Published: 28th December 2018
Smartphones to help primary school students in Ganjam district
Teachers can now record their classes using smartphones so that even absentees can view them at a later date
An online teaching system with the help of smartphones for Odia medium schools in Ganjam district will be available soon, an official said. It will be rolled out on an experimental basis for the primary students of classes 5 and 6 in the first phase, Ganjam District Collector, Vijay Amruta Kulange, stated.
The online teaching through smartphones in Odia medium schools is Kulange's brainchild. The district administration has started preparation to record some of the best classes taken by teachers in various subjects in primary sections, which will be available on YouTube and WhatsApp, it was reported.
"If things move smoothly, the system will be available by the end of February 2019," Kulange added. Since most of the students are cell phone savvy and mobile phones are available in almost all households, this method of online learning will help students in their home studies, Kulange remarked.
This would also help them to learn about the subjects taught in classrooms when they were absent. "Not only the students of Ganjam, it will also be shared with students of other districts," he said. The online education platform will be an additional input to the students besides classroom education, said district education officer (DEO), Ganjam Sanatan Panda. In the first phase, the administration wants to rollout subjects such as science and mathematics. In this regard, some of the classroom teachings of several teachers have already been recorded. More such classes would also be recorded in the coming days in different subjects taught by the teachers, sources said.