Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar today interacted with the master trainers for e-learning being trained under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) at the training center established at Sri Ranbir Higher Secondary School (SRML), here.
While interacting, the Minister talked about the innovative ways in which information technology and the internet can be used for making teaching and learning interesting and effective for the students.
He motivated trainers to ensure optimal utilization of the smart class rooms and CAL centers established in many schools of the State and also the use the Knowledge Network platform created by the Education Department.
Principal Secretary, School Education department, Shaleen Kabra while speaking enthused the trainees with various innovative ideas in e-learning. During the interaction, the trainees also demonstrated lectures prepared by them with e-resources and tools such as MS Powerpoint etc.
State Project Director, RMSA and SSA Saugat Biswas informed that this year SSA is training 34,000 teachers in e-learning thereby ushering in a revolution in usage of information technology and the internet for teaching children. “The master trainers are currently being prepared through a carefully crafted training module which has been developed by SSA, J&K in collaboration with NEILIT, J&K. Training centers are being established at all the 220 smart classrooms across 22 districts of the state covering the targeted 34000 teachers in two months”, he said, adding that the training is simultaneously going on in Kashmir and Jammu regions. Teachers are being sensitized to various open source e-leaning platforms, mobile apps and computer based tools, he added.
Various resource persons from NEILIT, Jammu and NEILIT Srinagar and Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellows with Education Department Vaibhav Jindal and Mayur Khaire are leading the trainings.