Move part of HRD ministry’s ‘operation digital board’ initiative.
New Delhi: In a bid to augment the teaching-learning process, the government schools across the national capital will be provided with int-eractive “smart boards” in every classroom.
In the first phase, these smart boards will be in-stalled in 440 schools and the process will start from the first week of May. These smart boards will replace the traditional blackboards, thereby transforming the classrooms into technically advanced spaces.
Officials said that the move will not only improve the quality of education imparted in the government-run schools by way of providing a 360° learning experience, but will also enhance the accountability of the teachers. The move is part of the ministry of human resources development’s “operation digital board” initiative. These smart boards will replace the traditional blackboards in different classes between 6 and 10.
As part of the initiative, training of the teachers to operate these boards will begin from Monday. The approval for setting up smart boards in 300 schools was given under the National Mission for Secondary Education. For the remaining 140 schools, the go-ahead was given under the “education for all” initiative. As of now, one class per school will be equipped with the digital smart board and the students will be taught through these.
The responsibility for setting up these digital smart boards has been given to the education consultant, Educational Consultants India Ltd. Sources said that Rs 1.25 lakh will be spent on each of the digital smart board and the total cost for in-stalling these boards will be approximately Rs 5 crore.
The chief feature of these boards is that these will be integrated with the curriculum of Classes 6 to 10, which will be readily available to disseminate lessons. Officials believe the introduction of these boards for interactive learning will garner interest in students who regularly skip classes and improve attendance.