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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 recognition” published in PIB on 19th June 2022.