Lockdown leads India’s Public Edtech foundation Under fame.
Requirement is the mother of creativity, and coronavirus has proven that numerous private and public agents in the field of education are required. The success of current edtech solutions has also been increased. While the number of organic users increased considerably, digital interventions in the Indian government were also at the frontline of the crisis.
In the light of a variety of promotions, the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has noted that students can use the lockdown to learn new courses or continue their online courses through various online learning and communications technology initiatives. The Minister also called on educators and students last month to propose changes in the government's electronic learning system.
The Minister asked citizens to use the # BharatPadheOnline hashtag to give the replies.
In response to the appeal, some people have requested the government to increase the number of SWAYAM courses and require transferring loans for all universities, of course.
There have also been questions regarding the country's inadequate internet connectivity or wireless devices. In India, about 16 rural households in Cr have no computer access according to the 59th National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) Survey. A national survey of rural development ministries in 2017-18 has showed that only 47 percent of the Indian households obtained electricity more than 12 hours a day. Each household has obtained electricity.
In the National Mission on Education, MHRD has launched a variety of online learning initiatives. The task was started to make available to all students in the country knowledge resources and achieve full use of the human resources potential of India.
Government’s Online Video Classes Keep Public Education Going
SWAYAM: The government’s flagship online learning platform provides massive open online courses with 140 universities approved credit transfer feature. It is said to have over 1.9K courses covering school and higher education, and 1.57 Cr total students enrolled till January 2020.
SWAYAMPRABHA: The initiative provides 24×7 educational programmes through 32 DTH channels and Youtube videos. With over 3 Cr views, the Youtube channel has 56K total videos covering school and higher education.
National Digital Library (NDL): It is a repository of educational content (text, audio, video, simulation, graphics) on multiple disciplines from primary to postgraduate levels. NDL has 4.3 Cr pieces of content harvested from 250 sources in over 300 languages and claims to have more than 55 Lakh registered users.
Virtual Labs: VLabs provide remote-access to labs in various disciplines of science and engineering. These virtual labs caters to students at the undergraduate level, postgraduate level, and research scholars. This project aims at helping students to learn basic and advanced concepts through remote experimentation. It has 275 labs with over 2200 experiments and 18 Lakh students benefitted.
NPTEL: The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru in 2003, with support of MHRD. The platform offers sessions across civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and mechanical engineering and 235 other courses in web/video format.
DIKSHA: The app offers curriculum-linked resources for teachers and students in an interactive and engaging format. The platform tools can be used teachers for school-level assessments, sharing of best practices and experiences amongst teacher community through case studies, research papers and innovative pedagogical practices, among other use-cases. The platform also allows educators and learners to access lessons digitally by scanning the QR code in textbooks.