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- ItemOpen AccessComputer Based Skill Development Programmes Through Online to the Remotest Corners of the Country, Empowering the Rural Poor: An IGNOU - SAHAJ’s Initiative(2010-11) Subrahmanyam, V V; Kanjilal, Uma; Nayak, PandavIndira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) - SREI Sahaj collaboration promises to make the on-line computer based skill development programmes made available to the rural youth in digital format through the 27,255 Sahaj Common Service Centers (CSCs) established in the states of Assam, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Orissa, Tamilnadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. With this initiative, the rural youth will have unprecedented opportunities to acquire IGNOU’s internationally recognized certification, diplomas, degrees right in their villages through computerized CSCs. // These programmes will deliver international quality skill development Vocational Programmes at affordable costs to the rural population of India. An estimated 100 million below poverty line rural youth across the country stands to benefit through this partnership programmes.These partnership programmes will help bridge the gaping educational divide within the rural landscape and make advanced Computer Education available to the villagers at their doorsteps. // In this paper, we summarize the implementation details of this project which comes under the Regional Institute of Vocational Education and Training-East Zone (RIVET-EZ) of IGNOU, respective roles of IGNOU- Srei SAHAJ partnership, role of CSCs with respect to the registration, admission, delivery of the content, evaluation and certification. Finally, we discuss the challenges and other proposed programmes those can be offered through this mode.
- ItemOpen AccessPromoting Scenario- Based e- Learning at IGNOU: Faculty Experiences(2008-09) Kanjilal, Uma; Khare, Pankaj; Naidu, Som; Menon, MohanPCF5 Sub-theme: Livelihoods // The Open and Distance Education System has proved its capabilities in addressing the needs of knowledge seekers and opportunities for continuing education. With advent of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), the delivery of educational programmes has witnessed a paradigm shift from print based teaching- learning to elearning. The learners having access to the internet and who have adapted to learning through screen have shown their preference for e- learning over print. E- learning has also witnessed dynamic changes and practitioners of ODL have initiated new models of online delivery by incorporating problem- based content software. The focuses of efforts are targeted towards the learner in the core and, the learning context and community within which learners live and work in the periphery. A model of learning and teaching, called scenario- based e- learning, has been devised and well tested universally. // Scenario- based e- learning (SBeL) is situated in a real context and is based on the idea that knowledge cannot be known and fully understood independent of its context. (Kindley, 2002) This paper describes the experience of preparing IGNOU faculty to design scenariobased e- learning instructions. Two workshops were conducted to train the faculty in developing scenarios for the already existing courses. A special e- platform for the workshop was developed to give them first hand experience. The participants comprised faculty members from different Schools of Study involved in professional programmes like medicine, engineering, education, management, law, etc. Each group developed a learning scenario in their respective discipline on a specific topic cantered on a story, challenging learners to reflect, solve problems and involve in learning activity that provide a meaningful learning environment. // Paper ID 773