Kerala

Science teachers to be trained in digital learning

Amrita CREATE (Center of Research in Advanced Technologies for Education), an educational technology initiative, pioneered by Amrita University, is setting an ambitious target of preparing 30,000 science teachers as master trainers in digital learning technologies such as online labs.

Online labs (Olabs) are officially endorsed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as a teaching aid for its 15,000 schools.

"The Olabs project was initiated and guided by Chancellor Amma’s vision of providing high quality educational technology in all schools, including those with limited resources and in rural India,” said Prema Nedungadi, Director, Amrita CREATE, here on Friday.

Nationwide initiative

Under this nationwide initiative spread over 3 years, at least 10,000 schools in the country will be provided free access to Olabs, which will also be available in Hindi, Malayalam and Marathi and offered in rural India.

The advantage for schools and teachers is that both the training and the digital content is free of cost under a research grant from the Department of IT of the Union government to Amrita University in partnership with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Mumbai. Olabs has over 80,000 registered users.

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