Raipur: Chhattisgarh School Education Department has bagged the ‘CSI-SIG (Computer
Society of India Special Interest Group) e-Governance Award 2021’. This award
has been given in the ‘Recognition Category’ for ‘Telepractices’ which were
implemented for the academic assessment and monitoring of school children. The
award was received jointly by Dr M Sudhish on the behalf of Chhattisgarh’s
Education Department and Som Shekhar, Senior Technical Director and Lalita
Verma, Senior Scientist on behalf of NIC in the 19th CSI-SIG e-Governance Award
ceremony held at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Prayagraj. It
is worth mentioning that this entire work of ‘Telepractices’ program has been
done under the guidance of Dr. Alok Shukla, Principal Secretary School
Education Department and Kamal Preet Singh Secretary School Education
developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) and implemented by the
Department of School Education to simplify the assessment and monitoring work
of school children and to remove the discrepancies in the assessment
procedures. In this, teachers and students have to join a group on Telegram. A
teacher puts question images in the group, children have to answer them without
wasting time and each child’s e-answer automatically creates a separate video.
After watching these videos teachers can assess the children’s learning and
performance. In parallel, children can improve their performance through these
videos, knowing their errors they can improve their answers for the next time.
programme is being implemented by the School Education Department in
Chhattisgarh in collaboration with NIC Chhattisgarh. The questions asked are
also prepared by the teachers. Various organizations have observed the
‘Telepractices’ program and found it useful to facilitate the teacher to assess
the student’s performance. It has been developed under Som Shekhar, Senior
Technical Director of NIC. Its piloting in the state has been done under Dr. M.
Sudhish, Assitant Director Samagra Shiksha.