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OSEPA Directs DEOs to Implement VidyaDaan Programme

Bhubaneswar: With novel coronavirus pandemic hitting the education sector hard, the Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) has directed all district education officers in the State to implement VidyaDaan programme, a common national programme for individuals and organisations across the country to donate/contribute e-learning resources for school education to ensure continuity of quality learning.

Under the programme, e-learning contents will be invited from experts, teachers, individuals and organisations for school education on DIKSHA and in order to leverage its potential uses by all our students and teachers.

Contributions can be made by individual, educationists, subject experts, colleges, universities, institutions, schools, offices, government and non-government organisations.

Bhupendra S Poonia, the State Project Director of OSEPA, in a letter to all district education officer (DEOs) has asked to nominate the contributing organisations.

The nominations will undergo a process of shortlisting from July 1 to 10. If approved, e-learning contents are to be uploaded during the time frame of July 11 to 20. Curation and finalisation of the contributions will be done during the time frame of July 21 to 31.

The DEOs has been asked to visit https://vdn.diksha.gov.in or hittps://vdn.diksha.gov.in/od/contribute and login/register in the site to view open projects.

There are four projects on VidyaDaan and details of the required contents are also available in each of these projects.

  • Contribution of e-content for English and MIL-Odia Language as per Odisha curriculum for grades 1st to 5.
  • Contribution of e-content for English Language and Social Studies as per Odisha curriculum for grades 6 to 8.

VidyaDaan programme will soon be inviting contributions for teacher training material too, the letter stated.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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