An online class can't be exceeded for more than 45 minutes: CISCE instruct schoo
An online class can't be conducted for more than 30-45 minutes, the Council for the Indian Certificate Examination ( CISCE ) has instructed to schools.
Delhi: Before the situation of this Covid-19 pandemic most of the schools held eight periods a day with a lunch break in between, but now, since the classes are going online, children need to focus on screen and thus keeping in mind the children's health the council has decided the maximum duration of a class along with number of classes held in a day and breaks that have to be given in between periods.
As per the guidelines, in the pre-primary classes, the duration for entractive sessions with parents should not exceed 30 minutes. Only two classes each not exceeding 30-45 minutes would be conducted for children in classes I-VIII in a day, with a break of 10-15 minutes in between to allow students to move about for some physical exercise and switch off attention from screen.
For classes IX-XII the number of online classes can increase to four again each period of 30-45 minutes duration with similar breaks between each period.
All schools had been instructed to appoint a counselor who would prepare a guideline on cyber security. As reduction in syllabus helped to cut down classes, the council recently sent a questionnaire to schools to know how much syllabus had been confirmed and the problems faced during online classes. Several schools have asked feedback from parents.
The CISCE instructions are based on Pragyata guidelines published by the HRD ministry for digital education. These guidelines included eight steps of digital learning: plan, review, arrange, guide, talk, assign, track and appreciate. The steps guide the implementation and planning of digital education.
REPORTED BY: RISHIMA