Setting a milestone for digital education and making it easily accessible to every child the HRD ministry has taken a big leap by releasing the guidelines for digital education. The guidelines were released on July 14th, 2020 by the Ministry of Human Resource & Development. Dr.Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, HRD Minister announced this in his twitter.
With a limited screen time of 30 minutes, it will be available every alternate day for Pre-primary children. A maximum of four sessions will be available each of 30-45 minutes per day for students of class 9th to 12th. It will teach the students about healthy habits and stay safe from cyber threats.
The 20-page guidebook named Pragyata consists of sections like Plan, Review, Arrange, Guide, Yak (talk), Assign, Track, Appreciate) on digital education for schools, states, parents, and students.
According to HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, he stated that the Pragyata document consists of guidelines on digital education for school heads, teachers, parents, and students containing recommended screen time for children, tips on coping with mental/physical stress.
There are open and free sources along with an alternative academic calendar develop by NCERT.