New Delhi, March 21: As the novel coronavirus has closed all most all the educational institutes, students can continue their learning by making full use of the available digital e-Learning platforms. During the period the educational institutions are closed as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 students can also continue their studies by using their smart phones and computers.
As the coronavirus closes schools and teaching moves online, here are some free digital platforms for e-learning.
Diksha has more than 80000 e-Books for class 12th created by CBSE, NCERT and States/UTs which are available in multiple languages. The content can also be viewed through QR code on textbooks. This app can be downloaded from iOS and Google Play Store:Website: https://diksha.gov.in or https://seshagun.gov.in/shagun
In this web portal NCERT has deployed 1886 audios, 2000 videos, 696 e- e-books (e-Pubs) and 504 Flip Books for classes 1st to 12th in different languages. Mobile app is available.Website: http://epathshala.nic.in or http://epathshala.gov.in
National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER):
NROER portal has a total of 14527 files including 401 collections, 2779 documents, 1345 interactive, 1664 audios, 2586 images and 6153 videos on different languages.Website: http://nroer.gov.in/welcome
The platforms of Ministry of HRD for school education are as follows Higher Education are as under:
SWAYAM is the national online education platform hosting 1900 courses covering both school (class IX to XII) And Higher Education (under graduate, post graduate programs) in all subjects including engineering, humanities and social sciences, law and management courses. A unique feature of SWAYAM is that, it is integrated with the conventional education. Credit transfers are possible for SWAYAM courses (max 20%).Website: swayam.gov.in
Has 32 D2H TV channels transmitting educational contents on 24/7 basis. These channels are available for viewing all across all across the country using DD free Dish set top box and antenna. The channel schedule and other details are available in the portal. The channels cover both school education (class IX to XII) And Higher Education (under graduate, post graduate, engineering, out of school children, vocational courses and teacher training) in arts, Science, commerce, performing arts, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects, engineering, technology, law, medicine, agriculture.Website: swayamprabha.gov.in
The access/ login in to all the above platforms/facilities are free. In addition to above, students may take up projects to be done at home under ‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat’, ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’, ‘Ban on Single Use Plastic’ and ‘Fit India’ programmes of the Government of India.