The Delhi government is taking progressive steps in ensuring that the teachers are well equipped to cater to the new generation and to make them more aware of the innovative educational techniques and research worldwide.
It is now encouraging them to get trained in handling social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. A training session of this kind was carried out on Monday, April 25.
It believes that in the present digital era, it is a must for educators to be up to date with the various education innovations taking place all over the world and will get them increased exposure to the education methods in place around the world by helping them to interact and engage with their peers better globally.
According to a report in the Hindustan Times, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, "We are training our teachers and principals in social media so that they can do peer learning and share their experiences with teachers from across the world through Facebook and Twitter,"
This amongst other similar initiatives by the Delhi government is laudable and seen as a progressive step in ameliorating the gap that exists in the training levels of the teachers currently and how they can be better equipped to deal with the rapid pace of progress.