ASSET Digital Learning Programme 2020
Grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
Batch 33: Starting on 28th September 2020 (Registration open)
Batch 34: Starting on 5th October 2020 (Registration open)
Batch 35: Starting on 12th October 2020 (Registration open)
Batch 36: Starting on 19th October 2020 (Registration open)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who teaches at the programme? And how large are the classes?
We have subject experts with in-depth knowledge and understanding of each course being offered. All these experts are also experienced teachers. See the instructor profiles on our website for more information.
Each course has between 8 and 20 students. This ensures individual attention is given to every student and also gives enough opportunity for each student to share their opinions during discussions. Apart from the main instructor, each batch will also have an assistant who will help students out with any technical or course-related issues that come up.
What benefits will my child have by participating?/ How are these courses helpful?
Learning online is a completely new challenge for students. Our small batch sizes and overall programme format allow students to:
- Develop life skills like discipline, time management and self-regulation that are key to being successful in any field
- Get personal and academic development over a period of 12 days
- Interact face-to-face with an instructor and get their queries solved in real time
- Peer-learning among like-minded students by participating in discussions
My child gets distracted easily, since the course is online, how will you facilitate learning during the programme?
We understand that teaching online can come with challenges. There is proximity in terms of connectivity but without the emotional rewards of being in a social setting. Our academic team is well versed with the best ways to engage students meaningfully and these points have been heeded to while designing the programme. To prepare for the ADLP, instructors themselves have been part of online classrooms (as students) in order to empathise with their students’ needs and feelings.
We ensure small batch sizes along with two support members in each session i.e. an instructor and a technical support assistant so students can resolve their queries easily. To keep young learners engaged, the teaching involves short bursts of on-screen time with intermittent activities that need not be on screen. Our instructors are experienced and use the best practices for synchronous (i.e. live classroom) online teaching.
How is this programme different from other courses offered online?
There are only a limited number of courses offered online for middle school students. And almost all the courses offered are asynchronous courses, i.e. where the teacher shares a recorded lecture with limited real-time interaction and doubt solving for students. In the current situation, some schools have come up with synchronous (or live teaching) classrooms. However, both of these are limited to school curriculum.
The ASSET Digital Learning Programme gives students an opportunity to learn subjects and topics beyond the curriculum in a synchronous (and online) classroom from our in-house experts.
I am unable to register/having difficulty with online payment/any other technical issue.
Please reach out to our team by writing to us at email@example.com or call us at +91 955 8777 541 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. IST) and we will be happy to assist you!
What are the programme timings? And what will be the teaching format?
The programme runs for 6 days a week – Monday to Saturday, for 12 days (i.e. a two-week duration). Students will be engaged for 5 hours daily, timings are as follows:
9:00 am to 12:30 pm – i.e. 3 hours including breaks and
2 pm to 4 pm – i.e. 2 hours
The teaching is divided as follows:
2.5 hours face-to-face with a live instructor and
2.5 hours of working independently
Each independent task for the student will be preceded and followed by a discussion with the instructors and the rest of the class. This will translate to approximately 60 hours of course work.
Will my child get a certificate or feedback during/after the programme ends?
Yes! When students successfully complete the programme they will receive a participation certificate and an assessment rubric of the skills and values displayed and developed during the programme.
My ward has 5-6 hours of school online during the day. Is there an option to have this programme at some other time?
Please let us know if the programme schedule is in conflict with your ward’s school lessons. You can click here and register your interest for our weekend programme option. Or alternatively, please call +91 955 8777 541 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. IST) to speak to us about our weekend ADLP option.