தமிழகத்தில் உள்ள அரசு தொடக்க, நடுநிலை , உயர்நிலை மற்றும் மேல்நிலை பள்ளிகளில் தாம் கற்பிக்கும் ஆசிரியர்/ஆசிரியைகளின் வகுப்புறைக் கற்றல் , கற்பித்தல் முறைகளை மேம்படுத்தும் வகையிலும் ICT@Schools(Information and Communication Technology @ Schools) , TamilNadu என்ற புதிய திட்டம் உருவாக்கப்படும் . இத்திட்டத்தில் எல்லா வகுப்புகளுக்கும் ஆன பாட புத்தகங்களின் உட்பொருளை கணினி மயமாக மாற்றி மைய கணினி மூலமாக வகுப்பறைகளில் வழங்க வழிவகை செய்யப்படும். எல்லா மாணவ, மாணவியர்களும் பயனடையும் பொருட்டு சிறந்த ஆசிரியர்களின் விரிவுரைகளின் தொகுப்புகள் கல்வி செயற்கைக்கோள் வழியாக வகுப்பறைகளுக்கு சென்றடைய இத்திட்டத்தின் வாயிலாக நடவடிக்கைகள் எடுக்கப்படும் என்பதை இந்த அவைக்கு பெருமிதத்துடன் தெரிவித்து கொள்கிறேன்.
ICT @ Schools
The ICT in schools programme has been enabling high and higher secondary schools with computer facilities. Hence, this Government has announced ‘ICT @ Schools programme’ to provide computer facilities to the primary and upper primary schools so as to train the children at a very young age in the use of computers. Under this programme 20,420 schools will be provided with computers commencing from the year 2012-13 in a phased manner up to 2015-16. Along with the computers multimedia projectors with screens will also be supplied to the schools. This will help the middle schools, high schools and higher secondary schools to be integrated and will help to learn the subject through the computer with the help of internet.
In Smart Schools the emphasis would not only be on the use of Information Technology but also on the use of skills and values that will be imparted in the next millennium. It is expected that such smart schools will help the students to perform better with the use of ICT.
Five smart schools have been sanctioned under the State Government scheme at a cost of Rs.25 lakh per school at a total cost of Rs.1.25 crore. Thiruchendurai, Aylapettai, Ettarai, Somarasampettai and Inamkulathur Government Higher Secondary Schools in Tiruchirapalli District will be provided with Smart Class facilities.
Five other Smart Schools have been sanctioned during 2011-12 at a cost of Rs.25 lakh per school for a total of Rs.1.25 crore. R.Puthupalayam, Namakkal District, Periyakulam, Theni District, Veeracholan, Virudhunagar District, Palani, Dindigul District, Melur, Madurai District Government Higher Secondary Schools will be provided with smart Classes under the scheme with the assistance of Central Government shared between centre and state in the ratio of 75:25.
Education Content Server (ECS)Having provided Laptops and Computers to the Children it is essential to provide relevant content to help them perform better. The EMIS server would have e-versions of various contents and resources that would help the teaching, learning process for both curricular and co-curricular activities. The unique feature of this ECS would be that contents could be updated online on a regular basis.
ICT in schools
This programme is a component of the centrally sponsored scheme of the eleventh plan wherein computers are provided to schools on a sharing basis of 75:25 between the Government of India and State Government. 431 high schools and 1910 higher secondary schools totally 2341 schools will be provided Information and Communication Technology facility through “BOOT” model over a period of five years commencing from the year 2011-12 at a total cost of Rs.149.82 crore and as first instalment for the year 2011-12 an amount of Rs.31.21 crore has been sanctioned by the Government. This scheme is expected to benefit 29,06,184 students.
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