The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has rolled out KOOL, its Online Open Learning training platform at https://kool.itschool.gov.in/. KITE’s Open Online Learning (KOOL) platform can be utilized to train teachers, students and general public. In the initial phase, KITE will provide training to the teachers and the first batch is going to start from next month. All the interested teachers can make registration through Samagra for training from 25 November 2018.
The schools located in the Kerala state are going Hi-tech and IT / ICT enabled education has become a reality, so this requires teachers and students to be trained on different domains simultaneously. Accordingly, KITE has decided to launch KOOL online training platform. KOOL is being designed in a MOOC (Massive Open online Course) model and is becoming popular across the world.
In this KOOL platform tool, there is provision for registration, submission of assignment and communication to course mentor. KOOL is a major step by the state govt. of Kerala to become India’s first complete digital state in education.
Kerala KITE’s Online Open Learning – KOOL Training Teachers Registration
The registrations of teachers for KOOL training platform for KITE’s Online Open learning will start from 25 November 2018 at https://kool.itschool.gov.in/. As soon as the registration process will start for teacher’s training, we will update the registration form and other details to fill the KOOL application form here.
Learning management systems were a part of the approach paper on Samagra resource portal. KOOL platform is an extended version of Samagra resource portal of the education department. It has an array of features for learners such as animated learning assistants, video tutorials and check list to practise activities.
There are around 200 mentors on the KOOL platform which have the capability to train 4,000 persons at a time. To clear the probation period, it is mandatory for every teacher to complete at-least 45 hours of computer course. More than 5,000 teachers have approached KITE to seek such courses and initial training in KOOL is being incorporated with suitable modules.
In the first batch of KOOL programme, there would be around 2,500 teachers included and there would be one mentor for every 20 teachers. KITE’s learning management programme would be of 6 week and will include creation of word documents, spreadsheet, presentation, image editing, video-audio editing, development of digital resources, Malayalam typing, internet and educational applications. After the completion of the course, each teacher would be awarded certificates. For more details, visit the website through the link given below:-
A proposal in this regard has been submitted to the state govt. by KITE. This proposal is currently seeking approval to declare the KOOL certificate acceptable to declare the probation of teachers. KOOL is going to be the largest training programme in the state. KITE is also planning to include more courses under KOOL online open learning training platform to not only benefit teachers and students but to the general public as well.