Status And Challenges to Adopt New Technology in Nepal

Learn Current status of technology education in Nepal, Challenges to adopting new technology and focused current status of technology education.

The Center for Education and Human Resource Development (CEHRD) was established in Nepal for Materials prepared by bodies and institutions including Curriculum Development Center, Education Human Resource Development Center, and Common Education e-Party are kept. In this article, we have discussed the status and challenges of adopting new technology which was established in Nepal.
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Status of Technology Education in Nepal.

Digital educational materials have also been developed by Open Learning Exchange Nepal in collaboration with the Curriculum Development Center. These interactive materials based on the National Curriculum have been developed for grades 1 to 8. An e-library containing thousands of digital books, audio, video, and other materials is available similarly, digital materials for classes 4 to 11 have been prepared. 

The above-mentioned digital educational materials are being used only in some of the schools which have computers at present. There is a need for skilled manpower to use such digital educational materials or to provide effective teaching in the classroom by providing computers and other equipment in the school.

For this, the government prepared a one-week package and provided training to the teachers. Similarly, the use of technology in the classroom has also been included in vocational and thematic training. Institutions that produce digital educational materials are also training teachers on the use of technology education in the classroom.

Challenges to Adopt New Technology in Nepal

Infrastructure works have been started in schools to use technology. At first glance, there seems to be a lot of work to be done, but there is still much to be done. In a country like ours, which is full of remote geographical locations, it is difficult to provide infrastructure for the use of technology in school education.

Most places do not have reliable electricity facilities. Install solar energy is expensive. Local electricity comes only at night in most areas. The school needs an afternoon.

At a glance, the number of schools that get computers is remarkable, but they do not get enough computers. On the one hand, there are few computers, and on the other hand. Due to a lack of skilled technical manpower, some computers are deteriorating and stalling.

Computers from government agencies in most secondary schools are given priority in providing. To strengthen the foundation of learning, it seems appropriate to give priority to the provision of computers and other technological pieces of equipment to the basic schools.

In this way. Most schools/colleges lack sufficient classrooms. There is a lack of skilled manpower to teach using technology. This is because the new generation is reluctant to enter the teaching profession and the old teachers are less enthusiastic about using it. The appropriate training package, training, materials, proper environment in school, incentives, etc. are required to make the available teachers competent.

A good plan is usually made, but there are problems with its implementation. Difficulties have been created due to the untimely release of the budget, administrative hassle, inadequate information to stakeholders, obstruction of set criteria, etc.

The choice should be given according to the location. Where there is no internet access, offline content should be provided. Due to the high cost, this is not possible due to the difficult geographical conditions, and transportation and communication are inadequate. Suitable digital educational materials have not been delivered even to places with computers.

For this, it is better to deliver the appropriate materials from the government system to the appropriate place. Skilled manpower should be prepared to make it according to the local curriculum. Local levels need to be especially vigilant in such matters.

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