ITANAGAR, Jan 23 � Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today launched the �Chief Minister�s Global Education Programme� � a web-based educational programme � designed in collaboration with the web-giant �Google� for all schools in the frontier State.
Tuki launched the programme in a function here attended by representatives of Google India, State�s Parliamentary Secretary for Education Bamang Felix, officials of Education department and students from various schools of the State capital. This new education programme � to be started initially in 50 to 100 schools of over 7,000 schools in the State and later extended to others in a phased manner � is a solution built for teachers and students through Chromebooks to bring the power of the web into classrooms.
The system would provide free productivity tools to simplify and save time with classroom, Gmail, documents besides providing thousands of teacher-approved apps, books and videos through laptops and tablets. �A new era of technology has begun in Arunachal Pradesh through which we can connect with advanced nations of the world,� Tuki said while launching the programme.
Stating that the new concept would be a flagship programme of the State Government, the Chief Minister exhorted the officials of the Education department to work hard to make the programme successful by setting a target.
Chief Minister Tuki had on November 15 last visited the Google Mountain View headquarters in California on an invitation to the Google Global Education Symposium on Ministers and held talks with the Google Education team, seeking ideas from Google on how to improve and also impart quality education to each and every student without any bias.
�The system will help expanding educational opportunities by providing every student in the State with access to a computing device and a web connection,� Sumit Gwalani, Chrome OS Product Lead (Asia Pacific) said.
Elaborating on the system, he said, through this, educational resources could easily be published, curated and shared by educators worldwide, so the best content was available to everyone on multiple devices at the lowest costs.
Students, teachers, parents and even digital pen pals can work together, communicate across boundaries and learn from each other through the system. �Google classrooms will give teachers more time to teach and students more time to learn,� Gwalani added.