Amidst the global education crisis and millions of futures being at risk, technology is significantly contributing towards attaining UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 of building an inclusive and equitable education system.
EdTech presents a promising opportunity as penetration of mobile digital devices and connectivity rapidly increases in the developing world, thus allowing privileged and underprivileged students to get access to the best teachers beyond their physical proximity. The shared economy enabled by the internet has already transformed commerce, transportation and accommodation; it is now moving into education. Noon, a leading EdTech platform has capitalized on this opportunity to democratize access to quality education worldwide.
Utilizing Noon’s community and platform to create social impact globally, the Noon Open Borders Learning Enablement (NOBLE) programme provides key pillars which form the foundation of a strong e-learning programme for less-privileged students. The Programme provides an effective and free-of-cost solution to access quality learning from experienced teachers in the country. The learning process is further enhanced through interactive elements including live sessions, gamification, study groups and quizzes. Moreover, one of the unique features of the NOBLE programme is its scholar-mentorship model, through which each student receives one-to-one guidance, support and motivation during their learning journeys.
Key Pillars of Noon Open Borders Learning Enablement (NOBLE) Programme
- Top Teachers
Interactive sessions on the Noon app are led by experienced and well-known teachers in the country for both local and international curriculums. This also ensures that all students, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds access the same high-quality educational content from the best teachers.
- Social Learning Features
Overcoming boredom in studies remains a top priority for Noon. Thus, gamified learning features and peer-to-peer collaboration remain integral to increasing students’ engagement with the study material.
- Mentorship Support
The NOBLE programme’s mentors play a key role in providing meaningful direction and guidance as well as academic, socio-emotional and technical support to all NOBLE scholars.
- Convenient Access
Giving students the option to learn in their own time and at their own pace provides them with the flexibility to lead their individual learning journeys. This becomes even more important if access to educational facilities is limited.
Given the investment needed to build and maintain brick-and-mortar educational facilities, e-learning platforms like Noon are able to provide a good quality education at a fraction of the cost.
- Rapidly Scalable Model
Harnessing the ability to impart quality education at scale through Noon’s e-learning app, the NOBLE programme is benefiting thousands of underserved students, and aims to reach millions within a short span of time.
Thus, the NOBLE programme provides a framework to make quality education accessible to less-privileged students for free via a sustainable, cost-effective and scalable approach.
International Day of Education
The theme of this International Day of Education, “Changing Course, Transforming Education” highlights the significance and relevance of e-learning programmes in overcoming education inequalities, and in line with its mission of never depriving a learner, the Noon Open Borders Learning Enablement (NOBLE) programme provides a solid foundation to underprivileged students for unlocking their potential and achieving their future aspirations.