The Teacher Foundation is in the process of identifying a new technology platform provider as the discussion between the previous provider and the Department of Education did not lead to installation of the platform. Currently, we are looking at a synchronous education technology platform that is not very hardware intensive so that it can be made easily available in schools. Once the Technology platform is finalised we are ready to roll out the project in Government Schools across Karnataka during the academic year 2015-16. The project focuses on enhancing teaching skills of Government teachers in Karnataka. We are trying to scale the reach using synchronous technology platform.
The Teacher Foundation continues to develop the content for the CEED platform. All the modules developed are translated into Kannada. We have completed developing 6 modules - Understanding Learning; Multiple Intelligence; Active Learning; Collaborative Learning; Assessment and Designing Learning.
Installation of CEED platform in the districts of Karnataka is yet to take off due to issues of gaining permission from the Government of Karntaka. Cisco is pursuing it with the Government of Karnataka.
We can commence training with the Government teachers and heads only in the coming academic year ( 205-2016) as the schols are gearing up for the exams.
Two modules, namely Understanding Learning and Multiple Intelligence, are ready for delivery on the CEED Platform. Understanding Learning deals with exploring principles of brain-based learning in the context of using technology to teach. The Module on Multiple Intelligence deals with varying strategies while using a synchronus technology platfrom for teaching and learning. The modules dealing with pedagogy will be delivered using the CEED Platform and the training on the technical aspects of CEED Platform will be delivered face-to-face.
There has been a delay in getting approval from the State Government for installation of CEED Platform in the schools. We hope to finalize this by the end of November 2014 and start the first workshop in December 2014/January 2015.
We are in the final stage of formalizing our tie up with DSERT and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, which will allow us to reach out to teachers from 15 Districts in Karnataka, providing them with the required professional development support as proposed. Meanwhile, we had a dry run in July 2014, delivering one of our modules on the CEED Platform. The dry run allowed us to reflect on how we can seamlessly integrate technology as we provide continuing professional development support for teachers in a synchronous environment. We are modifying the modules based on our experience during the dry run.
The installation of the CEED Platform hardware in the government schools in 15 Districts across Karnataka is in progress at present. The project will be formally launched, as soon as the installation of the hardware is complete.
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