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Students develop virtual classroom for improved remote-learning experience


iClassroom makes learning easier and more intuitive by providing an engaging peer-to-peer social media-type platform

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Spotted: Kerala engineering students in India recently won the CODE19 hackathon, for creating a virtual classroom to enable uninterrupted learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their winning entry, iClassroom, connects students with teachers through a social media-type interface. Students and teachers can interact with each other, answer questions, mentor others and conduct online classes. 

iClassroom was created by 19-year-old Abhinand C and 20-year-old Shilpa Rajeev, both students at Government College of Engineering in Kannur. According to Shilpa Rajeev, the platform will enable learning communities to interact with each other, share resources and keep track of progress in selected courses, without the need to use multiple communication tools.

“We are happy to get the recognition and now intend to enhance iClassroom’s functionality by integrating several useful apps,” Rajeev said.

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