The central government approved the new education policy on Wednesday. This change has occurred in the country’s education policy after 34 years. This includes changes from primary education to research level.
Till now it is understood that the new education policy in 2020 has been prepared solely on the basis of the draft in 2019 but, this is not completely right. The new education policy has also been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. A new chapter related to online education has been added in the year 2020 itself.
There were a total of 23 chapters in the 2019 draft. While the new education policy released on Wednesday has 24 chapters. This is the 24th chapter Online and Digital Education: Ensuring Equitable Use of Technology i.e. ensuring use of technology for all.
What is in this New Chapter?
In the official document of the new education policy issued by the government, this chapter says: From the pandemic situation, it was found that in addition to traditional methods of education, we also need new options, so it was added.
Member of the draft committee of the new education policy, Dr. RS Kuril said: ‘It was not in the chapter draft. The government has since added this in view of the circumstances arising out of the pandemic. However, this change is true as per the current circumstances. Its future will also yield good results’.
Digital Divide of the Country
With the emphasis on online education, the policy also states that we cannot fully take advantage of online education as long as there is a digital divide in the country. The digital divide simply means that most people do not have the resources available for online education.
The Structure of Online Education will be Ready in Seven Phases
This new chapter on online education covers seven steps. Under which the structure of online education will be created in the country. Pilot projects of online education will be launched through NETF, CIET, NIOS, IGNOU, IITs and NITs.
Digital Infrastructure will be Created in the Country
- E-learning platforms like SWAYAM, DIKSHA will be made more user friendly than before.
- A large repository of digital content will be created. This includes the development of new course work, learning games etc.
- In view of the digital divide, e-learning content will also be made available through television, radio and community radio.
- Virtual labs will be created through e-learning platforms like DIKSHA, SWAYAM and SWAYAMPRABHA, with which students can also do practical and experiments online.
- Teachers will be taught how they can become content creators for online education. Microsoft can Buy TikTok and its American Operation
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