InOpen Technologies, an education start up, has tied up with Tata Class Edge (a group company of Tata), a leading provider of technology-enabled educational solution for schools. The partnership aims to impart thinking skills through computer science education.
The motive of the tie up is to build a unique computer education approach in schools. They would take a practical step-by-step approach to equip students with the skills required for creating computer programs and applications, which is required to orient students to think analytically and approach technology with an open and creative mind.
Talking about the partnership, Rupesh Shah says: “We felt that the way computer science was taught in schools was fundamentally flawed. With Computer Masti, we are slowly changing the computer science landscape in schools across the country. The partnership with Tata ClassEdge, one of the most sought after digitally-enabled educational solution for schools, is a milestone for InOpen, and through this partnership.
We aim to impact 1200 schools in the next two to three years. I am glad to see a large conglomerate partnering with a start-up to bring positive changes in the field of computer science education. The eco system needs more of such partnerships”
Most of the computer science content available today is focused on making students memorise procedural steps or definitions of different software and hardware components. Computer Masti, InOpen’s flagship computer science program, on the other hand, is directed towards enabling students to develop algorithmic thinking – the foundational skill to effective programming. It is already being used by more than 600,000 students across 330+ schools India with pilots in Japan, Middle East and USA.
Computer Masti has been developed by IIT Bombay and InOpen with focus on providing innovative Computer Science curriculum for K-12 schools.
Nirav Khambhati, CEO of Tata ClassEdge adds: “Both InOpen and Tata ClassEdge share the same educational philosophy – that teaching-learning ought to be active, participatory and skills-oriented. We believe in fostering partnerships that are built on synergy, aligned goals and a penchant for high quality solutions.”