Bhubaneswar:4/8/21: Chairman Mo School Abhiyan Susmita Bagchi visited ‘Smart Classrooms’ project of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) at Unit IX Girls High School.
She was accompanied by CEO BSCL-cum-Commissioner Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Sanjay Kumar Singh and other senior officials of BSCL, and the School and Mass Education Department. General Manager BSCL Kamaljit Das was also present during the visit.
The “Smart Classrooms’’ project is being implemented in 13 schools across the city and each school will be connected to the system through their “Smart Classes’’ as there would be one “Smart Classroom’’ each in the selected schools under this initiative.
The objective behind the “Smart Classrooms’’ project is to facilitate virtual learning by bringing technology to the classroom doorstep of the teachers and children and to improve in student engagement activities, i.e. read, write and making visualization possible and child-friendly. The central theme behind the Smart City Proposal of the Temple City has also mentioned child-friendliness in all the projects.
The “Smart Classrooms’’ project is an e-learning application for classrooms in the selected schools and the learning infra is eco-friendly ensuring low carbon footprints. It will use a Windows-based desktop, keyboard, and mouse and would provide student analytics and digital learning solutions.
The project is unique as it can track the child and its activities or lifestyle and the software in the learning process can disseminate the information in three Indian languages i.e. English, Hindi, and Odia.
BSCL has installed desktop computers, 24 port switch for networking, metallic cabinet, interactive whiteboard (IWB), green board, ultra-short through projector, speakers for the better audio system, surveillance camera, close circuit televisions (CCTVs), network video recorder (NVR), UPS, video conferencing system, document visualizer, smoke detector, 65” LED display unit and biometric fingerprint reader in each school through the “Smart Classrooms’’ project under the Smart City Proposal.