EduNxtTM is the next generation learning system that fully takes advantage of modern teaching techniques to create a virtual classroom where students come together to learn from distinguished faculty and each other. EduNxtTM was launched by SMU-DE in May 2009 by Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft Corp. USA and Anand Sudarshan, CEO Manipal Education to fulfil the following objectives-
--24 x 7 online study (videos, PPT, chat sessions, industry mentor chat)
--Take the fruits of online learning to all the Distance Education students of SMU-DE
--Impart quality education through cutting edge technology
--Develop a sense of togetherness among the members and different stakeholders of the huge SMU community within the platform.
The EduNxtTM platform is an easy to use delivery system. It enables a collaborative and interactive environment for learning and includes small group mentoring, virtual classrooms, simulation, self-study content, recorded presentations and shared browsing. EduNxtTM functions on the principle of 3As + 4Cs. The 3 As of Affordability, Accessibility and Appropriateness are the guideline to scaling up EduNxtTM across distributed learning. The 4Cs of Content, Collaboration, Communication and Computing are the basis of developing EduNxtTM into a means of disseminating education among the not-so-privileged or the infrastructure – challenged.
EduNxt supports all courses offered by SMU-DE.
Log on to EduNxtTM at: http://edunxt.smude.edu.in
Experience EduNxtTM at: http://www.smude.edu.in/edunxt
YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/edunxt
EduNxt has won the Golden Peacock Innovative Product/Services Award (GPIPSA) for the year 2011. The award recognizes your university’s continuing endeavours towards innovative distance learning through effective technological leverage.
Named after India’s national bird, the Golden Peacock Innovative Product/Services Award has been instituted to reward initiatives which promote innovation for growth and sustainability. This prestigious national award is given every year and is considered among the best honours in the product/service industry. The recipient for this award is determined by assessing sustained customer satisfaction towards the product/service. The Grand Jury of the Golden Peacock awards in India is chaired by the former Chief Justice of India, Shri. M.N. Venkatachalaiah and Shri P.N. Bhagwati.
The GPIPSA rewards our efforts to reach out to a larger student community through the technology medium. EduNxt at present, supports over 170,000 students, covering 700 subjects and, is all set to cross boundaries by being accessible across 25 countries. The e-learning software has bridged the gap between distance learning and campus education through innovative technology tools, which recreate/simulate the classroom experience.