Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed an e-classroom software, DEEKSHAK. The software is aimed to address operational issues faced during online teaching due to the use of corporate meeting software. DEEKSHAK is an online synchronous e-teaching platform that primarily uses one-way communication for bandwidth efficiency. The focus, hence instead of being, all students participating in a class as in a meeting software, is on the teacher and the learning materials. Prof. Raja Datta of Electronics and Electrical Communication Department with his postgraduate students developed the software, the current version of which can be used within a campus LAN. Teachers can also record the attendance of the students on the platform. The software has been tested at IIT Kharagpur during the initial phase of social distancing with about 40 hours of classes being conducted with a total of approximately 300 students.
Further details: https://kgpchronicle.iitkgp.ac.in/iit-kharagpur-develops-e-classroom-software-for-india-academia-deekshak/
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