[AI] IT at School project to upgrade infrastructure in schools

Pradeep banakar pradeep_banakar at yahoo.co.in
Thu Jan 24 09:52:45 EST 2008


it is good progress, are they going to install JAWS for VI students to make 
Inclusive Education successful?
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Subject: [AI] IT at School project to upgrade infrastructure in schools


> Date:24/01/2008 URL: 
> http://www.thehindu.com/2008/01/24/stories/2008012459160300.htm
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> Kerala -
> Thiruvananthapuram
>
> IT at School project to upgrade infrastructure in schools
>
> Staff Reporter
>
> To impart IT-enabled education to students
>
> Broadband Internet connection in high schools in the district from next 
> academic year
>
> Trial run on to introduce IT-enabled education in government upper primary 
> schools
>
> THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The IT at School, project under the Directorate of Public 
> Instruction, has decided to upgrade the existing infrastructure in 
> government
> high schools to impart Information Technology (IT)-enabled education to 
> students.
>
> The facility will enable the students to learn subjects other than IT with 
> the assistance of technology.
>
> K. Anwar Sadath, executive director of IT at School announced this during a 
> workshop organised to discuss the activities proposed to be carried out in 
> schools
> using Centrally funds to the tune of Rs.50.8 crore.
>
> Steps to ensure broadband Internet connection in all high schools in 
> Thiruvananthapuram district from the next academic year are currently 
> under way. As
> part of this, each high school will have a separate web site, chronicling 
> the history, activity and educational facilities at the school.
>
> Mr. Sadath said a trial run to introduce IT-enabled education in 
> government upper primary schools is currently on in schools at Attingal, 
> Chala and Poovachal.
>
> Local cable TV operators have agreed to beam VICTERS, the education 
> channel for students, through their networks across the State.
>
> As per the understanding, nearly 70 per cent of the cable operators will 
> air the channel after school hours. More programmes focussing on the 
> educational
> requirements of the students will be beamed through the channel.
>
> The channel will also start airing documentaries and news programmes 
> developed by students from June, Mr. Sadath said.
>
> The tie up of EDUSAT with local cable TV networks will also enable repeat 
> transmission of educational material direct to homes.
>
> The workshop was attended by teachers, IT coordinators and IT at School 
> master trainers from 121 high schools in various parts of the district. It 
> was presided
> over by Vijayakumari, district educational officer.
>
> The IT at School project, launched nearly four years ago, is being 
> implemented in 2,738 high schools in the State, including in Mahe in 
> Puducherry and Lakshadweep,
> and the Gulf.
>
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