For schools across the country, online laboratory or O-labs, a project designed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Mumbai and Amrita Vishjwa Vidyapeetham will be a welcome solution as most schools lack basic laboratory facilities or face teacher shortage.
Online Labs is based on the idea that lab experiments can be taught using the internet, more efficiently without incurring much expense. “We covered 2,500 students in 27 schools across Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka and trained around 330 teachers during the pilot phase that was completed last month,” said Amrita Vishjwa Vidyapeetham's center for research in advanced technologies for education (CREATE) director Raghu Raman.
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27 September, 2012