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Kris Srikkanth
Kris Srikkanth

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Chennai, Dec. 21

Hardly any parent will stand between the child and cricket if it's all about learning maths or science. Former captain of the Indian cricket team Kris Srikkanth believes so.

“Don't you think if I say acceleration is nothing but a bowler's final speed (V) — his initial speed (U) divided by the time he has taken to run between the two points (T) — a IX standard boy would understand the concept better,” he asked.

Launching his new e-learning venture, edustrokes.com, he said any student will relate to his/her subject easily, if it is through cricket, “a language India understands better”.

Powerful medium

Sport is a very powerful medium to impart education, and hence, edustrokes.com uses the language of sports such as cricket, for easy understanding of concepts in maths and science for IV standard to X standard students. For example, it uses various straight drives of Sachin Tendulkar and Sehwag to explain Newton's third law of motion. Every action will have equal and opposite reaction, explains Srikkanth.

“Keeping in tune with modern trends and the panache of the youth to adhere to gadgets, we will be leveraging the Internet as the primary tool to reach out to students.” Edustrokes.com would comprise three programmes: —one for IV and V standard students; one for VI, VII {+,} and VIII standard; and one for IX and X standard students. Each programme will have over 30 modules of maths and science.

The modules would get constantly updated with relevant sessions, homework and assignments. There will also be interactive audio-visual session, he said.

The event also witnessed the launch of his another e-learning venture — Cricketstrokes.com. This too would have 30 modules covering batting, bowling, fielding and fitness and training. Apart from Srikkanth himself, several National Cricket Academy-certified coaches will also coach the aspirants online, he said.

According to Srikkanth, Tata Photon (Tata Tele's data card brand), has expressed interest in promoting these products through a tie-up. And, some schools have also agreed to use these materials to teach their students, he said.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated December 22, 2010)
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