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MoE asks J&K SED to make QR coded textbooks, specialised e-contentsl part of classroom pedagogy

Srinagar, May 10: The Ministry of Education has asked Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department (JKSED) that QR coded textbooks and specialised e-contents needs to become part of the pedagogy in the classroom and easily accessible for teachers.

Besides, the ministry informed that less than half of the approved ICT labs were functional in Jammu and Kashmir.

The official documents of MoE available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) read, “It was observed that total 950 ICT labs were approved to the UT, out of which only 421 are functional.”

“The benefits of digital education can be leveraged only when these pending ICT and smart classrooms are made functional,” it reads.

It also said that DIKSHA—Digital Infrastructure for School Education is an important resource of QR coded textbooks and specialised e-Contents, and this needs to become part of the pedagogy in the classroom, wherein the resources available can be used by teachers in classroom transaction.

The official documents further reads that “Priority must be given to completing the ICT and smart classrooms so that our children can utilise these resources.”

“To further augment this effort, the focus should also be on saturating internet connectivity especially in secondary and senior secondary schools,” MoE said.


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