e-Learning Resources

NPTEL – www.nptel.ac.in 

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003. Five core disciplines were identified, namely, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and mechanical engineering and 235 courses in web/video format were developed in this phase.

SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.

IIRS-ISRO outreach Programme – https://elearning.iirs.gov.in/

he initial focus of IIRS was to use EDUSAT/INSAT 4CR satellite for distance learning but extended the scope to use broadband internet so that access to large number of institutions/universities /individuals with little cost the user. IIRS distance learning program initiated in 2007 and successfully conducted 16 programs in the last nine years. The first course was attended from twelve universities and the number of institutions /universities increased manifold. The sixteenth course is in progress with more than 350+ institutions /universities /departments with more than 5000 number of participants attending the program live and interactive.