CyberFair Project ID: 8241

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Mughal Architecture: Indian Heritage
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Ryan International School
    New Delhi, New Delhi, India

4 students, ages 14-16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 1, 2017. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017

Classes and Teachers: Ms.Sangeeta Bisht

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our Indian Community comprises a variety of monuments,traditions, cultures and art forms. All these add grace and glitter to the Indian Heritage. We have chosen a segment of our local community that includes specifically Indian Mughal Architecture

2. Summary of Our Project

Our Cyber Fair project Mughal Architecture: India's Heritage is designed to familiarize the readers with salient features of Mughal architecture and the course of its development. Mughal architecture is considered the most creative period in the history of the Indian Subcontinent.The focus is on innovations that were introduced by each Mughal ruler and the synthesis of these features with the prevailing styles.Architecture patronized by each of the great Mughals; Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb have a distinct style that is reflective of the patron's personality.Influence of each Mughal emperor on the selection of material and ornamental motifs as well as their sources of inspiration will be traced for a better understanding of the stylistic changes that took place from Babur to Aurangzeb. This project is our small attempt at regenerating the lost worth of Mughal Architecture in India

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

We could not get to work daily on internet enabled computers which further delayed our project. The main reason behind all this was that only two proper functioning computers had internet and many times other school teachers were working on it for various purposes because of which all our internet related work delayed for several weeks. We could not work much at home as well.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

There were a number of problems that our team had to overcome. The first and the foremost problem was understanding among the group members. It took us time to coordinate with each other and communicate fully. The next problem was the inadequate access to computers and internet. We had limited computers in the computer lab that were available to us. Very often the computers weren't free as the teachers of the school had to work. Also internet was not available all the time which further delayed our project.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Cyber Fair has given the students and the school a wonderful opportunity to participate in an international competition. Most of all, it has given the experience of working and participating at the global level.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Our project addresses high content standards with complete and brief information about the entire project. The pictures used and displayed are completely adequate and precise. The project fits well into the school and state guidelines as we are promoting the Mughal Architecture Of India by following all the rules and regulations of school. We learnt various new skills like website designing, new ways of project promotion and also HTML coding. The main group concepts practiced by us were leadership and ways of adjusting with the team members. Yes, using Internet has been a more effective method than traditional methods as it gave a variety of options to explore and discover about whatever aspect we want to.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

There were a number of tools and technologies that we used for completing our project. Firstly, we used the computers available in our school. There are approx. 20 computers in our school out of which two computers were given to us to save all our documents and project related work. Except for that, we were allowed to work on 3 to 4 computers at a time in the school. Our team members also used mobile phones to communicate to each other. We also made a Facebook group chat named ‘Cyber Fair' in which we could send messages that were required for everyone to read. All important information regarding how the project has to go about were put as a message within the group so that everyone gets information on time as Facebook is a social networking site that is used mostly by everyone regularly. Then we used Digital Cameras and Video Cameras for taking the required pictures of team members and videos of all events related to the project. These tools helped us so much as we were solely dependent on them for beginning and ending the project.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

We acted as ambassadors and spokespersons for our Cyber Fair project online by creating our website and the project related page on social networking sites and reaching out to the people online by creating posts and further awareness among them all about The Mughal Architecture. We acted as ambassadors and spokespersons in person by presenting our project through several presentations in our school, creating and conducting surveys within different age groups and getting into group discussions with students and teachers of our school about our chosen Cyber Fair topic and theme.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

The project has already started to impact our Indian Community where our small attempt to regenerate the lost charm of the Indian Mughal Architecture had proved to be a successful one. Already the youngsters and adults have started to show interest in the history and beauty of the monuments we have and we received positive reviews on the project. Through our project,many people have got to know about the significance of the Mughal Architecture and they have become a lot more curious and excited to see them and enjoy its beauty.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Our project is about the local architecture so it definitely involves active participation of different age groups as helpers who guided us with new ideas and volunteers who volunteered to review our project. Also we conducted short surveys of varied age groups who gave us their opinions on our project. They were a great help to us as well. We promoted our project in-person by visiting places and interacting with the local people of Delhi. We also met many tourists from France and Sweden and we interacted with them as well. It was a nice experience.


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