Nationwide Launch of Amrita CREATE's Online Labs

Online Labs (OLabs)- an educational technology initiative developed by Amrita CREATE (Centre of Research in Advanced Technologies for Education), in association with CDAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), is launched nationwide in India. On Good Governance Day, Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, launched Amrita OLabs (Online Labs). OLabs or Online virtual Science Labs allows students, who have opted for the Science stream at the high school level, to perform experiments in a virtual science-lab. It includes simulators, videos, animation, theory and quiz. It is based on the premise that lab experiments can be taught over the Net in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Under this nationwide initiative, 30,000 teachers across all states in India will be provided free training to teach students how to use OLabs. This will be hosted on the National Knowledge Network (NKN) to support its scaling to millions of students across the country. 

 

Nationwide Launch of Amrita Online Labs

On Good Governance Day, Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister, Communications and Information Technology, launched Amrita OLabs (Online Labs), which has been developed by Amrita CREATE, an educational technology research initiative of Amrita University,  in association with CDAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing). This e-learning program enables high school students to perform virtual science-lab experiments online. Under this nationwide initiative, 30,000 teachers across all states in India will be provided free training to teach students how to use OLabs. This will be hosted on the National Knowledge Network (NKN) to support its scaling to millions of students across the country. 

Amrita RITE- Inclusive Education Model Presented at the Vatican Conference on Children and Sustainable Development

Prof. Prema Nedungadi of AmritaCREATE, was an invited speaker at the Vatican conference on “Children and Sustainable Development: Challenge for Education”, held November 13-15, 2015 at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.  She presented Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's Amrita RITE (Rural India Tablet enhanced Education) model that was inspired and guided by Chancellor Amma’s vision to provide both ‘education for making a living’ and ‘education for life’ skills.