India’s education will be stunted without digitisation
Digital infrastructure advancement in India will enable access to E-education. By the end of 2025, penetration of digital technologies in India will cross 55 per cent. Even with rapid digitization and a population of 1.39 billion, only 11 per cent of Indian households have computers. This 11 percent is excluding smartphones and also only 24 per cent (households) have internet facilities. Growth of digital education is mainly being promoted by personalised and adaptive mobile and video-based learning, usage of VR and AR. The pandemic has led to 1.5 million schools closed thus boosting digital education further. An academic setback is looming if the digital infrastructure is not stable. Read more.
Decision makers propose old age education system
Remodelling has become an urgency in regards to India’s education system. The requirements and aspirations of future jobs are what should be the focal points of the remodelling. Acquiring knowledge, skills, values and habits is what educations means. policy and decision makers have unfortunately tried taking India’s education back to the old ages. The Indian education system must provide opportunities through experience and should help to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Learning through the rote route is what we hand landed on. When the focus should be on critical thinking, expressing new ideas and debating and writing critically on any issue. Read more.
NIPUN Bharat initiative to promote literacy
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced a new launch on Monday. The National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat) is set to help India’s literacy. NIPUN Bharat will ensure that every child in the country will attain foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of grade 3, by 2026-27. The new National Education Policy (NEP) will help provide access and retain children in foundational years of schooling. It will also focus on development of high quality and diversified student and teacher resources and tracking the progress of each child in achieving learning outcomes. Read more.