Haryana govt. to distribute 2.5 lakh tablets to Class 10-12 students of government schools in May. Procurement of personalised and adaptive learning (PAL) software (for Classes 9 to 12), which will cost more than ₹5 crore is also planned
“One lesson the pandemic has taught us – online teaching should not be confused with meaningful education. It may provide some engagement when schools are closed, but is pedagogically inferior to in-person learning within the learning community of the classroom and the school”
Students have forgotten foundational skills or not picked up basic concepts in core subjects
Free smartphones and tablets to be distributed in Uttar Pradesh from mid-December; 27 lakh students enrolled on DG Shakti portal
The biggest ever tender to the tune of Rs 4,700 crore has been floated by the government on the GeM portal for the purchase of smartphones and tablets.
The pandemic can be an opportunity to recalibrate priorities. Education along with health, jobs and climate change should be the core ingredients of our recovery plan.
Poor network connectivity and costly data are hurdles for online education. Further, teaching material needs to be adapted for online learning.
The Global Threat Assessment report 2021, by WeProtect Global Alliance, launched on Tuesday, said COVID-19 had contributed to a significant spike in child sexual exploitation and abuse online. The findings show that in the past two years, the reporting of child sexual exploitation and online abuse has reached its highest…