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Representative from Intel made a brief presentation on CMPC as a tool that would take India’s classroom to a level of 1:1 computing. A presentation on Skoool was given in which examples of lesson plans across various subjects were shared. The session was a clear enhancement to the sessions on online content that Tinsiri shared with the group earlier in the day. The participants proceeded with the Tool box 5 and 6 on the fourth day. Tool box 5 assists policy makers in financial and managerial implications of the plans. Toolbox 6 offers a framework of designing mechanism to evaluate the degree of implementation and about subsequent actions to be taken in light of the results of evaluation. The workshop ended with a great finale of group presentations by facilitators of each of the 3 groups. Each team presented their learning experiences in nutshell.

All the participants were exposed to the online toolkit. Each one of them was given a login id and password. Benjamin explained that the Toolkit contains a reference handbook that summarises worldwide knowledge, research, and experiences on the effective use of ICTs for education. The second day began with the continuation of Tool box-1, followed by toolbox-2. Information gathered in tool box 1is a major input for the process of identifying potential areas for ICT interventions in Education. This tool focuses on i) National vision ii) Goals and Plans iii) Gender and Educational Profiles. Toolbox 2 guides the planners through a methodological process of identifying educational priority areas 44

and for the formulation of ICT Policy interventions.

Benjamin and Dr. Tinsiri summed up the session by discussing the role ahead for each of the groups and the state representatives in order to use the toolkit for effective policymaking and implementation. The four-day workshop was completed successfully with the Valedictory ceremony, which began with a note from Minja Yang who addressed the gathering and mentioned that this workshop was just a beginning of this activity.

All the participants were taken through toolboxes 3 & 4 on third day of the workshop. Toolbox 3 contains three tools in it- i) Infrastructure ii) Hardware iii) Personnel Training. Benjamin conferred that these planning tools are built around geographic areas and institutions within them where the ICT programme will be implemented.

Champak Chatterjee, Secretary School Education and Literacy, MHRD quoted in his Valedictory address, “ICT must do something about enhancing teaching and learning process of subjects like Language, Maths, & Science. Maths is a huge problem area, especially fractions. ICT must do something to simplify this. Intel must keep this in mind.”

The tool box 4 is a crucial component which has ICT enhanced educational materials like audio\radio educational programmes, video\TV educational programmes, computer and web related materials, which are all an integral part of curriculum.

Frank Jones, President, Intel India Pvt Ltd while giving the vote of thanks, quoted, “ICT must do something about enhancing teaching and learning process of subjects like Language, Maths, and Science. Intel must keep this in mind. September 2007 | www.digitalLEARNING.in

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