Nagpur: Dell India has announced that since the launch of Dell Aarambh – a PC for education initiative in June, they have conducted trainings for more than 1600 teachers across 73 schools in Maharashtra delivered in collaboration with NIIT, providing them with an understanding and various ways of implementing PC based learning methods and certification. The training modules include the Dell PC for Education Basic Training Module for Teachers, The ICT Awareness module for Parents/Mothers & the Dell PC for Education Advanced Training for Teachers modules by NIIT Nguru. On successful completion the teacher receives a certification from Dell. The program aims to enable teachers to actively aid in the educational development of the child and pass on their learning to parents, while using a PC and create an encompassing ecosystem and supportive background for the child.
Aarambh is born out of Dell’s assessment of reasons impacting India’s PC penetration, one of which is PC awareness and digital literacy. Dell believes that awareness and adoption will find its place every household, when parents, children and educational institutes collectively look at computer education beyond its functional approaches, and expand their outlook with regards to the capability of a PC to be a companion in everyday life – both personally and professionally. Till date, Aarambh has touched over 1700 schools adding 31000+ teachers to its cause of learning with PCs.
Through Aarambh, Dell is attempting to create an awareness about PC learning for children who are today’s students, but tomorrow’s workforce and true ‘Digital Indians’, by first enabling the educators i.e. teachers.