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Kendriya Vidyalaya Students IX onwards to get Tablets

After implementation of new uniform, Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are planning for an another major transformation.  From a pilot project involving creation of 500 e-classrooms across 50 schools to
introduction of mobile multimedia teaching devices and provision of digital teacher’s diary to all teachers, KVs will provide an ICT-enabled learning environment.
The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) plans to provide tablets to students Class IX onwards from 2013.  A per an article published by Times of India Shri Dikshit, Commissioner KVS stated that KVs have one computer for 22 students, the computers are present only in the laboratories. The idea is to use technology in classrooms to enhance the learning process. The e-classroom pilot project will start from August this year – one section from classes III to XII across 50 schools will be equipped with computers, projectors, interactive white boards and internet connectivity. The estimated cost of the 500 e-classrooms would be Rs 10 crore.
Some another significance of this project:
  • Course content would be unique. KVS has created its own content and digitised it for all courses from Classes III to XII from 2012. 
  • As example with the use of ICT and multimedia tools, teachers can now demonstrate the functioning of a human heart in a more comprehensive manner rather than drawing diagrams on the blackboard.
  • While the pilot run of e-classrooms is being restricted bigger schools (with three sections in each class)
  • 700 other schools are being identified where mobile multimedia devices will be used as projectors in classrooms. 
  • 28,000 teachers have been equipped with ICT skills by Intel and Oracle. 
  • 90% interest-free loans to teachers for purchasing laptops
  • Teachers across 300 KVs are already being given a electronic comprehensive teaching learning tool (ECTLT) or a digital teacher’s diary to help them plan what they will teach.

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