Skoool chale hum

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Tvm: For a generation that grew up listening to ‘School chale hum’, this is going to be a totally different experience in learning. Skoool Kerala, an online e-learning initiative of the IT@School and Intel was launched today by the State Education Minister, Shri M A Baby in Trivandrum. Kerala is the first state in the country to introduce Skoool content across all schools.

Skoool Kerala is an online platform to help the teachers and students learn key concepts in Mathematics & Science, and can be accessed on the internet for free. The IT@School project and Intel has worked together to this e-learning website containing educational content. This online resource is designed specifically for students and teachers of Mathematics and Science subjects, from 5th to 10th standards, and provides resources in English and Malayalam to enhance their understanding of these subjects. Besides the online version, all schools in Kerala would also be equipped with the offline version of Skoool content.

Speaking at the launch, M A Baby said, “this technology should also be made available for the disabled and differently abled students”. James Varghese IAS, Secretary (General Education) said that this is the beginning of a collaboration, especially in the area of content development. R Ravichandran, Director (Sales), Intel South Asia clarified the idea of this project is not to displace teachers but to empower and enable them.

IT@School Project, through its various initiatives has enabled the educational system to make a paradigm shift to ICT enabled education from the conventional IT education. According to K Anvar Sadath, ED, IT@School Project, “We are looking forward to enhance the present teaching and learning activities to a more enjoyable and exciting process and we believe Skoool Kerala content would enhance this process.”

Students around the world need to develop mathematics and science skills to build, and participate in, the future of digital creativity. This foundation of technical innovation can lead to prosperity from social and economic development. With digital devices becoming a bigger part of the learning landscape, Skoool Learning and Teaching Technology becomes a valuable learning resource of groundbreaking, interactive content. By providing the tools and resources for adaptation to teaching and learning function, Skoool capitalizes on the digital media passion ignited by the students’ social network.

A P M Mohammed Hanish IAS, Director of Public Instruction; Gerard Smyth, Program Manager, Intel and Manav Subodh, Head, Corporate Affairs, Intel were among those present.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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