Training on basic computer skills – Partnership with Microsoft
Project Shiksha Programme
Project Shiksha aims to accelerate computer literacy in India by providing a program which includes software solutions, comprehensive training for teachers and students, development of world class IT curriculum and recognition for exceptional teachers.
For this, Microsoft works in partnership with state government, wherein the government is responsible for sending teachers for training, while Microsoft conducts comprehensive training programs at 9 locations provided by the state government.
The basic course includes topics like the Windows Operating System, Networking, MS Paint, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet. A lot of emphasis is given on creating lesson plans for class room teaching.
At the end of the training program teachers have the ability to enhance their IT literacy, to use computers in teaching – learning process and to promote the usage of ICT in school administration. Every year teachers are trained by Microsoft and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. 90,500 teachers have been trained to use computers and Projectors as learning aid to teach children since 2005.