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Pradhan Reviews Digital Edu Initiatives

New Delhi: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed the Digital Education initiatives of the Ministry of Education.

There are several e-Education Initiatives launched by the Union Government after Narendra Modi took charge of the Central Government.

Those include PM e-Vidya, National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR), Swayam, among others.

 Minister of State (MOS) Annpurna Devi;  MoS, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh and MoS, Subhas Sarkar also attended the meeting.

Senior officials of the Ministry briefed the Ministers about these initiatives. Emphasizing the importance of leveraging technology in Education process as it has lot of utility.

Mr.Pradhan said that technology would help in achieving the goals of an open, inclusive and accessible education.

 A vibrant digital ecosystem in education will expand learning opportunities for the students, spur innovation and entrepreneurship in the Education sector, he added.

The Minister noted that COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a shift towards digital medium of education and assured that Digital initiatives taken by the Ministry to ensure continuity of Education will be further strengthened and institutionalized.

To improve the learning outcomes and improve the access and  quality  of learning, Technology  offers solutions, in the  form of digital education. National Mission  on Education through ICT (NMEICT) is  a major initiative of Ministry of Education to  infuse digital education  solutions to improve the access to quality  contents and  also to improve the learning outcomes.

Even though various initiatives have been taken up under  NMEICT program, the major  currently  ongoing  initiatives like SWAYAM,  SWAYAM  Prabha,  National Digital  Library  (NDL),  e-Yantra,  FOSSE, Spoken  Tutorials,  and  Virtual  Labs  are being  implemented  by  various higher educational institutions.