Karnataka Government has announced its plans to set up smart class rooms and hold virtual classes at all the first grade colleges of the state. The announcement came in part of the government’s intention to boost the teaching-learning process through technological advancement. This could help students to get education studded with information and one-touch feedback options. The officials in the Higher Education Department of the state have confirmed about the news and have agreed that the government is planning to install smart class rooms in every government-run first grade colleges in the state.
Structure of Smart Class Rooms
To begin with, these classrooms would be installed in 50 selected government run first-grade colleges which are presently capable of holding such classes and are ready with possible infrastructure. The plan would further be extended in the months to come and such class rooms would be setup in all the government run colleges across the state. Virtual classes would also be started along with setting up of smart classrooms. Students would be provided with sufficient amount of e-content such as, e-books, video lectures, audio books plus lecture notes related to the undergraduate syllabus, extracurricular programs, personality development materials etc. Students, teachers and staff members would be able to grant access to such content which would be circulated to schools by the Government through networked computers or mobile handsets.
The smart classrooms would run parallel to conventional courses in these institutions and would facilitate students to gain access to online Open Course Ware content for further assistance in their course material. To make the process smoother the Karnataka Government is installing local area network connections to hundreds of government run first-grade colleges.