Principals meet to plan IT infra assessment

Principals’ meet to plan IT infra assessment

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala state higher education council is organizing an online meeting of college principals from August 3 to 5 to discuss the proposed deployment of free software-based learning management system in higher education institutions in the state.

The meeting would also discuss steps for the conduct of an institution-level survey to find out the IT infrastructure status in each college. Principals of government-aided and self-financing colleges should attend the meeting, higher education council informed on Friday.

Meanwhile, College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET) has begun an extensive training programme as part of the move to adopt open source software-based learning management system for academic transactions in the college. Higher education council vice-chairman Rajan Gurukkal on Thursday inaugurated the online training session wherein 315 CET teachers participated. Moodle, a community-developed free and open source learning management software platform adopted by the state government for introducing learning management system-based teaching and learning in higher education institutions would help to fine tune and enhance the effectiveness of teaching-learning process, Gurukkal said.

The training is part of the higher education department’s ‘Let’s Go Digital’ campaign. The higher education council is organizing the training sessions with the technical support of Kerala Digital University. tnn


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