Category – e-EDUCATION
Implementation of Computer Aided Learning in 244 Schools in Bihar under BEP – INDIA
The Bihar Education Project Council (BEP) decided in the year 2009 to partner with Bihar State Education Development Council (BSEDC) and introduce computer-aided learning (CAL) in middle schools across the state of Bihar. For this project, BSEDC and IL&FS Education and Technology Services (IETS) formed a consortium to work in partnership with Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Bihar. IETS is implementing the CAL project, christened eSamarth, in 244 middle schools (classes VI to VIII) located in 37 districts of Bihar.
The scope of the project includes setting up of computer labs with three computers, four UPS, one server, one printer, one scanner, one generator set and a K-Yan a community learning device in all schools. As many as 171 chapters of various subjects have been selected for e-Samarth and for that 1,637 teachers have been trained. In selected schools, these subjects will be taught through multi-media.
There is a consistent international trend to explore and utilize computer-aided learning to augment the learning processes in the class room. Besides increasing attendance in students, improving reading and writing abilities of students, enhancing learning levels, computer base education also makes the students more confident in the use of computers, removing inhibitions and hesitation.
Of vital importance in the project has been the dedicated team of District Coordinators that IL&FS ETS had put in place to monitor teacher attendance and smooth functioning of the CAL labs in each school under their jurisdiction to ensure quality and efficient implementation. Technicians and other IETS personnel helped teachers and school administrators address any technical or other problems that arose on a daily basis.The project implementers have plans to scale up and implement the initiative across all the schools in the state, identify more difficult areas in order to develop the required e-content, build and further enhance capacities for teachers within the state.
ORIGINAL TITLE :- IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPUTER AIDED LEARNING IN 244 SCHOOLS IN BIHAR UNDER SSA BY BIHAR EDUCATION PROJECT COUNCIL (BEP)
PRODUCER :- BIHAR EDUCATION PROJECT COUNCIL (BEP), BIHAR STATE EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (BSEDC) AND IL&FS EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LTD
LOCATION :- NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
MEDIA FORMAT :- WEB/INTERNET
LANGUAGE :- HINDI/URDU/SANSKRIT/ENGLISH
WWW :- WWW.ILFSETS.COM
School Report Card under DISE – INDIA
The National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA, New Delhi) has created a comprehensive database on elementary education in India under the project known as District Information System for Education (DISE), under one of its most prestigious projects. The project covers both primary and upper primary schools of all the 633 districts of the country. This database has now been made available online (www.schoolreportcards.in) and as a result any information, including the number of schools, their grade-wise enrollment in states, examination results, even the conditions of the classrooms, can be found by just a mouse-click. The Report Cards provide users with comprehensive data on all the vital parameters, yet the information remains concise and is presented in a standard format which allows meaningful comparisons to be made among schools.
District Information System for Education, developed by NUEPA and under implementation in all the districts of the country, is the monitoring tool of the Government’s flagship programme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). The lack of such detailed and wide-ranging consolidated data has hampered the planning and execution of welfare measures and schemes. However, now all the District Elementary Education Plans under SSA are prepared based on data generated through the DISE School Report Cards. Interestingly, apart from the quantitative information that helps the policy makers to analyze the prevalent situation in terms of actual numbers, the report cards also provide qualitative information in terms of a descriptive report on each school.
ORIGINAL TITLE :- SCHOOL REPORT CARDS UNDER THE PROJECT DISTRICT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR EDUCATION (DISE)
PRODUCER :- NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION (NUEPA) & DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION AND LITERACY, MINISTRY OF HRD
LOCATION :- NEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA
MEDIA FORMAT :- MOBILE/CONTENT
LANGUAGE :- ENGLISH
WWW :- WWW.SCHOOLREPORTCARDS.IN
Guruji – INDIA
Developed by Databyte, Guruji is a teaching device that brings in efficiency and flexibility in teaching and learning of elementary education. It consists of an inexpensive electronic blackboard which has the potential to not just simplify but perhaps transform the teaching of elementary education in rural areas. The LED-based blackboard plays inbuilt audio-visual lessons repeatedly which enables a child to learn to read, write, speak, count, subtract, multiply and divide effortlessly. The blackboard is operated using a hand-held infrared remote. At present, lessons are available in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and English.
Guruji obviates the need for a trained teacher. Anyone who has only basic knowlegde or even be illiterate himself or herself can effectively run a class with Guruji. Moreover, no particular schooling infrastructure is essential. There is zero dependency on electricity as the blackboard runs on built-in rechargeable battery which can be charged from mains or from a suitable solar panel. The class itself can have a flexible, informal format and still be effective.
The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) for 2005, compiled by Delhi-based NGO Pratham Foundation, has revealed that 93.4% of village children are in school but 52% of them between ages 7-14 cannot read a simple story and 41% cannot do simple arithmetic. Of the 140 Million primary school children in India, 30 million cannot read at all and 40 million can recognize only a few alphabets.
These findings make it clear that due to a range of reasons, children do not receive the kind of basic, elementary education that would enable them to learn or even keep them coming to the school year after year. Tools like Guruji must be introduced to village schools and children as they can fill some of the gaps inherent in the education system and potentially decrease the drop-out and illiteracy rates of the country.
Original Title :- GURUJI
Producer :- Databyte Equipment Pvt. Ltd.
Location :- Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA
Media Format :- Offline
Language :- Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, English
www :- www.guruji-india.com
Paperless Admission System of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST)
Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh has introduced an SMS based automated registration system for admission tests. Candidates are required to send in their HSC information from any Teletalk prepaid mobile phone. Their information is then processed and verified by the Education Board. After this is completed successfully, the eligible candidates are sent a confirmation message on their mobiles instantly.
Finally, the application fee for the admission test is deducted from the candidate’s prepaid mobile account and a notification is sent, again through the SMS channel. All the candidates also receive the admission test seat number via SMS. On the day of the test, the students only need to bring along two attested photographs. The result of the test could again be known using a mobile phone and the students could easily find out their
position in merit list.
This SMS-based admission system is indeed an innovative solution to the large logistical problem that every university faces before and after the admission process is conducted every year. It usefulness to the students is undoubted as it simplifies the whole process, makes it less time-consuming and eradicates unnecessary delays. It makes the university’s task easier by eliminating all chances of fraudulent practices and issues such as non-receipt of admission test roll numbers.
The key advantages of adopting such a system, however, lie in the huge amounts of savings made by cutting of travel costs and the environmental benefit derived from reducing the amount of paper used. Its advantage to the girl students is especially important as they are often restricted by the difficult process of applying to a university which involves travelling across the country and staying in an unknown city for several days.
Original Title : Paperless Admission System of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology
Producer : Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST)
Location : Sylhet, BANGLADESH
Media Format : Cross Media
Language : English
www : sust.edu/admission