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How education institutions in India are ensuring ‘learning never stops’ amid COVID-19 with Microsoft Teams

With schools being locked down due to COVID-19, educators across the country are moving to virtual classes on Microsoft Teams to ensure learning never stops. Teams not only enables teachers and students to connect over video-enabled remote classrooms but also provides a host of interactive and collaborative tools on a single platform. Here are examples of Indian education institutions that are using Teams for remote learning.

A teacher at The British School holding a class remotely through Microsoft TeamsThe British School enables collaborative remote learning with Microsoft Teams

The British School in New Delhi is a 57-year-old education institution. The school moved to Microsoft Teams even before the COVID-19 lockdown, to enable its teachers and students interact and collaborate in remote learning scenarios.

“Human beings in general thrive on social interaction, which was missing in traditional e-learning platforms. You can never really replace a teacher because the teacher provides that human interaction, but I think platforms like Teams enable a teacher to be able to reach out to their classroom remotely and continue to interact,” says Vanita Uppal OBE, director of The British School.

Find out how The British School uses Microsoft Teams.

A student attending online class through Microsoft TeamsThe Ardee School NFC uses Microsoft Teams to ensure learning never gets interrupted

“Our mission has been to ensure that learning will never be interrupted, no matter what,” says Rashima V Varma, the head of The Ardee School in New Friends Colony (NFC).

“In the beginning, we invested in a video conferencing solution but soon realized we needed to offer a lot more to our students than video conferencing. Keeping that in mind, we got an Office 365 subscription for the entire school at the beginning of the school session in 2019 as it provided many tools for teaching and learning,” she adds.

The foresight proved beneficial in November 2019, when the Delhi government directed schools to close secondary classes as the city grappled with unprecedented levels of air pollution. The Ardee School moved its classes to Microsoft Teams to ensure that its students do not fall behind. The early experience enabled the school to swiftly deploy Teams for the entire school in the current COVID-19 situation.

Read on to find out how Microsoft Teams is empowering The Aardee School, NFC.