TriByte, Azim Premji University partner to upskill teachers in Telangana

Hyderabad, Jun 28 (PTI) TriByte Technologies, a learning management platform on Tuesday said it has been offering a blended course - English Language Enrichment Course (ELEC), for the teachers in Telangana by creating and managing the Learning Management System (LMS) in association with Azim Premji University. The objective of this programme is to enhance the language proficiency of the teachers and empower them to teach the students in English, it said in a release. As a part of the programme, all primary and secondary school teachers are being trained for a period of nine weeks, two weeks of which is in person classes and seven weeks of online self-paced learning. . The course was initially conducted by the faculty members of Azim Premji University, Bengaluru to 334 state-level key resource persons and 2,880 mentors from State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT). Thereafter, the course was offered in two phases, to a total of 80,374 teachers, covering 51,441 primary school teachers and 28,933 higher secondary teachers. \"We partnered with Azim Premji University who with their technical partner TriByte Technologies trained nearly 81,000 teachers using a blended learning approach and proven learning management technology platform,\" said M Radha Reddy, Director SCERT - Telangana. The upskilling programme is being conducted across 400 plus centres covering all 33 districts of the state. The pedagogy is activity-based, self-study and self-paced learning, where the teachers will be guided by mentors for completion of the assignments and learning the tasks in the given module to move forward to the next course. The total teaching hours of this entire programme is 88 hours in 9 weeks and first 4 weeks are completed as of now. \"Other than our faculty, state resource persons/SCERT, TriByte has played a crucial role in enabling the technology for such a large scale teacher development programme,\" said Arun Naik, Leader, Professional Development Programmes in Education, Azim Premji University. TriByte Technologies has configured the platform for a glitch-free, extensive operation enabling over 7,000 live sessions every week and managing over 4,25,000 tasks/week on their LMS platform, the release said. There are a total of 6,204 mentors who are involved in monitoring the progress and mentoring the teachers. \"We have provided the technology to not only to enable over 1,200 live sessions per day, but also ensuring that personalised calendar and notifications reach every stakeholder,\" said Seethaprasad, CEO, TriByte Technologies. PTI VVK KH ..

Govt has earmarked over Rs 92 Crore for Chess Olympiad: TN CM Stalin

Chennai, Jun 28 (PTI) The Tamil Nadu government has allocated Rs 92.13 crore for conducting the Chess Olympiad, Chief Minister M K Stalin said here on Tuesday. In view of the appropriate efforts taken at the right time, Chennai has got the opportunity to host the 44th Chess Olympiad, Stalin said addressing the 'Sportstar-South Sports Conclave'. The 'Dravidian' model of governance envisages inclusive, all-round growth and Tamil Nadu is at the forefront in sports as well. \"The TN government takes pride in hosting the Chess Olympiad. The state government has earmarked Rs 92.13 crore for conducting the event,\" he said. Pointing out that he had recently released the logo and mascot for the Olympiad to be held here, Stalin said the conclave is happening at the appropriate time, when the count down for the tournament has begun. Stalin said he and his late father, former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi were interested in sports, which motivates not only the players but also the spectators. He recalled that the DMK-led regime helmed by him is extending generous financial assistance to sportspersons. While this is the first time the International Chess Federation's (FIDE) Chess Olympiad is set to be held in India, it is a matter of joy that Tamil Nadu would be hosting the event, he said. In all about 2,500 players and coaches from across the world are set to take part in the tournament and for sports enthusiasts, Tamil Nadu shall be the centre of international attraction. The 44th Chess Olympiad would be held from July 28 to August 10 at Mamallapuram near here. PTI VGN SS ..

Speaker to give ruling on opposition MLAs video recording protests inside Kerala assembly

Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 28 (PTI) The Kerala Legislative Assembly Speaker on Tuesday said he would be giving a ruling during the day on several complaints, including one from state Minister for Fisheries, Culture and Youth Affairs Saji Cherian, over alleged recording of the protests inside the House and its circulation in the media by members of the opposition. Speaker M B Rajesh's ruling came during the assembly session when the issue was raised in the House as a point of order by Cherian. The minister on Monday had lodged a complaint seeking action against the members of the opposition for violating the assembly rules by waving placards and banners in the House and for allegedly circulating a video recording of the protests during the session. The fifth session of the 15th Kerala Legislative Assembly was adjourned for the day on Monday after the opposition members started shouting slogans demanding action in connection with the recent vandalism of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's office in Wayanad allegedly by SFI activists. After the session was initially adjourned just a couple of minutes after the question hour began at 9 am, it was reconvened at 10 am amidst continuing sloganeering by opposition members, some wearing black shirts, who raised placards and banners against the vandalism of Gandhi's office and the gold smuggling related allegations against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. PTI HMP TGB HMP HDA ..