Remote education was inaccessible to most children, says survey

What is the News? According to a survey conducted by ICRIER and LIRNEAsia, a think tank focusing on digital policy, remote education was inaccessible to most children in India. What is remote learning? Remote learning is where the student and the educator, or information source, are not physically present in a traditional classroom environment. Information… Continue reading Remote education was inaccessible to most children, says survey

The class divide that threatens to thwart our educational goals

Source: LiveMint Relevance: Understand the learning loss due to Pandemic Synopsis: The article highlights the “learning loss” that occurred due to school closure during the pandemic. India has to work hard to ensure that learning loss does not translate to a loss in future. Introduction The lockdowns because of the Pandemic impacted the learning, especially for… Continue reading The class divide that threatens to thwart our educational goals

Missing School, Missing Meals

Source: Times of India Relevance: Covid-19 and its impact on the education sector Synopsis: The education sector in India is under pressure from pandemic-related issues, as identified by a parliamentary committee on Education. Let’s have a brief look at issues in the education sector of India. Context: Recently, the Parliamentary committee on education prepared a… Continue reading Missing School, Missing Meals

High-speed Net comes to a deep jungle

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), a Union government initiative for skill development in rural areas, has brought high-speed internet to some of the remotest tribal hamlets deep inside the Nilambur jungle in Kerala. About Jan Shikshan Sansthan(JSS) Scheme: The Scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) was formerly known… Continue reading High-speed Net comes to a deep jungle

How Radio Dhimsa is helping Odisha’s tribal students?

Source: DowntoEarth Relevance: Can be used as an example in GS and Essay. Synopsis: Radio Dhimsa is bringing school lessons to the poor tribal students in Odisha’s Koraput district who don’t have internet access or cannot afford a smartphone. The endeavor attempts to close the digital divide in imparting education amid the novel coronavirus disease… Continue reading How Radio Dhimsa is helping Odisha’s tribal students?

The future of learning in India is ed-tech

Source: Indian Express Relevance: How technology can help India achieve its long-term policy objective of access to education? Synopsis: Pandemic has shown us that traditional model of education delivery is not sufficient. Integration of technology with education offers a resilient alternative. Why India is well positioned to integrate technology with education? India is well-poised to… Continue reading The future of learning in India is ed-tech