NCERT, Tech Avant-Garde and Microsoft
Source: Microsoft Partner Network

National Council of Educational Research and Training, NCERT, Tech Avant-Garde, Microsoft Global Training Partner collaborates. This initiative is taken to strengthen digital skills in school education.

To take forward the proposal of NEP 2020 and the Digital India Campaign, NCERT works together with Tech Avant-Garde (TAG) and Microsoft. The aim is to improve and expand the arena of Digital Transformation and Holistic Learning (DTHL). Moreover, from August to September TAG and Microsoft conducted a Hybrid Learning Training Workshop for teachers. 

The spokesperson of NCERT said, “NCERT joins hands with TAG and Microsoft’s Global Training Partner, to boost digital transformation, learning. As the NEP 2020 seeks to integrate EC/ ICT and digital education in the teaching and learning process. Also in the development of e-Contents, educational management and governance, and more.”

NCERT will share the course content format to TAG under the license CC-by-NC-SA. According to this, Tech Avant-Garde will deliver Microsoft modules. Further, the certificates for courses will be also in the NCERT suggested format. However, TAG, Microsoft, and NCERT jointly provide the completion certificate.

Additionally, Tech Avant-Garde will offer custom-made courses in association with CIET-NCERT. These courses will be for several constituents of NCERT. Includes National Institute of Education, NIE; New Delhi Central Institute of Educational Technology, CIET; Regional Institute of Education, RIE in Ajmer, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, and Mysore. Pandit Sundarlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education, PSSCIVE; North- East Regional Institute of Education, NERIE in Shillong also includes.

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CEO of TAG, Ali Sait affirmed, “It is an honor to collaborate with NCERT and Microsoft. We will work together on the digital transformation of education as well as holistic learning. This is a privilege to empower the crucial part of education, that is teachers or educators. There are around 9.5 million teachers in India. So, in this new generation world, there is a need to incorporate digital skills in them.”

Further, the Director of the Education Industry Strategy Team at Microsoft, Christina Thoresen also shares her opinions. She said, “We are glad to become a partner with NCERT and TAG. After all, Microsoft is devoted to boosting educators to make them learn new genre technology. We will make accessible free professional development and resources to achieve the demand of today’s teaching-learning methods.”

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