Tamil Nadu Government to implement Smart Black Board Scheme

The Tamil Nadu State government is to implement the smart blackboard scheme in more than 80,000 Government schools. This is to ensure better teaching environment.

Key highlights

The smart blackboard scheme aims to use audio visual teaching material that can be integrated along with digital classrooms. It will create materials that can be fed into computer screens using pen drives.

The Tamil Nadu State government has also decided to reduce be syllabus of 2020-21 by 40 percentage.

The state has more than 7500 teaching and 2400 non-teaching posts lying back and. The government is currently taking necessary steps to fill up these posts.

Digital education in India

The Ministry of Education, earlier called the Ministry of Human Resource and Development launched the India Report on Digital Education 2020. The report spoke about the innovative methods adopted by the Ministry to ensure inclusive and accessible education to children at home.

According to the report, the following state initiatives were launched to improve digital education in the country

  • Social Media interface for Learning Management, SMILE was launched in Rajasthan
  • Project Home classes was launched in Jammu
  • Education at your doorstep was launched in Chhattisgarh. It is also called Padhai Tunhar Duvaar.
  • The Unnayan initiatives was launched in Bihar
  • KITE VICTERS in Kerala. It was a TV channel of the Kerala Government that exclusively focused in education for children
  • E-Scholar portal in Meghalaya. The state also launched free online courses for the teachers.

Ministry of Human Resource and Development launched the ManoDarpan initiative to provide psychosocial support to students, teachers and family members during the covid-19 times. A national toll free number was launched under the initiative.

The ministry also launched Diksha platform, Shiksha Vani, Swayam Prabha TV channel and epathshala to help children learn from their homes.

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