Cambridge University Press tied up with RiiiT in Promoting ICT Education for Schools throughout South Asia
December 25, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsRiiiT conceptualized a unique innovative ICT Education for K-12 and is named as IT Kids. IT Kids, a special package of teaching material, to assist students and teachers in honing ICT Skills.
Mr. Venkatesh CEO of RiiiT while briefing the press said, we not only provide end-to-end ICT education to schools but also provide ICT solution for school Administration and training teachers on ICT.
He continued saying that IT-Kids product provides complete end-to-end ICT learning content through giving total support to the child and teacher. The curriculum provides continuous support in honing ICT skills through four stages. In stage-1, the child and teacher is supported with conventional books; in stage-2 digital aid is being provided, where in the teacher is supported with classroom presentation, workshops/seminars, orientation programs, session plans, In stage-3, Computers based tutorial and online crossword puzzle, quizzes, memory games, animations & walkthroughs. In stage-4, e-learning content is provided with more through images, audio, simulation and multimedia.
IT-Kids has been successfully tried and tested in Karnataka. Many schools across the state have accepted and benefited out of this program. IT-Kids, a great success through out Karnataka with more than 1 lakh satisfied students are using curriculum, RiiiT has visualized reaching out more than 1 million students throughout south Asia in next year.
Cambridge University Press, impressed with the concept of IT-Kids and see the opportunity for wide open success of the product across the world, came forward and joined hands with RiiiT for publishing, distribution and marketing to cover rest of the nation as well as the whole of South Asia
Mr. Chris Boughton, Managing Director Asia Pacific said Cambridge University Press publishes the finest academic and educational writing from around the world and is dedicated to advancing knowledge, education, learning and research. Since publishing its first work in 1584, Cambridge now publishes over 2500 titles and 200 journals every year.
Iím excited about this tie up with RiiiT. The concept of RiiiT is unique and excellent. This focuses more on concept based learning than product based learning. The concept is good as it teaches ICT as a tool and not as a subject. Everything in the future will be blended learning with conventional and computer based.
Teacher training is the key for education. Every teacher has to have IT skills to enable education with latest technology. Iím glad that RiiiT is providing the Teacher resource material; we are keen to take this into other parts of Asia. Mr. Tony Lund Regional Finance Director Asia Pacific, Mr. Manas Saikia, Managing Director CUP India, Mr.R.Lokesh Head Business Development RiiiT were also present.