We are happy that you’re interested in becoming an instructor for the Online Classroom of Kalyani Foundation. So, how can you contribute? As you already came to know, we mainly focus on basic IT lessons and English lessons, however we are always open for new ideas and therefor new lesson material. So, basically you can teach on this platform what you know or teach what you love… it’s really up to you!
How to contribute to the Online Classroom
First we recommend you to check the lessons which are already in the classrooms (IT and English). Based on that you can think of an additional topic which will be interesting for the kids and share your idea with Kalyani Foundation by sending an email to: email@example.com
Based on your email we will set up an MS team call to have a meet and greet with some of the member of Kalyani Foundation.
It’s very likely that we agreed in step 1 with your idea/topic. So, the next step is then to decide on the following aspects:
- For which category am I provinding this lesson: Kids, Junior or Advanced?
- How many lessons do I want to record for this topic?
- What kind of tooling am I going to use to create the lesson material? In case you are using MS Powerpoint use the Kalyani powerpoint template this will help you on the look and feel, you can download it here:
Make sure that each lesson within a topic doesn’t take more then 20 minutes, this is really the max. for children to be focused but doctors also recommend that children don’t look more then 20 minutes to a screen because it’s not good for there eyes.
Now the fun begins and that’s to record yourselve!
There are multiple tools out there to record your lesson. A simpel tool which almost everyone has is MS Powerpoint, within in this tool you can record yourself and a presentation as well. We think it’s nice for the children to also see the person who is giving the lesson. For more information on how this works, you can check out this link: powerpoint link.
However, in case you don’t need a presentation and have different way of teaching, you can simply record yourself with Vimeo, MS teams or any other recording tool.
The trick here is:
- to think of the age category you’ve chosen, so teach and speak according to that level. Don’t talk to fast, keep it simpel and clear! It maybe sounds easy… but it’s pretty difficult.
- Also, just start with your first lesson, so if you finished something we can put it online. It doesn’t matter that a second lesson comes maybe later.. It’s maybe even a nice thing and keeps the curiousity level of the kids high!
If you have first lessons recorded and you’re happy with it, it’s time to go to the next step.
If you’ve finished recording a lessons then send the lesson to firstname.lastname@example.org via WeTransfer.
We believe in a feedback culture, because it will only make us and you better! So, when we receive your lesson(s) we will take a look at it and maybe provide you some feedback in case we see room for some improvement. But it could also be the case that you really suprised us with your great teaching skills and lesson! So, if the lessons is approved we will create a page for you and put your first lesson online for all the children to see.
On your page we will provide the topic, the lessons, but also some information about yourself. Who are you and why did you decide to contribute to the Online Classroom. This way it’s nice for the kids to know who is explaining something.
The last step is really up to you! We believe it would be nice for the kids if they can contact the teacher once in a while to maybe ask question or simply to meet their teacher via an online call. But again, this is really up to you… 🙂
Besides this, the children and Kalyani Foundation will be forever thankful for your contribution to our Online Classroom.
Below we created an FAQ, because most instructors to be ask the same questions.
What’s the general structure of a Kalyani course? What is the primary teaching method?
The E-learning plaform courses are video-based. Courses must have at least 20 minutes of video content and at least 33 lectures or learning modules. Additional teaching tools (like assignments, quizzes, and coding exercises, etc) can be added to create a rich learning experience for students.
For courses regarding certification preparation, we also offer instructors the ability to create a Practice Test course. These courses are comprised solely of practice questions
Are there any requirements that my course must meet?
Yes. Courses must have at least 20 minutes of video content and at least 3 lectures or learning modules.
In order to ensure that students have great learning experiences, we also have a Quality Review Process that every course goes through.
How do I get my course materials on your site?
Since we function primarily as an on-demand, video-based platform, you’ll need to send your video files directly to us. Then we publish the video on the platform. You will get notified when the course is active
Open Source marketplace model
No. Our marketplace model is open source which means that when you publish a course on our platform, you give permission that the course an be used as a open source learning content.
Can I teach a course in this language?
The courses need to be in English language