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ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿ

ICTs and Society

ICT Policies in Education

Curriculum and Syllabus

Explore A Software

Public Software


Public Software

ICT Literacy

Karnataka Government Computer Literacy Test (CLT) syllabus and resource materials are available here.

ICT literacy has many aspects

  1. Understanding how ICT impacts society along socio-cultural, political and economic dimensions
  2. Understanding how ICT impacts education - both education system and teaching-learning processes
  3. Building skills in using ICT platforms, tools and resources
  4. Building skills in participating in ICT platforms, collaboratively creating tools and resources

The ICT literacy portal will discuss some of these aspects

  1. How to install Kalpavriksha Ubuntu on my computer
  2. Moving to Ubuntu 16.04

Public Software

Software can be considered as the a basic building block of participation in today's digital society. Access to software is essential for everyone to participate in the digital economy and the future world at-large. Software that is produed by a community of users which can be freely shared, modified and updated as necessary provides possiblities for access and participation. Such a software is called Public Software, also known as free software or open-source software.

The term public software emphasizes the public nature of its ownership and control, which are important factors for ensuring universal access and supporting participation in its creation and modification. In a society that is becoming more digtial, access to software resources is important for meaningful participation and therefore should be seen as a right. Such an availability of software resources offers huge possibilities for constructive learning. read more

Technology News

Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), often known by his initials, RMS,[1] is an American software freedom activist and computer programmer. He campaigns for the freedom to use, study, distribute and modify software; software that ensures these freedoms is termed free software. He is best known for launching the GNU Project, founding the Free Software Foundation, developing the GNU Compiler Collection and GNU Emacs, and writing the GNU General Public License. for more information click here

Teachers' Talk on Technology

Ganji Erana sir, BRP, Bellary BRC

I want to

Book Shelf

Events and Happenings


Explore A Software

ICT Integration in Education Handout

Tutorials and Manuals to learn public software tools


  1. GIMP manual
  2. Open Shot Video Editor manual


  1. Spoken Tutorials Project from MHRD - Download videos on popular public software applications for self learning
  1. Ubuntu
  2. LibreOffice Writer
  3. Firefox
  4. GIMP

  1. Tux Typing

Videos on Educational applications

  1. Geogebra
  1. STEP

Websites of educational applications

Stellarium KStars


Useful resources

Internet Safety

While the Internet can be a very useful space to get information and download resources and also communicate with others, it can also be an unsafe space. As adults, teachers need to be aware of basic methods for protecting themselves while using the Internet and also help the students understand these rules. Many sites discuss Internet safety Internet Safety - UNESCO Newsletter

Ireland Department of Education has done a lot of work in this area and has many sites with information on Internet safety

  1. Internet safety for schools
  2. Safe use of the Internet
  1. Dangers from the Internet - Beware
  2. German police warns parents against posting photographs of their children to Facebook publicly
  3. ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಮತ್ತು ಅಂತರಜಾಲ ಸುರಕ್ಷತೆ

Featured Technology

Weekly Technology Tips

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