STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 23 July
With e-learning technologies playing a crucial role in classroom education across the globe, the Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to provide online training to more than 30,000 teachers pan India.
The training will focus on imparting knowledge on Olabs – Online Lab Experiments of Science and Mathematics of Secondary & Higher Secondary level Education. “Olabs – PAN India Content Delivery Network (CDN) for E-learning” has been designed by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology [DeitY].
CBSE chairman, Vineet Joshi said, “In order to adapt to the changing scenario of education, in the era of e-learning, Olabs will help overcome the limitations faced by both teachers and students, thus making learning more effective”. According to him, implementation of Olabs in CBSE schools will be highly beneficial to students as well as teachers since schools face infrastructure problems, budget constraints and large student to equipment ratio.
Olabs will be available in English and regional languages. It will demonstrate the complex functions of e-learning using interactive simulations based on mathematical models, videos and rich interactive animations to create real world environments.