March 20, 2023
Did you know that TaroWorks is more than just a data collection tool? This robust software can be used as a training application or as educational software. We have had great success with our clients using TaroWorks as a tool to conduct training for their students, teachers, or even entrepreneurs.
One example of using TaroWorks as educational software is BRAC Institute of Education Development (BIED), who have been involved in the field of education since its establishment in 2004 as a part of BRAC and BRAC University. Since its inception, the organization has been contributing to the overall improvement of the national education system in Bangladesh by providing education programs to the ultra-poor.
BIED is a widely recognized leader in early childhood development and has created a scalable learning series for ages 0 – 5 in over 1,000 centers across Bangladesh. They have been using TaroWorks to mark attendance, track student performance and to provide educational lessons since 2017.
During the COVID-19 government lockdowns, BIED recognized a need to stay connected with the families and children they work with. They developed a model called Pashe Acchi (Beside You) which allows the organization to engage the children in learning through educational approaches over a mobile phone, using TaroWorks.
TaroWorks allows us to provide our educational services to teachers and parents through their mobile phones. It allows us to reach students that are far away in rural areas that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to reach.Nasrin Akhterm, Salesforce Engineer, BRAC University IED (BIED)
BIED now has over 1,500 teachers who deliver courses through the education software on mobile phones through TaroWorks. They built an attendance system in TaroWorks in which each teacher is able to click the children’s home phone number on the application (Click-to-Call) and teach students lessons through their mobile phone.
This technology allows the teacher to reach their students in the various learning centers across the country, track the children’s development, and track the impact the education service has on each household.
We use TaroWorks to maintain a database of students and staff. Managers and program organizers are able to collect information from students and teachers and store that information in Salesforce while offline. This data is very valuable, as it allows us to collect demographic information, conduct surveys and collect data that helps us document our impact. This application is very helpful for our research purposes.Nasrin Akhterm, Salesforce Engineer, BRAC University IED (BIED)
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