Kalyzée is launching co-modal classrooms in French Guiana this autumn. Is this a revolution in distance learning ?
This project concerns secondary schools with major access problems due to distance and the local social context. It’s very important for us to have been selected and to be making an active contribution to reducing inequality in access to education. This project was originally developed for universities. The co-modal room was designed by academics, for academics, and can be used for lectures, tutorials or even interactive practical work.
This major project, costing 18 million euros over 5 years, 9 of which will be financed by France 2030, is supported by the French Guiana Academy and numerous regional and national partners, including the Guiana local authority, Aix Marseille University, EDF, CNES, Kalyzée…
Guyane Connectée aims to improve access to education in the most remote villages of French Guiana, by creating connected classrooms, linked to the main school, so that pupils can attend classes synchronously, from their village.
The idea is to meet the needs of teachers who want to teach in several classrooms at the same time. In this way, the co-modal course enables the learner to come to class or attend equivalent distance learning sessions synchronously or asynchronously.