Educational Media

By Dr. SANDIP SHIVAJI KEDAR   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research, Bhopal
Learners enrolled: 4256
21st Century is an era of media as well as information and communication technology that has also transformed the world of education - whether it is imparting instruction by the teacher or even the way the students of 21st-century learning. Computers and the internet have today invaded instructional settings. Today’s teachers are bringing innovations in the teaching-learning process by integrating media and technology to facilitate the learning process of students in cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains of learning. They examine the need for media and technology in the context of learning and its impact on the achievement of learning outcomes by the student. 
In any educational institution, the teacher has to impart instruction on various curriculum contents to facilitate the learning process of students. In different learning environments, instructional media play an important role in achieving the intended learning outcomes by facilitating the instructional communication process. Instructional media are the means to achieve the desired learning outcomes in all three domains of learning. The choice of instructional media depends on various factors and affects overall learning. The development of effective instructional media is a creative process. Both print and non-print media could be developed to suit the group size and learning styles of the learners. Researches related to Instructional media emphasize the use of different media elements such as text, graphics, visuals, audio, animations, video, and interactivity in media for effective and efficient learning by the learner. As a teacher of this era, there is a need to continuously update your skills considering recent development in teaching technologies and the use of a variety of media from traditional chalkboards to augmented & virtual reality.
This MOOC course is designed to provide you in-depth knowledge and skills in the area of Instructional media. This will facilitate you to comprehend the research-based instructional design and visual design principles, copyright issues in media development, and managing various instructional media effectively in various learning situations such as classroom, laboratory, workshop, and technology-enabled learning through relevant video demonstrations and other learning resources.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Continuing Education
Start Date : 29 Jul 2022
End Date : 12 Sep 2022
Enrollment Ends : 12 Sep 2022
Exam Date : 12 Nov 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 Unit 1
Instructional Media – Need, Classification and Planning
L1.Need for Instructional Media  
L2.What media research says 
L3.Classification of instructional Media  
L4.Instructional Media planning and selection 
L5.Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism
Week 2 Unit 2
Design and development of instructional media
L6.Mapping for Curriculum Analysis  
L7.Instructional Media Design Principles 
L8.Overview of media software 
L9.Basics of video and audio production 
L10.Development of Instructional Media
Week 3 Unit 3
Media for 21st Century Classroom and Laboratory
L11.Media hardware
L12.Media peripheral connections 
Week 4 Unit 4
Establishment of media resource center
L13.Establishment of Media Resources Centre  
L14.Use of interactive devices for Off-line and Online instruction.  
L15.Use and preventive care of media hardware
Week 4 Unit 5 (Combined with Unit 4)
Evaluation of media resources
L16.Evaluation of instructional media hardware and software

Books and references

  1. Anderson, L. W., & Krathwohl, D. R. A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing - Á revision of Bloom's taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Pearson Education (2001).
  2. Smaldino, S.E., Lowther, D. L., Mims, C., Instructional Technology and Media for Learning, Pearson, (2019), ISBN 13: 978-0-13-428748-5
  3. IHMC, CMAP Tools, Retrieved from Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC): https://cmap.ihmc.us/(2019).
  4. Novak, J. D. & A. J. Cañas. The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use Them. Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. IHMC CmapTools. Retrieved April 02, 2019, from http://cmap.ihmc.us/docs/pdf/TheoryUnderlyingConceptMaps.pdf (2008).
  5. Virtual Reality Society, Retrieved from Virtual Reality: https://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality/what-is-virtual-reality.html(2019).
  6. Kenna. (2019). Diy design: what’s the difference between RGB and CMYK? Retrieved 2019, from Modern Soapmaking: https://www.modernsoapmaking.com/diy-design-whats-the-difference-rgb-and-cmyk
  7. Heinich, R., Molenda, M., Russell, J. D., Smaldino, S. E.; Instructional Technology and Media for Learning, 8th Edition, Pearson, 2006, ISBN: 9780131136823
  8. Khambayat, R. P., Kedar, S. S., (2016), “Adopting Digital Media in Technical Education”, Journal of Engineering, Science & Management Education, NITTTR, Bhopal, Volume-9, Issue-2, May-August 2016, pp. 77-84.
  9. Critical understanding of ICT, Commonwealth of learning Canada and Karnataka State Open University, Mysore, www.riemysore.ac.in/ict
  10. The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning, (2005), Cambridge University Press.

Instructor bio


National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research, Bhopal

Dr. Sandip S. Kedar is currently working as Associate Professor and Heading the Department of Media Research & Development Education in the National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research, Bhopal. He holds Ph. D. degree in Technical Education along with M. Tech. Ed., B. E. Electronics & Power Engineering. He has 32 years of teaching experience in technical education, technical teacher teaching, and training of trainers, video production and direction, digital media development, curriculum development, MOOCs production and consultancy. He has 15 years of research experience. He has produced number of studio-based and documentary video programmes, developed multimedia packages, e-contents, animations and computer-based presentations for various target groups. He is a Coordinator for AICTE NITTT Module 4 on Instructional Planning and Delivery and contributed in video production and e-content development of AICTE NITTT Module 2 on Professional Ethics and Sustainability. He has also produced video for 8 MOOCs developed by NITTTR Bhopal including this MOOC. He has worked in number of projects such as Development of multimedia training package on Air Brake System for Indian Railways, Cement Industry HRD project on Mine Planning, Production of video lectures for satellite-based education for MP Bhoj Open University, Bhopal, and coordinated number of training programmes under Technical Cooperation Scheme (TCS) of Colombo Plan and under Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Scheme (ITEC) of MEA, Govt of India, for participants from various Countries. He served Ministry of Education, Botswana (Africa) for two and half years at Tonota College of Education. He has published several research papers in the area of media and multimedia. 
Contact No.: 09425007408; Email:sskedar@nitttrbpl.ac.in;


  Prof. (Mrs.) Chanchal Mehra is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Media Research & Development Education in the National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research, Bhopal. She is Mechanical Engineer and has Master’s in Engineering Materials, Master in Technical Education, Certificate in Wind Power Planning (Online programme) from Gotland University, Sweden, (Jan 2007). She received Fulbright Fellowship for International Educational Seminar for Administrators in Nov. 2014. She has 34 years of experience at NITTTR, Bhopal and has been instrumental in introducing innovative teacher/ trainer training programme in the area of Instructional System Design and Development, Curriculum Development, Lab Manual Development, AutoCAD, Pro-E, Multi Media Package Development, Community and Rural Development. She is Co-Coordinator for Swayam MOOC Course on Learning and Instruction and also Co-Coordinator for AICTE NITTT Module 4 on Instructional Planning and Delivery. She is also Coordinator for Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme, the flagship programme of Ministry of External Affairs in which international participants from 60 countries are participating.

 Prof. Asmita A. Khajanchee is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Media Research & Development Education in the National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research, Bhopal. She is a post graduate electrical engineer and is working in the area of Electronic Media development and research for the last 26 years at NITTTR Bhopal. She is trained and has contributed in the development of multimedia content for education and training of various target groups.  Her overall experience of 34 years includes teaching electrical engineering subjects at UG/PG level and training teachers through Induction training courses and development of variety of video programmes for education, training, information dissemination, MOOCS videos production projects management etc.  She is practicing different teaching methods classroom based and ICT A View based. Her experience in media design includes development of videos, 2D animation, e-content development etc. She has contributed in video production and e-content development of AICTE-NITTT Module 4 on Instructional Planning and Delivery and AICTE-NITTT Module 2 on Professional Ethics and Sustainability. She has also produced video programmes for 8 MOOCs. She is member of professional bodies IEEE Education Society, IEEE Industry applications society, IEEE Computer Society and ISTE, India.


 Prof. Prabhakar Singh, (Retd.) Professor, DMRDE, NITTTR, Bhopal 
He holds Ph.D. degree in Education along with M.Sc., M.Ed., and M.B.A. He has a teaching experience of 32 years and research experience of 35 years. Dr. Singh has a vast administrative experience of about 25 years. He has been the Director of EMRC, DAVV, Indore and Head, Department of Electronic Media, NITTTR, Bhopal. Being director at EMRC, Indore he was actively involved in video production and written scripts, directed the production of video programs and E- Contents. In his leadership EMRC won a number of national and international awards in video competitions. In his leadership EMRC Indore started graduate, post graduate and Ph.D. (Electronic Media) programs. He is one of the pioneers in the country who started guiding Ph.D. researches in Electronic Media. Till date he has guided a number of Ph.D. students in education and Electronic Media. In nut shell Dr. Prabhakar Singh is a unique combination of teacher, researcher and media producer.

    Dr. K. J. Mathai, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Research & Development Education, NITTTR Bhopal. He holds Ph. D. degree in Technical Education along with M. Tech. Ed., M. Sc., Diploma in Computer Programming. He has 35 years of professional and teaching experience.  He has guided 15 Post Graduate level dissertations [M. Tech. Ed./ M.Tech.(CTA)] and projects (M. Sc./MCA). He is co-guide of Ph.D. Scholar in the area of MOOCs. He has contributed for World Bank Assisted Project, Technical Cooperation Scheme under Colombo Plan project, DANIDA Project, UNESCO project, Indian Cement Industry, Indian Railways etc. as Teachers’ Trainers to design and conduct content updating programmes in Computer education/ Education Technology and multimedia package development etc. Principal Investigator (PI)/ Coordinator of Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) on ‘ICT for Teaching and Learning’, -A Joint Project launched by AICTE & MHRD GOI, Delhi, offered to in-service and aspiring teacher of the Country India from 2018 onwards and was also offered to the teachers of Country Ghana. Trained more than 15460 teachers in India.
Email: kjmathai@nitttrbpl.ac.in;

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: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of November (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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