Use of ICT in school education in India receives UNESCO’s recognition

Use of ICT in school education in India receives UNESCO's recognition

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The application of information and communication technology (ICT) under the umbrella of a vast initiative known as PM eVIDYA, which was launched by the Ministry of Education, the Department of School Education, Ministry of Education, particularly during the COVID-19 disease, earned the recognition of UNESCO.

The PM eVIDYA was initiated as part of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan by the Ministry of Education on May 17, 2020, which unifies all efforts related to digital/online/on-air education to enable multi-mode access for imparting education by using technology to minimize learning losses.

Education Ministry in a statement stated they have established it was the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET) is an integral unit within the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) under the Department of School Education and Literacy (DOSEL), Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India has been presented with The UNESCO’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in education for the year 2021.

This award acknowledges innovative approaches that make use of new technology to increase educational and lifetime opportunities to learn for everyone as per the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development and its fourth goal for Education.
In 2005, the Prize was established with the assistance of Bahrain. The Kingdom of Bahrain The Prize recognizes individuals and institutions who are working on outstanding projects and encouraging the innovative use of technology to improve the teaching, learning, and overall education performance in the age of digital.

A Jury of international repute selects the two top projects each year. The winners each receive USD 25,000as well as a prize and a certificate during the ceremony in the UNESCO Headquarters located in Paris” This year will take place on June 24, 2022, according to the Ministry announcement.

To deploy low-cost technology to improve educational opportunities for all students and improve educational quality and improve the quality of education for all students. system of the country. taking into consideration the NEP-2020 recommendations and NCERT, the Ministry of Education through CIET, NCERT has been working with a lot of dedication and focus on designing creating, distributing, and distributing many eBooks, contents – audios and videos, interactive AR content, Indian Sign Language (ISL) audiobooks and talking books. There is a myriad of eCourses for teacher and school education; and organizing online events, such as online quizzes that are primarily aimed at teachers and students using Offline/Online, On-Air technology One Class-One Channel DIKSHA, ePathshala, NISHTHA MOOCs for schools on SWAYAM and others.

To further the objectives of NEP and Samagra Shiksha and address the aforementioned pillars, PM eVidya- a comprehensive initiative that unifies all efforts and provides multi-mode access to digital/online/on-air education was launched in May 2020.

The CIET was proactive in bringing learning right to the doorsteps of the kids through the wide robust ethical, consistent, and efficient use of noon Vidhya’s DTH TV channels, and more than 397 radio stations. This includes radio stations for community radio under the PM eVidya program.

This was especially beneficial during times of pandemics, when schools were shut down, reaching students. This helped to stop the hiatus in learning to a great extent. (ANI)

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