The latest initiative of the Central Board of Secondary Education, "personalized learning solutions" assist over 11 million students to offer online learning resources and bridge the digital gap. It is estimated that over 11 million students will get the benefit of this online learning course which comprise of over 4,500 animations (animated content), set of one lakh question, six hours of the simulation lab in digitized and 80 hours of live lectures. This latest system will be available for all classes up to class X.
About four million CBSE government school students will be the major beneficiaries as these resources will be completely free of cost. This initiative of online learning is to roll out from the month of August of the current year, 2013. The five international and national publishers prepared content for the public school students that they can get at low cost that is Rs 2 per month for classes I to VIII and Rs 10 per month for the secondary level.
Five publishers, local and international both has been empanelled by the CBSE to deliver online learning-aid for CBSE students under CCE (continuous and comprehensive evaluation). To normalize the quality of education across the country, this new system will be included soon.
According to the official of CBSE, five various URLs will be designed to offer online contents to the student. The students will get a password to access the online resources that will be class specific contents. The question banks of different subjects such as science, English, mathematics and social science in which approximately 10,000 questions will be available for the students.
“The course will likely be released in August 2013, the content will be introduced in English however the content will be available in the next phase. The web links are already placed and will be introduced formally from August. The student will get this service through school and the school will be responsible for the payment. However, the services will be delivered free of cost to government school students from the question banks to the live lectures.” said by Navin Maini, the research office of CBSE.
Maini added that offline content in the form of CDs or pen drives will also be available for the student under economically weaker section. Audio-visual and animation will be used to make the content more understandable as children are more interested in that type of content more in comparison with textual content. However, 1,500 animations for classes I to VIII and 3,000 animations for secondary classes is available for students.