Tamil digital literacy project launched

: The Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Madras, in collaboration with the Rotary International district 3230 launched the 4.0 version of Basic Digital Literacy Content in Tamil, here on Wednesday.

The self-learning software gives demonstrations and step-by-step instructions in Tamil for learners to practise and take tests at their own pace.

The digital literacy project to create a digitally literate community targets primarily the youth registered with the Tamil Nadu Employment Exchange, adult illiterates, women of self-help groups, and young refugees.

Speaking on the occasion, G. Thiruvasagam, Vice-Chancellor of the university, said, “It is very important that the university plans and executes activities beyond its syllabus and classrooms, and extends its services to the communities,”

“Familiarity with the Internet would help increase participation of the common man in the e-governance system,” said K. B. Sridhar, District Chairman of the digital literacy project. “The Rotary Club also intends to set up an extension centre with computers in the communities,” he said. Microsoft Widows, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, basics of internet and mailing are included in course content of the project.

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