Utkal University has launched a Virtual Tutorial Lab on November 27, 2016. The primary objective of the tutorial lab is to facilitate the undergraduate students who want assistance in teaching especially from rural areas. One of the officials mentioned that through the tutorial lab, the students could access e-learning classes and these classes will help not only the students of the Utkal University but also four other universities.
Ashok Kumar Das, Vice Chancellor of Utkal Universiy, mentioned that the e-learning would not replace the classroom teaching. The initiative has been taken only to help the students from remote areas. The project also focuses on those areas where there is no uniform appointment of teachers.
The Virtual Tutorial lab consists of a question-answer pattern and the content will be designed accordingly. The classes will be recorded separately in a studio and embedded in a memory chip. The students can use the memory chip with compatible devices like iPad.
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Nowadays most of the universities are taking steps towards inculcating digital learning among the students. Recently, HRD Ministry has also launched TV channels where the students can get training for competitive exams like IIT-JEE. The content for these channels was developed by the faculty members of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Similarly, Telangana state government has also launched ‘Mana TV’ where the students can get training for all the competitive exams. Also, School of Distance Learning (SOL), Delhi University is planning to launch an online course by giving a boost to ‘Digital India’ initiative.