Jaago Online School: exploring the initiatives to enhance the quality of education through technology
AuthorSujan, Md Shahinur Selim
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This study was conducted to explore the idea of quality of education incorporation with technology in the education system of Bangladesh and how this online eduction through technology is able to enhance quality of education. Technology becomes the part and parcel of the day-to-day life. The future of education is about access, learning and cooperation everywhere, both locally and globally where technology is playing a pivotal role. Bangladesh is working to incorporate ICT into the education sector to enrich the experience of learning. In Bangladesh, online education is a common phenomenon as advance technology and its uses has increased significantly. In this research the first online school in Bangladesh founded by Jaago Foundation is chosen to explore quality in education through technology. This research takes an in depth look in to the operation, teaching-learning process, institutional capacities, technology, curriculum and teacher’s recruitment and training being practiced in the Jaago Online School. Hence, through interview, FGD and school observation all the key people from R & D manager to Education Coordinator, online school teachers, students are participated in this study. Jaago online schools significantly prove their worthiness and credibility through their online education program in the current context of educational system. Jaago Foundation set up their central operation at Rayerbazar. Online teachers facilitated all online school over the internet using apps WebEx. Participants of the study described how technologies changing the learning process and improving the quality of education. Participants especially teachers expressively shared that technology helps them a lot with teaching materials. When they took online class with visual aids, videos, songs, using art or shapes. Jaago provides necessary trainings to teachers and give regular feedback through their R & D team.