IT@School

 
The IT@School Project under General Education Department was set-up to augment the IT education in schools and also to enhance the quality of IT education towards a complete ICT enabled educational system.  The Project envisages enhancing the role of Information Technology as a teaching aid for learning all subjects. IT@School Project is termed as the Single largest simultaneous deployment of FOSS based ICT education in the world. Headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram, the Project has District Resource Centers in each district. The project is the nodal agency for all eGovernance activities under General Education Department and also the nodal agency for implementing EDUSAT operations in the State, under which an educational channel viz. VICTERS is functioning. 
 
IT@School was formed in 2001, as a project under General Education Department, to inculcate Information Technology  activities in Higher School sections in the State. The first breakthrough of IT@School came in 2005 when Information Technology was made a compulsory subject in Std 10. The launch of EDUSAT operations and broadband connectivity to schools commenced since then, the VICTERS channel operated by IT@School was the first Complete Educational Channel in the Country. By effectively making use of the Centrally sponsored ‘ICT at School ‘scheme, IT@School provided ICT infrastructure to 4071 schools during 2007-2012. In 2016, IT@School re-initiated the ICT intervention in Lower Primary and Upper Primary sections, by launching exclusive ICT Textbooks viz; Kalipetti and e@Vidya. As many as 1.50 Lakh teachers from Std 1 to 12 has been empowered with ICT skills, enabling them to transact their subjects more effectively using ICT tools. IT@School amply supplemented the State Government's Public Education Rejuvenation Mission with initiatives such as Samagra Content Portal, Sampoorna School Management software and SchoolWiki which connects 15,000 schools for collaborative content development process. A major recent highlight of IT@School was the ‘Hi School Kuttikootam' programme under which over 1 lakh students are being provided specialized trainings in 5 different areas such as Animation, Cyber Safety, Hardware, Electronics and Malayalam computing......read more
 
 
  • World's largest simultaneous deployment of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) based ICT education
  • Capacity building of the teaching and the learning community
  • ICT Infrastructure Upgrading of schools 
  • High speed Broadband internet connectivity to all schools in the state
  • Hardware Clinics- first of its kind to repair damaged computers at schools
  • Unique scheme for electrification of classrooms to fuel ICT enabled education.
  • ICT based Content Development for teachers and students
  • E-Governance Initiatives in General Education department
  • School Wiki – to promote collaborative content development
  • EDUSAT initiatives in the state including VICTERS educational channel

 

The target group of IT@School Project is the dynamic group of students, teacher and parents, but primarily the Students. IT@School has proven that ICT enabled education could be implemented in the state in a phased manner which would benefits millions of student populace. A breakup of the target population is as below:

  • Over 12,000 schools
  • About 60 lakh students
  • About 2 lakh teachers