The Colors Program helped a group of special needs children pay and sustain attention to lessons delivered in a tactile-friendly way.
For young learners, traditional teaching sessions are not as engaging as touchscreen-powered activities.
Rangam Technologies set up a kiosk at the Valhalla campus of ESNY. The lessons were configured to suit individual learning requirements of the subject group comprising 9 students aged below 5 years. Data tracking and monitoring software were installed in the device.
The program resulted in 1,106 played sessions with an average play time of 208 minutes per student. The outcome was positive as the children gave on average 73% correct responses to activities covering domains such as basic mathematics, language and literacy, objects and colors identification, and tracing.
The Colors Program engaged a batch of 10 students with autism and registered a high volume of played sessions.
Manual teaching techniques in the classroom consume a lot of time and resources, besides dissociating parents from tracking their child’s progress. Moreover, children with autism are usually comfortable learning in a visually interactive way, as compared to reading and memorizing.
Rangam Technologies set up the kiosk-based Colors Program at the Ho-Ho-Kus campus of ECLC. The same programs were installed in the iPad to let parents use their devices to access the lesson plans taught in the classroom.
10 students played a total of 1,138 sessions at the kiosk, giving on average 64% correct responses. Training was imparted to improve skills in basic mathematics and language, and to teach students to accurately recognize colors and household objects.
*Session length increased from 0 minutes to over 40 minutes
**Engagement (as measured by the number of questions answered) increased dramatically from 0 to 19.
* Efficiency of learning improved dramatically as it took less time to answer more questions