FAQs - Modo

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Modo Edulabs?

Modo Edulabs is a STEM-based Technology Education specialist for futuristic education of K-12 children. We believe in making our children future ready with hands-on e-learning courses on robotics, coding, IOT, AI and many more.

What is JumpStart?

Modo’s JumpStart is the beginner-level robotics and programming online course suitable for children aged 8 years and above. It is a stepping stone into the world of robotics, which has seen a surge in a number of applications both in households and industries. Once signed up for the course, your child will receive an educational robotic kit. The online course and each of the modules are specially designed to fuel young minds by teaching them the concept of robotics, introducing them to various components of a robot and to sensor technologies, and helping them to program the kit to create a functional robot. Ultimately, this course provides real-world knowledge of how robotics are being used in our day-to-day lives and by the end of this program, your child would have built his own robot and programmed it to perform certain actions.

What are the learning outcomes of JumpStart?

  • Helps children structure their thought process around robotics
  • Provides hands-on programming skills
  • Helps apply STEM concepts to solve problems
  • Gets kids comfortable with usage of sensors
  • Teaches basic electronics concepts around circuits
  • Helps develop motor skills
  • Enhances ability to think innovatively and creatively
  • Helps share thoughts and ideas with peers through discussions

I have a mBot kit. I want only the course. How much should I pay for it?

If you already have a Makeblock’s mBot kit, please write to contact@modo.one for a special price.

Can I enroll now and take the course later?

Yes, Of course, you can enroll now and take the course at a later convenient time.

Can the fee be paid in installments?

You can avail EMI or instalments for select credit cards. For more information, visit razorpay.com.

Registration:

Who can sign up? What is the minimum age requirement for taking this course?

Modo’s Jumpstart course is ideally suited for children above 8 years.

How do I enroll/register for this course?

Visit https://modo.one/courses/ and choose the right course. Once selected, visit the course page and click on “Buy this Course”. It will take you to a registration page for enrolling in the course.

How do I access my course?

Once registered, you can use the self-generated ‘username’ and ‘password’ to login to the learning portal.

Now that I am registered, what’s next?

Visit https://modo.one/courses/ and enter your login details. Scroll down to the chosen course, click. Once on the course page, click on the ‘Curriculum’ tab and get started.

Will I be given a Certificate after the completion of the course?

Yes, you will receive a ‘Course Completion Certificate’ by email at the end of the course.

Once I complete my course, what’s next?

Modo’s five level curriculum framework is designed to offer your child a step-by-step approach to technology literacy. As new level courses get announced, you can enroll your child in advanced courses to continue the path of digital learning.

Is there a pre-requisite for this course?

For JumpStart, there is no pre-requisite, as this is a beginner-level course. However, for advanced courses, one must have completed the previous level to move forward.

I am not able to register. What should I do?

Please make sure you are entering all the necessary mandatory fields. If you still have a problem, write to contact@modo.one and we will get in touch with you shortly.

I am unable to make a payment. What should I do?

Please make sure you are entering all the necessary mandatory fields. If you still have a problem, write to contact@modo.one and we will get in touch with you shortly.

I have 2 children. How do I register both of them?

Our system allows registering only one child at a time. You can enroll each one of them separately. However, please note every time you enroll, you have to use a unique email id.

My son is younger than 8 yrs old. Can I register?

Please note that JumpStart, the beginner-level course, is designed for children above 8 years keeping in mind their knowledge of certain science and mathematical concepts.

If your child is less than 8 years, some of the concepts may be difficult. So we suggest you use your discretion.

What robotic kit will I get?

When you enroll in the JumpStart course, depending on the course you chose, you will receive an educational robotic kit.

VirtualBot – You will receive a link by email to download a software simulator robot.  Also a unique license code will be issued for you to use the software.

GizmoBot – You will receive the GizmoBot robotic kit delivered to your postal address within 7 working days from the date of registration.

mBot – You will receive the mBot educational robotic kit delivered to your postal address within 7 working days from the date of registration.

Will the kit be of good quality?

All robotic kits issued along with the course are of top quality. Modo team ensures that these kits are tested for child-friendliness, course relevance and long-term durability.

Is there a warranty?

Yes, all robotic kits issued along with the course carry a 6-month manufacturer warranty. The warranty is applicable on the micro controller boards and sensors only. Chassis, motors, wheels, battery pack and connectors are not covered.

If something is not working, will I get a support?

Yes. If the issue is with the robotic kit, you can send an email to contact@modo.one stating the nature of the issue. Please read earlier topic about warranty coverage.

If the issue us concerning the course material, your login or the videos, please chat with our online associates or write to contact@modo.one.

Please note that the online chat facility is available on all days from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

When will I get the kit?

From the date of enrollment, your kit will reach you in around 7 working days.

Course:

What is the course fee?

Course fee varies for each course. Please visit the course page https://modo.one/courses/ for more details.

Can I download videos for offline viewing?

No, you will not be able to download the videos for offline viewing.

How does this online course work?

Modo’s online courses include a series of video lessons, grouped under modules and sub modules. In the video lessons, you will find an instructor, an animated robot and few students. The video lessons are a combination of concepts, coding activities and hands-on kit-based projects.

Can I take this course at my own pace?

Yes, you can. However, we recommend that you complete the course within 2 months from the date of enrollment.

What work is involved in taking the course online?

There is no prerequisite or pre-work. However, we encourage students to review topics and read more to gain additional knowledge around the topics taught. In each lesson page, there are links for additional reference.

Would online learning be a challenge for me?

Increasingly, world over children are moving over to online learning – which liberates them from having to travel to a destination, accepting low tutoring standards, or even worse, having to match the pace and quality of a class setup.

How much time will I need to commit to this online course?

For each module, all you need is 40 mins. However, you can spend additional amount of time, according to your convenience, to research and learn about the robotics concepts or program additional activities with the bot.

Typically, we recommend you complete 3 modules per week and hence complete the whole course in 2 months.

What is the duration of the course?

Each level of Modo’s courses has 25 modules. Each module is approximately 40 mins long. The lessons and modules are designed as self-paced.

Typically, we recommend you complete 3 modules per week and hence complete the whole course in 2 months.

Can I skip the modules?

No, you will not be able to skip any module. At the end of each module, you need to complete the quiz (mandatory) to progress to the next module.

Can I repeat the same module more than once?

Yes, you can review the lessons any number of times.

Do we have assignments?

No assignments.

How can I upload videos of my Project on Modo website?

You can upload images and videos on the course pages under the ‘comments’ section.

How long will my course be active?

Your course access will be active for minimum 1 year. Modo’s courses and video lessons go through updates regularly. After the updates, if you are keen to access the course, please write to us at contact@modo.one.

Can I extend my course after it expires?

No. However, you can write to us for any specific help, and we will look into this on a case-to-case basis.

Can the assessment be taken more than once?

Yes, you can take the assessment quizzes any number of time, till you secure 100% (all right answers) for you to move forward to the next module.

Technical Requirements:

Do I have to own a Computer to take this course?

Yes, you will require a desktop computer or a laptop to take the course. And a good internet connectivity.

What are the technical requirements for this course?

You will require a Windows or Apple desktop or laptop, running latest OS version. You will also require an internet connection to access the course.

How can I get help with questions or technical problems?

You can chat with our online associates or email us at contact@modo.one. But before you reach us, feel free to check the FAQs page in https://modo.one

Please note that the online chat facility is available on all days from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

If I join this session, will it affect my academics?

Ideally, it should not. On the contrary, Modo’s courses will help you to ace your maths and science studies.

How do I know if I am making progress?

Once logged in to Modo website, visit your profile page. In this page, you can view in greater detail about the course status, quiz completion, etc.

Is there a pass score for the assessment quiz?

Yes, you will have to secure 100% points, i.e. you will have to get all answers right to move to the next module. Please note you can take the quiz any number of times.

Can I share my progress with my friends?

You can share with your friends as a report, not an online view. We sincerely advise not to share your login and password to any of your friends.

How to get help if I have doubts?

Modo’s courses are designed to suit children and are self explanatory. However, should you have any doubts or need clarifications, you can reach us through online chat or by email to contact@modo.one.

Please note that the online chat facility is available on all days from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Is there any incentive if I recommend my friends to this course?

Yes, you can refer your friends to the course, and win gifts. Please write to contact@modo.one for more details.

Can I quickly complete the course in two weeks?

Ideally, we recommend that you complete the course in a spaced manner, i.e. 3 modules per week.

Can I discuss this with my teachers in School?

Yes sure. However, please note that Modo’s courses are not a replacement for school education.

Kit:

Why mBot? Why not any other kit?

Here’s a good review of the mBot kit. It is recognized by many educational specialists as one of the top educational robotic kits available.

http://www.techagekids.com/2015/10/makeblock-mbot-robot-for-kids-review.html

What are the features of mBot robotic kit?

  • The mBot is an easy-to-run educational robotic kit for kids to get hands-on experience about graphical programming, electronics, robotics.
  • It is an all-in-one solution for robotics learning and designed for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.
  • Achieve different fun projects like wall avoidance, line following, games with other mBots, using sensors to play games in Scratch programming language.
  • Electronics is based on Arduino open source platform
  • Programming tools: mBlock is a drag-and-drop programming tool based on Scratch 2.0
  • Easy and intuitive wiring with color-coded RJ25 connectors Sturdy aluminum chassis with 2-mm of thickness
  • Outputs: Buzzer, RGB LED, infrared emitting, two motor ports
  • Power: 3.7VDC lithium battery (charger onboard) or four 1.5V AA batteries (not included)

What else can we do with the mBot kit?

You can use the kit to create many more activities, which are available in the Makeblock global community. Alternatively, you can also look up on Youtube for reference videos.

What is the micro controller board used in the mBot kit?

It is called mCore. This is based on Arduino UNO board.

What is Arduino?

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform which is based on easy-to-use hardware and software.

Where can I learn more about the kit?

Visit makeblock.com or makebot.in

Can I buy the kit separately?

Modo Edulabs is not a re-seller or a distributor of robotic kits. Hence, we do not exclusively sell the kits.