tcsionhub.uk/organisation/intl-glass-room/
The TCS iON Digital Glass Room is a mobile and web education platform for schools and colleges, that empowers educators to engage with students in real time by sharing lessons, videos, worksheets, assignments and assessments, using interactive methods like polls, debates, quiz, surveys and many more tools. As an add-on, the platform also provides an embedded live classroom, which simulates live classroom teaching.
The iON Digital Glass Room mimics an actual classroom – acting as a ready-made platform for schools and educators to take advantage of in this unprecedented time. Any level of education – be it primary or secondary schools, universities or other institutions – can leverage this platform to ensure the teaching and learning doesn’t come to a halt. Customers include the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and The Training Room, which mentors young unemployed people.
“These are unprecedented times. With schools and colleges shut down across the UK, educators are quickly pivoting to digital teaching. We want to empower teachers and institutions to confidently take their lessons online and enable students to continue learning with as little disruption as possible. said Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON.
“There are many platforms out there enabling video classes with the ability to post text and videos – iON Glass Rooms is far more than that, it is providing a holistic 360’ learning experience. This tool is an easy way to transition online without having to immediately make a long-term commitment, and we hope we can help teachers and students alike in such a challenging time.”
TCS iON Digital Glass Room is available to educational institutes of all types.
The software easily integrates with other online tools and gives educators everything they need to take learning online. The initial offer is available for 90 days, which will be extended if the lockdown continues for longer. Customers are not automatically charged at the end of the 90-day period.