Use of ICT in school education in India receives UNESCO’s recognition

What is the News?

Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), a constituent unit of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has been awarded the UNESCO’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize.

Why has UNESCO given this award to CIET?

CIET has been awarded by UNESCO for use of ICT in Education under a comprehensive initiative called PM eVIDYA.

What is PM eVIDYA?

Launched in: 2020 by the Ministry of Education

Purpose: It is a comprehensive initiative which unifies all efforts related to digital/online/on-air education to enable multimode access to education.

What is the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET)?

CIET is a constituent unit of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

Established in: 1984 with the merger of the Center for Educational Technology(CET) and the Department of Teaching Aids(DTA). 

Aim: To promote utilization of educational technologies viz. radio, TV, films, Satellite communications and cyber media either separately or in combinations.

What is the King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize?

Established in: 2005 by UNESCO with the support of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Aim: To reward individuals and organizations that are implementing outstanding projects and promoting the creative use of technologies to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance in the digital age. 

Source: The post is based on the article Use of ICT in school education in India receives UNESCO’s recognitionpublished in PIB on 19th June 2022.

Print Friendly and PDF