Rishi Valley Institute for Educational Resources - RiVER
Silver Award Winner
Bronze Award Winner
IMMERSIVE TELEPRESENCE IN THEATRE
Coventry University & University of Tampere
Immersive Telepresence in Theatre began in 2016 as an online project between Coventry and Tampere Universities, using a variety of telepresence technologies and web based applications, to investigate actor training, rehearsal, education and performance. Two identical spaces, linked by H.323 videoconferencing technology, are created in both locations, each with large rear projection screens showing an image of the other room giving the students the impression of a shared space. To support the work, a series of contextual lectures were delivered using Adobe Connect and this app is also used to provide individual rehearsal/social spaces for the students.
RISHI VALLEY INSTITUTE
In developing countries, many primary schools (Grade 1 to 5) in India rural areas are of a multi-grade, multi-level nature. A multi-grade, multi-level (MGML) classroom comprises children of different ages and varying abilities belonging to different grade levels. There is considerable variation between the ages of children, their academic competence, the study materials (mostly in the form of textbooks), and the grades they belong to. Teachers in such a classroom are expected to manage diverse learners albeit with inadequate preparation and training. Consequently, millions of children suffer in these joyless schools resulting in low-levels of learning, rampant absenteeism and high drop-out rates. In response to these challenges, RiVER initiated a network of schools (Rishi Valley Rural Outreach Project) and developed the School in a Box curriculum as well as the RiVER MGML pedagogy. The RiVER model, an Activity Based Teaching (ABL) pedagogy allows teachers to handle classrooms in a creative way. Government curricula are adapted for local context and organized into smaller meaningful modules called ‘RiVER Learning Ladders’. These ladders are linked to a series of graded fun activities which enable students to learn from things around them and from real life experiences.
Team-Based Learning CognaLearn
We empower team-based learning with technology. We have an exclusive worldwide patent license from Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School. Universities such as Columbia, UCLA and Yale-NUS use our software. Six of the ten largest global healthcare MNCs such as Bayer, GSK, Johnson and Johnson, Merck, Pfizer and Takeda use our turnkey solutions. Our team of 19 has generated US$1.8 million in revenue. Our founders, advisors and the Singapore government have invested US$1 million.