Information and Communication
Use of information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) has added
a new dimension to the teaching – learning process. Teachers have
now access to a variety of ICT, which provides unmatched
opportunities for simulation of reality within controlled
instructional settings. Teachers can now easily facilitate the
process of learning by building awareness on contextual issues,
help children learn the concepts acquire theoretical knowledge
about curriculum areas and also provide individualized instruction
to learners. Computer enabled learning is an emerging medium to
support further learning as well as self directed learning.
The State in the year 2000 initiated a computer enabled education
programme to school children called “Headstart”. The programme
uses computer as a teaching learning tool at elementary education
level. The main intention is to bridge the digital divide between
the urban and rural student population in terms of access to
modern technology aids in education. The Headstart is a move from
computer education to computer enabled education.
Headstart also aims to develop computer enabled self learning
approach in a peer situation. Studies conducted in headstart
indicate substantial improvement in student’s achievements and
also increase in the number of first division pass outs.
The programme is in operation since November operational in 648
JSKs, it was expanded to 2070 more JSKs during 2003. During the
year 2005-06 it was again expanded in 494 JSKs of the State. As of
date 3212 JSKs have been developed as Headstart centre.
Interactive Multi Media Rich Lessons (IMMRLs) and video films for
students and teachers have been developed by Rajya Shiksha Kendra
to support teaching-learning process in classrooms. The programme
has been appreciated by MHRD has received national acclaim and is
perhaps the largest computer enabled education programme in India.
During the year 2007-2008 the programme will be expanded under the
Provisions has been made for equipment (3 Computers, 3 UPS and 1
Printer) furniture, electrification and renovation of existing
room for new Headstart.
During the year 2006-07 Headstart training was conducted into
selected regional training centres of the State. The training was
for new Headstart JSKs. The training addressed pedagogy,
management and technology area associated with Headstart. During
2007-08 a need-based training of teachers in the use of IT in
education will be conducted. The training will be for educational
managers, teachers educators and teachers working in the JSKs of
the State. Special hardware training for teachers who have already
some professional qualification in computers will be organised.
These teachers will work as resource persons for these training
In order to motivate talented teachers and develop creativity
among students and teachers a digital content development contest
has been planned by the Rajya Shiksha Kendra. The annual event
will boost up talented teachers to show their creativity. The
contest will be organised each year.
The IMMRLs developed by RSK are being used by UP, Delhi, Bihar,
Punjab and Rajasthan and some NGOs working in the area of ICT.
Teleconferencing is a regular feature for direct interaction with
district & sub district functionaries. During the year 2006-07. 20
teleconferencing programs were conducted. Every month at least two
teleconferencing programs are held. The DRS in extended C band are
located in 38 DIETs. For the purpose of teacher’s training,
teacher educators training and monitoring of various activities,
teleconferencing will continue to be used in a regular manner. The
facility will also be used during large scale induction refresher
training of teachers.
During 2005-06, 47 BRCs and 10 DIETs are being braught under
EduSat. The job has been entrusted to Antarix Corporation,
Banglore and is likely to be commissioned soon. During 2006-07,
250 BRCs will be provided SITs facilities.
On commissioning of SITs in all blocks will be used for the
training of teachers in distance mode. The BRCs staff will be
trained in the use of SITs for training purpose. Under EduSat a
teaching end will be developed in the Rajya Shiksha Kendra,
Audio and Radio
“Gyaanarjan” is the radio programme specially designed to cater
the area-specific needs of teachers of Bhopal district.
These programmes are designed by taking help of subject experts
and also their participation during broadcasts. The duration of
this FM ratio based broadcast of “Gyaanarjan” is usually from the
month of September to February (six months).