Amrita University’s E-Learning platform A-VIEW to train 10,000 teachers

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Kollam: Creating a new record in the history of education sector, Amrita University’s indigenous E-Learning platform, A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) is all set to train 10,000 teachers across India in the next two weeks. A-VIEW is been used by IIT, Bombay for a workshop on ‘Introduction to Research Methodologies’ for 10,000 teachers from June 25 to July 04, 2012. Union Minister for Human Resources Development, Shri Kapil Sibal inaugurated this mega training workshop today.

In a release, Prof. Kamal Bijlani, Director, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab said, “IIT, Bombay would be providing the methodology for the training where a group of teachers gather at a centre and there will be several centres spread across the nation attending the workshop, while Amrita will be providing the technology (software platform)”.

The Minister addressed all the participants through A-VIEW during his live interaction and congratulated IIT Bombay and Amrita University team for pioneering this new initiative. In his keynote address, he said the quality of students ultimately depends upon the quality of teachers. He added that Amrita University’s A-VIEW allows the student community and the teachers to be interactive.

Prof. Deepak Phatak, the leader of the national workshops, IIT Bombay said, “We have received tremendous response from various participants (faculties); the teachers were amazed that the knowledge of National experts is available at their doorsteps.”

IIT, Bombay joined hands with the Amrita University, which has developed A-VIEW after years of research for effective online teaching by providing a live classroom experience. Already more than 12,000 teachers were trained in several workshops since June 2010 by using regular internet connectivity using A-VIEW.

Prof. Bijlani added that more than 100 leading Universities / Institutions have expressed their interest to conduct regular online classes at their campuses through A-VIEW. This National initiative is being funded by National Mission on Education (NMEICT), which falls under the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development.

Kerala IT News

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