As part of Public Education Rejuvenation Mission, all class rooms in secondary and higher secondary sections in the State of Kerala has been converted as Hi-Tech class rooms and IT/ICT enabled education has become a reality. But deputing teachers for different training programmes in working days adversely affects the academic days and academic activities of students. Now-a-days Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are very popular and is much effective. In line with this – KITE has developed a special tool for online courses/training; KITE's OPEN ONLINE LEARNING – KOOL., an online general tool to impart training/ courses to teachers, students, parents and public. In this tool, there is provision for registration, submission of assignment, communication to Course Mentor.
State of Kerala is India’s first completely digital state in Education and KOOL is an initiative to train teachers and students on different domains simultaneously. KOOL’s features include video tutorials and checklists for practising the activities. It is mandatory for teachers to complete 45 hours of computer course successfully to clear their probation and a certificate to be awarded to them. The six weeks course would include creation of word documents, spreadsheet, presentation, image editing, audio-video editing, development of digital resources, Malayalam typing, internet, education applications and SAMAGRA Educational Web portal.. Read More »
Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), formerly IT@School Project, was formed in 2001-02 to fuel ICT enabled education in the schools in the State, Kerala. IT@School was transformed in to KITE in August 2017. The first breakthrough of IT@School came in 2005 when Information Technology was made a compulsory subject in Std 10. The launch of EDUSAT operations and broadband connectivity to schools commenced since then, the VICTERS channel operated by IT@School was the first Complete Educational Channel in the Country. By effectively making use of the Centrally sponsored ‘ICT at School ‘scheme, IT@School provided ICT infrastructure to 4071 schools during 2007- 2012. In 2016, IT@School re-initiated the ICT intervention in Lower Primary and Upper Primary sections, by launching exclusive ICT Textbooks viz; Kalipetti and e@Vidya. As many as 1.50 Lakh teachers from Std 1 to 12 has been empowered with ICT skills, enabling them to transact their subjects more effectively using ICT tools.