it@school
At a Glance

 

  • World's largest simultaneous deployment of FOSS(Free and Open Sourse Software) based ICT education
  • Capacity building of the teaching and the learning community
  • ICT Infrastructure Upgradation of schools
  • High speed Broadband internet connectivity to all schools in the state
  • Hardware Clinics- first of its kind to repair damaged computers at schools
  • Unique scheme for electrification of classrooms to fuel ICT enabled education.
  • ICT based Content Development for teachers and students
  • E-Governance Initiatives in General Education department
  • School Wiki – to promote collaborative content development

  • EDUSAT initiatives in the state including ViCTERS educational channel

  • The target group of IT@School Project is the dynamic group of students, teacher and parents, but primarily the Students.IT@School has proven that ICT enabled education could be implemented in the state in a phased manner which would benefits millions of student populace. A breakup of the target population is as below;
    • Over 12,000 schools
    • About 60 lakh students
    • About 2 lakh teachers




2000 – A task force was formulated headed by Prof.U.R.Rao& the Vision Document was submitted.
2001 – IT@School Project was established and IT campaigns were conducted statewide
2002 – Network of Master trainers and School IT Co-ordinators were formed and Teacher empowerment programmes started. 
2003 – IT became a Compulsory subject in State Curriculum, IT practical exams undertaken.
2004 – District Resource Centers of the Project were setup and IT enabled contents developed.
2005 – IT@School Linux was developed so was the launch of EDUSAT ViCTERS network.
2006 – Complete shift to Free Software, Handbooks and supplements developed.
2007 – IT practical exam were conducted entirely on FOSS.
2008 – (1) Broadband connectivity was provided to all schools in the state
           (2) Piloting of ICT enabled education from IT education commenced
           (3) Laptops were issued to all schools in the state
           (4) IT@School was selected as the nodal agency for all e-governance initiatives within Department of  General  Education
           (5) IT@School Project enabled a complete FOSS implementation within the Education department
 2009 –(1) The shift to ICT enabled education was at pace
           (2) VICTERS educational channel was made available in all local cable networks
           (3) Electrification of classrooms was initiated by the Project
           (4) IT@School Project was expanded to Upper Primary and Higher Secondary sections
2010 – (1) Complete implementation of ICT enabled education in the state commences.
           (2)School Wiki was launched by the Project
           (3) Model ICT schools with Smart Classrooms are being implemented statewide.
           (4) Training for over 28,000 Student School IT Co-ordinators was undertaken

2011- HarithaVidhayalam Educational Reality Show- first of its kind in the country.
2012- IT theory exam in Highschools also integrated into software.
       - SSLC Exam and Career specific content developed for VICTERS.
2013- Hardware Training for Vocational Higher Secondary students
2014- Multimedia rooms and Smart boards to 748 schools and Upgradation of VICTERS channel from Analouge to      
        
Digital transmission.
2015- VPNoBB connection provided to 1390 schools.
2016- Pilot implementation of Hi-Tech school programme in the State.
       -    Broadband connectivity to all LP and UP schools
       -    SchoolWiki re-launched
       -    Massive training for Student School IT Co-ordinators


Name of the Project


Proponent Organization

:


:

IT@School Project


Department of General Education, Government of Kerala

Implementation State

:

Kerala

Vision and objectives

:

To create a IT literate community

To improve the quality of education via latest ICT technology

Improve the effectiveness of the entire department through proper e-governance mechanism

Training to teachers in latest ICT innovations

Target Population

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About 1.2 lakh teachers and more than 30 lakh students in Kerala

Details  of Contact Person

     Designation

:

Executive Director

     Organization & Address

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IT@School project,  Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram,

Kerala, INDIA. Pin code: - 695012

     Phone number

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0471-2529800

     Fax number

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0471-2529810

     Email

:

director@itschool.gov.in


Minister For  Education

Prof C Ravindranath 

 

 

Email: minister-education@kerala.gov.in

 

 

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 Secretary

General Education Department

Dr. Usha Titus IAS

 

0471-2331509, 2518997

Email: secy.gedu@kerala.gov.in

      secy@education.kerala.gov.in

 

 

 

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Director of Public Instruction

Sri.K.V.Mohankumar IAS

 

0471-2325106,0471-2324601,Fax: 0471-2325106

Email: dpi@education.kerala.gov.in

 

 

Abdu Rabb

 

Executive Director IT@School Project

Sri.K Anvar Sadhath

 

0471-2529800 Fax: 0471-2529810

Email: director@itschool.gov.in

 

 

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