Nalanda offers Colleges a Chance to build their own Courses for Students, Working Prof, Interns, Trainees

  • An Academic private partnership can help Colleges better support Student Training Programs and facilitate Upskilling
  • Virtual MOOCs in partnership with JnanaMarga are a way forward for Colleges to build secondary teaching forums for both their own students as well as have outreach for teaching and upskilling
  • NEP 2020 facilitates this 

Nalanda - Working with Corporate, Academic Online Training Providers

Convenience of Overlay with Generative AI

  • Generative AI adds an important dimension to learning tasks by making them easier, effective and more convenient
  • Generative AI makes videos more consumable by providing summaries, questions and additional information
  • Generative AI makes eBook reading and comprehension easier
  • Generative AI makes Q&A generation easier
  • Generative AI makes Chatbot based conversation convenient
  • Generative AI allows additional videos and notes for Q&A
  • Overlays add all these dimension to books thus making them more intelligent

Many Universities add Campuses – Need Online, Blended and Hybrid programs

  • Adding Campuses is an integral part of growing Student Base.
  • Many Universities and Colleges have large numbers of students.
  • They need to employ Adjuncts as well as Tutors and require help in managing students.
  • Many students need more courses and help building their resumes.
  • All this means Hybrid Learning – NEP 2020 facilitates this.
  • To achieve 50% GER along with better upskilling for students NEP 2020 supports Online, Blended and Hybrid Learning.
  • Jnana Marga’s Nalanda  works with Colleges to help drive their Student Base so the class sizes can expand.

Nalanda app flow

  • Nalanda is a MOOC platform which allows colleges and universities to come up and build their own courses. 
  • Once you log in into the system you will be shown all the courses created by your college. 
  • Here the student gets the access to view the course and its material and the course creator gets to edit the course and its material. 

This means the course creator can come up with their own courses and can add a new course over here, or if the course is already created, then they can create a new unit within that particular course or even they can add more chapters within that particular unit.

  • The course creator can structure their courses unit wise and chapter wise and finally have the content linked to their topics. 
  • That is they can have slides, textbooks as well as videos linked to their topic and they can also edit the content anytime or add more content into this. 
  • This makes Nalanda an in-context learning platform, where for a particular topic you get all the content related to the topic. 
  • So when the student is accessing the course he’ll be seeing all the units coming within that course as well as the chapters. And whenever he selects one topic from here, he’ll be getting all the resources related to the topic that he has selected.
  • So he’ll be getting the textbooks, slides as well as videos. So when he clicks on the slides, he’ll be getting slides related to that topic. When he clicks on the textbook, he’ll be directly taken to that particular page number where that topic is inside the textbook and when he clicks on the videos, that is the YouTube videos, he’ll be getting the video related to that topic.
  • We are also using generative AI in our platform.
  • He can view the summary for that particular chapter as well. 
  • The tutor can use the AI to generate the content like a summary over the content already placed by them. For example when they select a particular chapter,  we can generate the summary of the chapter and provide it to the course creator. 
  • In this case, the chapter that is uploaded will be fed to the AI engine and the AI will generate the summary within four to five lines of the entire chapter.
  • Coming to the question and answer series, the tutor can also build a series of question and answer by just typing in the question and the AI would generate the answer for him using the book or the notes that he has uploaded. 
  • Similarly, we can generate the summary of the videos. So once you double click on the video you will be getting the summary of that particular video. So what will happen is the video will be fed to the AI engine and the AI will generate the summary for the video in four to five lines. So the student can take advantage of this as even before watching the video they can read the summary first and decide to watch the video. This is beneficial if there are more than one videos uploaded for a topic. 
  • Students on the other side will get to see all the questions and answers that are put by the teacher.
  • So finally, we also have NPTEL integration into our platform. That is, the course creator can refer to the NPTEL courses to build up their own course. For example, now, if the tutor is building electric vehicles and renewable energy, what they can do is while building their own course content, they can refer to the NPTEL courses.
  • Once they do that, they can just put their query over here. Once the query is put they just have to select the category over here in which category the topic comes under. Once that is done, they’ll be getting all the courses related to the query that they have typed in. 
  • So when they select any one course here, what will happen is they’ll be getting all the resources that are there in the NPTEL. Those are assignments, the textbooks as well as videos. So when they click on the YouTube videos they’ll get all the lecture videos related to that particular course. And from here the course creator can get the video that he is interested in. So with the help of these NPTEL resources, he can build up his own course. 

Browser Plugin to make PDFs intelligent

  • We have come up with a browser plugin which gets triggered when the PDF is opened.
  • If the PDF is added in the Nalanda authoring tool, the plugin will get activated for that PDF.
  • This plugin makes the PDF book intelligent by providing overlayed videos, slides, suggested videos from AI (in the case it is not authored), Voice interaction with the companion as well as chatting with the PDF for each page of the book as the user scrolls the pages.
  • Overlayed content on any page can be modified using the Nalanda authoring tool.
  • Thus making the existing PDF book more intelligent by not modifying the actual PDF book.
  • Browser plugin getting activated as soon as the pdf link is clicked.
  • Comprises of overlay menu which has options like YouTube videos, Slides, Chatbot, MCQ (yet to come)
  • Readers can interact with the PDF book via chat box by typing in their questions or by directly talking with the avatar.
  • Answers will be provided based on the content from the book and in the case if the answer is not found in the book, it would get from the AI.
  • Author will be able to add related YouTube videos for each page of the PDF book.
  • In the case where there are no videos added by the author, the AI would show top 5 YouTube videos related to that page.
  • Similarly when the author is linking the YouTube videos to the PDF page, he will be getting a list of videos searched by the AI, related to that page.
  • The author will get an option to watch the videos found by AI and if he likes them, he can link them to the PDF page so that they are available to the readers.

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