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IT-enabled teaching, learning introduced in Odisha

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 25:

In another step towards qualitative world class education at secondary level, ‘e-Vidyalaya’, an IT enabled web-based teaching-learning project has been launched in Odisha through Odisha Knowledge Corporation Ltd (OKCL) from the current academic session.

(Courtesy-newindianexpress.com)
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Reviewing the progress of the project at the board of directors meeting of OKCL at the State Secretariat here on Wednesday, chief secretary GC Pati asked the OKCL officials to design such teaching learning materials for diploma, ITI and other vocational courses in consultation with the Employment, Technical Education and Training departments and work out Employment Assistant Services to Youth (EASY) programme for engineering pass-outs and graduates.

The meeting was informed that the e-Vidyayala programme has been planned for 4000 secondary schools in various parts of the state in the first phase.

While OKCL has developed the software and course contents, the training, required for the programme, has already been provided at the school level.

The teaching-learning programme has already been started in about 3,700 schools while the programme is likely to come up in the remaining schools within 15 days.

The study materials have been developed in subjects like Mathematics, History, Geography, Science and English as per the prescribed syllabus of secondary education.

Students of Class IX and X will learn the subject with audio visual equipment through this IT enabled web-based support system.

The entire project has been developed with a blend of human touch and technology in the teaching and learning process.

The project, estimated at a cost of Rs 400 crore, is being implemented in Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode on BOOT (Build, Operate, Own and Transfer) basis.

Till date, Rs 52 crore has been released to OKCL through Rashtriya Madhymika Sikshya Abhiyan (RMSA).

The project would benefit around 40,000 teachers and 5 lakh students.