Govt framing policy to push online education
The initiative of digital India in mind, the Department of Human Resource Development aims to online education a great effort in order to expand the field of higher education.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and leading private and public universities will meet July 9 in an initiative of the Human Resources Development Department to draw up an online education policy University Scholarship Commission (UGC) and deliberate on how best to integrate the public.
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An online degree does not recognize any kind of recognition by regulators in India, although several countries, including the US, have adopted significantly in the area of higher education.
“If the country adopts digital in most areas, keeping education absent is not the focus pure course straight line – Approved and supported by the Indian Institutes – grow quality higher education to the masses,” said a Ministry official Human Resource Development, who spoke under the influence of anonymity.
The official said the promotion of the extensive open-ended line (MOOCs) was the first step and it was time to move forward with the initiative. During the last year and a half, the government called on major Indian institutions to develop MOOCs on various materials for additional knowledge. These are in the form of courses to specific short-term capsules available online for everyone.
“The UGC is already working on a plan and the best educational institutions will be better placed to inform us of market demand, disadvantages, if any, and the way forward,” a second government official attending the meeting was told .
The second official, also on condition of anonymity, said qu’Aadhaar or unique identification number will be part of the online education policy to authenticate students and will link future national academic depositary. Institutions will be invited to present their innovations and best practices in the area of digital education in sync with the Government of India India digital.
New online education standards allow schools to offer courses for regular students and working professionals. While online courses for regular students allow higher education space to grow and address more students, offers professional help to reconcile them and will be a good source of income for institutions because they can charge market rates.
India has 799 universities, colleges and 39,071 11,923 autonomous institutions serving about 30 million students. Despite the size of the sector, gross enrollment in higher education is only 24%, well below the major economies. With limited public spending on education, online education could boost the sector.
The second government official quoted earlier said that the results of the meeting will be to formulate rules for online education, which could also find a place in the general education policy formulated by the Committee K. Kasturirangan. “The meeting will familiarize leaders of higher education with all digital governance initiatives and help develop action plans for the adoption and effective use of these digital initiatives in higher education,” he said.