Sunday, October 24, 2010

What's All That Buzz? 10/25/2010


A primary school in Britain, Ashmount Primary School, is outsourcing its students’ math education to India through the Internet.


“British Kids Log On and Learn Math — in Punjab”

“Once a week, year six pupils at Ashmount Primary School in North London settle in front of their computers, put on their headsets and get ready for their math class. A few minutes later, their teachers come online thousands of kilometers away in the Indian state of Punjab.

Ashmount is one of three state schools in Britain that decided to outsource part of their teaching to India via the Internet. The service — the first of its kind in Europe — is offered by BrightSpark Education, a London-based company set up last year. BrightSpark employs and trains 100 teachers in India and puts them in touch with pupils in Britain through an interactive online tutoring program.”

Continue reading this article in The New York Times to learn more about outsourcing education online.

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