Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of its initiative in implementing Information and Communication Technology-enabled education and e-governance in the Education Department, the IT@School will provide ICT training to two lakh personnel in the State this year.

Seventeen types of training modules have been readied for teachers in primary schools, high schools and higher secondary schools, for Headmasters and Principals, Deputy Directors of Education, District Education Officers and Assistant Education Officers, students, ministerial staff of the Education Department and to teachers who are visually challenged.

Subject-specific training would also be provided to teachers.

Though each category would receive a different module, lessons on basic skills of ICT and on using the Internet would be common to all.

Training

Subject-specific training would include training in subject-specific software. The entire training programme would be based on free software, executive director of IT@School programme K. Anvar Sadath said.

Currently there are 2,800 School IT coordinators and an equal number of Joint School IT coordinators.

Student coordinators

In a similar manner, the IT@School would set up a network of around 28,000 School Student IT coordinators; there would be at least 10 students from each school, a press note issued here said.

The student coordinators would be trained in graphic design, hardware maintenance and in new media. These coordinators would also be trained to support the installation of free software. The five-day training programme will be held in computer labs in schools and using the laptops issued to schools, the press note added.

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