Library Junction, the online academic social networking project
launched by Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, has won the Kendriya Vidyalaya
Sangathan’s National Innovations and Experimentation Award 2010. The
project started earlier this year with the objective of creating an
easily accessible and user-friendly online teaching and learning
platform connects the library, students and teachers.
Faisal, Librarian of KV Pattom, is behind the concept and also the
coordinator of the project. He will receive the award from Union
Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal on December 13 in
Library Junction (www.libraryjunction.net) utlilises the popular social networking concept as a platform to reach out to the new generation library users and kindles their love towards books and reading. It facilitates collaborative learning, knowledge sharing and critical thinking, a press release said. Now, there are more than 750 members on this online social network, including students, teachers and professionals from all over the world. NCERT has also selected this project for implementation under the All-India Competition on Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education for Schools and Teacher Education Institutions 2010-11. The project team has been expanded with expert teachers from different subject areas led by the Principal, C P Kumaran. The membership is open to all those who are interested in books, reading, libraries and the good use of internet.
Library Junction, the online academic social network launched by Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom won the All India Competition on Innovative Practices and Experiments in Schools and Teacher Education Institutions, 2011 conducted by NCERT, New Delhi.
The project (www.libraryjunction.net) was conceived as an online academic collaborative learning platform where the students can ask curriculum related questions to expert faculty members and clear their doubts. The network combines all the popular social networking features through which the members can communicate with each other, express their views and ideas, discuss issues related to different subject areas, share links, do wiki projects, download study materials and e-books and create sub groups on books, authors and themes. The network has more than 800 members and now opens to all students.
The award, consisted of a citation and Rs.20,000/-, was received by C.P.Kumaran, Principal and S.L.Faisal, Librarian and coordinator of the project from Prof. G. Ravindra, Director, NCERT at the National Seminar in New Delhi.