HRD Ministry sets the hours of online education for children, issued guidelines

In view of the health of the children, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has set the screen timing during online studies by the schools.

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD Ministry) has released Guidelines for Online Classes in schools on Tuesday and has set the deadline for online classes and total screen time in a single day. This guideline has been issued by the ministry because after the closure due to Kovid-19, schools were running classes as long as regular classes, due to which the time of online classes of children was greatly increased.

These are guidelines
‘Pragyata’, the guidelines issued by the ministry, said that a maximum of two sessions can be done daily for pre-primary classes, whose screen time should not exceed half an hour. Similarly, two sessions can be done daily from first to eighth grade, each of which will have a maximum screen time of 45 minutes. At the same time, a maximum of four classes have been recommended daily for class 9th to 12th, whose screen timing can be from half an hour to 45 minutes. Let us know that about 24 crore children have been affected due to Kovid-19. Due to the closure of the school, their education has suffered a lot.

According to the ministry’s statement, the minister said, “This guideline on digital and online education will be helpful in advancing online education with better quality.” These guidelines include students with digital access, students with limited digital access or Emphasis has been laid on the use of NCERT Alternative Academic Calendar for all students, deprived of digital access.

Eight steps have been suggested for online education

Under the guidance guidelines, eight steps have been suggested for digital or online education including planning, review, arrangement, guidance, negotiation, work, monitoring and appreciation. It has suggestions for heads of schools, teachers, parents, students in various areas including need for assessment, duration during online education, inclusion, online balancing, offline activity etc. to take into account various concerns while planning It has been said.

Care will be taken for physical and mental health
In these guidelines, during digital education, emphasis has also been given on physical, mental health and skill related aspects. In this, emphasis has also been laid on cybersecurity, ethics, a precaution taken to maintain cybersecurity. It is worth noting that in view of the Kovid-19 epidemic, reading and reading through digital mediums is going on in schools of the country.