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Delhi govt in talks with Khan Academy to expand learning programme

Delhi govt in talks with Khan Academy to expand learning programme

NEW DELHI: As Delhi government schools started with their online classes for Class 11 students on April 6, the government had initiated talks with the Khan Academy to explore an elaborate learning programme for the students of Classes 9 onwards with an aim to expand the availability and accessibility of the educational resources particularly in Maths and Science.

More than 9,000 students have signed up for online classes that kicked off on Monday and the government is looking forward to designways to help students continue with their learning during the nationwide lockdown. In an effort to design an easy and well-structured learning plan for the students of other classes as well during this period, the Delhi government is planning to tie up with the Khan Academy, an educa- tional non-profit organisation. It offers interactive learning materials for students and has introduced guided self-learning ways for school students with its own instructors. The government is aiming to utilise the content and resources offered by this educational portal to include it in addition to the already rolled out online classes for Class 12 students.

The idea is to effectively continue with the academic cycles of the students and not let the lockdown hamper with their learning. There is also a possibility for the Delhi government to start rolling out teacher training programs with the help of the Academy.The area of focus of this tie up is to introduce a guided self learning plan with Khan Academy instructors. Students will be provided with audio and video based content along with self-assessment exercises. Special doubt-clearing sessions on important topics will be held for students.

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