SWAYAM stands for Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds is an Indian Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. SWAYAM is an initiative launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under Digital India to give a coordinated stage and free entry to web courses, covering all advanced education, High School and skill sector courses. As we realized from this COVID 19 pandemic situation and initiatives of Govt. of India for Online Education, there will be more need-based courses required in SWAYAM as well as for different institutional platform to provide better learning opportunities for youths. Hence, the teacher/course developers need to be trained on how to develop online courses in compliance with SWAYAM standard. The course is developed with the support of Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi.
Participants will be able to:
Describe the Online Education and SWAYAM at a large.
Prepare the proposal for Course development for SWAYAM as per the guidelines and seek funding for new and repurpose of course.
Write contents in text format using various resources and Open Educational Resources.
Deliver contents in the form of video using PPT, animations, illustrations, etc.
Facilitate the learners through discussion forum.
Develop assignments and quizzes for learner’s formative and summative assessment.
On the successful completion of this course learners are expected to create a MOOC for SWAYAM in their discipline using 4-quadrant approach. They are also expected to create digital content and deliver these through SWAYAM or other institutional LMS.
Topic I: Overview of Swayam
Context, Status of SWAYAM, SWAYAM guidelines, Four Quadrant Approach, Proposal for SWAYAM Courses.
Topic II: Quadrant-I (e-Tutorial)
The first quadrant is direct teaching means not much of extra work by students, it could include teaching video, animation, PowerPoint presentation, Podcast and so on. All these depend on what the subject is and what the strategy adopted by the teacher to teach the students. The first quadrant is direct teaching means not much of extra work by students, it could include teaching video, animation, PowerPoint presentation, Podcast and so on. All these depend on what the subject is and what the strategy adopted by the teacher to teach the students.
Topic III: Quadrant-II (e-Content)
The second quadrant is an e-content which could include e-books, illustrations, Case studies, Open-source content, Reference link, further reading sources and so on.
Topic IV: Quadrant-III (Discussion Forum)
The third quadrant is about clearing student's queries. Discussion forum is a space where students can interact with other students and faculty to clarify their doubts. The discussion forum is like a doubt counter where any student or faculty can answer the question of a student.
Topic V: Quadrant-IV (Assessment)
The fourth quadrant is self-assessment to check what a student have studied and whether he/she is eligible to get certificate. It could be tests in the form of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), or quiz or short answer questions, long answer questions, etc. The fourth quadrant also has Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) and their answers to clarify common misconceptions among students.
Dr. Jeetendra Pande is working as an Associate Professor of Computer Science Department at Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani. He has to his credit more than 15 research papers in International Journals, 12 papers in conference proceedings and 03 refereed books. His current area of interests is cyber security, computer forensics, component-based software development, Education Technology and Open Educational Resources. Dr. Pande has worked in the areas Component Based Software Development and Cyber Security. He has been involved in development of pliability metric for optimal component selection for component based software development. He has carried out many projects as a Principal Investigator sanctioned by Commonwealth Educational Media Center for Asia, USERC and Govt. of Uttarakhand.
Award and Fellowships: Gold Medal from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for Innovation in Open and Distance Learning (ODL)- 2018 by Hon'ble Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu in the 32nd Convocation held on April 3, 2019 at IGNOU Headquarters, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi. Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) International Inter- University Staff Exchange Fellowship- 2018 from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand. Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) International Inter- University Staff Exchange Fellowship- 2019 from Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka.