In order to keep track on the efficiency and research skills, as a part of pilot project, around 5000 students of the KV of class 8 will be given tablets. These tablets will be used to teach students subjects like science and math and will also help the teachers to track whether students are studying at home or not. One school from each of the 25 regions has been selected by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for the initiative.
According to the reports from HT, a senior official from KV said that these tablets are enabled with the multi device management software which can be used by the teachers to see if students are using the tablet to study or not.
Teachers can also see what material was accessed by the students and for what time duration. These tablets will be provided by the HRD ministry free of cost to the students. Students will continue to keep these tablets till class 12 and then can keep the same for themselves.
"The idea is to ensure they not only access the reading material online, but they can also submit their assignments for online evaluation. It will become easier for teachers to evaluate them as tests will be conducted using the tablets so they don't need to spend time checking their copies," said a senior official.
Irrelevant sites blocked
A senior official further added "The company that provided the tablets was asked to install the management system so that we can actually find out what exactly are the students using it for".
To make sure that students do not misuse the tablet for accessing the social media, all such sites have been blocked.
Santosh Kumar Mall, commissioner of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan said,"The tablets are being provided free of cost to the students. Delivery has already started. The move will not only reduce the burden of the heavy bag but it will enhance learning too. It will also provide ease of assessment for the teachers."
Any final decision to implement the project will be taken soon based on the experience of pilot project.