School teachers' training also to go online

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/29/2020 12:38:04 PM

NEW DELHI, July 28: The National Council for teachers Education (NCTE) has come out with the online course material for BEd and other teacher training programmes that can be pursued during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Its e-content is available on its website, covering many of the subjects taught in courses such as BEd and diploma in teacher education. It thought of releasing the material since most teacher training institutes are now closed because of the pandemic.
The NCTE recognises over 17,000 institutions, which would have the option to offer the online courses, using the course material prepared by the Council with the help of several universities, a council official said.
She said: "It is left up to the institutions and the affiliating universities to decide on offering the courses online, but if one wants to shift to thee online mode, the NCTE has made available the e-contents." The content is mostly in the form of video lectures, PowerPoint presentations and PDF material. Institutions that want to continue in the traditional offline mode can use the online content as supplementary study material, the official said.
The NCTE had set up a committee of experts, headed by Prof. Saroj Sharma, a specialist in curriculum construction for different levels of teacher education, to prepare the e-learning material and also curate e-content developed by universities.
Sharma said the committee had contacted universities such as Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha; the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; and Azim Premji University to get their materials.



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