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Learning through ICT, MOOCs and Spoken Tutorials


Resource Persons: 

  1. Smt. Shyama Iyer, National Head (training), IIT Bombay - Spoken Tutorial projects
  2. Smt P Lavanya, Head Department of CSE, MCET



Smt. Shyama Iyer, National Head (training), IIT Bombay - Spoken Tutorial projects delivered a talk on Spoken Tutorials. Spoken   Tutorial is a project of National Mission on Education through ICT. This is an Initiative of Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, with IIT Bombay as a knowledge partner. Under this project Students and teachers will receive hands on training on useful software, at very low cost. This project covers more than 30 IT courses, which benefit students from both the engineering and non-engineering backgrounds. Spoken Tutorial is a video session explaining the subject with a screen cast and narration. It can be used for various topics and domains ranging from purely technical to mundane but common issues. For instance, one can explain how to register an account for online train ticket booking. Spoken Tutorial has the potential to make India, an IT literate nation. "Spoken Tutorial is really beneficial for learners as it is Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).The tutorials are dubbed into various Indian languages. Lessons on various coding languages such as C, C++, Java, PHP, Linux, LaTeX and MySQL will also be available as part of the project. 


Key benefits:  

         Excellent self-learning methodology

         Scale up of workshops is possible

         Can learn in a language of one's choice

         Can learn at a convenient pace

         Can learn at a convenient time

         Enhance the employability of students


Smt Lavanya, Head, CSE,  appointed by the college as single point contact for MCET for NPTEL/SWAYAM online courses also delivered a talk on the importance of massive open online courses and explained at length about all the courses offered under MOOCs for the benefit of the faculty. Faculty have to register for these courses and appear and pass at the end of the course. She also informed the faculty that the MOOCs offered in NPTEL having four weeks duration are recognised as equivalent to one Faculty Development Programme so that the API scores of the faculty will improve. About 110 faculty had attended the programme.