Sri Lanka launches first grade wide Smart Classroom powered by XOLO

Following the success of the first and the only tab-based Smart Classroom in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution together with the Ministry of Education and CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd., introduced the first grade-wide deployment of Smart Classrooms at the Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Boys School on the 07th day of January 2019.

Moreover, these Smart Classrooms are powered by XOLO Smart Classroom platform. The software is developed and managed by CodeGen and endorsed by the Ministry of Education.

At the launch, Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Dr. Harsha de Silva stated, “Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Boys School, is the only school that has a fully integrated Smart Classroom solution. These are not just classrooms with Smart Boards but uses an intuitive learning platform. This is done in order to connect  teachers and students effectively. The continuity of this will be our responsibility, as we are here today for change. By 2022 we hope to transform one of the oldest schools in Sri Lanka into a Smart School.”

“Sri Lanka’s year on year per capita growth is just around 2.5%. It is extremely low if we are to match any developed country such as Singapore. Over 250,000 students pass out from schools, but only 50,000 students enter into the local University system in Sri Lanka. Have we ever analysed the potential of this future workforce, to find ways to optimise economic growth? Education is not about learning content, it is about being able to apply what we learn to solve real world problems. So, it’s time to move from content based to problem solving education.” Stated CodeGen International, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Harsha Subasinghe.

“XOLO Smart Classroom platform’s safety and monitoring features are widely used by the School’s administration and teachers. With real-time class monitoring and problem-based education system, this technology demonstrates an end-to-end education platform. This has enabled us to transform the way students learn.” Stated Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Boys School, Smart Classroom Teacher.

XOLO Smart Classroom at St. Sylvester’s College Kandy

In embracing technology for smart and intuitive education, St. Sylverter’s College Kandy launched the XOLO Smart Classroom platform, first of its kind in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The event was graced by Hon. Sarath Ekanayake, The Chief Minister of Central Province, Mr. T. R. S. Meetiyagoda, The Principal St. Sylvester’s College and Dr. Harsha Subasinghe, Chief Executive Officer of CodeGen International.

XOLO powered by Cloud Smart School, a subsidiary of CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd., focuses on invigorating students to be innovative and exemplary result oriented citizens of the future.  Just-in-time learning, Problem-solving techniques and Learn-ability scoring, are some of the unique aspects of this tested, proven concept, now deployed at St. Sylvester’s College, where the school can now automate classroom teaching alongside admin tasks.

CodeGen states that, XOLO which is a unique education platform that goes beyond a Learning Management Solution (LMS). The world’s first unified application where electronic and personal content can both be integrated in real-time, on one screen with smart content delivery; students can now read, learn and write simultaneously.

A dream that instilled in me in the year 2010, is now accomplished by launching the XOLO Smart Classroom at St. Sylvester’s College. The great desire to ensure that our future generation is equipped with technology, for which a smart education platform is much needed is no longer a dream. My hope is that our students will be driven by this initiative to reach greater heights, with skills that are recognised internationally, and pass out as extraordinary citizens.” states, St. Sylvester’s College, Principal, Mr. T. R. S. Meetiyagoda.

XOLO Smart Classroom Teacher, Ms. Ramani Swamirajah explained, “The traditional methods we have been using, most of it felt ordinary and felt monotonous. I am very happy with this new system and it would definitely do well for our students’ education. The teachers can do more effective work within a short period of time and we expect an effective and quality education and outcome.”

XOLO Smart Classroom revolution was introduced by CodeGen in January 2017, together with Hon. Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva and the Education Ministry of Sri Lanka. The successful pilot project which was launched at the Sri Jayawardenepura Maha Vidayala Kotte, was later visited by Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, to observe student engagement and to look at the success rate of this venture for future expansion.

Sample Smart Classroom