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Changing the state of literacy in the Digital Age in India

EasyChair Preprint no. 1172

9 pagesDate: June 12, 2019


India as an emerging economy deals with troubles in literacy due to factors like shortage of quality academic institutions and unsuitable curriculum. Digital Technology is accredited as something which can bridge the gap between quality institutions and individuals and make learning more engaging.

Indian Government has made use of technology in the best possible way and launched Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)* under its Digital India initiative. It has been initiated to make at least one individual from each household digitally literate so that they develop the skills which will be needed to link with rapidly growing digital world. This scheme aims to target the rural population including the disparaged sections of society like minorities, Below Poverty Line (BPL), women and differently-abled people.

The use of technology in education has transmuted the whole system of education. This paper is aimed at exploring the changing state of literacy in India after indictment of PMGDISHA.

* Prime Minister Rural Digital Literacy Mission

Keyphrases: digital literacy, Education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Aanandita Gahlot and Shubhankar Gahlot},
  title = {Changing the state of literacy in the Digital Age in India},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 1172},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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