Muscat: As the world celebrates the first International Day of Education, the Board of Indian Schools in Oman has provided students access to a virtual learning portal.
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ISO-VLE (Indian Schools Oman Virtual Learning Environment), an online portal recently developed by the Board of Directors, Indian Schools in Oman, has now been made accessible to students through the dissemination of log-in credentials (username & password).
Presently, students of Classes X and XII who will be appearing for the board exams this year will have access to video-recorded lessons and other learning resources available on the portal.
In its initial phase, the ISO-VLE portal shall cover subjects such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, economics and democratic politics of Class X, and mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, accountancy and economics of Class XII.
“It is said that in the age of information, ignorance is a choice. With ISO-VLE, we are offering our schools and our children newer means of taking control of the information and utilising it to the best potential. We are sure this novel initiative will offer all students, especially those appearing for board examinations, additional academic support,” said Dr. Baby Sam Saamuel, Chairman, Board of Directors, Indian Schools in Oman.
The portal is hosted on a virtual private server that can allow multiple concurrent users. As the portal is fully responsive, it can also be accessed via smartphones (Android or iPhones), tablets or PCs. The platform is intended to be a knowledge repository, where students, teachers and schools can share and access information easily in the form of videos,, notes, quizzes, assignments etc.
As the contents are developed by the teachers of Indian Schools for the students, this portal is expected to help maintain high-quality uniform delivery of teaching irrespective of each school’s location or availability of resources.