Dynamic e-textbooks for school students
By Express News Service - KOCHI
12th June 2012 09:42 AM
With the aim of reducing the burden of school students, the State Institute for Educational Technology has developed a Dynamic e-textbook which has received the in-principle nod from the Human Resources Ministry.
“By harnessing all the possibilities of modern technology in imparting quality education, the SIET developed the Dynamic e-textbook. After presenting the project, I got the in-principle nod at the Information and Communication Technology Project Monitoring and Evaluation meet in New Delhi,” said Babu Sebastian, Director, SIET.The tool will be considered for final approval at a meeting of the educational experts from the Centre and state scheduled to be held on June 28, he said.
Initially, students can avail of the tool via the SIET web-portal. The contents will cater to class VIII and above. Later, it will be given through different versions of computer technology.
Regarding the cost, he said, “We have not calculated the funds and financial aspects. But printing textbooks for all the students is also expensive.”
The tool will cover all the subjects in a digitised mode which students can use like textbooks through simple operating means, he said.
Initially, it will be uploaded on the easily accessible SIET web-portal, he said. Later, it can be given through different versions of computer technology to schools. Apart from the visually challenged and hearing impaired, this will help different agencies such as the National Literary Mission, he said.
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