Union Edu Minister reviews progress made under NETF and NDEAR, calls for leveraging technology for quality education
The Minister of Education of the Union, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, today reviewed the progress made at the National Forum on Educational Technology (NETF) and the National Digital Educational Architecture (NDEAR). The meeting was attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Education and Skills Development.
During the meeting, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan called for the use of technology to ensure accessible, affordable and quality education for all. The Minister also emphasized the development of a high-quality curriculum that can be offered through technology and also suggested deploying technology to conduct an objective assessment.
According to the minister, NETF and NDEAR will provide the necessary institutional governance and bring greater responsibility to the system. “A working group that includes the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Technical Education Council of India (AICTE), the University Grants Commission (UGC), the National Council for Training of the Faculty (NCTE), the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT).) will work on the roadmap for NDEAR and NETF, ”he said.
NETF will be the governing body of NDEAR while acting as a model to create a unifying national digital infrastructure to energize and catalyze the entire educational ecosystem. NDEAR takes an “Open Digital Ecosystem” approach, where a set of principles, standards, specifications, building blocks, and guidelines are intended to enable different entities to create elements of the digital education ecosystem.
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