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India Report on Digital Education, 2020

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    5th Aug, 2020

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched India Report on Digital Education, 2020.

Context

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched India Report on Digital Education, 2020.

About

  • The report has been prepared by Digital Education Division of MHRD in consultation with Education Departments of States and UTs.
  • 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.
  • The report will serve the purpose of cross-learning, adapting and adopting best practices across the country.
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development has initiated many projects to assist teachers, scholars and students in their pursuit of learning like DIKSHA platform, SwayamPrabha TV Channel, Online MOOC courses, On Air – ShikshaVani, DAISY by NIOS for differently-abled, e-PathShala, National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER) to develop e-content and energized books, telecast through TV channels, E-learning portals , webinars, chat groups, distribution of books and other digital initiatives along with State/ UT Governments.

Digital initiatives by States governments

  • Some of the major digital initiatives by State Governments are:
    • SMILE (Social Media Interface for Learning Engagement) in Rajasthan
    • Project Home Classes in Jammu
    • PadhaiTunharduvaar (Education at your doorstep) in Chhattisgarh
    • Unnayan Initiatives in Bihar through portal and mobile application
    • Mission Buniyaad in NCT of Delhi
    • Kerala’s own educational TV channel (Hi-Tech school programme)
    • E-scholar portal as well as free online courses for teachers in Meghalaya.
    • Telangana has online certificate programs for teachers on ‘Management of mental well-being during COVID’.
  • Some states have launched innovative mobile apps and portals as means to facilitate remote learning.
    • Madhya Pradesh has launched Top Parent App, a free mobile app that empowers parents of young children (3-8 years) with knowledge and strategies around child development to help them meaningfully engage with their children.
    • KHEL(Knowledge Hub for Electronic Learning), a Game Based Application has also been started, that covers class 1-3.
    • Uttarakhand is making use of SamparkBaithak App through which primary school students can access animated videos, audios, worksheet, puzzles, etc.
    • Assam has launched the BiswaVidya Assam Mobile Application for class 6 to 10.
    • Bihar has launched Vidyavahini App with e-books for class 1 to 12.
    • Under Unnayan Bihar Initiative, Bihar has also launched Mera Mobile MeraVidyalaya for students, and Unnayan Bihar Teacher App.
    • Chandigarh has launched Phoenix Mobile application to assess the learning outcome for the students of class 1 to 8.
    • Maharashtra has launched the Learning Outcomes Smart Q Mobile App to facilitate learning for students in the state.
    • Punjab has launched iScuela Learn Mobile Application for class 1 to 10.
    • Sikkim Edutech App connects all the schools of Sikkim under the State Education Department; Parents also have login access along with students, teachers and administrative units.
    • Tripura has an application titled ‘EmpowerUShikshaDarpan’ in order to facilitate student’s appraisal.
    • Uttar Pradesh launches ‘Top Parent’ app targeting children from 3-8years age. The application currently houses three high-quality EdTech apps for children – Chimple, Maths Masti and Google Bolo.
  • Digital education initiatives are also enabling enhanced support for students preparing for competitive exams. Goa has partnered with Embibe, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered online platform for learning, practicing, and testing, for students preparing for entrance exams in the State. Karnataka has launched ParikshaVani, an exam preparation program through Doordarshan, and an SSLC Exam Readiness Program. Online Practice tests with detailed analysis are available for Government and Government Aided Students of Tamil Nadu preparing for NEET exam.
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