NEW DELHI: A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between New Delhi Municipal Council and Khan Academy India aimed at improving the standard of education in the council’s schools by making optimal use of tablet-based smart labs.
The MoU was inked by secretary, NDMC, Chanchal Yadav and managing director, KAI, Sandeep Bapna to this effect at NDMC headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday.
“The technology will transform the way children learn and NDMC had already introduced smart classrooms in its schools, which were yielding very good results. The vision of the scheme was to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education from primary to senior secondary schools by focusing on modern technology,” she said.
“It might be very easy for us to give assignments and assess each student’s progress real-time, without any manual evaluation,” she added.
Teachers would set up their classrooms and assign videos, quizzes and unit tests to students. “These resources would help to reinforce a concept that had been taught as well as to provide remedial help to students, according to their individual learning needs,” said Bapna.
While presenting the budget this year, NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar had proposed to upgrade four schools into international institutions with facilities including smart classrooms, WiFi, digital library, etc and to introduce student exchange programmes.