Trivandrum: 60,000 Govt and Aided High School students in the State, who are members of the ‘Hi School Kuttikootam’ programme would have a two-day camp ‘e@Utsav during this Onam holidays. The camp which highlights on specific training on five domains, viz Animation, Electronics, Hardware, Cyber Safety and Malayalam Computing, is being organised by Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), formerly IT@School project.
e@Utsav would be held during Sept 7 to 10 at 1,531 centres across Kerala. KITE has completed the training for the teachers as well as for 3,053 resource persons including domain experts in respective areas.
The ‘Hi School Kuttikootam’ programme aims at empowering the students in five relevant areas by giving them regular training and making them champions in each domain. Initially, school level training was given to students, which were followed by a general training on all five subjects, covering the basics. As the next step, an advanced training for students is being organised in the form of e@Utsav. The training would be imparted completely using FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) tools.
The innovative e@Utsav camp includes preparation of Circuits using Bricks in the electronic kits deployed to schools, use of Raspberry mini-computer and development of edutainment software using Scratch visual programming application. The Animation content in e@Utsav would educate the students to make animation videos on their own made stories and content development using various graphics software.
The Cyber Safety content in e@Utsav would provide specific training for students focussing on internet discipline, cyber safety and privacy ensuring mechanisms, updations in SchoolWiki, formation of school news desk and online publishing of school news etc. The Hardware part would equip the students in that group to operate and maintain the ICT equipments provided to classrooms, necessary software installations, rectify connectivity issues etc.
“Hi-School Kuttikkootam has indeed become the largest student network of its kind in ICT in India. These students would in turn train all their colleagues in their schools. As many as 10 lakh students would be directly benefited immediately by these trainings in the coming days and this would have a larger and visible impact in the society”, said K.Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman & ED, KITE.
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