A group of ministers formed to suggest ways to improve e-education has recommended that the government should consider distributing devices like electronic tablets to needy students to cover the digital divide, and attention should also be paid to inappropriate content on the internet,
In its report, the panel of ministers headed by Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan has listed a series of measures. The report has said, “Digital education facility needs to be extended to government and municipal schools in mission mode on a priority basis. It may be considered if capsule programmes of 1-2 hrs for students could be developed and telecast which could help students studying in government schools and in rural areas. It may also be considered if electronic tablets could be distributed to students,”
In the report, the panel of ministers has also stressed that there is an apprehension in parents that broadband connectivity will be misused by the young where they might be exposed to inappropriate content.
“The Government should make a concerted effort to make such content unavailable through infrastructure meant for education by appropriate regulations,” the panel has recommended.
Distribute tablets, ensure kids aren’t exposed to inappropriate content, says group of ministers
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