Leverage technology to ensure accessible, affordable, quality education for all: Education Minister

Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that CBSE, AICTE, UGC, NCTE, NCERT will work on the roadmap for NETF and NDEAR.

Leverage technology to ensure accessible, affordable, quality education for all: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan (Source: Official Twitter Account)
Vagisha Kaushik | May 18, 2022 - 9:04 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed the progress made under National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) and National Digital Educational Architecture (NDEAR) today. Senior officials of the Education and Skill Development Ministry attended the meeting.

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NETF will be the guiding body for National Digital Educational Architecture (NDEAR). It will act as the blueprint for creating a unifying national digital infrastructure to energize and catalyze the entire education ecosystem, according to an official statement.

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“NDEAR takes on an ‘Open Digital Ecosystem’ approach, where a set of principles, standards, specifications, building blocks and guidelines seek to enable different entities to create elements of the digital education ecosystem,” the statement said.

During the meeting Pradhan called for leveraging technology to ensure accessible, affordable and quality education for all. He stressed on developing a high quality course curriculum which can be delivered through technology. He also suggested that technology can also be deployed for carrying out objective assessment, as per the statement.

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The Minister said that NETF and NDEAR will provide required institutional governance and bring in greater accountability in the system. He said that a working group involving the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission (UGC), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will work on the roadmap for NDEAR and NETF.

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