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Indian School Muscat e-initiatives to boost teaching skills, learning abilities of children


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Muscat: With a view to improving students' learning abilities and the teaching skills of teachers, Indian School Muscat (ISM) has joined with eWorld, providing digital content, special webpages for both parents and children and SMS assistance, school officials said.

"In addition to installing computers, smart boards, projectors and speakers in classrooms, we have introduced ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, which will help teachers to improve their teaching and manage their volume of work effectively," school officials said, adding that the e-initiatives launched recently are working smoothly.

"Not only will it ease the workload of teachers, but it will also enable parents to keep a tab on their children's education," school officials added.

Further, parents will be able to log onto the school server and receive updates on their children's performance in real-time.

"Moreover, in a move to cut down on the use of paper, from now on circulars will also be uploaded onto the school's website," the school officials added.

There are some 9,000 students studying in the school, along with a teaching and non-teaching staff of 400.

"A special section has also been added onto the school website to help students access worksheets, question papers, study materials, and other classroom tools from their homes. In addition to this, we have set up SMS assistance systems to ease communications between parents and the school," the school officials added. The school is also coordinating with various subject content providers to make learning more digital.

"Digital rich content mapped onto Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be delivered through the school server. This will offer support in making teaching more lively, interactive and technically driven. Teachers are also empowered with desktops and laptops to deliver content more efficiently in the classrooms and keep themselves abreast of the latest educational teaching methods," the school officials added.

Meanwhile, the school has launched its e-magazine, highlighting the achievements of students and teachers. Also, the school is incorporating CCTV surveillance to enhance the safety and security of its students and staff in and around the campus.

To get in touch with the reporter reji@timesofoman.com

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the ERP has totally revolutionized the school ! just hope tablets with e-books come...that would be awesome!!!!




e-learning initiative is inevitable to create an excellent student community....