ICT syllabi in school and teacher education have often focused on the learning of popular proprietary software applications, with little impact on learning processes or outcomes. The National ICT Curriculum, issued by NCERT in 2013, pioneers a new approach to ICT learning and ICT based learning, with its six pedagogical themes of “Connecting with the World”, “Connecting with Each Other”, “Creating with ICT”, “Interacting with ICT”, “ICT and teaching-learning” and “Reaching Out and Bridging Divides”.

The course, developed by IT for Change on a blended learning model, is perhaps the first pre-service teacher-education course for teacher educators, based on the National ICT Curriculum. The course development and transaction is being supported by IBM.

The curriculum broadly attempts to equip teachers with ICT competencies to strengthen their own professional capacities and to effectively use ICT tools and devices in their teaching- learning. It enables students to acquire digital literacy skills as well as improve their subject learning and digital vocational skills.

Interested teacher educators, from colleges in Bengaluru which offer the B.Ed program, can call Vijaya Teachers’ College (080 26631413) or send a mail to teachereducator@itforchange.net to apply for / get more information about the course. The course will be for a minimum of 25 and maximum of 30 teacher educators.

 A nominal fee will be charged for the course participation to cover course related expenses.