Digital Initiatives in Higher Education

digital initiatives in higher education

Digital Initiatives in Higher Education

The following major digital initiatives have been taken by Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India.

We must learn about all these digital initiatives in higher education as we all can learn a lot specially when we are at home to cope with coronavirus during the lockdown period . Please stay at home and be safe. Let’s have a look on digital initiatives in higher education. These are as follow:

  1. SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) : It is a native IT course software platform which provides high quality education available for anyone and anywhere. You can visit the portal from this link https://swayam.gov.in/
  2. SWAYAM Prabha: It includes 32 Educational DTH Channels which provide study material for different streams students such as Arts, Science and Commerce etc. Such type of study materials are useful for both regular students and for the lifelong learners also. You can visit for virtual labs from this link https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in/
  3. National Digital Library (NDL): This is also a very ambitious digital initiatives in higher education. Presently more than 80 lakh e-books are available through this portal to each and everyone free of cost. This service can be accessed through the android app also. Presently more than 20 lakh students are registered in this particular platform. You can visit for virtual labs from this link https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/
  4. National Academic Depository (NAD): Through this particular initiative every citizen can access to digital certificates and awards issued by academic institutions. A number of academicians are associated with this depository as it provides free storage, access and recognition to them. You can visit for virtual labs from this link https://nad.gov.in/
  5. e-Shodh Sindhu: This platform provides more than 15000 journals of national and international levels to the higher education institutions. This facility is run through INFLIBNET program. We can learn a lot through this specific program also. You can visit for virtual labs from this link https://ess.inflibnet.ac.in/
  6. e-Yantra: This particular initiative is very specific to the incorporation of robotics into engineering education and it is based on computer science, mathematics and engineering concepts. All the content is available to everyone free of cost. You can visit for virtual labs from this link https://www.e-yantra.org/
  7. e-Kalpa: More than 160 online courses related to art and design learning are covered through e-Kapla, another digital initiative of higher education. You can visit for virtual labs from this link http://www.dsource.in/
  8. The Free and Open Source Software for Education (FOSSEE): This initiative is for the promotion of open source software in educational institutions. Different sort of seminars, conferences, documentations and other programs are conducted for the purpose. You can visit for virtual labs from this link https://fossee.in/
  9. e-Vidwan: Another digital initiative in higher education is e-Vidwan which is run under The ‘Information and Library Network’ (INFLIBNET) and there is huge data of academicians and research scientists who belong to research organizations. You can visit for virtual labs from this link https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/
  10. Virtual Labs: This initiative encourages the remote access to the labs of science and engineering. The students can learn a lot through remote experimentation. From this particular platform the students can learn about different tools and equipments also. You can visit for virtual labs from this link http://www.vlab.co.in/

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