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MDE-518: Educational Communication Technologies

By Dr. G. Mythili   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 1029
The design and use of non-print media constitutes a significant part of the instructional design in the context of distance education. The course examines the process of educational communication technologies in context. This course explores the specific nature and utility of various media in the educational context such as, the audio and video components, the computer and the satellite technologies. It also touches upon the operational aspects of media production and contains theoretical issues pertaining to media selection and integration. It describes the use of educational communication technologies to create digital content and deliver these through new information technologies. It also discusses and explains the general trends in the development and use of educational communication technologies at national and international level. Lastly, it has described how to develop a short but interesting portfolio that will give you instruction on how to practice the skill component, and record the outcomes.
Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 15 Feb 2021
End Date :
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Level : Postgraduate



Course layout

Educational Communication Technologies  course has five blocks: 
Block 1: Communication Technology: Basics
Block 2: Technology Primer 
Block 3: Content Creation Tools 
Block 4: Interactive Delivery Methods 
Block 5: Learning Portfolio

Pedagogy of the Course
 The Learner has expected to spend:
One hundred and twenty hours to complete the course.
Nearly eighty videos and essential readings which will also be the self learning material on which the assessment questions will be based. 
Internal assessment would be through assignments and quizzes. In addition, there will be discussion forums also.
Proctored examination at the end of the Course covering all the blocks.

The objectives of the course are as follows:
Critically examine the process of educational communication to plan, design and use appropriate communication technologies in context;
Identify the range of educational communication technologies, and their relative strengths and weaknesses;
Use educational communication technologies confidently to create digital content and deliver these through new information technologies;
Discuss and explain the general trends in the developments and use of educational communication technologies at national and international level; and
Create engaging, collaborative, reflective and authentic learning environments for delivery of
education and training.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course learners are expected to create digital content and deliver these through new information technologies and engage, collaborative, reflective and authentic learning environments for delivery of education and training in a wider perspective.

Books and references

Course material of MDE-418
http://egyankosh.ac.in/handle/123456789/42618

Instructor bio

Dr. G. Mythili

Indira Gandhi National Open University
Dr. G. Mythili, PhD, is a Deputy Director since 2012 at the Staff Training and Research Institute, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India. In the past, she has been an Analyst at Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, IGNOU, and Programmer at Computer Division, IGNOU, Computer Instructor in R.K. Computers, Madurai.

She has taught PG Diploma in E-Learning through online; Masters of Arts in Distance Education through ODL; Course work on MPhil and PhD in distance education at IGNOU; and MOOC on ‘Design and Facilitation of E-Learning Courses’ through SWAYAM.

She has presented conference papers, published research papers in refereed journals, conducted and participated as resource person in various workshops/training programmes in India. Her areas of interest are: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC); E-Learning; Online Training; Training and Development; Multimedia Design and Development; Web Design and Development; OER & Open Source Tools; Staff development and Programme Evaluation.

She contributes towards staff development, capacity building and delivery of effective online courses. She is keen to learn new development in educational sectors and incorporate in teaching, learning and research activities.



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