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New Delhi: With the Covid crisis forcing students to study through online medium, the central government is now gearing up to digitise textbooks to make them multi-modal, ThePrint has learnt. The new textbooks that are likely to be ready by next year will have QR (quick response) codes in them so that they can be used for teaching via smart boards, TV and radio. A QR code is a bar code used for providing easy access to information through a smartphone. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has asked the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to work on preparing such textbooks with QR codes. “Each textbook should be designed such that it is ready for multi-modal delivery (online smart board, TV, radio) with QR codes tagged to the chapter and hard spots,” the HRD ministry told NCERT in a 23-June letter, which has been accessed by ThePrint. The NCERT syllabus...
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