The Vice President expressed his concerns for the weaker section students who are suffering due to the digital divide created by online classes. Vice President Venakaiah Naidu on Thursday highlighted all the issues about online classes.
The digital divide is an aftereffect of online classes. All the students who are unable to access good quality education get digitally divided. However, in most cases, the socio-economically weaker section creates a digital divide.
Table of Contents
- 1 How to deal with this digital divide spreading amidst weaker section students?
- 2 UGC : EMINENT UNIVERSITIES TO OFFER ONLINE DEGREE COURSES
- 3 FYUP: DROP OUT STUDENTS OF DU CAN COMPLETE THEIR STUDIES LATER
- 4 Can internationalization end the digital divide?
- 5 EDUCATION MINISTRY GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS TO ASSISTS STUDENTS IN ONLINE LEARNING
How to deal with this digital divide spreading amidst weaker section students?
Mr. Naidu aims that an inclusive approach to online and distance education should be given. Hence, to improve the conditions of weaker section students, steps need to be taken. For that, the vice president suggested that access to affordable internet should be given in rural areas. Also, projects such as Bharat Net should be implemented expeditiously.
Vice President Naidu wants assistance from institutions that undertake corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. Thus, these institutes should prioritize providing electronic gadgets like mobile phones and laptops. Thus, school and college students from socially and economically weaker sections can take advantage of such schemes.
“Digital education should not be a privilege for few. It should rather become the ultimate tool for a real democratization of education” he stated.
Can internationalization end the digital divide?
It is crucial to understand that education can be a great economic catalyst. Thus, it can bring development and even spur the growth of any country. Hence, Vice President Naidu wants an internationalization of Indian Universities. Thus, diversity needs to be promoted. Also, collaborations with international universities should be proactive and even global campuses should be opened.