KOLLAM(KERALA): Amrita University is hosting the IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E) to discuss how even a child in the rural area could gain knowledge using technology. The chief architect of India’s National Knowledge Network, which made the country a leading player in network infrastructure, S V Raghavan, will inaugurate the conference.
The prestigious conference is the sixth one that brings together researchers, visionaries and practitioners in the areas of education and technology on a common platform to discuss the role of technology for making education relevant.
The four-day conference, beginning tomorrow, will be held on the University’s Kollam campus.
‘’This is for the first time that the event is being held in Kerala. In the past, the prestigious conference has been hosted at various IITs,’’ said a spokesperson of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) which has been a pioneer in the e-learning initiatives. The application developed by the university called A-VIEW has been selected by CISCO in its world list of novel initiatives. ‘’The software is being used by over 6000
educational institutions in the country, including IITs. With the improvement in IT infrastructure, we would be able to help children learn using technology,’’ said the director of E-learning lab of the University, Kamal Bijlani, in a press meet on Wednesday. The focus areas of the conference are development of technologies to support education; innovative use of ICT for content development etc.