Odisha government has decided to tie-up with IIT Bombay, to provide free online computer courses for students and teachers in degree colleges across the state.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay in collaboration with the Union ministry of human resources and development runs the online project “Spoken Tutorial”, which is part of the National Mission on Education Through Information and Communication Technology.
As part of the plan, the state government has directed the universities to send their representatives for an orientation programme to make them familiar with Spoken Tutorials. The programme will be organised in Bhubaneswar in the first week of November.
After the orientation programme, the respective colleges will create their own groups based on the online courses that the students and teachers opt for.
The courses would be conducted through the mode of distance learning with the help of the website spoken-tutorial.org, which is a hub of more than 30 IT courses.
The tutorials under the course have been prepared in simple language so that students have an easy grip of the concepts. The programme will have audio-visual tutorials on programming, languages, animation and graphics.
Students or teachers will be given certificates based on their performance in assessment tests.