The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) was introduced in 2020 after many years as a transformational move for the betterment of education in the country.
The policy stresses the importance of leveraging technology to provide quality education to learners in the wake of pandemics and epidemics.
The policy asks for determining the advantages of online or digital education in order to deal with the situations like a pandemic in the country.
The current digital platforms and ongoing ICT-based educational moves must be utilized to the fullest the solve the existing and future problems that arise while delivering quality education for one and all.
But as there is a digital divide in the country, the benefits of digital or online education cannot be leveraged by one and all, and thus the Digital India campaign and availability and accessibility of budget-friendly computer or laptop or smartphone devices and internet facilities should be made.
Teachers needed to be trained well so that they can give lectures as online educators in an effective manner.
One cannot work with the assumption that traditional teaching will be similar to online teaching and hence, all the pros and cons should be worked well in digital education.
Thus, digital education has to be blended with activity-based or experiential learning so that learners from school to higher education can include both screen-based learning as well as other social aspects of learning.
In order to ensure that students get equipped with the skills of the 21st century, the assessment patterns of the education should be designed in such a way that educational technologies are being used ethically and appropriately.
In online or digital education, many bodies or boards are ensuring to lay down standards of content, technology, teaching and learning pedagogy, and guidelines for e-learning for smooth and effective functioning.