In the Corona epidemic, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal shared the country’s initiative on Digital Education in the G20 Extraordinary Virtual Education Minister’s Meeting. The special session was conducted to discuss the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on education and how different countries are dealing with the same.
The Union minister shared the efforts of the HRD Ministry to promote digital learning during the COVID19 crisis including the online platforms like DIKShA, SWAYAN, National Digital Library, e-PG Pathshala, etc.
The minister also said TV channels, (SWAYAM Prabha) and the Radio services for providing education to students in the remote areas in the country. The HRD Minister further stated that e-VIDYA programme will be launched soon as a common platform for all the e-resources for digital education under the One Nation One Digital Programme concept.
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He also added that the government is planning a similar concert for education TV channels, ‘One Class One Channel’ wherein TV channels will be dedicated to each grade. Along with this, the top 100 universities in the country will start a full-fledged online programme soon. The minister has planned to enhance the permissible online content in the Regular, Open and distance Mode of Education from 20 per cent to 40 per cent.
The Ministry has also commenced the process for preparing e-learning resources in eight regional languages in the country. A Digitally Accessible Information System will also be brought in for the differently-abled students.