Why the name “Skillioma?”
Idioma in Spanish means language and since we are teaching life skills and English Language (reading fluency, communication) on the same platform, we have coined the name “Skillioma.” It simply means Skill+Idioma.
How is Skillioma different from internet content or other skill based learning?
Skillioma’s uniqueness lies in its framework. The Framework is first in India that has the following features
- 21st century Life Skills taught in multi disciplinary platform integrated with English Language Proficiency (ELP)
- English language learning framework coupled with online workshops, skill based content learning and practical assignments create strong analytical, cognitive thinking skills that aids in job selection, growth and promotions. (Annual Certificate Plan)
- Meticulously handpicked topics that instill holistic education ( in sync with the New Education Policy- NEP guidance)
- Authentic, well-rounded, safe and relevant content
- Personalized learning creates Independent learning – Middle, High, College levels.
- Helps crack English Versant Test in job interviews and competitive tests.
Why should I subscribe to Skillioma when there are many other content resources on the internet?
Skillioma is an all in one platform for children where parents can be worry free and hands free in terms of imparting holistic knowledge and skills beyond school. We realized that there isn’t one reliable resource or extra-curricular activity that can “do-it-all” for their student’s success. We do the hard work, research and think ahead for your child, craft content and provide resources so there is undeterred success for your child’s future.
Is Skilloma in sync with the academic course syllabus (CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, IB etc)? Should my child study “entrepreneur skills” in school as well?
Our uniquely created framework maps more into the future skills that a child needs once he/she passes out of high school and when the child actually enters the real world. However, a few of the course subjects from across boards do match in terms of topics. For example, we have content for young entrepreneurs on practical advice on how to start an enterprise. Likewise, you will have syllabus that has topic on “what is an enterprise,” from your Entrepreneurship subject at school. This is an example of when and how we might overlap with school syllabus. Subjects in high school such as Business Studies, Enterprise, Global Perspectives and Economics, may have some synching with our content. But, please remember; the way we craft the content and explain is through examples, images, comparison charts, internal linking and not in presented in a text book style.
Yes, if your child is opting for a subject Entrepreneurship as a course in school, he/she should continue. In any case, regardless if anyone is taking any of the subjects listed above or not, our content has tremendous value for all the students.
How can we believe that the content published is authentic, and how do you ensure its genuineness?
Entire content at Skillioma is meticulously crafted by our team of expert writers. Our writers are well qualified and perform thorough research before presenting any content on our website. We ensure all our content is safe, plagiarism free and tailored for grade level so the students are able to grasp the content without assistance from their parents.
Does Skillioma help our kids in academics?
As some of our topics will match to some academic subjects, there definitely is going to be a boost for every child in academics too. Our general knowledge section will also help a great deal in most competitive exams. Further, Skillioma can be a powerful asset for children who are opting for the Math and Science stream in school. With Skillioma, these children can still learn vital 21st century skills which are not part of their subject group.
Why does my child need to learn these skills? Doesn’t he/she get enough from school and the internet?
Yes, in the present-day scenario there is information everywhere for our children. But are they able to learn what they want on the topics related to general knowledge, science or sports by distilling the information at their own discretion? And are parents feeling safe for their children to search about anything on the internet at any time? Moreover, the employability of our children is very less (despite their academic strength) once they graduate from college as they are lacking necessary life skills that are not taught in schools. Skillioma is our sincere effort to assist our children so they become independent.
How do our children get time to use this platform amidst busy school and tuition schedules?
Skillioma isn’t aimed at being yet another academic based, must-have, marks/grades-oriented Education tool. The intention is for each child to be exposed to the right knowledge at the right level so they can keep learning the right things. Our content isn’t timeline or deadline based; it is an additional resource which will help them in their career paths. Your children can login at anytime and immerse in the engaging content. There aren’t any assignments in our website/app. Reading improves brain power, boosts memory and concentration in children. So, just 30 minutes a day on our website will give good results.
What is your 3A formula or the three-phase model?
The three A’s are Absorb, Assimilate, Apply.
The first Phase is the Absorb phase where students are exposed to the right tools and knowledge areas in an easily understandable manner.
The second Phase is the Assimilate phase where students are offered Video Courses (tailored particularly for children) on ten life skills. (example: Problem-solving, Leadership) [coming soon]
The third Phase is our Apply phase where students are given individual mentorship or personalized guidance on which career path they should take [coming soon]
Is your platform beneficial for adults or college students too?
Yes, absolutely. Our platform’s unique framework teaches skills that will help everyone gain knowledge and do well in their jobs or for people that are on a break and would like to return to work. We have customized content for Grade level 12+ and our annual certificate plan is the best option to learn the skills in a blended learning.
Do I need to buy a separate subscription for each of my children?
No. You can just buy one subscription for all of your children unless you want them to use the website/app at the same time within the same household.
I don’t have a system. Do you offer a mobile app? Can I use it in a mobile browser?
Yes, we do have an Android mobile app launching very soon. Meanwhile, you can easily access our website on your mobile browser. Check out our help section on instructions to use our website/app in your desktop/laptop/mobile systems.
How do we reach you?
Yes, you can contact us in different ways. We have a webchat option on our website where you can ask any questions during business hours and one of our representatives will respond immediately. Or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why do you have to learn with us?
In simple words, we are unique and first in India as we are passionate about bringing the right, relevant education outside of academics.
We are all about bringing the best in you. This is only possible with our unique blended, multi disciplinary framework.No College or School curriculum ever has this exclusive framework which teaches life skills including communication skills.
Let’s look at it through a few examples:
- You want to either get a job or grow in a job. You are lacking a skill or set of skills. You will join a workshop. The workshop is short, teaches you a few things in a couple of hours and it will provide a certificate. But, it does not provide you with the right tools and skills necessary for cracking the interview or helping with your career growth. This is overcome by Skillioma’s blended framework that offers content based learning, study plans, online workshops, assessment tests, personal mentor and many more in an organized way. To learn more, click here: annual certificate plan
- If you learn a skill through a workshop, you will only learn that skill in a short period but it does not teach you communication skills. And just learning a skill alone does not help you crack an interview, grow in your career or get a college admission. With Skillioma’s unique framework each skill is wrapped in English language skill learning which lays a strong foundation for your bright future.
Is this a video course?
No, this is not a video course. But we have a combination of online workshops and content based learning.
We offer two types of plans- Certificate plans (3 months and 12 months) and Monthly plans. Please visit the page to learn more details about these plans.
What is the difference between certificate plans and Monthly plans
Certificate plan consists of a fully integrated learning process which includes content based learning, study plans, online workshops, personal mentor and a completion certificate.
Monthly plans are purely content based learning which is independent learning. The user can learn from any of our 400+ articles related to career skills, leadership skills, marketing and business skills,entrepreneurship skills. The user will also be having access to 2000+ vocabulary words and 900+ quiz questions.
How long should I spend on your website?
Our focus isn’t like academic curriculum. We have an engaging framework and we recommend 30 minutes a day or 2-3 hours a week minimum to reap a lot of benefits the platform offers.
Do you have video courses in the future?
Yes, we will be rolling video courses on 21st century life skills like Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Entrepreneurship, Business and Leadership Skills, Social and Emotional Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning etc. soon.
What is Interest Level?
Interest Level is the recommended grade level from a title/article perspective. The recommendation is done based on the complexity level of the subject in general and not necessarily the reading level of a child. For example, if an article is slated for Grades 9-12+, our recommendation for the minimum grade level is 9, but that does not limit a child in Grade 8 to learn something higher.
Are there levels in Money and Entrepreneurship section? What if it is too complex for my child?
Yes, there are two levels in the Money and Entrepreneurship section- one is basic and the other is advanced. In our website, the basic level is slated under Grades 6-7+ and the advanced level is slated under Grades 9-12+.
If a subject is complex in its nature, we will simplify it and put it under grades 6-7+. However, this is only a recommendation; if a person who is above this grade level does not know anything about the subject at hand, they can search on the grade level 6-7+ and learn the basics before moving on. The intention for the levels in this category is to help build knowledge for a child at any level.
Please note that for the launch we are trying to build the foundation on the concepts that we feel are necessary for a child in the real world. Be assured that this is just a start and we will be giving you a lot of actionable steps and case studies that will be connecting subjects like Enterprise, Business Studies, Economics and Marketing in the near future.
We appreciate any suggestions on new concepts you would like to know or any tips on improving the presentation style. Please write to us at email@example.com
I have trouble pausing and starting my audio. What should I do?
The audio can be easily paused and started again by using the space bar. When the audio is running and you would like to pause it, just hit the space bar button. If you want to start from a different position in the article, move to the location, use the cursor to click on it and hit the space bar again. It will start back again from the desired position.
Do you offer a completion certificate?
Yes we do!! For a 3 month and a 12 month program with us.
What do I get in the 12 month certificate plan
You will get access to all the content from all skills, online workshops on Communication Skills, Career and Job Skills, Money/Financial Skills. You will be assigned a personal mentor and given a study plan. You will be given a certificate of completion. To understand full details click here.
Can I upgrade from Monthly plan to a 3 month crash course certificate plan?
What is the age group(s) you cater to?
We cater to three levels, middle, high and college+. We believe in starting early to reap maximum benefits as the real world is completely different from the school or college academic learning.
What is your recommended study plan for the students?
For middle and high school students, we suggest they read for 20 minutes a day or 2 hours a week independently. Independent reading helps the student reduce stress levels, develop thinking power, build general knowledge and helps them to perform better in school.
For college students and graduates, we recommend they follow 30 minutes of reading per day and sign up for the annual certificate program as they reap maximum benefits. Click here for more details.
I am a working professional, does this program improves my communication skills?
Absolutely. Annual certificate plan is exclusively designed for those people that are otherwise technically strong and losing their career growth due to lack of communication skills. This is an integrated wholesome framework, proven, tried and tested, rigorous plan that will enhance your communication skills along with all other skills drastically if you follow the study plan, assignments diligently.
This plan is extremely beneficial for everyone including college students that are trying for internships or fresher jobs as they will have a great head start to their career.
How many have been vaccinated in India?
Currently in India, the vaccination drive is only for people above 45+. About 3 percent of India’s population has been fully vaccinated with the two doses of vaccine. There are 9.2 percent of the people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Once there are sufficient vaccines in supply, the remaining population will be vaccinated.
Which age group is open for vaccination?
In the beginning, the Indian government had announced for people above the age of 45 being eligible for the vaccination. The vaccination drive has 2 doses. On May 1st, 2021, the vaccination was made available to the 18+ age group. But due to shortage of the vaccine in India, the 18+ drive had to be stopped. So currently India is inoculating people above 45.
Why was 18+ age closed for vaccination?
The vaccine drive for the 18+ was stopped due to an insufficient supply of the vaccinations. There was excess demand and not enough vaccines to support these drives. Now, they are focusing on vaccinating the 45+ population in totality.
The government has extended the time interval between the two doses of vaccine from six weeks to eight weeks for the 45+ age category. In the interim, the government has asked to increase the production of vaccines and meet the demand with sufficient supply. Once this is achieved, the vaccination drive for 18+ age categories will be reopened.
Is there a decline in covid cases in India?
The health ministry of the Indian government said that the active covid cases in India have been declining while the number of recovered patients has increased. As the rate of infection is increasing, the testing drives for covid virus infection are also increasing.
Recent reports about the Indian covid cases suggest that the daily positivity rate dropped to 16.98 percent. The union health ministry also said that the declining trend in the positivity rate is observed and that 10 states in India account for 70.94 percent of the new recoveries.
What is the death rate in India due to covid?
The number of positive cases and death rate of the covid patients is likely to be higher than the count provided by the authorities. Many deaths in rural areas are unregistered so we are unable to track down the count of the exact death toll.
The average rate of death is 4,077 per day. The death rate had increased due to the lack of oxygen cylinders, beds, and other medical problems in the hospitals. However, now that situation is being taken care of with a sufficient supply of medical facilities.
Is there going to be a third wave?
As of now, India is battling with the second wave of coronavirus. Experts have predicted the possibility of a third wave, however, nothing is confirmed. Several countries have already witnessed the fourth wave of Covid-19.
Experts say that the third wave is inevitable given the higher levels of circulating virus but it is not clear on what time scale this phase three will occur. The experts advised that the only way to reduce this vulnerability was through maintaining safety precautions and vaccination.
Which are the most affected states of India?
India is the second most affected country in the world. Due to the second wave of coronavirus, there is a rapid increase in positive cases and deaths in India. Many states are affected due to this pandemic situation.
Listing the most affected states of India;
Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, and Delhi have suffered more than the others. Among all these states Maharashtra tops the list of most Coronavirus–affected states in India with the highest number of active cases and deaths due to covid 19.
When will India get vaccinated?
According to the current rate, India will take 2.5 years to vaccinate 75% of its population. As of now, the government is providing vaccines only for people above age 45 only 3 percent of the population has been vaccinated.
The shortage of vaccines is one of the reasons behind the delayed timelines. The two main vaccine manufacturers of the covid vaccine are Covishieled and Covaxin. India has also allowed the import of foreign-made vaccines such as Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, and even recently the Russian vaccine Sputnik V has also been approved for emergency use.
Our teachers are already implementing critical thinking & skills in our school. What difference do your programs bring?
We are happy to hear that. Skillioma is ‘beyond school subjects’ which means whatever you are covering as critical thinking or interdisciplinary aspects would not be touched by Skillioma. We are only focused on real world aspects, and we ensure each student at their grade/class level is fully versed with the real world skills so they are able to practically apply the learnings in their higher studies, internships and jobs and elsewhere in life.
Is your content integrated with our core subject’s(English, Mathematics, Sciences or Social Studies) syllabus?
There is definitely an overlap with core subjects knowledge or topics covered at school but we don’t necessarily focus on mapping our content to the core subjects at your school(all boards).
However, we integrate all real world aspects into any skill. For example, if you have enrolled your school students in a financial literacy skill subject, you would see full integration with marketing, business, economics, banking, domain knowledge, current affairs wherever necessary based on the topic. The goal of Skillioma is to empower the kids of today with the tools necessary for them to excel in the real world and focus on things that are not otherwise covered as part of school syllabus.
Our teachers don’t have time. How can we still implement your programs?
Our goal is to save time for the school and teachers and not ask to spend extra time to implement Skillioma’s programs. Skillioma’s in-house team will take care of seamless implementation, creating logins, grading assignments, answering questions from the school and the students, and sending tracking reports. The only ask from Skillioma from school is to assign a teacher monitor who will just encourage any students that are unable to submit assignments in time.
Does your content align to CBSE skill based subjects?
Yes, our content is fully aligned to CBSE skill based subject’s content based on the grade level. Our content is for the student’s learning process rather than text book based teaching content. The student is fully engaged in the content and the process of self learning which teaches them to be independent, confident, smart and successful. The school does not have to hire any teachers to do the actual teaching of the skill based subjects and this can save time and cost.
Does your concept align to NEP policy?
Skillioma is all about bridging the gap between education and employment. In this global world, our next generation kids need to be abreast with 21st century skills that help them navigate through the real world challenges. NEP aims at incorporating the essential skills into school curriculum and make the learning more practical and interdisciplinary. Skillioma totally aligns their thinking and vision to NEP’s vision. We are also open to hearing new ideas and willing to incorporate them into our school programs.
Our students are very busy with their academics, how can they learn more from your programs?
Yes, we do agree that students of today are very busy and burdened with the school’s syllabus. However, that alone isn’t doing every good necessary for them to embark on the success journey. They need to be compensated, supplemented with the right, relevant tools and knowledge so it completes their learning process.
That is why Skillioma’s programs are equally important from a value perspective. Here are some options below
- Schools can simply use their extra curricular periods to support students’ learning time or they can assign it as homework for a subject, giving them extra marks to encourage them to learn the right way.
- Students if they opt for the skill based subject as an elective, then they can learn the entire subject that is part of their academics in less time and with the right knowledge and skills.
- Students can just spend 30 minutes a day and still be able to complete all their lessons.
- The programs are structured in such a way that the students will only need 3-4 hours a week and still be able to learn everything about that skill or the 21st century skills.
How is your content unique?
- Originally written by experts in the domain area.
- Every single piece of content is personalised for grade level.
- Every single content is written for student’s easy understanding.
- Every single content piece is filled with real world examples.
- All content is internally linked, which means it is interdisciplinary.
- General awareness overlaps into all skill based learning.
- All content is created to build reading and language fluency.
- Every single piece of content has quiz questions in the end.
- Every single piece of content has one critical thinking challenge.
- All content is enabled for multiple senses learning(Audio, Infographics, Videos)
- All assignments are built to enhance reading, writing, and thinking skills.
Which classes are your programs created for?
Grades 6-12(Classes 3-5 can be accommodated based on individual discussions)
CBSE provides textbook content for skill based subjects. How does the school benefit additionally from your programs or content?
CBSE does provide textbooks for most skill based subjects, however that is written for a teacher to teach instead of a student to learn. And the school should have to hire teachers.
Skillioma’s content is fully unique and completely real world geared. Skillioma offers several other features like mentorship, independent learning skills, all 21st century skills in one platform, builds general awareness and a lot of interdisciplinary bonus content that CBSE text books don’t cover and that are necessary for the real world.