Students can now answer their question paper on mobile phones. And teachers can mark their attendance on that too. This is what
Seshadripuram First Grade College , Yelahanka , in told its students and teachers this year. Bangalore
Even as schools and colleges across the country are against the use of mobile phones in classrooms
, this college has come out with an out-of-the-box concept where students and teachers are allowed to use mobile phone.
Called as 'Interactive Platform On Mobile (IPOMO)'
, the college provides handsets (a common model) to the students and teachers , where games and messaging options are disabled. Instructions are given to students and teachers on using the handset. After the respective tasks are done , the handsets are returned to the college.
Started as pilot project for BBM and BCA courses last year
, it proved successful for the college prompting them to extend it to other courses too. "The idea is to use technology in providing quality education ," M Prakash , principal , told TOI. "When we started the pilot project , students were curious and attracted to it. Moreover , it's quicker and copying is not possible in this technology ," he added.
To conduct a test
, a question paper is set for each subject. Four answer options will be given for each question. Students will have to enter the correct answer. At the end of the test , the students can revise the answers and then click on the submit option. Answers will be recorded in the server and the marks will be consolidated. However , for a three-hour test , 120 questions are given. Students can also do the calculation using the calculator provided in the handset.
As for attendance
, if a student continuously absents for three days , then an SMS will go to the parents' number. As for attendance , the teacher will be given a password. Once the teacher enters the password , he/she will get courses—section—subject. After this series , names of the students are displayed. After the attendance is marked , that has to be in the first 15 minutes , data will be automatically entered in the server.