“We believe that content created by the masses is always more important than content created for the masses.” – Mr. Osama Manzar
“The major challenge in using digital content is access or connectivity itself. The biggest hurdle is non-consideration of digital infrastructure as a basic necessity and the lack of its correlation to education.”Furthermore, he elaborated on organizational goals and projects like Digital Daan and GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) programme. He also highlighted how and why all EdTech organizations as well as the government should have more focus upon enabling connectivity and access to devices, space, training and capacity building in rural India. When asked about the NEP 2020 and its impact on bridging the existing digital divide, Mr. Osama said – “Considering that the digital divide is a massive issue and the NEP 2020 broadly allows education with diversity, now it is very conducive to use digital infrastructure for enabling alternative education system instead of conventional education. The teacher-student kind of education and curriculum-based education has not done well for our country. What we need to figure out is how to take advantage of the NEP as an approach to openness and use digital infrastructure as the basic tool. NEP says that the foundational pillars of the system is Access, Equity, Affordability, Quality and Accountability. Out of these, Access, Affordability and Equity should be worked upon extensively.” To watch the complete interview, click below
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