e-Classes and e-Books
Under the “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Schools”, component of the centrally sponsored scheme Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), ICT enabled teaching and learning is supported in Government and Government aided Secondary and Higher Secondary schools.
Keeping pace with the Digital India initiative, a web-site called “e-Pathshala”, has been developed by NCERT to disseminate all the NCERT textbooks, audio, video, images, interactive objects etc. The digital contents including e-books from Class I-XII are available on e-Pathshala, National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER) and NCERT websites. The digital contents are available in English, Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit. The stakeholders (students, teachers, educators and parents) can search, access, download and read/use these e-contents through multiple technology platforms i.e. mobile phones, and tablets and on web through laptops and desktops.
This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.