for providing online classes to students through facebook, youtube and other social media channels

Initiative: First Bell Digital Classes
Organization: Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), Govt of Kerala
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Location: Kerala, India

After the lockdown due to the Covid-19 virus, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), Govt. of Kerala rolled out digital classes as First Bell Digital Classes for students from all socio-economic and geographical backgrounds through the states popular educational channel — VICTERS within a span of 2 weeks.

The existing digital infrastructure was utilised in addition to social media channels to broadcast the content curated by the teachers’ network. Considering the students who are deprived of televisions or laptops, KITE was able to use available ICT equipment to ensure equal access to all.

The otherwise cancelled classes now experienced an effective and innovative comeback allowing for the education in Kerala to reach all in multiple vernaculars including regions such as Idukki, Palakkad, and Kasaragod.