IGNOU trains teachers on e-content development
13 September, 2012
“As a person who is not well versed with technology, the three day training programme on ‘Multimedia e-Content Development’ using open source tools was quite beneficial. It was helpful in incorporating multimedia in learning,” said one of the faculty members who participated in the training programme held at the Inter University Consortium (IUC) of the Indira Gandhi National Open University.
The IUC recently concluded its training programme for university’s faculty members wherein the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Gopinath Pradhan delivered the valedictory address.
“The best way of learning is learning by doing,” he said. He urged the participants to start applying the knowledge learnt in this workshop in their respective disciplines. He also emphasized on strengthening the acquired skills.
Prof. Madhu Prahar, Director (in-charge) of IUC gave a brief about the objectives of the consortium which mainly is to transfer the conventional distance learning materials into multimedia format. She also pointed out few projects that are in pipeline, viz., developing android based applications as well as mobile based applications for learning.
According to Prof. Nisha Singh, Deputy Dircetor, IUC, also the coordinator for the programme, “There are many open source tools available these days but only a tool which is easy to use will be relevant for teachers so that they can easily convert their content into e-content.”
The participants during the workshop learnt about Instructional Design (ID) for e-content, e-content scripting, script finalization for the e-content based on the principles of ID, eXeLearn components, preparation of audio and video components using audacity, any video converter, mobile recording device, digital camera, eXeLearn collaboration with other learning platform like Moodle, SCORM 1.2, Webpage (HTML), single text, iPod Notes and single directory pages.