The education department of the Delhi government will soon introduce the concept of smart classes in its schools, which will see technology being used to impart education. These classes will first be introduced in the 17 Rajikya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas of the city which impart education from classes 6 to 12.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday in which a presentation with respect to the functioning of smart classes was made.
“With the introduction of smart classes, the experience of learning will become simpler. The introduction of the new system will revolutionise the process of learning,” said Dikshit. She further said that in all Rajikya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas, all arrangements to introduce smart classes have already been made.
“In every Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas, one section in each of classes 9, 10, 11 and 12 will be converted into smart ones.
So there will be in 68 smart classes in 17 Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas. The introduction of smart classes in other sections and classes will be taken up later,” said a senior Delhi government official.
Dikshit further stated that smart classes create an independent platform and make available all the required content to students on the micro SD card expandable up to a certain GB limit. So students will be able to interact with tutors whenever required.
“This format is more useful for higher classes and tutorials. The smart class will facilitate existing learning methodology and enable students to educate themselves effectively. They won’t be restricted to only textbooks but will be free to explore the internet to find answers and satiate their curiosity. Smart classes would be based on e-textbooks, digital library and virtual labs for science subjects,” added Dikshit.