The Karnataka government said on Monday that it has decided to implement digital learning based on the learning management system (LMS) in government institutions of higher education from the 2020-21 academic year.
‘Karnataka LMS’ would be implemented in 430 government first grade universities, 87 government polytechnic schools and 14 government engineering universities, according to an official press release.
This would have a progressive impact on the teaching of some 24,000 teachers and the learning of about 4.5 lakh of students, he said.
‘Karnataka LMS’ was launched by Senior Minister BS Yediyurappa in the presence of Senior Deputy Minister CN Ashwath Narayan, who is also in charge of the Higher Education Department.
LMS-based digital learning is said to be a novel initiative and the first of its kind from the state government, a boon for students in government institutions of higher education, especially those from the socially and economically disadvantaged sections of society.
It is a platform to revolutionize the teaching and learning process by making changes to content delivery, access and assessment, the statement said.
It is a comprehensive system that empowers teachers, enriches students and closes the digital divide, he said.
“It provides access to everyone, anytime, anywhere,” he said.
Multilingual electronic content in the form of PPTs, videos, quizzes, assignments and electronic study materials is being developed in congruence with self-study and classroom teaching in accordance with the university prescribed syllabi of 14 affiliated universities by the faculty of the Department of Technical and University Education.
In the LMS, there would be analysis for scientific evaluation of various parameters related to academics.
In addition, there would be scope for ranking of students, teachers and universities, cumulative performance report, student feedback, content rating, tracking of electronic content use by teachers in classrooms and students, and a detailed analytical report, he added.