HYDERABAD: The school education is all set to go online in Telangana State. The school education department is planning to prepare online portals where the digitised lessons will be shared online with the schools across the state.
Recently the school education department and the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) proposed to build online portals which will be made accessible to both private and government schools in the state.
According to the proposal, the school textbooks will be digitised and will be uploaded on the portals. To simplify learning experience for children, the officials are planning to use animated pictures in the digital lessons. Unlike the lessons in printed textbooks, online lessons will have more pictures and less text, said a senior official of the school education department. They will be available in both English and Telugu languages, he added.
Apart from providing lessons, the online portal would also help students and teachers to interact with subject experts. They can get the doubts clarified in any subject by using the portals, the officials explained. There is also a plan to have social media platforms for every subject where the discussion forums can be operated. This proposal was addition to the online portals.
The officials are planning to launch the portals by beginning of the next academic year. Since many of the schools have no access to computers, the government is focusing more on computerisation. Currently, only 4000 schools in the state have full-fledged computer labs. As the computerisation of government schools is still under progress, the officials propose to launch the online teaching in various stages.
Earlier, under MANA TV programme, the government used to telecast recorded lessons on television. But the scheme worked only for few years.
The officials found out that the lessons in MANA TV programme remained unchanged for years. To avoid that, it was also proposed to keep updating the lessons in the online portals. It will work like a continuous teacher training programme, said an official from the SCERT.