New Initiatives in Education
nder the Government of India National E- Governance plan (NeGP), the Mission Mode Project of e Governance in School Education (MMP), Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to implement the Parents Related Services in phase -1 “Shaala Darpan” of the MMP in ICT enabled Government schools and Government-aided schools on a pilot mode in the State of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
The Department of School Education & Literacy has launched a National Repository of Open Education Resources (NROER) (website www.nroer.gov.in) on 13/14 August, 2013. NROER is a collaborative platform that endeavours to bring together relevant and appropriate digital digitizable resources in multiple languages for the school system for all classes and subjects. The resources are available in the form of concept maps, video, multimedia, learning objects, audio clips, talking books, photographs, diagrams and charts, articles, wikipages and textbooks. NROER is going to be a part of National e-Library.
The Government of India has also taken a decision to provide access to a National Electronic Library (NEL) to its citizens including students and teachers in schools, colleges and universities. Most resources in NEL would be available in open access to every citizen of India without any restrictions. However, a few scholarly resources would be subscribed for students, researchers and faculty in colleges and universities and would be available to users in colleges and universities only. Most resources in NEL would be device-independent and can be accessed using a variety of devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, smart phones and other devices.
This information was given by Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.