Kerala Introduces New ‘KOOL’ Open Online Learning Programme
With the state’s schools going Hi-Tech, requiring teachers and students to be trained on different domains simultaneously, it was decided to launch KOOL, a press release said.
KOOL has been designed in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) model, which is becoming popular worldwide.
“KOOL is a major step by the State of Kerala to become India’s first complete digital state in Education”, said Prof C Raveendranath, state Education minister.
Learning Management Systems were a part of the approach paper on ‘Samagra’ resource portal and KOOL has been developed as an expansion of ‘Samagra’, the resource portal of the education department.
KOOL has an array of features for learners in the form of animated learning assistants, video tutorials and check lists for practicing the activities, a press release said.
“We have 200 mentors with a capacity to train 4,000persons at a time”, K Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, KITE said.
It is compulsory for teachers to successfully complete45 hours of computer course in order to clear their probation.