With schools and universities gazing at an increasingly extended shutdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has requested that the HRD Ministry reveal a common education platform for students of Class I up to postgraduation.
As indicated by ministry sources, schools and higher education foundations are probably going to stay shut until June end. India had declared a countrywide classroom shut down on March 16 as one of the measures to contain the flare-up.
Chief Ministers of most states who went to a gathering with the Prime Minister on Saturday were supportive of expanding the across the nation lockdown past April 14. As per sources, at whatever point the lockdown is lifted, it will be done in stages, and educational establishments will be among the last to revive.
Thus, online learning will trade physical classes for two or three months at any rate. The HRD Ministry has seven days to dispatch the platform.
“All higher education organizations have been approached to counsel partners and test out in their thoughts. Gatherings to talk about these thoughts will be held beginning Monday,” said a ministry official, who didn’t wish to be distinguished.
It’s against the scenery of the PM’s organization that the HRD Ministry on Friday looked for open criticism on approaches to make online learning increasingly viable.
As of now, there is an institutional push for online learning during the shutdown, however, the administration’s asset is dissipated across various platforms, for example, Swayam (India’s MOOC platform), Swayam Prabha (DTH educational channels) and National Digital Library, among others.
“The episode had prompted a novel examination in the biggest online learning exercise ever… we should remember a lot of things since not all students can get to online assets,” said the executive of an IISER.
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