Microsoft backs Mauritian online teaching resource project

17 February 2017

Computing

The Mauritius Institute of Education's (MIE) Massively Empowered Classroom or the Virtual Campus, known as Mo Klas, is aiming to build up a Mauritian network of digital learning resource creators by tapping the collective intelligence of the country. Mo Klas has been developed by Microsoft Research in collaboration with the Learning Factory of the MIE.

It allows users such as educators studying at the MIE to upload and download resources that they have produced. The MIE will upload most of its intellectual capital (e-books, digital learning resources, presentations, videos and so on) on Mo Klas. They will be freely available to teachers who register on the website.

Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, said that this is in line with the vision of the education sector's reform. The platform, she said, will empower teachers by providing them with suitable resources and tools, and enable pupils to enhance their potential by using the appropriate technology.

MIE Director Nath Varma, stressed that the MEC is a project designed to bring online educational content and techniques in blended learning to the whole of Mauritius and even beyond.

Source: Telecompaper 14 February 2017