Advance the Transition to Digital Products that Produce Economic Savings
In the digital era, new technologies are a quality and available substitute for traditional products and services. Also, new digital products (or integration of digital adaptations into existing products) enable improvement of product quality, make them accessible, easy and simple to use, and hold significant potential for considerable time and money savings.
The National Initiative will promote the transition to the use of digital products that lead to financial savings, such as a remote system of free tutoring lessons that can reduce household expenses for private lessons.
These lessons, that are provided through a special website with a simple and convenient user interface, will enable pupils from the periphery to enjoy quality private lessons free of change from teachers located in central Israel. In the next stage, the system is expected to expand to tens of thousands of pupils in the education system. Furthermore, the digital book project will be expanded within the framework of the National Initiative, offering books that are inexpensive and provide a quality substitute for textbooks - a significant expense for families in Israel that currently stands at about 500 NIS per child. Digital books also eliminate the need for pupils to carry heavy books to school.
Online English Courses for Students
(led by the Open University)
The online initiative is planned to include packages of digital courses, in line with mandatory English courses for students in higher education institutions, in order to receive an exemption from English courses. The courses will be developed on the national platform for online learning. These online English courses and receiving an exemption will significantly ease the burden on students and enable them to save on expenses.