The COVID-19 pandemic has created a paradigm shift in education. Odisha state government has joined hands with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to integrate digital learning in schools.
From classroom teaching to online classes, Covid-19 has led to a big transformation. The state government of Odisha has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to integrate digital learning systems in its schools and state.
Odisha state government is all set to introduce TCS iON Digital Glass Room, a virtual classroom for students in 1010 Utkarsh schools and 214 Adarsha Vidyalayas (model schools) in the State from the ongoing 2020-2021 academic session.
Samir Ranjan Dash, school and mass education minister announced that it has received a proposal from TCS to implement the program under CSR activity. The government will implement a web-based digital education platform called the Digital Glass Room to help schools engage with students in real-time.
Dash said, “Classes are being held online through various apps including WhatsApp. We are also continuing education programme for the students of Class X, XI and XII for three hours every day on Doordarshan, while teachers are engaged in taking classes through virtual platforms such as Diksha, Madhu app.”
TCS will train the teachers of Utkarsh and model schools on how to use the platform. The minister has also signed an agreement between the department and the IT major. The government has also launched a Radio Pathshala program to provide education to students from Class I to VIII.