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Training in computer-aided teaching

Staff Reporter

Rajiv Vidya Mission collaborates with Intel Technology


210 government teachers to be trained

Technical Plan Workshop for head- masters, teachers


–Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Computer training: Intel Teach Programme in progress on Wednesday.

HYDERABAD: About 210 teachers chosen from 100 select government primary and high schools in the city will receive training in computer-aided teaching as part of the Intel Teach Programme to be implemented in the State by Intel Technology Pvt. Ltd.

The programme launched on Wednesday at the Government High School, Nampally will be in joint collaboration with the Rajiv Vidya Mission (SSA) and according to the company, will envisage effective use of Information and Communication Technologies to enhance student learning.

As part of it, Intel will provide training, content, and project monitoring services while RVM will look after the administrative expenses, the Hyderabad District Collector Navin Mittal said after the inauguration of one of the two training labs in the city.

Donated

20 Classmate PCs, ten each for the two labs, will be donated by the company.

The programme will be in continuance of the training being given hitherto by Microsoft, said Mohd. Ali Rafat, the State Project Director of Rajiv Vidya Mission.

Micro Soft has so far trained about 27,500 teachers through its workshops, he said while noting that the agreement with the company would end in 2009.

Principal Secretary of School Education J.C. Sharma said the training also includes a Technical Plan Workshop for head masters and teachers of 60 schools in its 10,000-hour sessions.

Global initiative

The programme is part of Intel’s global initiative to take computer awareness to each nook and corner of the world and make technology an integral part of teaching, said B. Suryanarayana, the company’s Regional Director of Sales and Marketing.

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