National Teacher Platform (NTP) is a state-of-the-art platform built to host Open Educational Resources (OER) and tools for Teachers in Schools, Teacher Educators in Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs) and Student Teachers in TEIs. NTP envisages to provide:
Teachers will be able to access this material offline on their smartphones, tablets and other devices anytime and anywhere. Material will be contextualised to local languages as well as mapped to the curriculum
The NTP will cater to teachers from all stages of school education including pre-primary, primary, upper primary, secondary and senior secondary. All institutions, groups and individuals catering to the above can be enrolled as members of the platform, and can contribute to the creation, curation and use of resources on the platform.
By building the National Teacher Platform (NTP), the MHRD envisions following benefits:
On March 9, MHRD hosted a workshop inviting different players for building NTP. Fourteen content and technology providers and four states were invited to participate due to their ongoing efforts in this area.
Given the diversity of India and need for a vast number of contextualised solutions, MHRD has designed this to be a center-state partnership. From the beginning, states have been providing inputs in the design of this platform and NTP is conceived as a base infrastructure on which states can build their own solutions. It will enable each state to easily deploy its own platform, with content in local languages aligned to the training and curriculum of that particular state. By creating national open-source infrastructure, MHRD will prevent duplication of efforts and reinventing the wheel.