Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in Odisha are likely to introduce tablets for the students of class VII and VIII under digital learning scheme from next academic session.
“We expect that the scheme will be rolled out in at least five more KVs, including Berhampur, in the state from the next academic year. We are planning to submit a proposal in this regard to the KVS soon,” said KVS Bhubaneswar region Deputy Commissioner ALV Jaganadha Rao.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghathan (KVS) launched the scheme in one of its schools at Mancheswar, Bhubaneswar on pilot basis. KVS is now likely to introduce the scheme on 61 Kendriya Vidyalayas of Bhubaneswar region.
Under the scheme, the students of class VII and VIII will use tablets for almost all activities like accessing reading materials and submitting assignments for science and mathematics.
According to an official, the students will enhance their learning experience through videos and animations along with accessing text books online through ePathshala -A joint initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). It is a mobile application developed for showcasing and disseminating all educational e-resources
Around 160 students of the two classes in the school in Bhubaneswar have been provided tablets free of cost by the KVS, he said. Digital learning is a part of the Centre’s flagship programme Digital India, an official said.