SWAYAM interactive program – initiated by the Government of India – is designed to deliver education to all, including the most disadvantaged. The program aims to bridge the digital divide for students who could not leverage digital technology for their learning.
SWAYAM offers its education services through an online platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms from 9th class to post-graduation.
All the courses are interactive, prepared by specialized teachers, and are offered free of charge to the residents in India.
According to the government, more than 1,000 specially chosen teachers from across the country have participated in preparing these courses.
The courses hosted on SWAYAM are in 4 quadrants:
- Video lecture
- Specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded / printed
- Self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes
- Online discussion forum
Government says steps have been taken to enrich the learning experience by using audio-video and multimedia content and the latest pedagogy / technology.
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