Dimapur, April 16: SCERT introduced DIKSHA, a digital initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), GoI and National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Nagaland on Tuesday at SCERT, Kohima.
DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for knowledge Sharing) was launched on 5th September, 2017. It is a national digital platform which aims at facilitating a dynamic community of teachers where they can access, create and share quality content for improved learning outcomes as well as furthering their professional growth and development in the form of audiovisual at the fingertips. This platform aspires to complement and support teachers, working towards creating teaching-learning system suitable for the needs of the 21st century. The objective of DIKSHA is to enhance knowledge sharing for better teaching learning materials, to encourage teachers for creation and curation of e-contents, and to create a familiarity and comfort ability for teachers across the State with use of technology, network and sharing learning experiences.
Principal Secretary, School Education and SCERT, Menukhol John who earlier introduced DIKSHA, said it has been introduced as a new training method which will support teachers to create a vibrant mode of teaching and learning. He said that it will encourage students to be active participants in the learning process.
Pranshul Jain, team DIKSHA, MHRD, Project Management Unit(PMU) ,who was the resource person, highlighted on DIKSHA. He said that, as part of DIKSHA, it has developed Energized Textbooks (QR Code incorporated textbooks) as a pilot project in two text books covering English and Social Science of Class V. Each textbooks which are linked with e-contents with the QR codes printed. Teachers, students and guardians can access those e-contents by scanning the QR Codes printed in the text books with the help of QR code scanner from their smart phones and also one can download from the Google Play store.
Director, SCERT, Jack Sekhose, in his opening remark, said introduction of DIKSHA in Nagaland is an effort of the centre to ensure that quality initiative of learning are introduced in all states. He informed that sufficient tools and equipments are there in the States but when it comes to quality education, Diksha is where we are challenged to impart certain learning levels for children that lack in level of competency and learning skills.
For further incorporation of Quick Response Code (QR code) of the energized textbook, one can avail the information from the portal given: (http://diksha.gov.in) & (http://diksha.gov.in/nl).
(Page News Service)