Kerala’s IT@School helps Lakshadweep schools also to become Hi-Tech


Trivandrum: The Kerala Government’s Hi-Tech school programme being implemented by IT@School Project as part of General Education Rejuvenation Mission is creating waves in education sector not only within the State but in its neighbouring locations as well. The massive trainings for LP&UP teachers, infrastructure upgradation of all classrooms from Std 8 to 10, etc have attracted the attention of many State & Union Territories.

On a similar note, the Lakshadweep Administration which also follows the Kerala State Syllabus for School Education had requested IT@School to provide ICT training for their teachers, to create a similar impact in their school education. In accordance to this, the ICT training for High School teachers from Lakshadweep has commenced today. The 10-day special ICT training for 60 school teachers from Lakshadweep at the Regional Resource Centre of IT@School at Ernakulam was inaugurated via video conferencing.

“We have initiated the steps to upgrade the schools in Lakshadweep using ICT”, said Anvar Sadath K, Executive Director of IT@School. “We are ready to extend various activities of IT@School such as Digital Content Development, Teachers Training, Hi-School Kuttikootam, School Wiki, VICTERS, ICT Infrastruture upgradation, Broadband Internet, Satellite-based online courses to Lakshadweep schools also, in coordination with the Department of Education, Administration of Union territory of Lakshadweep.”

All High School teachers from Minicoy, Kalpeni, Kadmath, Androth, Chetlat, Kawarati, Agatti, Kilton and Ameeni islands of Lakshadweep have reached Ernakulam for the 10-day training being conducted by IT@School. In addition to customised topics in Office packages, programming, Internet, educational applications, video editing and audio recording tools and animation software, the training also includes specific sections on Hardware maintenance and ttroubleshooting

The training programme is arranged such a way that teachers themselves would be able to build their own content using various ICT tools and is fully on Free Software. This is the first time that such a massive training is conducting for Lakshdweep teachers. The inaugural function of the training programme was also attended by G Rajan, District Educational Officer of Lakshadweep Administration; and M P Jayan, District Co-ordinator apart from district officials from IT@School.

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