RiiiT has launched "IT KIDS", a special teaching package, to assist students and teachers to hone their IT skills.
Raman International Institute of Information Technology (RiiiT) has launched "IT KIDS", a special package of teaching material, to assist students and teachers in honing their IT skills.
Karnataka IT & BT Secretary, M S Shankaralinge Gowda, released the first package at the "Bangalore IT.in" event in Bangalore.
The "IT KIDS" package consists of material for students to recap previous topics, exercises, puzzles, quizzes and crosswords with illustrations. For effective assimilation of information and communication technology (ICT) skills, students and teachers are provided with a digital walk-through, lab exercises, and Internet learning and classroom presentation.
The teachers' resource material has lessons to support class-wise contents and assessment methodology. A monthly journal on ICT is also supplied, to keep the teachers abreast of the latest developments in the tech world. In addition, the teachers are reportedly given an orientation program, to implement the IT KIDS curriculum effectively.
Speaking at the launch M S Gowda, said, "Our rural students can face academic or career-oriented challenges, provided they are equipped with better learning facilities. With aid like IT KIDS, they will be able to hone their IT skills effectively to build a career in the knowledge sector."
The package also comes with MIS software (EDUSYS), to streamline the various functions and activities of school management, including accounts, academic and administration.
According to RiiiT CEO & managing director, S V Venkatesh, the "IT KIDS" package is an innovative approach to teaching IT skills in schools, as against the conventional one.
"Instead of passive teaching, the package uses the interactive method, focusing on concept-based learning with illustrations. In place of the conventional black board system, which is teacher-centric, our materials create a student-centric environment where e-learning becomes effortless", said Venkatesh.