Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT)

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News:Union Human Resource Development Minister has launched the Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT),2019.

Facts:

About ARPIT:

  • ARPIT is a major initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty using the Massive Open Online Courses platform SWAYAM. 
  • The courses are meant for all in-service teachers and faculties in order to enhance their career prospects.
  • The courses cover a diverse range of topics such as Indian culture & Heritage Studies, Pedagogical Innovations & Research Methodology among others.
  • For implementing,75 discipline-specific institutions have been identified and notified as National Resource Centres(NRCs) in the first phase.
  • These institutions are tasked to prepare online training material with focus on latest developments in the discipline, new & emerging trends, pedagogical improvements and methodologies.

Additional information:

About SWAYAM:

  • SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active–Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) is a programme initiated by the Government of India.It is designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy namely access, equity and quality. 
  • The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all including the most disadvantaged.
  • It seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy. 
  • This is done through an indigenous developed IT platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses taught in classrooms to be accessed by anyone,anywhere at any time.