EduNxtTM is the next generation learning system that fully takes advantage of modern teaching techniques to create a virtual classroom where students come together to learn from distinguished faculty and each other. EduNxtTM was launched by SMU-DE in May 2009 by Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft Corp. USA and Anand Sudarshan, CEO Manipal Education to fulfill the following objectives-
- Take the fruits of online learning to all the Distance Education students of SMU-DE
- Impart quality education through cutting edge technology
- Develop a sense of togetherness among the members and different stakeholders of the huge SMU community within the platform
The EduNxtTM platform is an easy to use delivery system. It enables a collaborative and interactive environment for learning and includes small group mentoring, virtual classrooms, simulation, self-study content, recorded presentations and shared browsing. EduNxtTM functions on the principle of 3As + 4Cs. The 3 As of Affordability, Accessibility and Appropriateness are the guideline to scaling up EduNxtTM across distributed learning. The 4Cs of Content, Collaboration, Communication and Computing are the basis of developing EduNxtTM into a means of disseminating education among the not-so-privileged or the infrastructure – challenged.
EduNxt supports all courses offered by SMU-DE.
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EduNxt Benefits to Students
EduNxtTM is an infused learning system that has transformed distributed learning across India. Utilising this students can collaborate on team-oriented learning tasks like assignments and case studies through audio, visual and IM aids. It is advantageous to students without access to a conventional campus programme for reasons of infrastructure, finances or availability or quality faculty and enables students to avail varied learning resources& assistance from designated faculty mentors.
In Distance Learning self-motivation is always lacking. EduNxtTM motivates students to self-learn and faculty members to mentor them online. Students can even chat with each other and faculty members in real time to clarify subject matter or read faculty blogs and comment on them.
|Steve Ballmer, CEO( Former), Microsoft Corporation The EduNxt distance learning platform is a great example of how information technology can extend the reach of great educational resources. We look forward to continuing to work with Manipal Education to expand educational opportunities in India.|
|Sukhadeo Thorat, Chairman( Former), UGC I am very happy to know that Sikkim Manipal University of Health Medical and Technological Sciences. Manipal is going to launch EduNxt (Technology infused Collaborative and Distributed Learning System) in stages from the August 2009 session.|