Bihar government today announced that it would partner with Microsoft India to implement a pilot program that would allow it to showcase a model of a school of the future. The initiative, to begin next month, would implement programs augmenting the scope of digital literacy and optimize the use of computers by students and teachers.
Rajesh Bhushan, State Project Director, Bihar Education Project Council, said five government secondary schools will participate in the project named 'Window to the World'. "The aim of the initiative is to reach out to students and educational stakeholders to build capacity within the state on a limited budget," Bhushan said. Irina Ghose, Director, Education, Microsoft India, said, "With Window to the World we aim to partner with the Bihar Government to showcase how tech-enabled classrooms can increase student engagement and learning."
The pilot would also aim to provide computer aided learning opportunities for students of classes VIII- XII in government schools as well as introduce innovative platforms which will connect students and teachers from all around the world.
The state government aimed at projecting Bihar as the model state for education in the country India by providing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enabled education at the secondary level, Bhushan said. The project was announced on the occasion of Bihar Diwas Celebrations.
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