The Covid-19 pandemic delivered to the fore the digital divide in lots of sectors, significantly in schooling. Identifying these gaps and the necessity to promote e-learning for future learners, the Pune Knowledge Cluster (PKC) Friday launched ‘Teach with Tech’ for college college students and lecturers.
The undertaking goals to create digital content material aligning with the National Education Policy 2020, prepare lecturers in utilizing digital instruments to enhance the educational course of, develop and impart expertise, essential pondering and problem-solving skills in college students amongst others.
Speaking on the event, Professor Ajit Kembhavi, PKC Principal Investigator, mentioned, “We are all familiar with the conventional learning methods involving physical classes, teachers physically teaching in classrooms and students taking notes in books. But the Covid-19 pandemic affected physical learning for many students in the absence of digital tools. But the pandemic helped introduce remote learning.”
“We have now launched digital learning project before there arises a similar situation. This is a step to help stay prepared and thus keep learning going. The project will also facilitate teachers to stay updated,” he added.
PKC has adopted 5 Pune-based colleges the place the pilot undertaking will probably be launched within the ongoing educational 12 months. Using its CSR funding, Lenovo will assist the undertaking by offering tablets to the faculties recognized within the undertaking.
Teach with Tech goals to conduct 100 classes, 20 for every of the 5 colleges, through the upcoming months. They goal to achieve out to 750 college students and 250 lecturers from Zilla Parishad colleges in Pune within the pilot part.
Pankaj Harjai, APAC Table head, Lenovo, mentioned, ” Lenovo desires to allow and make schooling simpler for lecturers and college students by know-how.”
The 5 colleges to learn from the undertaking embody Modern High School, Shishu Vihar, Pune Vidyapeeth High School, Shri Shivaji Vidya Mandir, Nutan Marathi Vidyalay Girls High School and Baburao Gholap School. At the Shishu Vihar faculty, the undertaking will probably be carried out for college students of lessons VI and VII.
The well timed availability of tablets or cellphones for studying has been a urgent difficulty for Marathi-medium colleges, mentioned a instructor from the Girls High School.