As the Corona pandemic increases its mark on Indian soil, Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ asked students to continue their learning by making full use of the available digital e-Learning platforms during the period the educational institutions are closed as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.
The Minister has also urged educational institutions to promote digital learning and make students aware of the various digital/e-learning platforms which are provided by MHRD for online education. The Minister also appealed to students, teachers, and parents to follow ‘Janata Curfew’ the clarion call of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on 22nd March 2020.
Some of the digital initiatives/platforms of Ministry of HRD available for school education are as follows:
DIKSHA: Diksha has more than 80000 e-Books for class 12th created by CBSE, NCERT and States/UTs which are available in multiple languages. The content can also be viewed through QR code on textbooks. This app can be downloaded from iOS and Google Play Store:
e-PATHSHALA: In this web portal, NCERT has deployed 1886 audios, 2000 videos, 696 e- e-books (e-Pubs) and 504 Flip Books for classes 1st to 12th in different languages. A mobile app is available.
National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER): NROER portal has a total of 14527 files including 401 collections, 2779 documents, 1345 interactive, 1664 audios, 2586 images and 6153 videos on different languages. Website: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cdac.nroer_ver&hl=en_IN
The platforms of Ministry of HRD for school education are as follows Higher Education are as under:
SWAYAM: SWAYAM is the national online education platform hosting 1900 courses covering both school (class IX to XII) And Higher Education (undergraduate, postgraduate programs) in all subjects including engineering, humanities, and social sciences, law, and management courses. A unique feature of SWAYAM is that it is integrated with the conventional education. Credit transfers are possible for SWAYAM courses (max 20%).
SWAYAM PRABHA: Has 32 D2H TV channels transmitting educational content on a 24/7 basis. These channels are available for viewing all across the country using DD free Dish set-top box and antenna. The channel schedule and other details are available in the portal. The channels cover both school education (class IX to XII) And Higher Education (undergraduate, postgraduate, engineering, out of school children, vocational courses and teacher training) in arts, Science, commerce, performing arts, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects, engineering, technology, law, medicine, agriculture.
The access/login into all the above platforms/facilities are free. In addition to the above, students may take up projects to be done at home under 'Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat', 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan', 'Ban on Single-Use Plastic' and 'Fit India' programs of the Government of India.
News Source: PIB
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