Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL) has announced yesterday a 3 years partnership with IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd, a premier partner of Google for Education, to provide holistic education solutions to the schools in our city. IL&FS will provide solutions, including hardware, software, training and certification, and initially this will be enable to 31 schools.
The announcement was made on the sidelines of the India Foundation Day for Smart Cities Mission held in Visakhapatnam .This initiative keeping with the Smart City mission to create internet-connected and future-ready classrooms. Google’s education offering enables the students to learn using open web technologies, including apps and interactive content, said a statement.
Under this programme , the schools will be provided Chromebooks(available in both English and Telugu) with G Suite for education. The devices come with Chrome Management Console (CMC) for managed and secure learning experiences for the students, when accessing the internet and professional development for teachers.
According to the sources “Under the Smart City initiative, our vision is to transform conventional classrooms by empowering teachers to integrate digital tools and aids seamlessly in their teaching process.” said M. Hari Narayanan, Managing Director and CEO, GVSCCL.
Further he added ,”Our aim is to accelerate learning for students and encourage creativity and critical thinking. Google India and IL&FS Education are our valuable partners in our journey as their open web technologies coupled with the training and certification provides us with a solution to enable both the students and teachers.”
Bani Paintal Dhawan, Head of Education, Google India says that “What’s coming next in technology will shape our future. We are committed to empowering schools and teachers with 21st-century learning skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.We are delighted to support the state’s Smart City initiative by enabling the creation of future classrooms.”