Govt Issues Guidelines For Online Classes: Maximum 3 Hours Per Day Of Online Classes Allowed
A majority of schools have started conducting their classes online given the coronavirus pandemic outbreak and the social distancing required to limit the spreading of the dangerous disease.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has issued certain guidelines for conducting online classes.
Find out what the guidelines are right here!
HRD Ministry Issues Guidelines For Teachers And Students While Conducting Online Classes
Parents of students raised issues about young age kids spending long hours in front of electronic devices. For this, the HRD Ministry has issued guidelines that are to be followed by the states while conducting lessons online.
These guidelines have been issued under the name Pragyata.
As per the guidelines, the HRD has stated that the maximum screen time for school students is to be limited to three hours per day.
As per reports, schools have been advised to take surveys about the availability of digital devices or internet connection for all the students and plan classes accordingly.
30 Minute Session For Parents Of Pre-Primary Students, Teachers Not To Be Overburdened
The Union Government has also recommended sessions of 30 minutes for or guiding the parents of children in the pre primary. Next, a maximum of two sessions for the students in classes 1 to 8 should be spanned from 30 to 45 minutes each. For classes 9 to 12 the sessions will be limited to 4 only and would be conducted for 30 to 45 minutes each.
The ministry has also said that teachers should not be overburdened. The guidelines state, “School heads should not expect teachers to be engaged in six to eight hours of online teaching in a day. Rather they may be engaged for about two to three hours of online activities per day for the classes they teach.”
Also, live classes are to be scheduled only on weekdays. Weekends should be dedicated by teachers to plan and students to assimilate what they learnt previously. Also, both teachers and students have been advised to use the weekend for unwinding and preparing themselves for the next week’s schedule. Vacations are necessary for both students and teachers even in the lockdown period.