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Plan to introduce smart classes in Corpn. schools

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Corporation schools in the 10 cities of the State could get a technological makeover if a plan to establish smart classrooms takes wings under the Smart City project.

The Tamil Nadu Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.,(TUFIDCO), the nodal agency for the Smart City project, intends to prepare a comprehensive plan for smart classrooms for Corporations Schools in the 10 smart cities of Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Thanjavur, Tiruchi, Vellore, Tirunelveli, Tirupur, Thoothukudi and Erode and explore the workable models for the same. The TUFIDCO would consider participation of private firms to implement the plan and has already called for express of interest.

Preparation of a smart schools concept plan for corporation schools in the 10 cities; providing, installing and maintaining smart classrooms; concept delivery right from the primary to higher secondary level as per the Tamil Nadu State Board syllabus; exploring innovations in smart classrooms and content delivery over mobile apps from kindergarten to Plus Two level would be some of key aspects of the plan, according to a notification posted on the website of the Tiruchi Corporation.

Learning analytics is to be used to review daily performance for each student in each subject; review of performance report at student, class and school levels; level of student participation for each subject in each class and also to obtain feedback on teachers from students for each subject.

Learning analytics should also be used to determine whether students are ready to move on to the next topic; whether they are falling behind; whether a student is at risk of not completing a course; what is the best next course for a particular student?;and whether a student requires the help of a counsellor?

Interested firms have been asked to submit their EOI by April 17 along with details of their relevant experience; proposals and solutions, products offered with working and business models.

The initiative, Tiruchi Corporation officials said, would help bring about a big push towards improving the standards of the schools run by the urban local bodies.

There are 61 Corporation schools, including 31 elementary, 27 middle, two high and one higher secondary school, in Tiruchi.


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