Trivandrum: Government of Kerala has approved Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) Online Open Learning (KOOL) for Teachers online training platform, where the teachers can select the training course of their choice without the fear of losing academic days and can also avail the services of expert faculty.
In 2011, Government have made it mandatory for teachers to complete 45 hours of Computer Course for successfully clearing their probation. It has been made clear in the Govt Order that the Certificate that would be issued to teachers on completing a Course in KOOL would be authentically accepted for successfully clearing their probation.
“At present, 4,100 teachers who have to clear their probation, have registered in KOOL. The Course batches for these teachers would be conducted on December 08 & 16”, said K Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman & ED, KITE. Teachers can register for the next batches in KOOL up to December 08 through Samagra portal.
The Courses offered through KOOL is the first of its kind in Kerala to be approved by the Government. KOOL is envisaged as the largest online training programme in the State. Even though the courses in KOOL are only for the teachers initially, the same has been designed to be made available for the public soon.
KOOL has been designed as an expansion of Learning Management Systems which were referred to in the approach paper on Samagra resource portal. There would be a mentor from KITE for every 20 learners. The teachers who register to the courses in KOOL would have to be physically present on the first and last day of the course for the contact class and skill presentation respectively. All other classes would be completely online.
The first course in KOOL which spans for six weeks includes the creation of word documents, spreadsheet, presentation, image editing, video-audio editing, development of digital resources, Malayalam typing, internet, educational applications etc. Teachers who successfully complete the course would be awarded certificates by KITE.
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