Punjab Gets E-Learn Platform to Make Textbooks Available Online for Free
Punjab Government has made its e-learn platform available online, which will enable students to access textbooks, videos, tutorials and other academic stuff online for free.
Somewhat similar to Khan’s Academy, PITB’s e-learning platform will be specifically tailored for students enrolled with Punjab Education Boards.
Platform will offer Text Books, Videos, Simulations, Animations and other supporting assessments for the better understanding of students about their subjects and topics.
Currently platform offers content for just a few subjects for 9th and 10th class. There are overall 1744 videos, 369 simulations and 1700 pages of content available for Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths.
Of course there is a lot more content to come in coming days. Moreover, anyone can contribute towards the digital content that will be made available to other students after necessary evaluations.
Dr. Umar Said, Chairman PITB, in a statement said that for the first time in Pakistan, textbooks are made freely available online, augmented with a lot of supplementary material. “We have made this platform to also crowdsource content from our users, which will make textbooks richer and enhance the overall learning experience”, Dr. Said concluded.
E-Learn Platform, down the line, may get this same content pre-loaded into laptops or tablets, or made available in the form of CDs. The introduction of online self-assessment features as well as centralized course/content management tools for public schools is also planned.
You can Access ELearn.Punjab here: http://elearn.punjab.gov.pk/