Teacher Trainng - The project ‘IT@Schools in Karnataka’ is one of the most significant part of ‘Technology Assisted Learning Programme’ (TALP), a cap name for all the technology assisted training programmes being carried out by the DSERT. TALP is being implemented from 2016-17 and intents to cover all Primary, Secondary & Pre-University Colleges in next 5 years. IT@Schools project intends to enable every primary, secondary and higher secondary schools’ teacher in ICT skills to not only use in their activities of facilitating the learning, but also to rejuvenate their professional attitudes and to create their own e-resources for their teaching-learning activities.
In the year 2016-17, DSERT in association with Ajim Premji Foundation (APF) has created task guides and 143 videos in Kannada utilizing some resource teachers based on the ‘ICT teacher curriculum’ prepared by CIET. These resources were utilized for Induction-1 training during 2016-17.
From 2017-18, the State is carrying out these training with the guidance and encouragement of CIET-NCERT, New Delhi. State has adopted the ICT Curriculum for Teachers prepared by CIET and using their ICT web portal called https://ictcurriculum.gov.in
This training programme contains 3 stages as follows:
Stage 1: Induction-1 a 10 days face to face training where they get used to basic skills of computer hardware, software, internet and office suits.
Stage 2: Refresher Course-1 a 10 days face to face training where they learn about various tools and apps for creating e-resources.
Stage 3: Refresher Course-2 a very short duration online training where they learn about cyber security and internet safety measures.
Each stage has Certification and after completing all these 3 stages and an eligibility test by CIET, teachers will be awarded a Diploma degree by CIET-NCERT, New Delhi called ‘Diploma in ICT in Education – Basic’.
Objectives of IT@Schools in Karnataka:
Methodology followed for training:
The training is in cascade mode. 11 members involved in the development of the content trained 136 MRPs (Master Resource Persons) throughout the State. These 136 MRPs gave training to teachers of selected schools’ teachers during 2016-17. The teachers were registered using Google Forms and then registered to ICT web portal https://ictcurriculum.gov.in by CSVs. After each day training ‘Day-wise Feedback’ were collected and at end of the training ‘Overall Feedback’ were collected by all trained teachers by using Google Forms. These were analyzed to prepare the reports. The videos created by APF in Kannada & English were also utilized.
Grading of e-portfolio submissions:
Induction Course - 1 out of 39 e-port polios. This should be completed by each trained teacher and submitted to the ICT portal. A total of 25475 teachers underwent induction-1 training between 2019-20 and 2020-21. Induction-1 trained e-port polios have been evaluated by gradients selected by statewide mentors. They have used secure Googale Sheets to record teacher scores. After completing the grading work, the Induction-I trained Teachers on behalf of the State Government on the completion of the course, D, SERT. And a joint certificate issued by CIET-NCERT New Delhi. Similarly there are 32 e-port folios in Refresher Course-1.
Progress so far:
From 2016-17 to 2020-21, a total of 38624 teachers, Headmasters, Diet Lecturers, PU Lecturers and MRPs have been given induction-1 training. A total of 9644 teachers have been given refresher training. All these teachers have been issued a joint certificate from the Government of Karnataka and the CIET with their Distributed by Teachers Data Software (TDS). Talp trainings will not be performed due to the Kovid-19 epidemic in 2021-22.
|Teachers & HMs||999||2910||-|
|Teachers & HMs||750||5121||-|
|Induction-1 Trained Teachers||-||-||6005|
|Induction-1 Trained Teachers||3503|
|2020-21 All Subject Teacher(Remaning Schools)||11481|
|2016-17 to 2020-21||Teachers||36229||9644|
|PU Lecturers as MRPs||233||-|
The progress of Tender
Progress on the site preparation for the installation of Computers.
The main objective of this institute is to enhance the quality of teaching levels of Primary and Secondary school teachers in teaching Science and Mathematics and to develop scientific attitude, interest and skills and to enable them to adopt scientific attitude in their daily life. To conduct various activities 224 science centers are established in each of the Legislative Assembly constituencies and one science park has been established in the premises of CTE, Mysore. DSERT used to conduct the following activities in the past, but few among them are now being implemented under the Directorate of Secondary Education, Office of Commissioner of Public Instruction.
The Department of Science & Technology (DST) is implementing a national program Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) for attracting talented young students to study Science and pursue career in Research. This Program is being implemented since 2009-10.
INSPIRE aims to identify, sustain and strengthen human capacity for Research and Development base of the country. Inspired research achieved by means of an innovative scientific pursuit is the objective of this flagship scheme of the DST.
INSPIRE Award MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspiration and Knowledge) scheme, previously known as INSPIRE Award Scheme, is being implemented through State and UT governments with objectives
Under INSPIRE Award MANAK scheme, in a financial year, ten (10.0) lakh ideas are being targeted from more than five (05) lakh middle and high schools across the country, out of which one (1.0) lakh ideas are to be shortlisted for an initial award of Rs. 10000/- each, for preparation of project/model/showcasing of idea and participation in the District Level Exhibition & Project Competition (DLEPC). All middle and high schools of the country whether Government, private, semi-private, aided, un-aided can submit 2-3 proposals from their schools, during a financial year, along with all the details including a brief write-up of the idea of the students through online. The students who are eligible to participate under this scheme should be in the age group of 10-15 years studying in class VI to X. Out of all the submitted proposals, the novel ideas are short listed and the award money of Rs.10,000 (earlier this was Rs.5,000/-) under this scheme is being transferred directly into the bank accounts of the students through Direct Benefit Transfer.
The shortlisted students exhibit their models in DLEPCs and the selected students in DLEPCs participate at State Level Exhibitions and winners of State Level Exhibitions further participate in the National Level Exhibition organized every year. The participants of the National Level Exhibition are also provided mentorship for prototype development in association with reputed science and technological institutions of the country. The short listing of students for INSPIRE award MANAK and mentoring is being provided by National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Ahemdabad, a autonomous organization of DST, based on the idea submitted by the student. Being the progress State in the country, Karnataka State has shown a very good progress in INSPIRE awards programme.
Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India select students who have won national level INSPIRE awards and who are above 15 years old to SAKURA Science exchange programme to visit Japan country. This visit provides a great exposure to students in the Science education. The programme is being in place since 2014-15. During 2018-19, the following five students visited Japan from 26th May to 1st June 2019.
Under NITI Ayog, Atal Innovation Mission, a flagship programme of Govt of India has established 5441 Atal Tinkering Labs since 2016-17 in the selected schools of the country. The schools which are having requisite qualification criteria have to submit their applications for sanction of ATL through online to https://www.aim.gov.in. The schools which are selected for the establishment of ATL labs are provided with Rs.10 lakh grant in the first year for the procurement of lab materials and the remaining budget of Rs.10 Lakh will be released in 5 years @ Rs.2 lakh per year for the maintenance of the laboratory, for organizing science lectures and other science programmes. A total of 309 schools are equipped with ATL reaching and benefiting to out of lakh students. Out of 309 schools which are having ATL labs 139 schools are getting grants from Atal Innovation Mission. Out of the total 309 schools which are having ATL in the State 79 schools are from Govt.
Atal Tinkering Labs are state-of-the-art workspaces that spur innovation and gear young minds toward critical thinking and problem-solving with the eventual goal of creating 1 million ‘Neoteric Innovators’ by 2020.
The objective of this scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds and inculcate skills such as design mind-set, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing, rapid calculations, measurements etc. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand what, how and why aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
ATL lab would teach students essential 21st-century skills which will help them in developing their professional and personal skills. Skilled India is the need of the hour and each step taken this dream should be welcomed and we should work towards it together for a better India. It would contain educational and learn “do it yourself” kits and equipment on – science, electronics, robotics, open source microcontroller boards, sensors and 3D printers etc.
As per the list released by Atal Innovation Mission on 7th March 2019 a total of 3487 schools are sanctioned with ATLs. Out of these 3487 schools the State got 394 schools with 209 Govt High Schools.
Under IT@Schools in Karnataka Project, E-content unit is working on developing e-content with the following objectives:
|Class||No of resources Localiased|
DIKSHA - Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing, is a national teacher platform, initiated by Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. It currently offers online, offline, and app-based content development and dissemination solutions. The content on the DIKSHA platform is licensed under CC-by-SA, which allows the users to download and customize them as per their needs.
The digital learning resources developed, curated, localized and translated by teachers and content partners of the department and are made available to teachers on the laptops provided. These resources are mapped to class, subject and mediums, and shared on the DIKSHA platform by the education department. The resources can be accessed by teachers, students, and general public without any need for credentials. These resources include experimental videos, demonstrations, learning videos, assessments, question banks, etc. The digital learning resources hosted on DIKSHA are available at www.diksha.gov.in/exploreEnergized Textbooks
Energised Text Books(ETB) were Launched by Hon. Chief Minister of Karnataka on 16-11-2018. In the academic year 2019-20, the department has introduced Energized Textbooks for Mathematics, Science, and 2nd Language English subjects in English and Kannada Mediums. These textbooks have Title-level and Chapter-level QR codes linked with the digital learning resources shared on DIKSHA.
|No. of titles||33|
|Classes||6 to 10|
|Total No. of QR Codes||361|
Any user (teachers, students, parents or general public) can scan the QR code using the DIKSHA app available on Google Play Store to view the digital learning resources. The resources can also be downloaded on the mobile for offline use. If the user has access to laptop or a computer, they can enter the 6-digiit QR Code manually and view the content in their systems. Thus the learning opportunities for students is increased, improving their learning levels.
|Class||Kannada||I lang English||II lang English||Hindi||Sanskrit||Urdu||Mathematics||Science||Social Science||EVS||Physical Education||Total|
In the first two months of the new academic year, it has noted that QR Codes have been scanned more than 18 lakh times, content downloads have crossed 5 lakhs on the mobile app, and users have viewed more than 81000 hours of content on both app and portal.
|Total QR scans||1,47,63,247|
|Total Devices that played content on App||43,10,191|
|Total Content Downloads||25,64,460|
|Total Content Plays on App||1,98,82,220|
|Total Content Plays on Portal||22,91,850|
|Total Content Plays||2,21,74,070|
|Content Play Time on App (in hours)||8,35,618.73|
|Content Play Time on Portal (in hours)||57,473.22|
|Total Content Play Time (in hours)||8,93,091.73|
ICT Student Content-Year 1
Guided by the National Policy on ICT in School Education , the curriculum for students is designed to promote creativity, problem solving, and introduce students to the world of information and communication technologies with the specific purpose of widening their horizons and better informing them of choices in their career pursuits. In particular, the curriculum focuses on training the student to working with a variety of resources; learning to critically appraise information and resources; and making safe, productive, ethical and legal use of these resources a habit.
Students are also introduced to ICT outside the classroom context. Their curiosity and desire to learn will prompt them to more intensely participate in ICT activities. While introduction to social networks and blogging would become inevitable, making them aware of cyber bullying or other means of violating their rights should become an essential part of the training. While experimenting with hard and software the range of learning is very high. Channelising these tendencies and co-opting them into the teaching-learning process can help teachers create able support to the ICT system in the school.
ICT student course Year 1 as prescribed by NCERT-CIET is being implemented in the AY 2019-20.
In Karnataka as the schools for the academic year 2020-21 and 2021-22 could not be started well in time due to Covid-19, pandemic, alternate learning opportunities thought of. As the availability of electronic devices like laptops or smart phones with internet facility was limited and that majority students had access to televisions, it was decided to make use of television (Doordarshan Chandana channel) for telecast of video lessons of SAMVEDA Program With an MOU Doordarshan Chandana channel as a relief measure. For the benefit of students in classes 1 to 10. So far 4754 video lessons were developed in Kannada, English, Urdu and Marathi languages and 1624 lessons were broadcasted.
Due to Covid-19, pandemic, alternate learning opportunities thought of. As the availability of electronic devices like laptops or smart phones with internet facility was limited and that majority students had access to televisions, it was decided to make use of television (Doordarshan Chandana channel) for telecast of video lessons of SAMVEDA Program With an MOU Doordarshan Chandana channel as a relief measure.
For the benefit of students in classes 1 to 10. So far 4754 video lessons were developed in Kannada, English, Urdu and Marathi languages and 1624 lessons were broadcasted. These video lessons were developed through selected expert resource persons with the best content as per the syllabus, recorded and editing was done with the Studios available at DSERT Bangalore. This initiative has increased the capacity of DSERT to record the programs. Preparation of Video lessons in studios was also done in Dharwad and Gulbarga. for Urdu medium, Marathi medium, Craft, Drama, Physical education, Dance, Vocational education etc.Objective and Target group
Class 1 to 10 students, teachers and stake holders of education department.Implementing Department & partners
Samagra Shikshana Karnataka and DSERT has implemented the Project. Class 1 to 10 students, teachers and stake holders of education departmentDuration of the project/initiative 1. 2020-21 Academic Year
|1||Bridge coarse||20.07.2020||14.08.2020||4 Hrs – 8 Lessons|
|2||Classroom teaching (Kannada Medium)||17.08.2020||01.01.2021||4 Hrs – 8 Lessons|
|3||Re-telecast of core subjects (Kannada Medium)||04.01.2021||26.02.2021||2 Hrs - 4 Lessons|
|4||Telecast of core subjects (English Medium)||18.02.2021||26.02.2021||1 Hr - 2 Lessons|
|Slno||Programme details||Broadcasted schedule|
|1||Telecast of Kannada, English and Urdu Medium lessons||05.07.2021||02.10.2021||6 ½ Hrs -13 Lessons|
|2||Telecast of Kannada Medium lessons from class 5 to 9||13.01.2022||04.02.2022||22 ½ Hrs -15 Lessons|
|3||5th standard||13.01.2022||04.02.2022||2 ½ Hrs - 5 lessons|
Programme has benefitted students of class 1 to 10, teachers and stakeholders of education department. Alternate learning opportunities was provided for the students for whom availability of electronic devices like laptops or smart phones with internet facility was limited and that majority students had access to televisions, it was decided to make use of television (Doordarshan Chandana channel) for telecast of video lessons of SAMVEDA Program With an MOU Doordarshan Chandana channel as a relief measure.
The Programme helped in bridging the learning gaps created due to frequent interruptions in physical classroom teaching. A Google form survey was conducted to know the impact with sampling of 65341 students, 11386 teachers and 8081 parents.
|Slno||Class||Chandana Viewers||You tube Viewers||Total|
All video lessons prepared are also made available on DIKSHA portal of MHRD.\and are linked to the QR Codes. These Video lessons are also made available on Youtube channels – Jnanadeepa and Makkalavani. E-content is being identified and developed and mapped to all the topics so that the teachers get an access to readily available content for better use while they teach. Further, teachers are trained to develop their own content and contribute to the state repository of e-content. Diksha is used to host the resources. So far, more than 22473 e-content are made available on DIKSHA.
Challenge was to reach students without Doordarshan / internet facility and houses with power disruption.
|Slno||Subject||Total Rupees (in lakhs)|
|1||Lessons for SSLC students –Parishavani and Makkalavani Programmes..||49.81|
|2||Broadcasting lessons on Doordarshan Chandana Vahini – 2020-21 8th to 10th||160.49|
|3||Broadcasting lessons English Medium.||151.52|
|4||Video lessons Preparation||160.23|
|5||Broadcasting lessons on Doordarshan Chandana Vahini – 2021-22 1st to 10th||321.95|
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Last Modified on 5/7/2022