With many schools closing down their physical classes since March 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19, online classes have evolved to be the alternative. State governments have adopted various methods – classes via dedicated television channels, online classes and other educational institutions through web applications.
The Govt. of India had released guidelines for digital online classes prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and asked the states and Union Territories to prepare their own guidelines in accordance with their requirements.
Accordingly, Tamil Nadu government has come out with detailed guidelines for online classes, to facilitate the students to continue learning till the schools reopen. The order mentions various initiatives.
One such is ‘Veettupalli’ that roughly translates as School at home. It helps children in learning through video lessons that would be telecast through Kalvi TV run by State Education Department. The classes on Kalvi TV are available from July 14, 2020.
The textbooks would have QR codes embedded in each chapter so that students can scan the codes which will direct them to the relevant audio-video lessons.
For detailed guidelines, refer https://cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/files/go/sedu_e_65_2020.pdf