Human Resources and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today launched India Report on Digital Education, 2020. The report elaborates on the innovative methods adopted by Ministry of HRD, Education Departments of States and Union Territories for ensuring accessible and inclusive education to children at home and reducing learning gaps. School Education is envisaged as a comprehensive and convergent programme committed to universalize digital education across the wide spectrum of schools from pre-nursery to higher secondary classes.
The quality digital education has acquired a new urgency in the present context of globalization. The Ministry said, it has initiated many projects to assist teachers, scholars and students in their pursuit of learning like DIKSHA platform, Swayam Prabha TV Channel, On Air – Shiksha Vani, e-PathShala and telecast through TV channels.
Besides, the central Initiatives State and Union Territories Governments have also managed the critical task of providing digital education at the door step of the students. Some of them were using social media tools like WhatsApp Group, Online classes through YouTube channel and Google meet to connect to the students.
To ensure inclusive learning in remote areas where internet connectivity and electricity is poor, States and UTs have also distributed textbooks at children’s doorsteps. Digital education initiatives are also enabling enhanced support for students preparing for competitive exams.
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