E-Learning: Latest UNICEF figures - Girl is now lagging behind in e-learning

Created on: 2020-11-25 12:19:37 | Author: Team Sikshatoday | Home Page | News

Bangalore: India is second in the case of Coronavirus. Precautionary school-colleges are currently closed. On the other hand, online education is being given to children so that education is not affected. However, it had the opposite effect. The difference between boys and girls widened due to virtual studies. This difference is being called Digital Divide. First of all, understand what the digital divide is and why it is important to know. The digital divide is the gap between people that is connected to the availability of the Internet. This term first came into use in the nineties. Then it was decided that the lack of information is being created due to lack of internet. That means the Internet can be delivered everywhere. While the effort was made to eradicate the difference that arose due to the Internet, another gap has arisen, this is the gender digital divide. This distance is equally dangerous because it directly reduces the rights of half the population. Due to this difference, the Internet is not as easily available in the hands of girls as it is easily available to boys.

E-Learning: Latest UNICEF figures show that one out of every seven girls going to school before Corona is now lagging behind in e-learning. This figure belongs to the whole world. The situation is worse in Asian countries and especially in India

Household Social Consumption on Education in India worked on the National Sample Survey Office's (NSSO) 2017-18 report. During this period, only 15% of the population in the rural areas have internet access. At the same time, this is reduced by women and only 8.5% of women keep a smart phone, or can access the internet if needed.

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