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Updated on 29 Sep, 2024


 
 
UGC has approved the Refresher Programmes and Short-Term Professional Development Programmes of STRIDE-IGNOU as equivalent to UGC-HRDC for all purposes, including API and CAS. This has been approved in the 78th meeting of the Academic Council of IGNOU.
 
Two categories of training undertaken by STRIDE are given as follow:-
i)      UGC-HRDC Refresher/STP/CBP, for teachers, academic and non-teaching staff.
ii)     Ministry of Education-UGC NEP-PDP National Training of University and College Teachers.
 
i) UGC-HRDC for STRIDE Refresher and Short-Term Professional Development Programmes, and Capacity Building Programmes
UGC has approved the Refresher Programmes and Short-Term Professional Development Programmes of STRIDE-IGNOU as equivalent to UGC-HRDC for all purposes, including API and CAS (Ref: letter No. D.O. No.F16-11/2021(HRDC/IGNOU) dated 10th March, 2022). This has been approved in the 78th meeting of the Academic Council of IGNOU, June 13, 2022.
Besides offering PGDDE and MADE as long-term Professional Development Programmes in Distance Education, STRIDE conducts short-term training programmes of various types and for varieties of academic, technical/professional, and non-academics/organizations in India and overseas. Every year, training programmes ranging from 03 to 12 days on various aspects of distance education are conducted for staff working at IGNOU, in State Open Universities, Distance Education Institutes and all HEIs all over the country and abroad. Here are a few examples:
i) Induction and Orientation Programmes for Open and Distance Learning (ODL) (6 days)
  • Newly Recruited Teachers and Academics
  • Newly Recruited Non-Teaching Staff
  • Academic Counsellors in ODL (3 days)
  • Induction Programme for M.Phil./Ph.D. Scholars (3-6 days)
ii)     Short Term Professional Development Programmes (6 days) (all relating to NEP-2020)
  • ‘Research Monitoring and Evaluation in Distance Education’.
  • ‘Design and Development of Self-Learning Materials for Distance and Online Learning’.
  • ‘Curriculum and Instructional Design for ODL and Online Learning’.
  • ‘Design and Development of Online and Blended Learning’.
  • ‘Design, Development and Delivery of MOOCs’.
  • ‘Development and Use of Open Educational Resources (OER)’.
  • ‘Research Methodology in Distance and Online Learning’
  • ‘Assessment and Evaluation in ODL’.
  • ‘Programme Evaluation in Open and Distance Learning’.
  • ‘Learner Support in Open Distance and Online Learning’.
  • ‘NEP 2020 and Teaching-Learning in Higher Education’.
  • ‘Skilling and Employability in Open and Distance Learning’.
  • ‘Accreditation and Quality Assurance in ODL’.
  • ‘Serving Students with Disabilities in Open, Distance and Online Learning’.
  • ‘Digital Pedagogy’
  • ‘Artificial Intelligence in Education and Research’.
  • Multidisciplinary and Holistic Education.
  • E-Assessment in Online, and Blended Learning.
[These programmes also cover overseas institutions and participants]

iii)    Refresher Programmes on Distance and Open Learning (12 days)

  • Refresher on ‘Open and Distance Learning’.
  • Refresher on ‘Online and Blended Learning.
  • Refresher on ‘Design and Development of Self Learning Materials’.
  • Refresher on ‘Design, Development and Delivery of MOOCs’.
  • Refresher on ‘Research Methodology and Statistical Data Analysis’.
 
iv)    Specialized Capacity Building Programmes (3 days)
  • Training of Academic Counsellors/ACT Online
  • Technology Enabled Learning
  • SLM Development
  • Support Services in ODL
  • Self-Learning Material Development (SLMD) for SOUs and DEIs
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Course Adaptation/Transformation/Revision
  • Media and Technology in Distance Education
  • RTI Workshop for CPIOs, IGNOU
  • ICT/Audio-Video/Media
  • Effective Writing and Communication Skills
  • Skills/Tools for Administrate (Non-Teaching) Staffs
  • Role of Faculty in NEP-2020.
  • Learning Analytics.
  • Management and Finance for ARs, SOs, Assistants.
  • Data Mining for Research.
  • Governance and Leadership in DOL.
These programmes are offered at institutional, regional, national and international levels with the help of resource persons, training packages, teleconferencing and distance and online learning. The following programmes relating to various thematic areas of NEP-2020 have been conducted.
 
Number of programs and participants (1987-2022)
Types of Programmes
No. of Programmes
No. of Participants
Refresher
15
330
FDP
11
381
Workshops
476
10244
Orientaiton / Induction
110
2101
Total
612
13056
For 2020-2022, STRIDE has completed 40 training programmes covering 1374 participants (box below) from ODL Institutions and other HEIs. The 2022-23 Training Calendar includes 54 programmes for this year.
Year
No. of Programme
No. of Participants
Mode
2020
6
212
Online-6
2021
10
335
Online-6, Offline-4
2022
33
1027
Online-20, Offline-13
Total
49
1574
Online-32, Offline-17

 

Workshop Reports for January to December 2022 ||  Workshop Reports for January-December 2023

ii) National Training on NEP-PDP for 15 Laksh University and College Teachers on the Implementation on National Educational Policy-2020

NEP-PDP Promo Video:  https://youtu.be/emebx8ORbAE   
NEP-PDP Admission at SAMARTH:  https://ignou.samarth.ac.in/index.php/site/login
NEP-PDP Videos by National Experts : https://www.youtube.com/@iou22_nep11/videos
 
[The NEP-PDP national training is guided by a NEP-Implementation Committee and five Working Groups, with Prof. Santosh Panda (Director, STRIDE) as Coordinator, Dr. G. Mythili (Additional Director, STRIDE) as Convener of WG on Swayam Delivery, and Prof. C.R.K. Murthy and Dr. Gloria Kuzur as Convener and Co-Convener.]
At the instance of the Ministry of Education, GoI and as approved by University Grants Commission as equivalent to UGC-HRDC short-term programme (STP), IGNOU through its nodal training agency the Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE) undertook the national capacity building programme on training of 15.1 lakh university and college teachers for implementation of NEP-2020 in higher education institutions under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMNMTT). 
The NEP-PDP (as STP: short-term professional development programme) of 6-days (36 hours to be completed in 9 days) was designed and implemented by combining for the first time, the following three national technology platforms:
·         SAMARTH Platform for the registration of university and college teachers by the 56 regional centres of IGNOU.
·         SWAYAM Vertical-II Platform for the online delivery of the STP, comprising 14 Modules, 31 Videos, Discussion Forum interaction, Assessment though MCQs for DF (30%) and End-Programme Test (70%) in which 50% scoring is the minimum for passing and certification. The modules and videos have been contributed by national experts and heads of institutions from AICTE, AIU,NAAC, NCERT, NIEPA, IGNOU, JNU among others.
·         Swayam Prabha Channel-20 for interaction, on each of the six days of the programme, with teachers through Swayam Prabha Channel-20 interactive chat system conferencing by expert mentors on various important themes of NEP, including IKS, mother tongue education, multidisciplinarity, skilling and employability multiple entry-exit, ABC, blended curriculum design and pedagogy, multidisciplinary institutions, cross-border educational delivery, etc. So far 42 conferencing have been presented, and about 30 conferencing videos have been edited and put at Swayam NEP-PDP platform, and all videos are available at YouTube under COE-Live.
A national advisory from the Secretary, Ministry of Education, Government of India was sent to all State and UT Education Secretaries to send further notifications/orders to Vice-Chancellors and Principals of colleges to depute teachers to register and complete the NEP-PDP. An advisory has been sent by chairman-AICTE to all professional education institutions; by UGC to all UGC-HRDCs; and by Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU to all VCs of Central Universities.
A trail run for NEP-PDP Swayam and Swayam Prabha videos and an Introductory Video were circulated through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all IGNOU regional centre websites. RCs further circulated the advisory of Education Secretaries and letters from IGNOU Vice-Chancellor and state level Vice-Chancellors to college principals to depute teachers. 
Advisories have been issued by 33 State/UT Education Secretaries in their respective states (Andaman Nicobar Islands(UT), Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh(UT), Chhattisgarh, Dadra Nagar Haveli,Daman Diu(UT), Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Pondicherry(UT), Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana. Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, West Bengal).
The implementation advertisement of NEP-PDP capacity building was issued on August 15, 2022, following which teachers started getting registered to the NEP-Samarth platform; and the admission data were pushed to Swayam Vertical-II for offer of the programme. The first batch for 6-days training (to be completed in 9 days) started on September 9, 2022. 
Swayam Prabha Channel 20: Live Chat-Based Interaction
The total registration, covering about 54,000 teachers, as on November 28, 2022 is given as follows:
 
Registered Successfully
65,581
Successfully uploaded Documents
52,505
Admission confirmed
46,836
The consolidated data on the status of NEP-PDP capacity building are as follows:
Batch
Date
Total No. of Teachers Admitted
Total No. of Teachers Passed
Batch 1
09-17 September, 2022
6452
2008
Batch 2
21-29 September, 2022
9294
3086
Batch 3
07-15 October, 2022
8900
2925
Batch 4
17-25 October, 2022
10378
2784
Batch 5
Oct 27 to Nov 05, 2022
7088
3253
Batch 6
07-16 November, 2022
3998
1306
Batch 7
18-26 November, 2022
4644
1492
Batch 8
05-13 December, 2022
5878
1373
Batch 9
21-31 December, 2022
4095
1545
Batch 10
20-29 December, 2022
4295
    -
Note: (i) As on date, above 65,000 teachers have registered/applied for registration at the NEP-PDP Samarth platform.
(ii) 39,044 teachers participated in nine batches and 19,772 (Upto 9 batches) (50.64%) teachers successfully completed the programme.
 
(iii) National Training on NEP-2020 for Administrated and General Practitioners of higher education. As Directed by the Ministry of Education Government of India, a 2 Credit (60 hours) Swayam Course was designed on NEP-2020 for administrators and general practitioners of higher education in the country. This national programme was inaugurated and rolled out nationally by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Education and External Affairs, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh Ji in February 1, 2023. Live Inauguration Brochure here. The programme flyer and intro video and Syayam registration links are given below.
 
 
CAPACITY BUILDING FOR TEACHING AND NON-TEACHING STAFF OF ODL SYSTEM
(Year 1987 – 2023) updated till February 2023
Year
Refresher for Teachers & Academics
FDP/STP for Teachers & Academics
Workshops/Short-Term CBP for Teachers/Academics & Non-teaching Staff
Induction/Orientation for Teachers & Academics
 
No. Of Prog.
No. Of Participants
No. Of Prog.
No. Of Participants
No. Of Prog.
No. Of Participants
No. Of Prog.
No. Of Participants
2023
2022
-
-
20
535
                  13
492
-
-
2021
-
-
3
104
                    1
40
4
100
2020
-
-
4
172
1
40
3
76
2019
1
22
6
215
13
296
-
-
2018
1
28
-
-
10
246
-
-
2017
-
-
2
62
13
231
 
-
2016
2
90
-
-
12
165
-
-
2015
2
72
-
-
14
299
-
-
2014
-
-
-
-
6
116
1
46
2013
-
-
-
-
5
148
2
62
2012
-
-
-
-
9
170
-
-
2011
-
-
-
-
6
130
1
-
2010
2
15
-
-
7
75
-
-
2009
2
18
-
-
15
268
3
50
2008
1
20
-
-
45
1062
10
524
2007
-
-
-
-
49
1305
4
100
2006
-
-
-
-
48
1240
10
280
2005
1
60
-
-
47
765
5
126
2004
-
-
-
-
28
519
5
121
2003
2
-
-
-
13
286
3
69
2002
-
-
-
-
16
517
-
-
2001
1
5
-
-
18
377
-
-
2000
-
-
-
-
11
180
1
25
1999
-
-
-
-
14
232
2
17
1998
-
-
-
-
6
75
-
-
1997
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1996
-
-
-
-
2
37
-
-
1995
-
-
-
-
2
36
-
-
1994
-
-
-
-
4
43
-
-
1993
-
-
-
-
9
165
10
-
1992
-
-
-
-
9
175
49
581
1991
-
-
-
-
14
310
-
-
1990
-
-
-
-
3
95
-
-
1989
-
-
-
-
16
414
-
-
1988
-
-
-
-
4
71
-
-
1987
-
-
-
-
7
156
-
-
Total
15
330
35
1088
490
11268
113
2177
 

 

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