Virtual class' to go in Kerala

BRC brainchild receives support of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

KOZHIKODE: The virtual classroom, envisioned by Block Resource Centre (BRC), Kunnummal, near here, and set up at KPE Higher Secondary School, Kayakkodi, has received the support of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Kerala.

SSA director Dr A.P. Kuttikrishnan told DC that the project would be implemented in association with the public support statewide.

DC reported on December 25 that school was introducing virtual classes on an experimental basis for its student Ujay Krishna.

The report published in DC on Dec. 25.The report published in DC on Dec. 25.

“There are more than 2,500 students enrolled in schools across the state and not able to attend classes due to illness. Our motto is to help them through inclusive education. This is a modernised version of the already existing inclusive education and can be brought forward with public funding, as the implementation in just one classroom would cost nearly Rs 6,000, including CCTV cameras, personal computer or laptop at student’s house and data charges,” he said.

In Ujay Krishna’s case, his father came forward with a laptop, and rest of the amount could be met with the support of Muslim Educational Trust, who came forward to fund for the installation of the camera at the school and telecasting it for Ujay at his house.

The SSA is planning to make this project also successful with public support, as in case of Koottukoodan Pusthakachangathi, where the paraplegic kids were received with home libraries, as part of the project. As a preliminary step, the SSA would be collecting details of the paraplegic students in each district.

Kunnummal BRC, while proceeding with the project, had said that getting approval from the teachers was difficult in implementing the project. Since the classes were being telecast live, many had raised apprehensions of privacy. However, the school gave support to move ahead for the good of its students.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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