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QR Code, an easy way to teach lessons

QR Code, an easy way to teach lessons

Quick Response (QR) Code in the school textbooks helps students to learn lessons easily and lessen the burden of teachers in teaching students according to their understanding capacity. Thus spake many teachers.

After many years gap,  the previous AIADMK rule, especially the then education secretary Udayachandran, took efforts to change the syllabus under the samacheer kalvi (uniform system of education), introduced by the then DMK rule in 2010.

Then only, in the new text books, the QR code  was included in each lesson and each subject which could help students to learn the subject in elaborate angle on their own with the help of internet and smart phone. It would also help students to face competitive exams in future. The QR Code system has really helped students during the Corona period when schools remain closed for nearly 2 years since March 2020.
Last year itself, the government primary schools got fund from the government to buy LCD TVs while middle schools and above got smart classes. ''Both of them were helping the students to learn the subject by using QR Code. Previously, education CDs were given which were limited usage only. But, QR  Code would give an in depth and comprehensive knowledge to the students if they really focus on the lessons telecast on TV or smart screen through online by using QR Code,'' teachers David and Sheela of a century old Modakurichi PU primary school said.

Many parents and students said after the introduction of samacheer kalvi, the activity based learning (ABL) and active learning methodology (ALM) system (self learning) were replaced by the old system of teaching by teachers with the help of textbooks. So, the QR based teaching help students to understand the lessons more. While continuous lecture of teachers would sometimes become boredom. At that time, the audio-video based  teaching under QR system would kindle their interest on the subject. Above all, audio-visual kit based teaching would  encourage even dull student to focus on  the subject. 
''In the schools, the students of different standards were brought to the class room where the TV set or smart screen is kept on rotation basis to study their lessons, as only one TV or one smart class is available. The day is not far off that  each class could get TV or smart class in near future as in private schools. The teachers are using their  cellphone to get online connection to teach lessons through QR Code. So,  there is limited scope only to use the cellphone. If all government schools are provided free Wi-Fi connections, as announced by previous rule, the QR based teaching could be made for many hours. Similarly, Rs15000 is given to buy LCD TV, while the cost is Rs 25000. The teachers have to mobilise the rest of the amount through public donation, causing hardship to them. So, the government itself can procure and provide the LCD TV sets to all schools, they suggested.

Besides, the previous rule also assured to give tablet computers to all government school students to study lessons through it by using internet. It would help save crores of rupees to print textbooks and buy paper produced by destroying forests. 

It would also remove  the burden of students in carrying heavy load of textbooks daily. In fact, the government itself announced paperless administration at the Secretariat and presenting budget through online in the Assembly last year itself. So,  the IT revolution should be used more to further develop our education system, they suggested.