Kite’s Open Online Learning (KOOL) official website at kool.kite.kerala.gov.in: The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has rolled out KOOL, its Online Open Learning training platform at kool.kite.kerala.gov.in. KITE’s Open Online Learning (KOOL) platform can be utilized to train teachers, students and general public. In the initial phase, KITE provides training to the teachers and the batch has already been started. All the interested teachers can make new registration for training.
Kerala KITE’s Online Open Learning (KOOL)
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.
KOOL Training Registration / Login for Teachers
The registrations of teachers for KOOL training platform for KITE’s Online Open Learning (KOOL) has been started, in order to register follow the process here:-
STEP 1: Visit the official website of Kerala Kite Open Online Learning at https://kool.kite.kerala.gov.in/
STEP 2: At the homepage, click at the “Log In” tab present in the header.
STEP 3: Then the page to make KOOL Training Login for Teachers will appear as shown below:-
STEP 4: Here you can make KOOL login either using username and password or can Log In as Guest.
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Kerala KOOL Portal – An Extension of Samagra Resource Portal
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.
Available Courses List
- Basic ICT Training – DEMO
- Basic ICT Training – Premium 5
- IT Maths Lab Training (Batch 2)
- Khata Accounting
- LINUX DTP
- E-CUBE English Language Lab Training
- Introduction to GNU/Linux Operating System
- Office Packages (Writer, Calc, Impress)
- Graphic Designing (GIMP)
- Graphic Designing (Inkscape)
- Graphic Designing (KRITA)
- Desktop Publishing (SCRIBUS)
- Computer Aided Design (LIBRECARD)
- Database Management System (BASE)
- Accounting and Inventory Management (GNUKHATA)
1st Phase of KITE’s Open Online Learning (KOOL)
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 here – https://kite.kerala.gov.in/KITE/index.php/welcome/about_us
A proposal in this regard was submitted to the state govt. by KITE. This proposal has been approved to declare the KOOL certificate acceptable to declare the probation of teachers. KOOL is 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.