The schools in Karnataka are going the hi-tech way. The first grade colleges in Karnataka would soon be home to smart classrooms and multiple virtual classes, enabling the students to extract most out of their learning experience. The state Government is planning to revive its colleges by adopting the latest available technology.
According to RV Deshpande, state's higher education minister, "A plan is afoot to establish smart class rooms in all the government first-grade colleges across the state,"
He also added that the project will first take off in 50 Government colleges as a pilot and other colleges would be roped in later on.
He also pointed out that virtual classes are a secondary mode of learning. He said that the entire required available online course in the form of e-books, lectures and videos is being downloaded. The content pertains to under graduate syllabus, extra-curricular activities and personality development.
This content would be shared with all the selected Government colleges and the students with the help of networked computers and other devices connected to the wireless LAN.
The minister signed out by saying "This measure is intended to supplement the traditional course delivery system by enabling the students to access useful online OpenCourseWare content offline and bypass the bottleneck of text book production,"