The District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Uthamacholapuram, near here has launched an online radio station for enhancing the quality of school education in Salem district.
The ‘DIET-Salem’ Radio Station was inaugurated by Pon. Kumar, Joint Director, State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Chennai, at a function held on the DIET campus here on Wednesday, in the presence of M. Selvam, Principal, DIET.
Mr. Pon. Kumar released the newsletter on the occasion and the first copy was received by P. So. Kesavan, lecturer, DIET.
A pilot study was conducted recently and both teachers and students evinced interest in broadcasting programmes such as drama, stories, narrations, news, current events, school events, quiz, puzzles, demonstrations, capacity building trainings, competitions to enhance their teaching and learning skills.
Mr. Selvam will act as project manager and S. Manikandan, a lecturer, will be the project coordinator and R. Kavitha as project assistant in broadcasting the programmes.
Mr. Selvam said that broadcasting on the internet is referred to as webcasting, since it is not transmitted broadly through wireless means. It can either be used as a stand-alone device running through the internet, or as software running through a single computer system. Internet radio is generally used to communicate and easily spread messages through the form of talk. It is communicated through a wireless communication network connected to a switch packet network (the internet) via a disclosed source.
On the functioning of the new facility, he said that interested teachers will be given training in presenting programmes, school-wise, and the teachers will in turn train the students.
Experts in different areas, delegates, successful teachers, role models would be invited to share their views through this radio. Discussions and debates would be conducted on current trends in school education. Guidance and counselling programmes, teaching tips in dealing with children with special needs would also be broadcast.