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Implementation of Virtual Laboratory
(E-Learning Centre)
in Government High Schools
to improve the quality of education in the backward taluks of Karnataka

 

Funding Institution

 

Implementation Agency

 

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, New Delhi

 

Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST)

 

ESTABLISHMENT OF VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS (VCR) TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN TEN TALUK'S OF KARNATAKA
(funded by Rural Electrification Corporation Limited under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Funds, Government of India Undertaking, New Delhi)
 

Principal Investigator

:

Dr. S.G.S. Swamy

Nodal Officer &
Co-ordinator

:

Shri K. N. Venkatesh

Budget

:

Rs. 174 Lakhs

Funded by

:

RECL, New Delhi

 

Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) was established in the year 1975. It is one of the first State S & T Councils to be set up in the country. KSCST is an autonomous S & T organization under Department of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka. In co-operation with the Indian Institute of Science and several other premier R & D institutions in the State, KSCST executes many projects and programmes, leading to find S & T based solutions.

During the last 42 years of its existence, KSCST has been pro-actively engaging itself to identify local specific needs / problems in the broad areas of Agriculture, Water, Education, Energy, Ecology and Environment, Habitat, Health, Solid & Electronic Waste and Infrastructure. Over the years, a number of technologies have been translated, from research and demonstration phase, to implementation and operational phase.

One such major objective of the Council, in the field of education, has been to improve the quality of education in the State. With this background, the Establishment of Virtual Class Room to improve the quality of education in the backward taluks of Karnataka, popularly known as Virtual Laboratory, was started in the year 2016.

Virtual Class Room (E - Learning Centre)

Virtual Laboratory is a system that creates an environment designed to facilitate teacher's management of educational courses for their students, especially a system using computer hardware and software, which also involves distance learning. The environment can be web-based and accessed through a portal or software-based and require a downloadable executable file.

A virtual classroom is a teaching and learning environment where participants can interact, communicate, view and discuss presentations, and engage with learning resources while working in groups, all in an online setting. The medium is often through a video conferencing application that allows multiple users to be connected at the same time through the Internet, which allows users from virtually anywhere to participate. A virtual classroom is also known as a virtual learning environment (VLE)

With the above background, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), Bangalore and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, New Delhi are jointly implementing Virtual Classroom (VCR) in 10 high schools in the backward talukas of Karnataka.

The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, New Delhi has provided financial assistance through Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to implement the above programme.

Objectives:

  • To improve the quality and effectiveness of education for students of Government High Schools across Karnataka by collaborative learning and teaching process through IT gadgets.

  • To improve the accessibility of educational resources for the students and teachers using Computer Hardware and Software.

  • To support live on-line classes for distance learning and remote education.

  • To enable Students to independently view specific topics and breakout sessions allow teachers to divide the students into groups to discuss a specific topic or to work on a group assignment.

  • The students will learn science experiments, inculcate scientific attitude and spread the same with their neighbourhood.

Architecture Diagram of Virtual Laboratory

 


 

Materials Provided in Virtual Laboratory:

  • Server Sysem

  • Digital contents for 8th, 9th and 10th standard Science, Mathematics and Social Science subjects in both Kannada and English Medium.

  • Karadi Path Magic English SLL Package for 10 Virtual Schools.

  • Virtual 3D experiments - Physics, Chemistry and Biology Science Experiments for 10 Virtual Schools.

  • 20 Student Laptops Console (Android based laptops).

  • 1 Teacher Console (Windows OS based laptop).

  • 43" LED Smart Display.

  • Two Head phones with an audio splitter for each student console.

  • Static IP with BSNL broadband connection with 2MBPS speed.

  • Wi-Fi Network, Access point and Network accessories.

  • IP camera with NVR

  • Power Backup Online UPS System with SMF batteries

List of Selected Government High Schools for Establishment of Virtual Class Rooms under the CSR Funds - REC, GoI

District

Selected Schools for the Establishment of Virtual Classroom (VCR)

Mandya

Govt. Composite Pre University College (High School Section), Malavalli (T), Mandya (D)

Udupi

Government High School, Heskattur, Kundapura (T), Udupi (D)

Chamarajanagara

Government High School, Meghala Hundi, Chamarajanagara (T), Chamarajanagara (D)

Tumkur

Government Junior College (High School Section), I. D. Halli, Madhugiri (T), Tumkur (D)

Vijayapur

Government Junior College for Girls, Vijayapur (T), Vijayapur (Bijapur)(D)

Uttara Kannada

Government High School, Hillur, Ankola (T), Uttara Kannada

Chikmagalur

Govt. Composite Pre University College (High School Section), Koppa, Chikmagalur (D)

Kodagu

Govt. Composite Pre University College, Suntikoppa, somarpet (T), Kodagu

Bagalkote

Government P U College for Girls (High School Section), Bagalkote (T), Bagalkote (D)

Bellary

Government Junior College for Girls (High Schools Section), Hospet (T), Bellary (D)

 

Achievements:

  • Students are motivated and actively participating in the Virtual Laboratory.

  • Students understand their lessons by asking for immediate feedback, answering questions, and giving in depth verbal explanations of complex material using digital learning.

  • Students are able visualize the concepts from digital contents.

  • Students are easily browse through the digital contents provided and choose the topic they want to learn.

  • Theses Virtual Laboratories builds confidence to students to face exams and for teachers on subjects knowledge.

  • Admissions / Strength of the students has increased in the VL established Government High Schools VL Schools are achieving good results in 10th standard exams.

 

See also:

Implementation of Virtual Laboratory (E-Learning Centre)
in Government High Schools
to improve the quality of education in the backward taluks of Karnataka

 

 

 

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