INTEGRATING ICT IN INDIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM: AN OVERVIEW OF NEW NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY – 2016
Keywords:New education policy, Digital India, ICT, Quality education
The Indian Education system is moving forward through various ways and in this transformative process, a new addition has already approved, which is called new ‘National Policy on Education – 2016.’ The focus of the new National Policy on Education is on improving the quality of education and restoring its credibility. It seeks to create conditions to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and promote transparency in the management of education.
New technologies have emerged and new knowledge’s are being generated at a rapid pace. Major developments of ICT in recent decades have brought in new dimensions in the fields of transmission of data, and use of ICT as a vehicle for monitoring and management, among others. The Government of India has launched several initiatives such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Digital India, and Smart Schools, etc. The new policy emphasized and suggested to integrate and implement ICT in a variety of ways and means in our education system.
This study is purely qualitative in nature and the documentary analysis method applied by the researcher. So that we shall purposefully selected the related policy documents made by the governments as primary sources, The main objectives of the study are to understand the central phenomena of the new National Policy of Education – 2016 and to make a critical observation of the changing outlooks towards integrating ICT in Indian education system as highlighted in that policy documents.
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