Wockhardt, a non-profit organization that is engaged in human welfare and social service activities in India, has recently upheld an initiative for e-learning in 26 publicly funded schools in Aurangabad. This initiative will benefit more than 22000 underprivileged students in the city.
First of its kind in Aurangabad, e-learning has been launched in 14 zila parishad schools, 10 Aurangabad Municipal Corporation schools, one ashram and one private-aided school, making a total of 26 schools.
Out of these 26 privileged schools, 21 are funded by the Wockhardt Foundation and the rest five are getting financial support from the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation.
The Minister of State for Education, Rajendra Darda said that the government has set up ICT (Information and Communications Technology) labs in 8000 schools across Maharashtra.
The E-learning program is intent at making school learning a fun-filled yet interactive experience. Developed by quality e-learning experts as well as qualified instructional designers, the program is designed for children from Standard 1 to 10 for all subjects. The curriculum is in line with what prescribed by the state board. And, the whole syllabus is made into an audio-visual format in Marathi as well as English languages.
The audio visual format supports a child friendly interface and comprises an interactive question bank.