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Virtual classrooms soon for CBSE students

Students in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will soon get ‘personalised online learning solutions’, where they will have access to live lectures, labs and exercises.

mumbai Updated: Aug 12, 2013 01:56 IST
Puja Pednekar

Students in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will soon get ‘personalised online learning solutions’, where they will have access to live lectures, labs and exercises.

Every student will have a unique password and get class-specific content — in colourful, interactive 2D and 3D animation formats — on subjects such as mathematics, social science, science, life skills and performing arts.

“Students will be able to access e-content 24x7. Initially, only English content will be available. Hindi content will also be introduced in the next round. Content will be provided through CDs or pen drives for those students who have no access to internet,” said a CBSE official.

Around 4,500 animated presentations will be made available, with 3,000 for Class 9 and Class 10 and the rest for students from Class 1 to Class 8. There will be around one lakh questions on various subjects in the personalised online learning solutions.

Through live lectures, teachers will summarise the complete course of a particular Class and subject within the allotted time. There will be 80 hours of live lectures for Class 9 and 40 hours per class for Class 6 to Class 8. Moreover, there will be a six-hour simulation lab.

While students from the primary section will be charged Rs2 for accessing the online content, secondary section students will have to pay Rs10.

Free access will be provided to students studying in government schools.

“Students who fall ill for a long period of time and end up missing out on a lot will be able to catch up on school work and understand concepts at their own pace,’’ said Deepshika Srivastava, principal of Rajhans Vidyalaya, Andheri.