E-Pathshala

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E-Pathshala is a platform developed by the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET) and the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). It was initiated jointly by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, NCERT and CIET. E-Pathshala was launched in November 2015. 

E-Pathshala Portal

The E-Pathshala portal is developed for disseminating and showcasing all educational e-resources, including video, audio, textbooks, periodicals, and a variety of other non-print and print materials for teachers, students, researchers, parents, and educators. It provides access to graded learning materials, digital textbooks for all classes and enables participation in contests, exhibitions, workshops, festivals, etc.

Every NCERT book has been digitised and uploaded on the E-Pathshala portal. It offers comparable quality of e-contents and ensures free access to these e-contents at all times and places. The E-Pathshala portal addresses the dual challenges of bridging the digital divide (socio-cultural, geographical and linguistic) and reaching out to a diverse clientele. 

All the concerned stakeholders such as teachers, students, parents, and educators can access e-books uploaded on the E-Pathshala portal through multiple technology platforms, i.e., mobile phones (iOS, Android and Windows platforms), and tablets (as E-Pub) and on through desktops and laptops (as flipbooks).

Benefits of E-Pathshala Portal

  • Numerous resources: The E-Pathshala portal is a storehouse of videos, audios, epubs, flipbooks etc.
  • Easy access: The E-Pathshala portal resources can be accessed through desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
  • Multilingual: The E-Pathshala portal resources are available in multiple languages, i.e. English, Hindi and Urdu.
  • Low storage: The E-Pathshala app requires low memory and is very small in size (less than 7MB).

Resources Available on E-Pathshala Portal

The E-Pathshala allows users to have as many books as their device supports. The features of these books allow users to select, pinch, bookmark, zoom, highlight, share, navigate, and make notes digitally. It contains various resources for different users, as stated below. 

Students

  • Provides access to digital textbooks (e-textbooks) for all classes.
  • Know about events and participate in contests, exhibitions, workshops, festivals, etc.
  • Access graded learning materials (supplementary books).
  • Access e-resources, i.e. videos, audios, images, interactives, question banks, maps, etc.
  • Guidelines for the development of e-content and PRAGYATA.
  • Access e-comic cum activity book with embedded ISL videos in flipbook format.

Teachers

  • Provides access to digital textbooks (e-textbooks).
  • Participate in festivals, exhibitions, workshops, contests, etc. 
  • Access teaching instructions and sourcebooks.
  • Help children achieve expected learning outcomes.
  • Access e-resources, i.e. videos, audios, images, interactives, question banks, maps, etc.
  • Access and contribute to periodicals and journals.
  • Access policy documents, NCFs, syllabus, reports of committees, and other resources to support children learning.
  • Guidelines for the development of e-content and PRAGYATA.
  • Access e-comic cum activity book with embedded ISL videos in flipbook format.

Educators

  • Access digital textbooks (e-textbooks) for all classes.
  • Access policy documents, NCFs, syllabus, reports of committees, and other resources to support children learning.
  • Access and contribute to periodicals and journals.
  • Access e-resources, i.e. videos, audios, images, interactives, question banks, maps, etc.
  • Guidelines for the development of e-content and PRAGYATA.
  • Access e-comic cum activity book with embedded ISL videos in flipbook format.

Parents

  • Access digital textbooks (e-textbooks) for all classes.
  • Access policy documents, NCFs, syllabus, reports of committees, and other resources to support children learning.
  • Help children achieve expected learning outcomes.
  • Access e-resources, i.e. videos, audios, images, interactives, question banks, maps, etc.
  • Guidelines for the development of e-content and PRAGYATA.
  • Access e-comic cum activity book with embedded ISL videos in flipbook format.

Access to E-Pathshala Portal

The E-Pathshala mobile app is available through a specially developed mobile app interface on iOS, Android and Windows platforms for broader access containing textbooks. Any individual can download the mobile app from the App Store, Google Play, or Windows. It can also be accessed through the web. It can be accessed on other e-books as E-Pub 3.0 and Flipbooks in Hindi, English and Urdu.

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