These free digital platforms launched by govt can help students, educationists

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Over the years, the Narendra Modi government has launched various digital education platforms for students and educationists. These resources are provided for free. The key e-Learning projects run by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) are:
SWAYAM: The ‘Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds’ (SWAYAM), an integrated platform for online courses, provides courses to students — from school (9th to 12th) to postgraduate level. At present, more than 1000 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are listed on SWAYAM. About 30 Lakh students have enrolled to these courses, accoding to the government data. It also offers online courses for students, teachers and teacher educators. Students, teachers and educators can enrol on swayam.gov.in.

SWAYAM Prabha: SWAYAM Prabha is an initiative which provides 32 educational channels through DTH (Direct-to-Home) across the length and breadth of the country. It has curriculum-based course content covering diverse disciplines.

National Digital Library (NDL): The National Digital Library of India (NDL) is a project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. There are more than 153 Lakhs digital books available through the NDL. One can register on ndl.gov.in to get access to the resources.

ICT in Educational Curriculum for School System: The “Information and Communication Technology in School” (ICT) component of centrally-sponsored scheme of Integrated scheme for School Education (Samagra Shiksha) provides for opportunities to secondary level students to build their capacity in ICT skills and make them learn through computer-aided learning process. The scheme covers government and government-aided secondary and higher secondary schools.

e-Pathshala: e-Books developed by the NCERT, SCERT/SIEs, and state Boards are available on this website. These resourses are disseminated through Mobile App (Android, iOS and Windows). e-Pathshala has been made available on UMANG App launched by the by the government on 23 November, 2017. So far, 3,311 audios and videos; 650 e-books (e-pubs) and 504 flip books have been made available on the portal and the mobile app.

Shagun Portal: Shagun Portal is an Initiative to monitor the implementation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). It is a repository of good practices, photographs, videos, studies, newspaper articles, etc. on elementary education. Its purpose is to showcase success stories and also to provide a platform for all stakeholders to learn from each other. This would instill a positive competitive spirit among all the states and UTs, the government said. The second part is regarding the online monitoring of the SSA implemented by states and UTs and will be accessed by the government officers.

Shaala Kosh: Shaala Kosh is a repository of school data. The Shaala Kosh App for schools aims to reduce the time wasted in academic administrative works and non-academic administrative works in schools. This aims to streamline school operations and reduce the administrative burden on teachers. Shaala Kosh application in schools helps in the day-to-day functioning of schools.

National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER): This initiative is to make digital resources available for teachers and students as free and open source material. This initiative enables the participation of the community in development and sharing of digital resources. It aims to facilitate the adoption and creation of digital resources in different Indian languages.

Saransh: Developed by the CBSE, it is a tool for comprehensive self-review for schools and parents. It is a data-driven analytical solution for tracking performance of students, within schools, state, region and national level.

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