Source: The Hindustan Times
The Ministry of HRD is evaluating Standard Operating Standards (SOPs) to ensure that students do not have to spend long hours sitting in front of computer and phone screens to attend the online classes and can learn at their own pace.
The guidelines are being developed in view of complaints from parents about schools conducting online classes like regular school, which has increased children’s screen time.
Parents also said some households have just one device and it can only be used by one child at a time for classes.
The guidelines are drafted after consulting with various stakeholders. The online platform used to impart online education will allow students to learn at their own pace by eliminating strict classroom bound approach.
The guidelines will also propose multiple models for different segments from those who have access to digital amenities to those who just have access to a radio set or not even that.