Union Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday mentioned that the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has lately conducted a survey to understand the state of affairs of Online Learning of college college students amid COVID-19 pandemic and added “NCERT has prepared ‘Alternative Academic Calendar’ and ‘Students’ Learning Enhancement Guidelines’ with a focus on learning outcome” so as to fill the gaps or lack of learning amongst college students.
He acknowledged in a reply to an unstarred query over the NCERT survey on online learning amid COVID-19 posed by Jyotiraditya Scindia within the Rajya Sabha.
“ The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has conducted a survey in the month of July, 2020 with the help of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and CBSE to understand the scenario of Online Learning of school students in COVID-19 pandemic situation. With a view to addressing the issues related to gaps and/or loss of learning among students, during and after the lockdown, NCERT has prepared ‘ Alternative Academic Calendar and Students Learning Enhancement Guidelines with a focus on learning outcome.
The guidelines suggest models for the following three types of scenarios:-
1. Learning Enhancement during COVID-19 students without digital services.
2. Learning Enhancement during COVID-19 for students with limited access to digital devices.
3. Learning Enhancement during COVID-19 for students with digital devices.”
“The Alternative Academic Calendar and Learning Enhancement guidelines have been shared with all the States, Union Territories, CBSE, KVS, NVS and Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA),” the assertion from Union Minister learn.
Nishank’ on Tuesday launched another educational calendar for secondary courses for the subsequent eight weeks as colleges proceed to be closed in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. This calendar comprises class and topic sensible in a tabular format. The actions talked about within the calendar are associated to 4 languages as topic areas–Hindi English, Urdu, and Sanskrit.
The calendar additionally gives area to the methods of lowering stress and anxiousness amongst college students, lecturers and fogeys.