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Big bang debut

EducationWorld February 2020 | People

Abhishek Kumar is the Delhi-based regional director (South Asia) of ONVU Technologies, a Switzerland-based IT solutions provider with three business verticals — ONCAM (surveillance solutions), ONVU Learning (video/AI-enabled teaching-learning solutions), and ONVU Retail (consumer behaviour analytics). In 2019, the company’s ONVU Learning made a big bang entry into Indian K-12 education with its video analytics and artificial intelligence technology to enhance classroom teaching-learning experiences. Currently, ONVU Learning solutions are being used by 50 schools around the world including The Doon School, Dehradun.

Newspeg. ONVU Learning recently unveiled its Lessonvu solution in India. A classroom lesson observation system controlled by teachers, Lessonvu allows for 360 degree audio-video recording of lessons/sessions, enabling teachers to replay, reflect, analyse pedagogy, student engagement, upgrade professional skills and enhance the overall classroom experience.

History. An engineering graduate of IIIT-Kolkata with an MBA from IMT Ghaziabad, Kumar acquired over 15 years experience in blue-chip companies Godrej & Boyce and Axis Communications before he was appointed regional director at ONVU Technologies last year.

“Most digital solutions in K-12 education are focused on students, providing them content and tutoring services. The purpose of Lessonvu is to enable teachers to improve their teaching style and lesson presentations to create joyful classrooms which fully engage students and improve learning outcomes. Through our Align process, Lessonvu generates feedback which enables teachers to assess their classroom impact to improve pedagogy and upgrade professional skills. Moreover, it also ensures that recorded real-time lessons are readily available for students to review and learn,” says Kumar.

Future plans. Kumar is bullish about the company’s prospects in India. “India hosts 1.5 million schools and over 900 universities, and a vibrant private education sector. It is one of biggest education growth markets of the world. Over the next two years we plan to extend our reach to universities and colleges,” he says.

Manoj Joshi (Delhi)

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