Gsp

Guided Study Platform

Guided Study Platform (GSP) enables 2Learn Guides to enroll and teach 2Learn courses to students using our 2-teacher methodology. The system will prepare students to secure a Distinction grade or a high-first division in the upcoming semester subject to proper study and completion of the courses.

The platform combines our interactive-video teaching-learning platform with in-person assessment and guidance conducted by 2Learn Guides, to ensure high-quality success for 2Learners.

Guided Study Platform is a good opportunity to generate a handsome revenue – at a low investment of time and effort, and at the same time enrich their subject knowledge; enhance work-experience; demonstrate entrepreneurial and teaching abilities; cultivate leadership and communication capability; and resume-building for future opportunities. On the other side, it is wonderful opportunity for 2Learners to get in-person guidance, doubt clearing, and assured timely course completion, at a fraction of the cost they would have incurred for similar outcomes in a traditional tuition setting.

2Learn Guides could be a) Final or pre-Final year students, b) GATE-qualified Subject Matter Experts, or c) serving or past Teachers; belonging to B.Tech/M.Tech/MCA/MSc streams who can conduct in-person, face-to-face, Guidance Sessions for B.Tech, Diploma, or Applied Sciences students, in their neighborhood. They must exhibit adequate confidence in their subjects to handle student queries effectively, an ability to guide, motivate, and communicate clearly, and the ability to independently execute this program based on 2Learn platform, norms and guidelines.

The course description, composition, syllabus etc is available under Self Study Programs. Guided Study is offered with Advanced Enrolment Option and Professional Enrolment Option at the time of course registration on the ‘Self Study Programs’ course pages. Professional level covers GATE foundation in addition to Semester exam content. Only GATE qualified Guides should offer GATE foundation batches under GSP.

Guided Study Platform is a wonderful opportunity not only for professional teachers but also for students to Earn While You Learn. Teaching is learning twice, so in essence you are improving your subject competency as well as placement-worthiness, and entrepreneurial skills. GSP is a win-win in all involved in more ways than one.

RRO matrix for 2Learn Guides

Please see below a simple RRO outline for 2Learn Guide role. Further details will be shared during orientation

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Role Responsibility Objective
Effectively explain 2Learn GSP features and functionality to target students Understand features, develop own pitch, and practice Clarify all features, functions and benefits to students
Select and Enroll appropriate candidates, who can benefit from the program Communicate to align individual and group motivation with Outcomes. Gracefully and professionally orient students towards expected behavior and commitment. Positive energy creates Synergy. Avoid apparent disruptors. Secure commitment to the avowed goal to secure a Distinction Grade for each enrolled student.

Create a Session Plan for Subject/Season.  Develop a Daily Progress Target plan for each session syllabus – either in Sequential Study plan or Spaced- Recall plan

 

Be mindful of external and internal factors, holidays, exams, etc. Accommodate the number and level of group members. Any uncovered portions etc. Go through the systemReports and how you will present your findings in a group setting Layout the entire plan in advance. Explain the expectations on PreLearn work and session readiness. Set the agenda for Guidance Session.
Hold Guidance Sessions. Provide for contingencies. Practice the session flow. Be in control For face-to-face group sessions, ensure the venue is fit to purpose. Basics like transport, parking, access, display devices, lighting, power backup, water, toilets etc is arranged. Anticipate and plan for likely disruptions, and emergency evacuations. Guidance sessions should be smooth and productive. Students should come away with a happy, positive mindframe
Uncovering Doubts and Misconceptions. Practice past and likely questions for each session Bring something unique, like own notes, reference material, list of questions, unique explanation etc to each session, to delight the attendees Positive takeaways. Sessions should be enjoyable and constructive
Closure of Sessions Once all sessions are done. Keep room for a final get-together just before exams. Encourage attendees to help each other. Synergy. Repeat demand, Positive word of mouth, Reputation, lifelong relationship
Overall Role is to function as a 2Learn Guide using 2Learn’s Self Study Courses, and GSP facilities, to conduct the program successfully for your enrolled students Understand and incorporate the processes suggested by 2Learn Team Provide best guidance, motivation and direction, and subject support to your students, to take them to best success commensurate with their efforts, and in the process generate revenue and career progression for yourself

GSP Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Season, How many Seasons can I run each semester?

Two Seasons are typically scheduled per semester.
Preparatory Season commences close to the start of the semester and runs for approximately 8 weeks with 1 weekly guidance session
Revisionary Season usually starts a month before the final semester exams, runs for 4 weeks with 2 guidance sessions per week. While the coverage and syllabus is similar in both seasons, evidently students have more time in Prep Season compared to a faster-paced Rev Season.  Typically, students need guidance in their core subjects, whihc could number between 1 to 4 per semester. Students may choose to distribute their subjects across the two Seasons for convenience, focus, and for best results.

 

How do I apply to be a 2Learn Guide?

  • A 2Learn Guide would be a) Final or Pre-Final student of B.Tech, b} student of M.Tech/MCA/MSc, c) a GATE aspirant or GATE qualified individual, or d) a present or past faculty.
    You should have a good command and confidence over the subject matter, love teaching and helping students, and you are looking out to create a revenue source by investing a few hours per week.
  • A Guide engagement is for 2 semesters initially. It is currently offered at low or no cost to selected guides.
  • Aspirants have to apply and submit information requested in the Expression of Interest form on the GSP page on 2Learn website. In your Expression of Interest, you have to indicate the 2Learn courses you are targeting, students you expect to enroll per course per semester, colleges targeted, resources you expect to invest, and any support you anticipate. Based on ensuing conversation and mutual satisfaction, we may accept your offer.
  • Upon enrollment you will get special privileges in the Guide role in enrolled courses. We will configure a Guidance Group exclusively for you and allocate several resources to you in each course which will enable you to perform your functions. Periodically Orientation sessions to  introduce the system, processes, advisory and guidelines for program conduction are held. You will be able access support material, and support resources including the people who will assist you in the endeavor.
  • Meantime you can start appraoching students for enrolment, and start planning your sessions accordingly.

How is GSP different from Traditional Tuitions?

College teaching remains dysfunctional and ineffective for a variety of reasons. For effective exam prep students look at other means – guides, notes, YouTube videos and in-person tuitions.

In traditional tuitions as we know them, the teacher start teaching subject matter from the scratch and till the end. This is great, provided there is sufficient time. unfortunately Professional course students just don’t have the time or energy to travel and sit on hard benches again after a long day at college. Apart from travel and preparation, too much time is invested for these classes, with little apparent output.
Students feel much better off with self-study at their own pace. They seek subject-specific, syllabus-customisedm, complete, authentic, high-quality audio-video content, which should have been taught by excellent teachers, with integrated assessments and solutions for self-checking, and laid out in a nice understandable way. Unfortunately, in most cases the search turns out to be elusive. YouTube is like water-water everywhere, not a drop to drink. finding level-appropriate, complete and authentic material is difficult. more on that later. NPTEL is good for certification, and maybe research but not for semester exams, and then these are old videos with grainy quality.

And then there is the big question of everyday discipline and dedication of time to task, doubt clearing, and problem solving practice. Some students can manage on their own, but most students need hand holding on what to study, how to study, and how much time each topic and the overall course will take; and how do they ensure the daily descipline to put it all together in time for exams. 

A typical core course requires 30+ teaching hours for cover concepts, not including PYO solving. Based on their experience, tuition faculties charge 600 to a 1000 per hour for one-on-one sessions – which for most students is prohibitive. Group sessions are difficult to locate. 

GSP blends the advantages of high quality professional teacher, syllabus-customised and exam-oriented content, systematic approach, with the magic of In-person assistance to create a unique and beneficial blend for students at a fraction of cost of traditional tuitions. 

How can somebody implement a program like GSP with YouTube or NPTEL etc?

A key difference between YT, NPEL etc., and the 2Learn system is the Active Learning pedagogy fostered through Confirmation of Learning. 2Learn has embedded several Just-in-time formative, as well as summative assessments for self-confirmation of learning. These are followed by Guide-led in-person assessment using rapid fire Active Quiz during Guidance Sessions.

Overall, the system of high-quality teaching content with video-embedded KCQs, followed by higher order SQQ, followed by ORM and outcome-linked notes, followed by PSM and then PPQ for each Topic, and then supported by KBL and StuQ, feedback, Course Forum and other gamifications is quite unique to 2Learn.

Last but not the least is the system of role and capability assignment to Guides who can leverage the Platform features to engage with their own separate group of students, and create value for students and themselves

Please summarize GSP's Instructional system for students

As a student, when You enroll in a Guidance Group, your Guide will share an overall session plan for course coverage of your paper code syllabus, including per session syllabus portion allocation.

The Guide will tell you portions to study, what not to study, when to study, how to study, and how to score a high-first-class or a distinction grade in your semester exams. Not only that when you study 2Learn’s video courses and self-assess yourself, they will be able to view in real time what portions you have covered, how much you have done, what problems you faced, and what can be your strong or weak points, in the sessions, they will clarify your doubts and remove your misconceptions, and solve and help you solve tricky numerical from past year questions of your syllabus. These small group, in-person guidance and review sessions will be held in your neighborhood only, and focus on your semester exams, optionally with integrated competition and GATE prep.

The Guides will also share daily coverage milestones you are expected to cover in your self-study. Based on the course, number of enrolments, and overall comfort, Guide may choose, either Sequential Study Plan, or Spaced-Recall Study Plan for topic content. This study sequence and daily milestones will be shared with you orally or using 2Learn’s event calendar.

What is the content of Pre-Learn portion?

  • Each Season features approximately 8 Guidance sessions, scheduled across 1 or 2 months. The Guide will allocate a Syllabus Coverage portion comprising of some Sections and Topics per session.
  • In the Advanced Learning Level, each Topic has at least 5 steps of learning activities to ensure a topic is completely addressed and fully prepared upon completion.
    • Active Learning Modules with in-video Knowledge Check Questions
    • Summary Quiz with 5 higher order Questions
    • Outcome Review Module, and Study Notes
    • Problem Solving Module video lesson
    • Problem Solving practice Quiz or Theory Problem Quiz
  • At the Professional Learning Level, two additional resources are available at the Section level for Gate Preparation for B.Tech students
    • GATE Problem Solving Module videos, solving past year GATE problems
    • GATE Past Year Practice Quiz
  • Additional resources at Course or Section level, such as Smart Reminders, Student Quiz module, Kaun Banega Lakhpati game, Virtual Programming Lab, Course Mastery game, Grade Book, and Performance Certificate, will help student learning. More details can be accessed at the website.
  • Students are required to complete the portions as soon as possible, and as per the Study Plan recommended by the Guide. The Guide can choose either a Sequential Study Plan for the week, or a Spaced-Recall Study Plan. Details on these plans is available in the pedagogy section. The Guide can set and share a daily activity target calendar with their students, and monitor their completion in real time.
  • The Guide will be able to view real time progress and performance of their students in 2Learn portal reports, and can send and receive messages over the secure platform. 2Learn course videos are available on secure app, while some modules and reports are accessible only over the browser.
  • As the next step, Students will assemble at chosen time and place for Guidance sessions. In the Guidance Sessions, Guide will summarize Group and Individual performance and achievement, clarify their doubts and misconceptions, hold real time quiz using 2Learn system, solve and help them solve and practice past year, and anticipated problems, set next session goals, and guide them for optimum performance etc. In summary, ensure satisfaction, readiness and preparation of their students for Session portions.

How are Guidance Sessions conducted?

  • Students are required to complete the portions as soon as possible, and as per the Study Plan recommended by the Guide. The Guide can choose either a Sequential Study Plan or a Spaced-Recall Study Plan for the week.
  • The Guide can set and share a daily activity target calendar with their students, and monitor their completion in real time.
  • The Guide will be able to view real time progress and performance of their students in 2Learn portal reports, and can send and receive messages over the secure platform. 2Learn course videos are available on secure app, while some modules and reports are accessible only over the browser.
  • As the next step, Students will assemble at chosen time and place for Guidance sessions.
  • In the Guidance Sessions, Guide will summarize Group and Individual performance and achievement, clarify their doubts and misconceptions, hold real time quiz using 2Learn system, solve and help them solve and practice past year, and anticipated problems, set next session goals, and guide them for optimum performance etc. In summary, the Guide has to ensure satisfaction, readiness and preparation of their students for Session portions.

Which is better - Sequential or Spaced-Recall study plan?

Sequential Study Plan,

  1. All modules in each topics are studied sequentially and completed on the same day. For instance the ALM-SQ-ORM-PSM-PSQ sequence is followed on the same day.
  2. Topics are scheduled daily and early in the week, rather than later.

Spaced-Recall Study Plan,

  1. For each topic, ALM, SQ and ORM are studied on Day 1, and PSM and PSQ/TPQ are studied on D+2.
  2. Multiple Topics can be started on any one day.
  3. Topics are front-loaded to ensure timely coompletion.
  4. The SR plan is designed for better, and repeated recall as opposed to Sequential Study.

The Choice is plan will rest with the Guide.

Guide will set up the daily calendared goals for students, and monitor progression in real time.

Revenue Outlook – for Guides

  • Even as a third year student, subject matter expertise is the first professional skill you have acquired. If you wish to build on and profit from that, differentiate your career, and enrich your profile and experience, and also serve your Discipline or college, benefit your juniors and build lifelong connections with them, build respect and standing in your community, you can become a 2Learn Guide.
  • If you are a MTech, GATE scholar, or currently a teacher, you can create value for yourself and others by becoming a 2Learn Guide.
  • So, whatever be your current station in life, if you are good with students and your subjects, you can create a world of a difference in your earning potential in your area. At scale, on a per work-hour basis, it can be several multiples of what an entry level engineer gets.

As a Guide, what investment of Time should I anticipate, and what can be my returns on them?

  • There is 30-40% subject back in most core subjects in Affilating University colleges in B.Tech. For a class of 60 students that translates to at least 18 students. With due diligent approach, a Guide should be able to approach at least 10 students successfully, and as many for fresh attempts.
  • As a Guide, you can offer 2 seasons per sem.  Ech season requires 8 sessions. Usually a 1-hour session should be sufficient for 1 to 5 students, and a somewhat longer session with increased enrolments.
  • A CS Guide can potentially teach 3-4 subjects of BTech, Diploma, and Applied Sciences for each targeted year. So a FY BT student can potentially teach 9 subjects of 1st year (across BTech, Diploma and  Applied Sc (BCA, BSc) and 9 subjects of 2nd year, with an investment of 18-22 hours per week. With 7 enrols avg per Group, this guide can have 126 students all by own effort, and more if targetting several colleges. The number of enrols is depend on willingness, availability and proximity of students, and off course Guide’s time, motivation, talent, and effort. Other investments may include time towards performance analysis, messaging, sundry query handling, marketing etc. Guides can expect a revenue of 2-4k per enroll, subject to a number of factors. 
  • Based on the above, you can do the simple math to arrive at the revenue potential

GSP Expression of Interest

  1. Select courses of 2Learn B.Tech, Diploma-Engineering & Technology, and Applied Sciences domains available under Self-Study-Programs. Please confirm the specific course availability beforehand.
  2. Guides are responsible to enroll their own students. Students and Guide enter into a mutual understanding (or Contract of Service) for services offered by the Guide. 2Learn or Eduneev is not a party to this Contract. The Guide shall indemnify 2Learn against any consequences arising out of shortfall in Guide’s performance of the contract. 2Learn has a separate contract with the Guide on one hand, and with the student on the other. These are distinct and separate from the Guide’s contract with the student.
  3. Details of the modules, assessments, and capabilities of 2Learn’s course is as available on the Course pages under Self Study Program

EoI Form

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