Trivandrum: The Kerala Government’s IT@School project under the Education Department has introduced yet another unique initiative – ‘Hi School Kuttikootam’ (Student IT Club Network) to boost the activities and interests of students in ICT enabled learning, thereby making it effective and more popular among the budding groups.
According to a press note from IT@School, this programmes aims at facilitating an in-depth ICT learning environment for students, to provide students with an experience of group learning as well as collaborative learning, to improve the efficiency of ICT enabled education in schools, to ensure students participations in resolving the technical issues in schools, safe usage of internet and building awareness on cyber crimes etc. Students would be empowered to use the multi-faceted scope of ICT through this participative programme.
In addition to this, the programme would also highlight on teaching the students on the importance of language computing, thereby giving the students an opportunity to undertake different language computing programmes. More-over, this programme envisages cultivating a research habit in students by identifying areas for project activities as part of learning.
On the basis of this, students who are part of the ICT Clubs in schools, would be given specific training in five areas – Animation and Multimedia, Hardware, Electronics, Language computing and Internet and Cyber Safety. These trainings would be meticulously monitored by IT@School Project. A committee would be set-up in schools with the PTA President as Chairman and Headmaster as Convener to co-ordinate the school level activities of Hi-School programme. The School IT Co-ordinators (SITC) would lead the daily activities of this programme. The activities of this programme would be executed without affecting any class-timings.
“As many as one lakh school students in the State would be part of this programme in this academic year itself and IT@School project would develop a mechanism for these students to provide the awareness and training for other students and parents”, said K Anvar Sadath, Executive Director of IT@School. This Students’ IT Network would be the largest of its kind in the Country. The number of members in this programme would be increased to a minimum of two lakhs by next academic year.
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