Punjab Government has launched an e-learning app, digitizing the curriculum textbooks in the province, making sure that the educational system moves towards paper-less culture as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The e-Learn App is available at the Google Play store in which each textbook has been augmented with video lectures, illustrations, animations, simulations, and interactive assessments.
School students can access 28 Science and Maths textbooks for 6-12th Grade, which have been augmented with 13,047 video Lectures, 592 simulations, 2100 minutes audio and 1,830 animations.
The official repository of textbooks in the form of this app is developed by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in collaboration with Punjab Curriculum & Textbook Board and the School Education Department (SED).
“6000 students have already downloaded the e-Learn app in its trial period which commenced four days back”, said Chairman PITB Umar Saif.
For now, the app requires internet to function properly but there are plans to offer an offline version to increase its usability. Still, it is very commendable that no internet is required for re-visiting an opened textbook.
Although the app is responsive and without any bugs at the moment, the Punjab Government should focus on providing timely updates so that it continues to provide long-term benefits to the school students of Pakistan.
It’s a great initiative as in all developed countries, e-learning has been implemented for many years because E-learning has numerous benefits over the traditional classroom learning, few of them are:
- Quicker access to the lectures
- A systematic way of learning
- Tutor free
- Catres the need of the students in far-flung areas
Pakistan is the country where many students are out of schools due to financial and other reasons while still, qualified teachers are not available in remote areas. With the inception of the e-learn app, students living in far off and backward areas will get access to the lectures so that they too contribute to the national development process.