Delhi sets up six-member committee to prepare virtual school project


The Delhi government on Thursday formed a six-member committee comprising school principals, teachers and IT managers to study global best practices in virtual education and submit a project for the national capital’s virtual school. , officials said.

Chief Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia chaired a meeting to define the scope of Delhi’s Model Virtual School, a one-of-a-kind school that would strive to provide distance education to students through personalized teaching-learning , effective assessments and the use of cutting edge technology, they said.

The Delhi government had proposed to create the virtual school in its 2021-22 budget.

According to officials, existing models of virtual schools in the United States and New Zealand were discussed during the meeting.

Sisodia has formed a six-member committee comprising of school principals, teachers and IT managers who will study global best practices in virtual education and submit a plan for the Delhi Virtual School within a week, said. they stated.

“Delhi Virtual School will be like any other regular school. It will have a school ID and dedicated staff. Students will be admitted and will be given unique IDs. This school will have students, teachers, activities. regular teaching-learning, assessments and everything The school will operate on the principle of “anywhere to live, anytime to learn, anytime to test”, ”Sisodia said at the meeting.

“The school will appeal to a wide range of students, including students interested in home study, athletes and artists who need to devote sufficient time to honing their skills, dropouts and other young people who would like to complete their studies, “he said.

The Deputy Chief Minister added that the extensive work on distance learning carried out by teachers in Delhi during the coronavirus pandemic has developed the system’s ability to effectively manage online education.

“Our teachers have learned to use technology effectively for teaching-learning purposes. This online teaching-learning during the pandemic created fertile ground for the establishment of the country’s first virtual school in Delhi, ”said Sisodia.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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