Kathmandu : With the aim of encouraging and promoting digital learning and practice, a special program is being organized on the 11th of Falgun i.e. 23rd December 2023 namely Digital Learning Day. Edchange Nepal organization is going to organize a program on ‘Empowering the Future through Digital Learning’. The program to be held at Hotel Himalaya, Kupandole has a program itinerary about presentation of working papers, panel sessions and idea pitching by various experts.
Digital Learning Day is a campaign started worldwide by Alliance for Excellent Education since 2012 A.D. Digital Learning Day is celebrated in many countries around the world on Thursday of the third week of February. This year, the Dean of Kathmandu University, Prof.Dr. Balchand Luitel will be the main guest speaker for the event. Likewise, there is a paper presentation by Dr. Bhojraj Ghimire, co-professor of Nepal Open University and Satyam Varnawal, co-founder of Kadingal India.
In the panel discussion session, interaction will be conducted among the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Center for Education and Human Resources, UNESCO, PABSON and other organizations. There is a program for teachers to present their new ideas about teaching practices in the form of idea pitching. Organizers believe that this program will help in building the necessary policies and plans along with creating a new concept for digital education. For more information about the program, you can visit the website on www.edchangenepal.org.
Various exercises are being done in the field of digital learning in Nepal since last one decade. Especially after covid 19, the government has also promoted online education for the learning of students. More than a dozen companies are working in the development of online education and digital content. However, it seems that digital learning has not yet been fully assimilated. As still in many areas, the government is not being able to provide educational materials and books at the school level for months; digital learning being prioritized seems to be a viable option. For this, there is a need to emphasize on infrastructural development and digital connectivity. The Government of Nepal has also included digital education in eight areas of work in the Digital Nepal Framework.