Edu Dept To Setup E-Learning Wing

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JAMMU: The Education Department has decided to establish an e-learning wing to develop e-content for ICT-enabled classrooms.

This was announced at a meeting of the officers and scientists from Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) who called on the Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar here today.

The ISRO team included Mr Virender, Director, Development Education and Communication Unit (DECU) and Mr Murthy, Senior Scientist.

The meeting was told that the Education Department has already covered 400 Higher Secondary Schools in the State with ICT-enabled classrooms to facilitate e-learning while other schools including the high schools are being covered in a phased manner to facilitate smooth launch of the programme.

The Department is also planning to have full-fledged studios in all the schools with advanced technological facilities to record lectures for creation of e-content.

The ISRO team assured the Education Minister that the Organization will upgrade all the EDUSATs in J&K with latest technology and expand the facility, presently available in higher education sector only, to the school education sector as well. The Department of Education will sign MoU with ISRO in this regard

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