Managing Learning Resources

By Dr. Uday Chand Kumar   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Kolkata
Learners enrolled: 317
Information represented, accessible, or stored in a variety of media and formats that helps learning are Learning Resource Materials. It includes books, electronic & printed journals, web resources, audio visual materials, social media, learning objects and newspapers, databases, digital and printed archives & special collections. That is, it is a collection of information stored in a way that facilitates learning. Managing these learning resources at different levels needs to consider various parameters such as proper planning, organization, technology etc. to support principles of resource based teaching and learning. These parameters are very crucial to consider in the initial decisions on learning resources management; otherwise, one cannot expect to get utilized fully these resources. But the creating such a vast learning resources needs investment. To maximize utilization of resources with minimum investment, one needs to follow thoughtful and skilled management strategy. Managing such type of resources is an ongoing process which varies from one part to another but all designated people have to play a major role in managing these resources. Whole process can be classified into four categories and they are (a) acquisition which includes budgeting, purchasing, and binding (b) organization and maintenance which includes cataloguing and processing, accessing; intellectual, physical, digital and assessing, (c) circulation that considers automation and security and (d) promotion.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 30 Nov 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 31 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Continuing Education

Course layout

Week 01:
Module 1:  Learning Resources Materials:  
  • What are the different type of resources, 
  • The different classifications of resources, 
  • What are the open sources of resources, 
  • Licensing, 
  • Copyright act

Week 02:
Module 2:  Principle of learning resources
  • Principle of selection of resource materials,
  • Principle of utilization of different learning resources, 
  • Consideration of learning resources, 
  • The mobilization of learning resources

Week 03:
Module 3: Organization and maintenance
  • Planning, organizing, indexing, cataloguing, processing, 
  • The physical and digital assessing,
  • Binding process of the materials.

Week 04:
Module 4:  Financial management:
  • Policies, Planning, proposal, budgeting, purchasing,
  • Acquisition, accountability, 
  • Financial auditing,

Week  05:
Module 5: Circulation of learning resources:
  • Processing, storing,
  • Computer application  security, 
  • Academic audit. 
  • Charging & Discharging

Week 06:
Module 6: Organisational Environment:  
  • Class room environment, 
  • Class room learning resources,
  • Classification of underutilized resources, 
  • Disposal process of learning resources

Week  07:
Module 7: Distributed learning resources
  • Documentation, 
  • M.I.S. of learning resources.
  • Inter-library loan, 
  • Consortia

Week  08:
Module 8: Human Resource Management
  • Communication, 
  • Staffing, Controlling of staff, attitude
  • Delegation of authorities.

Instructor bio

Dr. Uday Chand Kumar

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Kolkata
Dr. Uday Chand Kumar, Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, has been working in the domain of Rural development, Rural water supply & sanitation and Health assessment of concrete structure. He has coordinated more than 200 training programmes on the said topics.

Dr. Samiran Mandal
, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been working in the domain of Manufacturing Technology, Product Design, Robotics and Research Methodology. He has coordinated more than 150 training programs on Manufacturing Technology and Teaching Learning Systems

Course certificate

Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: December 2020 / January 2021 (tentative)
  • Announcements will be made when the exam registration form is open for registrations along with the url
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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