In 2013 Kalyani Foundation started a small school in Sri-Lanka where children could follow free IT lessons, so they have a chance for a better future. Overtime we extended to 5 computer schools in different areas within district Buttala. In 2018 we also added English lessons to our program, where retired teachers from the Netherlands travelled to Sri-Lanka to teach on our schools. Due to Covid-19, sadly one by one the schools closed. Children are simply afraid to go to school, leaving us with 2 schools with a few student. So, we challenged ourselves: ,,How can we still give children free education to give them a chance for a better future?”. We tried online classes with the teachers, but the internet connection wasn’t good enough. After some brainstorming we came to this briljant idea to set up an online classroom were share our knowledge and record our IT- and English lessons.
Though we started of course with helping children in Sri-Lanka, we decided to make this platform available for everyone, meaning all the children in the world can take free lessons! The only thing we are now searching for are volunteers who want to become and instructor and like to record lessons.
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
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