COVID-19 has changed the response time of the government to the education transformation, especially in schools of the country. A popular coverage by Indian Observer Post towards E-learning initiatives of government and the private institutions which are helping the community to deal with loss of education and also engagement of the children and students at this global critical time.
Several schools, colleges and universities in India have started online classes so that students can continue their education from home and to bridge the education gap created due to schools being closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Here’s how a few of them are making it work.
Some initiatives for digital learning for teachers and students by the Government of India during the pandemic are listed below:
The Central Board of Secondary Education has begun online fitness classes by experts and cover basic exercises, nutrition, yoga and meditation, and boosting immunity for school students The live classes were held through YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. It will help in developing positive mood and energy. The students will stay healthy and happy and cultivate a sustainable and active life.
One of promising start-ups launched e-Delta Online learning which is also appreciated by NITI Aayog for its earlier version, has added Life skill, Social skill and Gender sensitivity and Hygiene as one of the modules in its offering along with the online packages from class VI to class XII on CBSE syllabus. Such responsible initiatives are laudable as they are contributing in value based education.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched a web-portal YUKTI – Young India Combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation. It invited the students, teachers and educationists across the country to participate in an online campaign ‘Bharat Padhe Online’ aimed at boosting e-learning and online education in India.