Harness Handitouch Private Limited (Harness), a name that has changed the way education is imparted to students in this tech era. It is a Chennai-based, award-winning educational technology start-up founded in July, 2011 by former McKinsey & Company consultant and alumni of IIT-M & ISB-Hyderabad, Subramanian Viswanathan. This revolutionary tech startup is backed by eminent industrialists and academicians.
Harness has developed Touch-on-Cloud, a tablet and cloud based learning “operating” system (HTML5 based) that has completely changed the way learning management system (LMS) works. Harness operates in a B2B model in collaboration with schools and has raised about RS 10 Million through angel investment from CLUB ah!.
It has also been adjudged among the leading start-ups in India at multiple forums, by eminent panellists from Google, Intel, Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Amazon Web Services and Citrix.
Touch-on-Cloud enables the comprehensive use of interactive technology inside classroom as well as outside it using the Cloud. Using networked Tablets, Laptops or PCs inside the classroom, it also provides new in-class pedagogy where teacher white-boarding is broadcasted automatically to all students. The teacher can embed (and annotate alongside) all learning artefacts– images, videos, Ms Office files, open courseware from the internet – instantly. Students have the ability to annotate notes on top of the teacher layer. This blended content created in the class is available on the cloud at home or on the move for students to not just revise, but also replay with audio. Touch-on-Cloud effectively bridges the digital-physical divide.
Touch-on-Cloud also provides:
Built-in quizzes, Assignments, Lesson management, Student management Evaluation tools
It functions as a learning operating system capturing all learning and teaching activities. It has been developed to make teaching and learning more engaging, efficient and fun. Touch-on-Cloud has applicability across educational segments – K12, Higher Education and Coaching, and implementation model to suit budgets of all sub-segments.
As teacher’s notes and learning materials are broadcasted and saved automatically, students can concentrate on learning and with the new pedagogies like group work and student broadcast- classroom collaboration is truly redefined.
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