Hosted on the TCS iON Digital HUB platform, the teaching community will offer a wide range of certification courses and training programs online to help teachers enhance their teaching skills
April 20, 2017: TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization today announced a partnership with Jnana Prabodhini, a social organization focused on running schools and leading initiatives for teacher training and student achievement. As part of this association, TCS iON is working with Jnana Prabodhini to build the world’s largest online community of teaching professionals. The teaching community, TCS iON Teachers Hub (https://teacher.tcsionhub.in) will offer a platform for both experienced and new teachers to contribute and collaborate with their peers as well as experts to explore a diverse range of issues. The community will also provide a wide range of certification courses and training programs including a number of free certification courses to help teachers enhance their skills enabling them to achieve their full potential and work towards academic and professional success. TCS iON Teachers Hub is being hosted on TCS iON Digital HUB, an online Content Market Place that aims to connect professional organizations offering rich content with individuals who want to learn and upgrade their skills to grow.
The TCS iON Teachers Hub is open to anyone who wants to join the community. The community will be particularly useful to individuals who inspire to be teachers, budding teachers, pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and experts within their field of teaching to contribute, create, enhance, share and collaborate with their peer group and help to build a culture that believes in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning. The rich content available on TCS iON Teachers Hub such as blogs, teaching resources, videos and courses has been developed by subject matter experts and educators working with TCS along with Jnana Prabodhini. Content available on the hub will be relevant for teachers teaching at all levels including primary & pre-primary, middle school and senior school teachers. The content will focus on upgrading teaching skills through integrated learning, project-based learning, inclusion and special education as well as conceptual understanding of a particular subject or topic.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. V. Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON said, “Creating the right educational framework is an important element of any society. No educational framework is complete without the support of teachers and the teaching community at large. We believe that our partnership with Jnana Prabodhini will help all teachers benefit from peer learning and collaboration. More importantly, it provides teachers an opportunity to grow their skills and take on larger roles within their institution. For us, we see this partnership as having the potential to transform the society.”
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Vivek Ponkshe, Director Training and Education, Jnana Prabodhini, said, “At Jnana Prabodhini, we believe that change in education is important to motivate teachers to excel and impact student achievement. Over the years, we have already developed content and courses that facilitates continuous learning amongst teachers. Moving those courses online basis our partnership with TCS, we believe, will benefit all existing as well as aspiring teachers to build and enhance their skills. It will also encourage more individuals to take on teaching as a profession and that for us will be one of the biggest success of this noble initiative.”
About TCS iON
iON is a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services focused on Manufacturing Industries (SMB), Educational Institutions and Examination Boards. TCS iON provides technology by means of a unique IT-as-a-Service model, offering end-to-end business solutions. It caters to the needs of multiple industry segments, through innovative, easy-to-use, secured, integrated, hosted solutions in a build-as-you-grow, pay-as-you-use business model. TCS iON serves its clients with the help of best practices gained through TCS' global experience, domestic market reach, skills, and delivery capabilities. iON's Cloud Based Solution is highly modular, scalable and configurable giving businesses and educational institutions the benefits of increased efficiencies, faster go to market, predictability of technology as well as spend and better business results.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS,infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 387,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 45 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $17.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com. To stay up-to-date on TCS news follow @TCS
About Jnana Prabodhini (JP)
Established in 1962, Jnana Prabodhini has evolved an educational system which is deeply rooted in Indian ethos and can bring out the best in each individual. After 55 years JP has become a multilocational, multifaceted organization working in the fields of formal and non-formal education at all levels from preprimary to higher education. Its work is spread across Maharashtra and eight other state of India. All its educational work is well supported by research in Educational Psychology and field trials. Now JP dreams of a movement of ‘Man making education for Nation building.’