State Level Training and Certification of Master Trainers in Computer Aided Learning

IT for Change with the support of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), Policy Planning Unit (PPU) of the Education Department, Government of Karnataka and RV College of Engineering will train and certify about 120 government staff as 'Master Trainers' on Computer Aided Education tools. There will be three batches of hands-on training on selected tools in August 2010; each batch will be trained for four days and there will be an assessment at the end of the workshop for the certification. Mathematics tools will be the focus of the training along with some English language and Geography tools. The participants of this programme are from all districts in Karnataka. Each district will have four participants that include two DIET faculty members, 1 subject inspector and 1 BRP(Block Resource Person). Each of these master trainers will then train teachers in their respective districts (Cascade Model). Most computer based training so far has focused on acquiring basic computer skills and learning how to document using computers, which included acquiring skills of using the text editors, spreadsheets and presentation. This is the first that is focussing on 'Computer Aided Education Tools' to enable the teachers to integrate technology into their classroom lessons and pedagogy.