TCS and Odisha Government sign MoU to enhance Digital Learning in Schools

Odisha Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading Information Technology firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to enhance digital learning across schools in the state.

The state government is all set to introduce TCS iON Digital Glass Room, a virtual classroom, for students in 214 Adarsha Vidyalayas and 101 Utkarsh Vidyalayas in the state during the ongoing 2020-21 academic session. Samir Ranjan Dash, the School and Mass Education (SME) Minister stated, “a proposal received from the TCS to implement the programme under its CSR activity has been approved by the State Government in which digital education will be imparted to Class IX and X students during the pandemic.”

TCS will train teachers of the Utkarsh and model schools on imparting digital education to students through various platforms. They will also brief them on operating the Digital Glass Room, a web-based digital education program that accommodates schools to interact with students in real-time by uploading and assigning their school lessons, videos, worksheets, assignments and assessments, using engaging methods such as polls, debates, quizzes and surveys.

“Classes are being held online through various apps, including WhatsApp. We are also continuing education programmes for the students of Class X, XI and XII for three hours every day on Doordarshan, while teachers are engaged in taking classes through virtual platforms such as Diksha, Madhu app,” Dash said.

“As schools will remain closed till the end of December, the entire thrust is on online education so that the students do not miss out on course studies,” said SME Secretary Satyabrat Sahu.

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