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Islamic University faculty participates in “Aakash for Education” workshop

Awantipora/Srinagar, November 11 (Scoop News)- A two-day virtual workshop “Aakash for Education” was conducted by IIT Bombay to train educational institutes on using applications of Aakash for effective use of the device as well as to enhance the technological skills of the teaching faculty.
The objective of the workshop was to introduce the tablet computers to the participating faculty members.

The workshop was conducted at about 250 centers across India. Three centers including The Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, National institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Rangreth and Mata Vaishnoa Devi University in the Jammu region were selected to participate in the workshop conducted on November 10-11.

As many as 45 faculty members from various departments of IUST participated and were exposed to the new and educational purposes served by the Aakash Tab II.

The Tab II of Aakash was formally launched on November 11 by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee during the National Education Day celebrations held at the Vighyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
Meanwhile, in the two day workshop the participants were exposed to various facets of the Aakash Tab that could serve as the bedrock in the modern and participatory approach in the education sector.
Detailing about the workshop, Coordinator of the Project at IUST, Mohammad Asif Naqshbandi, said that the aim of such type of workshop is to develop a sense of research and development among the faculty members and the students.

He said that the Aakash for Education is a two year project in which students from across the India will help develop the features of the Aakash tab which will be used as an effective tool in the Education system.

He said that the Ministry of Human Resource development will provide the financial as well as technological aid to the centers selected from across India. “The aim of introduction of the Aakash tab is solely targeted in its use as educational applications. The students will have an easy access to the educational programmes held across India, besides they will help develop the features of the tab and their work will accessed and evaluated by state as well as non-state experts,” he said.
He said that citing the importance of the workshop, Vice Chancellor, IUST, Prof A R Trag took effective measures for including IUST as one of the centers for this workshop.

Assistant Coordinator of the project, Majid Nisar informed that an Aakash tab would be connected to a local Linux server and the students can have access to real time lectures as well as quizzes. “ The tab will facilitate an immediate response and feedback from the student about a given topic that was taught in the class room. It will provide a continuous assessment system,” Majid added.

The IT section of School of Business Studies, IUST provided technical support to the workshop.

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