Learning Management System Under Digital India Program: Blended Learning Platform for Digital Governance

Learning Management System Under Digital India Program: Blended Learning Platform for Digital Governance

Shilohu Rao N. J. P. (Digital India, India) and Shveta Sahal (PMU NeGD, India)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5673-2.ch008
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Abstract

To foster continuous learning in governance, it is imperative to use technology in such a way that learning and knowledge exchange becomes a normal engagement without external interventions (http://digitalindia.gov.in/newsletter/2016_july/index.php). Web- or computer-based learning is easy, anytime and anywhere. It has in fact become a well-established, diversely applicable practice through a software application, known as learning management system (LMS). The LMS designed for e-governance under Digital India initiative is unique and one of a kind; it takes forward the vision of competency-based learning and is a tool to deliver right knowledge and skills to right personnel. LMS deployed by National e-Governance Division serves as a tool for learning and training the government officials and other stakeholders involved in planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and sustaining governance in Government of India. This chapter broadly discusses the significant facets of the LMS like its prominent features and framework, key benefits, services rendered, and the outcomes and impact as a consequence of its structured implementation.
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2. Background To E-Governance Plan

e-Governance initiatives got a major thrust in mid 90s with emphasis on citizen-centric services for wider sectoral applications. With time many Provinces/Union Territories joined hands in various e-Governance projects. Although being citizen-centric, yet they could not make the desired impact. Consequently Government of India launched National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) in 2006 under which thirty one (31) Mission Mode Projects covering various domains were flagged off.

It was realised that a lot more thrust was required to ensure e-Governance in the country to promote inclusive growth that covers electronic services, products, devices and job opportunities. In order to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology, the Government of India has launched the Digital India program.

2.1 Digital India

The vision of Digital India program is to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. The Digital India program is centred on three key vision areas:

Figure 1.

Vision Areas of Digital India program

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