New Delhi, February 11, 2021.
HP India and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have announced a collaboration to provide scientifically designed worksheets and content to support home learning and early childhood skill development for students across India. As part of this partnership, NSDC will host content from HP’s Print Learn Center on its digital skilling platform – eSkill India and make it available for millions of potential users free of cost. Print Learn Center (HP-PLC) is an initiative by HP which provides printable learning modules, created by education and skilling experts.
The HP’s Print Learn Center content will be made available in English and seven Indian languages (Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, and Marathi). The HP-PLC content is designed to promote universal learning and will supplement regular school curriculum. It will enable the development of modern skills in kids like problem solving, analytical ability, computing and leadership abilities. Through this collaboration, HP and NSDC aim to ensure holistic skill development for kids from the early age.
Announcing the collaboration, Dr. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC said, “Wider adoption of technology-based skill delivery will enhance learning outcome and experience of the students. The HP-PLC content and its delivery through eskill India platform are designed to grab the attention of young children and provide them interactive and simplified learning environment.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ketan Patel – Managing Director, HP India Market said, “Following the pandemic, students across the country have had to adopt e-learning as a primary mode of learning. The absence of regular teaching methods put increased pressure on parents and educators to promote early learning concepts. The HP Print Learn Center is an effort by HP to help overcome this gap, and through our collaboration with NSDC, we hope to provide this content to millions of students and educators across India and play a part developing essential skills for our country’s future generations.”
eSkill India is a digital skilling initiative from NSDC that aggregates e-learning resources through various Indian and global knowledge partnerships to enable provision of best-in-class content for the India youth. Currently, over 28,000 minutes of digital courses and content is available across various sectors in multiple languages. The platform is aimed at providing learners with the technology and skills needed to prosper in a rapidly transforming digital world.
The Print Learn Center modules bring innovation into learning via structured modules that aid home learning and encourage development in areas such as physical health and motor development, language & cognitive skills, STEM skills, critical thinking, social and emotional development, sensory and perceptual development, development of creative and aesthetic appreciation, among others.
The content can be accessed via the NSDC’s eSkill India or HP’s Print Learn Center via a free subscription. Registered users will get access to 100 learning worksheets every month. The content will be available for multiple categories of learners.