E-school system to be launched in five girls’ schools

Taleem Foundation Pakistan Chairman Dr Zafar Iqbal Qadir Tuesday said the organization has planned to introduce an e-school system in five selected government-run girls’ schools of the federal capital to improve their performance by equipping them with innovative ideas and social technologies.

“Initially, the system will be installed in five low-performing schools, with an aim to acquaint the students with modern methods and technologies being used in imparting modern and quality education,” he said.

He said under the e-schooling, interactive classrooms with uninterrupted power supply, internet connectivity and video conferencing facility through e-learning platform would be provided. “The system connects professional teachers at the back-end studio with interactive classrooms for real-time online teaching,” he said.

He said that the foundation had requested the Federal Directorate of Education to help identify the five schools for launching the project, adding that the system would be introduced soon after getting school names. “It will bridge the technology gap between students and fast-growing trends of innovative gadgets.”

Answering a question, the chairman said the project would be launched in collaboration with The Education Consultancy (TEC) of Singapore, federal government and United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Under the project, he said, facilities like computer based testing services to measure student learning outcomes and learning management systems – an online portal containing animated and visual tutorials power point presentations, worksheets and reinforcement sheets, quizzes for formative assessment – would be provided. “It also involves internet connectivity with backup solar power system to ensure live sessions through web-based applications including LMS, CBTS, and biometric attendance,” he added.

Currently, he said, the foundation runs eight grammar schools, 56 partner schools, 19 schools of languages and three vocational and technical institutions in different parts of the country.

Published in Daily Times, May 16th 2018.

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