It's a proud moment for K. Anvar Sadath, vice chairman and executive director of Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) as he has become the first Indian to receive The International Contributions Award. Sadath heads the implementation of Kerala Hi-tech School project and under his guidance over 45,000 class rooms of Classes 8 to 12 have gone hi-tech. KITE has also imparted specific ICT training to over 70000 teachers so far to help them handle the pedagogy-based class room transactions that connect 15,000 schools.
According to Sadath, heads the implementation of Kerala Hi-tech School project, of the total 4,752 government and aided high schools, higher secondary and vocational higher secondary schools, all classrooms in 3,676 schools have been made hi-tech.
"This honor is in recognition of Sadath's outstanding and continuous contributions to the field of educational communications and technology in the international setting," said Hsin-Te (Chuck) Yeh, Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Yeh is also the award co-ordinator of International Division of AECT.
The award is constituted by The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), which is a premier professional association for instructional design and educational technology, headquartered at Bloomington, US.