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Teachers’ Day Special: TCS iON Offers Free Digital Preparedness Course to Educators

Tata Consultancy Services’ 15-day Self-paced Course to Enable Technology-led Teaching in the Digital Era

MUMBAI, September 4, 2020: TCS iON™, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, launched a free, 15-day self-paced digital course called 'Career Edge – Digital Teacher', aimed at helping educators enhance their digital teaching skills.

The pandemic has put enormous stress on millions of teachers by forcing them to adopt digital tools to conduct their classes. TCS iON Career Edge – Digital Teacher has been specially designed to equip aspiring and practicing educators with essential skills and competencies to make their journey to digital teaching smoother and more effective.

The course requires a minimal 1-2 hours of daily effort for just 15 days, ensuring very little disruption to their hectic schedules. It will enable teachers to utilise novel teaching strategies for the digital world by helping them gain a better understanding of the available digital learning tools. The course also covers essential techniques for conducting assessments remotely. The online course can be accessed from anywhere, anytime and from any device – cellphones, laptops, desktops and tablets.

On successful completion of the course and an in-built test, teachers will be awarded a certificate endorsing them as Digital Teachers. The Career Edge program aligns with the recently introduced National Education Policy that stresses on the development of teachers and on integrating technology with traditional methods of learning and teaching.

Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON, said, “On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, we are delighted to offer this course to teachers for free, as an expression of our gratitude and admiration for them. I believe now is the time to go beyond the constricted conventional classrooms and video sessions. It is time to shift to digital tools that allow educators to innovate new pedagogies which will, in turn, ensure enhanced learning.”

The offering is available free of cost for educators across the country at https://learning.tcsionhub.in/courses/career-edge-digital-teacher/

 

About TCS iON

TCS iON is a strategic business unit of Tata Consultancy Services focused on enabling institutions, government departments and organizations from multiple industry sectors to be efficient in their recruitment/admissions process, learning and skilling and overall business operations with the use of ‘Phygital’ platforms. These are platforms that overlay digital technologies over physical assets. TCS iON delivers this with a unique IT-as-a-Service model that provides easy-to-use, secured, integrated, and hosted solutions in a build-as-you-grow and pay-as-you-use business model. Serving clients with the help of best practices gained through TCS’ global experience, deep domestic market exposure along with industry leading technology expertise.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent AgileTM delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 443,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $22 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.www.tcs.com.

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