the Union Minister of State for Education, Annpurna Devi, presented the National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Awards 2022 on 1st march 2022. the Award was supposed to be presented to 49 teachers across India.
On the occasion, minister of state for education observed that, National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasizes on extensive use of technology in teaching and learning processes, increasing access for DIVYANG students and removing language barriers, together with educational planning and management.
She also congratulated all the teachers who were awarded for his or her efforts and innovation within the field of education and promoting technology outreach in their schools even during COVID-19 pandemic.
Significance of the award
Recognition given for college teachers, within the sort of a national award, to be used of ICT in Education motivates teachers to use ICT extensively in the classrooms through technology and content-pedagogy together as well. These ICT Awardees was also bestowed with a responsibility to figure as ICT ambassadors in widening outreach of ICT in Education by mentoring other teachers still on develop entrepreneurial skills among the scholars to develop a talented workforce.
ICT intervention under Samagra Shiksha ICT intervention under Samagra Shiksha also include component to produce IT infrastructure across schools and Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs), in a very bid to facilitate innovative use of ICT at school and teacher education, to improved quality across all the spheres of college and teacher education.
Other projects to reinforce outreach of technology Other flagship projects that were launched to bridge the digital divide include- ePathshala, DIKSHA, ICT Curriculum for teachers & students, PMeVIDYA (One Class One Channel), School MOOCs on SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds), and NISHTHA (National Initiative for college Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement).
These projects further aimed to integrate teacher training programme in online mode. they assist in enhancing the access and outreach of technology regardless of any social, economic, political, or geographic barriers.
National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Awards
National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Awards is presented under “Information and Communication Technology in Schools (ICT in Schools)” scheme by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). it’s presented to those teachers who have enhanced student learning by effectively and innovatively integrating technology into the college curriculum and subject teaching.