E – Content Project
For India to emerge as a knowledge super power of the world in the shortest possible time it is imperative to convert our demographic advantage into knowledge powerhouse by nurturing and honing our working population into knowledge or knowledge enabled working population. Human Resource Development would certainly be the key for it to happen. To come to grips with the task ahead, it would be appropriate to have a look at our eco-systems. The objectives of the National Mission on Education through ICT shall include ( a ) the development of knowledge modules having the right content to take care of the aspirations and to address to the personalized needs of the learners; (b) research in the field of pedagogy for development of efficient learning modules for disparate groups of learners; (c) standardization and quality assurance of contents to make them world class; (d) building connectivity and knowledge network among and within institutions of higher learning in the country with a view of achieving critical mass of researchers in any given field; (e ) availability of eknowledge contents, free of cost to Indians; (f) spreading digital literacy for teacher empowerment (g) experimentation and field trial in the area of performance optimization of low cost access/devices for use of ICT in education; (h) providing support for the creation of virtual technological universities; (i) identification and nurturing of talent; (j) certification oFcompetencies of the human resources acquired either through formal or non-formal means and The evolution of a legal framework for it; and (k) developing and maintaining the database with the profiles of our human resources. The Mission would also endeavour to blend soft skills with knowledge modules and inculcate a discipline of holistic thinking in the learners so as to make them job creators rather than job seekers.