With a view to embracing the modern world and making academics interesting to students, Giristhan-Matheran municipal council has started e-learning in its primary school.
“The response of the students to the project is very good,” said SS Dhupe, chief officer, Giristhan-Matheran municipal school.
“Our education committee chairman and teachers proposed this project. I liked and sanctioned it immediately. We started it on a trial basis — we conducted a test for two groups of students, one who learnt the lessons through e-learning and the other who learnt them through regular lectures. The first group scored better and we decided to implement the method for the entire school,” said Dhupe.
“Subjects like History, Geography and Science can be taught well through the audio-visual medium. Students have christened the project ‘Study TV’,” he added.
He said that they plan to open a study room with DVDs of lessons in it, so that if students want to revise concepts, they can play them repeatedly.
Kamal Thaakar, a Class 5 student, said, “We love this type of learning. We don’t get bored and we also take notes while listening and watching it. We call it ‘Study TV’ as it is like having a TV for studies and entertainment.”