National Teacher Platform

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About National Teacher Platform

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:

  • Teacher training courses (example - training on learning outcomes, CCE, etc.)
  • Teaching resources such as lesson plans, concept videos, worksheets, mapped to curriculum
  • Assessments for teachers, to find out their strengths and areas of improvement

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:

  • Teachers can access relevant personalised professional development training anytime and anywhere
  • Teachers in Schools can use the curriculum-linked resources to prepare for class or use them to teach in the class, while Teacher Educators in TEIs can use it to deliver blended training
  • Student Teachers in TEIs and contractual Teachers will be able to take courses on the NTP to prepare for the TET and/or get certified
  • Cluster & Block Resource Personnel can use standardised observation tools on the NTP to provide need-based coaching support to teachers and do continuous training-needs analysis
  • NTP infrastructure shared amongst many states will avoid duplication of efforts and save costs
  • Teachers will have access to their own personalised workspace where they can plan and track their progress including courses completed, performance in tests etc.

On March 9, MHRD hosted a workshop inviting different players forĀ 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.