Pune: In a bid to include all students in the digital learning platform, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will soon start a centralised e-learning system for all its 300 schools.
The project will be carried out over the next three years, in three phases, wherein 100 schools will be covered in each year, Shivaji Daundkar, PMC Education Officer said.
“In the project, we will introduce virtual classrooms in all schools so that we can address the issue of scarcity of teachers or resource persons. After the implementation of the centralised e-learning system, the lectures in one school will be viewed by students of all schools. Along with this, we will also digitise the schools totally,” Daundkar said.
He added that not only would the teaching-learning be digitised, but also the school administration will be digitally maintained. He said, “The school attendance, teachers' muster, salaries, etc., everything will now be computerised. The work of digitising the textbooks and other material is presently in progress.”
While the schools have already been equipped with hardware like computers, projectors, television sets, etc., the Internet connection is being provided to the schools.
BSNL has been given the contract to install the connection at the schools for the next three years and then maintain it for five years.