NEW DELHI: As the Delhi government schools started online classes for the kids who are entering class 12 from the new session, it's initiated talks with the 'Khan Academy' to explore an elaborate learning program for the wards in the higher classes.
The Department of Education said the talks are on for classes above nine, with an aim to expand the provision and accessibility of the academic resources, particularly in Maths and Science.
"More than 9,000 students have already signed up for the online classes that started on Monday, Therefore the government is looking to form ways to help students continue with their learning during the nationwide lockdown," a politician from the Department of Education said.
Delhi schools are shut as a result of the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus. To catch up on the loss of education, the govt. has started e-classes for class 12, while activities are being assigned to students up to class 8 through SMS or recorded calls.
To design a simple and well-structured learning plan for the students of other classes as well during the time of lockdown, the Delhi government is aiming to team up with the Khan Academy -- an educational non-profit organisation.
The Khan Academy, which offers interactive learning materials for kids from schools, has been working to introduce guided self-learning ways for the school students with its own instructors.
"The government is getting to utilize the content and resources offered by this educational portal to incorporate it additionally to the already rolled out online classes for standard 12 students. The goal is to effectively continue with the academic cycles of the students, and not let the lockdown hamper their learning."
Also, the official said there's also a chance that the govt. might also start rolling out teacher training programs with the assistance of the Khan Academy.
"The area of focus of this tie-up is on introducing a guided self-learning plan with Khan Academy instructors. Students are going to be given audio/video-based content alongside self-assessment exercises. Special doubt-clearing sessions on important topics are going to be held for students."
The team would be instrumental in facilitating live discussions and ensuring feedback from across all the corners.
"The government is also aiming to start training mentor teachers with the assistance of Khan Academy so as to equip them to effectively conduct follow-up sessions for students right before the academic session starts."