Kerala gearing up to become first state to digitalize education
Kochi: The distribution of digital equipment at primary schools in the state has reached its final stage. With its completion, Kerala will be the first state to achieve complete digitization in education sector. The announcement is expected to come out in October.
Hi-tech labs are arranged at 9941 schools (with Class 1 to Class 7) using Rs 292 crore provided by the KIIFB. 55,086 laptops, 23,170 multimedia projectors will be distributed. 82,000 primary teachers were trained.
Most of the government, aided schools with Class 8 to 12 have already been upgraded to hi-tech. In other schools, the inconvenience to store the digital equipment is an obstruction. KIIFB has allotted funds for new building construction in such schools.
Also, procedures to connect schools, in association with Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), has started.
As part of digitalization, computer, laptop, USB speaker, internet connection, video projector, projection screen, document camera, audio system, education software interactive white board, multimedia projectors will be installed in hi-tech classrooms.
All subjects will have digital interactive books, e-learning and m-learning systems will also be established.