Frequently Asked Questions

U-Sky Eco-System Related Questions

U-Sky is a K-12 education digital Eco-system for schools and students across India. This Eco-system is a holistic and an optimal combination of instructional, administrative, infrastructural and data management technologies that can help transform regular schools into digital schools and then into data driven schools in a cost effective and time bound manner. U-Sky customers are (1) Governments schools at all levels, (2) Private Schools and (3) Individual Students

U-Sky’s Digital Eco-system consists of 10 platforms – (1) Smart / Digital Classrooms (online, offline and Class M programs); (2) Curriculum aligned Multimedia Content in multiple languages, (3) Core subject Labs, (4) Personalized Learning and (5) Career Platforms, (6) Assessment and Exam Prep platforms, (7) Skill Development Platforms, (8) School Management Systems, (9) Data Lab modules and (10) Training and Support Services, distinguished as student and school Eco-systems that will not only reduce digital divide, they will provide instructional and personalized learning, 21st century core competencies like soft and life skills including collaboration, communication, critical thinking, scheduling, social networking and introducing high school students to career skills. You can navigate between the different Eco-system platforms by clicking the Menu button on the top right corner on any U-Sky portal page.

U-Sky School Ecosystem transforms via a step-by-step convergence process - migrates regular schools and students into the realm of (a) Virtual / Smart / Digital solutions, all under one roof; and next into (b) Data driven schools with personalized learning solutions for each student, in addition, (c) School Management Systems, Assessment, Exam Prep, Teacher training and Support modules.

Every school endeavours for (a) Higher Student Achievement, (b) Higher Student Enrolment and (c) Higher Revenues. U-Sky School Program is a strategic, comprehensive, integrated digital education technology solution that empowers 21st century schools.

U-Sky believes every student is unique. U-Sky believes every student learns differently. U-Sky believes every student needs a combination of products and services -Personalized Learning Plan, a Personalized Career Plan, their Longitudinal Data Analytic Report which measures student’s progress objectively vis-à-vis their peers and most importantly student need a Personal Digital Mentor or guide that assists them in all their academic needs across time.

Instead of just buying each digital product from different vendors, U-Sky provides the entire network of symbiotic products all under one roof. This will provide the most optimal synergies to all the education stake holders by reducing achievement gaps and improving effectiveness and efficiency. You will be able to cross check or relate data in multiple facets for informed decision making.

Purchase Related Questions

Of course, you can purchase any product of your choosing. However we suggest you to purchase a combo, because it is just the appropriate bundling of complementary products which together will generate immense value to students or schools. Just piecemeal solutions will not deliver optimal and holistic outcomes or results.

Yes, you can purchase a multi-year package. Since U-Sky just launched, the prices you see are subsidized. All packages are annual. Prior to expiration, U-Sky will send you a reminder to renew. If you have trouble purchasing, renewing or other questions, please contact our Call center representative for assistance.

Yes, please contact our representative for discount coupons. Likewise, if you want to differ your payment to a later date but will like to utilize our products and service now, not a problem, please contact our customer representative to set up a payment plan.

You can pay using (1) Credit cards, (2) Debit Cards, (3) Internet Pay, (4) Other modes of wallet payment methods. However, if your payment is cash or cheque, please contact our customer support representative.

Not at this time. Each portal will have a separate log-in credential. However, we are working on a secure unified authentication system. Will keep you informed.

Yes, we are hosted on Amazon Cloud with all the security protocols in place. In addition we have created a multi-layer authentication protocol.

Yes, you can access our platform and your account from any portable device. U-Sky platforms are designed using responsive protocols. Soon we will be launching mobile apps for convenience.

Yes, a child of any age is eligible to create accounts on any of the U-Sky platforms. However, parental approval and guidance is mandatory for children below 18 years.

Our remote call center (telephone, e-mail or web chat) for all IT, Academic or Business related queries is available between 10 AM to 6 PM. Where necessary, our representatives will make a physical trip if costs are covered.

U-Sky Partners are Education Institutions, Schools, Businesses or Governments that cater to their own network of users. We work on a pre-agreed revenue sharing formula.

U-Sky Affiliates are an extension of U-Sky’s Business, Marketing and Support Teams. They are trained and approved by U-Sky to represent the company. They are paid a commission for driving business to U-Sky or rendering services (IT support, Installation, Training, Money collection, etc.) on behalf of U-Sky.

Anyone interested in become U-Sky Partners or Affiliates, please contact our Representatives by calling our call center.

Platform Specific Questions

U-Sky PLP is a technology platform that enables Personalized Learning for students and teachers (schools)

Personalized learning refers to instruction in which the pace of learning and the instructional approach are optimized for the needs of each learner. Learning objectives, instructional approaches, and instructional content (and its sequencing) may all vary based on learner needs. In addition, in personalized learning, learning activities are made available that are meaningful and relevant to learners, driven by their interests and often self-initiated.

There are few key approaches toward personalized learning:

  • Intervention / Remedial Learning: Technology enabling slow learners or those that scored lower in formative and summative recall assessment formats
  • Adaptive learning: technology used to assign human or digital resources to learners based on their unique needs
  • Individualized learning: the pace of learning is adjusted to meet the needs of individual students
  • Differentiated learning: the approach to learning is adjusted to meet the needs of individual students
  • Competence-based learning: learners advance through a learning pathway based on their ability to demonstrate competency, including the application and creation of knowledge along with skills and dispositions

Every student is different — including the ways in which they learn.

The premise for Personalized Learning is to create custom curriculum and learning objectives, based on the learning needs of each individual student.

Implementation of Personalized Learning
The first component of implementing personalized learning is getting to know the student and their educational background, interests, and academic goals. Having an understanding of where a student is coming from and where they want to go helps create a custom experience. Why? Distinguishing the student’s background and goals from past students allows U-Sky team to recognize that there is no ‘one size fits all’ for academic material retention and comprehension.

When it comes to grade wise preparation, a core component needed to understand the background and current academic level of a student are their diagnostic test scores. Prior to beginning U-Sky PLP program for any student up to 12th grade, we require the students to take a practice test in replicated test-like conditions. From the analysis, we then recommend their adaptive assessment level and academic materials that are relevant to our student’s needs. Based on a student’s diagnostic score, U-Sky will customize their strategy and approach to match the starting point of the student.

If we choose to think of personalized learning as a practice rather than a product, we can start by taking a hard look at course designs and identifying those areas that fail to make meaningful individual contact with students. These gaps will be different from course to course, subject to subject, student population to student population, and teacher to teacher. Although there is no generic answer to the question of where students are most likely to fall through the cracks in a course, there are some patterns to look for.

Yes, students are given a standards based competency diagnostic assessment is provided for each topic in each subject aligned to each curriculum through U-Sky’s proprietary platform. Based on the performance in these diagnostic tests, students are given a just in time intervention or remedial map using adaptive assessments and gaming methodology to reduce knowledge gaps. Students will have access and can review and reference curriculum aligned multimedia content in multiple formats according their learning styles to demonstrate mastery over topics and subject.

A corollary question - is your school ready for adopting PLP. To help schools promote individualization, acceleration, student ownership and motivation and goal setting, ideally, schools should dedicate 30% of the class time for Personalized Learning, which means working at their own pace on assignments using U-Sky.

Students learn at their own pace. It will not be the teacher in front of the room saying – we are going to learn about Plant Life. Instead, students are taken to computer labs, where they log on to U-Sky PLP and work thru lessons, assessments on their own schedule. Teachers intervene with groups of students that need help. Teachers can dedicate more time to struggling students. This will translate into higher achievement levels by reducing learning gaps among students. Every teacher will get a dashboard to view progress made in PLP by his/her students.

Personalized Learning platform will help identify a child’s weakness levels in each topic and subject aligned to their curriculum. Provide remediation solution that is self directed and personalized to work at their own pace. In addition, they have access to curriculum multimedia content for different subjects. This program will go a long way to enhance their academic goals, their personal goals, their social goals and career goals. It will certainly reduce achievement gaps and increase their scores by at least 40 %. Also personalized self paced learning will enhance confidence, soft and life skills, therefore preparing them for the 21st century abilities and competencies.

You can long on to U-Sky PLP thru any portable device – computer, laptop, tablet, mobile or smart TV. Obviously, it is essential to have internet broadband connectivity.



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