Communication Technologies in Education

By Dr. Dhaneswar Harichandan   |   University of Mummbai, IDOL

Given the tremendous response we received when this course was launched in November 2017,August 2018 and January 2019 with more than 12,000 learners, we are going to rerun this course in January 2020. This course on COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION has been designed as per the Model Curriculum Framework of UGC for learning at UG/PG Level. However B.Ed. /M.Ed. /M.A. Education students and teachers are also encouraged to enrol for the course.

The entire course shall be delivered in 15 weeks. It will have self-learning video of at least 20 minutes duration in each module, self-assessment questions and list of texts with web references for further reading.

At the end of the course there will be a Proctored exam covering the entire syllabus which will be duly notified. A team of PI, Content writers and Teacher Assistants will always be there with you to support for any problem that you may face during your course of study.

You can post your queries on DISCUSSION FORUM or through e-mail.

You may also provide feedback which will help us in revising the course from time to time and enhance the quality.

Wishing you all the best and a fruitful learning experience through SWAYAM!

Learners enrolled: 1994


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 13 Jan 2020
End Date : 28 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 10 May 2020
Enrollment Ends : 08 Mar 2020
Category :
  • Teacher Education
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate


    This course is spread over the span of 15 weeks.
    Let us now discuss the course details over a period of 15 weeks.

    • In the first 3 weeks, we begin with Basics of Communication, process of communication and communication and legal aspects of technology.

    • Mid-course, in the 8th week we will have assignment followed by ICT in education, technology for development, e-learning and Learning Management Systems

    • In the 12th, 13th and 14th week, we will discuss about CONTEMPORARY TECHNOLOGIES that includes study about OER, Mobile learning and MOOCs.

    • In the 15th week, role of National Bodies such as CIET, NCERT will be discussed.


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    Taori, S. (2001). Communication in Schools. New Delhi: Regency Publications.

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    Dr. Dhaneswar Harichandan

    University of Mummbai, IDOL

    Dhaneswar Harichandan (born on 11th October, 1960) has served as Professor cum Director (2008 to 2013), Institute of Distance and Open Learning, University of Mumbai. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Distance Education from YCMOU, Nashik, M.Phil, and Master in Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai and Master of Arts in Education from Kurukshetra University after obtaining B.A. (Hons.) degree in Education from Utkal University. He has also Post Master’s Diploma in Adult and Continuning education from SNDT University and Diploma in Distance Education from IGNOU.

    He has more than three decades of experience as a teacher educator in face-to-face classroom teaching as well as distance education mode and has guided 10 students at M.Phil. and 7 students at Ph.D. level. He has published 5 books, edited 14 Self Learning Materials, 4 chapters in edited  books, 24 articles and research papers in National and International journals and has organised, participated and contributed papers in workshops, seminars & conferences. He is an Ambassador for advocacy of OER by ICDE Norway, Oslo.

    He has completed a Major Research Project sanctioned by distance Education Council on Teacher Education programme through Distance Education Mode in Indian Universities and is life member of several professional bodies like IAEPA, IAEA, AIAET, AIAER, ISCA, IDEA & LATE. He is also associated with UGC, NAAC, NCTE, COL and UKOU in different capacities.


    After successfully completing the course by obtaining a minimum of 40% marks, the learners will be provided with the certificate signed by the Director, Board of Examination and Evaluation, University of Mumbai and UGC.