The Government of Kerala's Higher Education Department has issued orders to implement the "Let's Go Digital" project for higher education institutions to adopt the digital path for studies in Kerala. The Department also set up a 19-member committee chaired by Higher Education Minister R Bindhu, which would have eminent academicians Rajan Gurukkal and Saji Gopinath as vice-chairpersons and additional chief secretary V Venu as convener, for the same. The committee would begin operations soon, official sources noted.
The move comes in light of the ongoing pandemic and on assessing that regular classes will not be possible due to the looming threat of the pandemic.
The panel would ensure the Learning Management System (LMS), based on Moodle (an open source learning platform) , to all institutions, would provide the necessary Cloud to impart training to teachers and students in digital learning and to set up smart classes in all institutions, it said. Schools have already adopted the digital learning path in the state. All state-run and aided schools in the state were re-opened digitally in June through the KITE-Victers channel. Physical classes have been more or less shut in the state since March 2020.