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The Vision & Objectives of India Node

Vision

  • To make available contexual educational materials freely
  • Realisation of free version of the education curriculum by 2015.

Objectives

  1. Support and Coordinate the WE activities in India
  2. Support the development of a Transnational curriculum.
  3. Promote free content development
  4. Promote the use of WikiEducator
  5. Provide Learner support

Background

India has a very rich educational history. In the ancient days, sages and scholars imparted education orally, but after the development of letters, it took the form of writing. Palm leaves and barks of trees were used for education, and this in turn helped spread the written literature. By the spread of Buddhism in India, education was made available to everyone and this led to the establishment of some world famous educational institutions Nalanda, Vikramshila and Takshashila.

Later, when the British arrived in India, English education was popularised with the help of the European missionaries.

Independent India has given greater thrust to education and now it has hundreds of universities and thousands of colleges affiliated to them. India has scores of colleges in every discipline and has positioned itself comfortably as a country that provides quality higher education to its people in specific and to the world in general.

However,because of so many factors, the expense for education (especially professional education) has gone up to very high levels and poor families find it very difficult to send their children for higher and professional education. Hence, the free and open curriculum of WikiEducator becomes important.

A node for Transnational Qualification Framework

The India Node has proposed a Qualification Framework Movement in National Level and World Level, following the WE objective of developing National Curricula.

It is a very difficult task to set standards for curricula as knowledge is changing day by day, and now the education curricula are highly depended on place and accessibility factors. Country specific variations are required in the studies on Agriculture, History, Literature and some Vocational subjects.

However, it has to be attempted because:

  1. It will popularize the use of open and free content on it.
  2. The services of the voluntary content developers can be led in a more structured way.

Please see the Qualification Framework Project Node for further details

National Qualifications Framework

The demand for evolving a National Qualification Frame work for India is very high. It is being actively discussed at different venues. UGC's Higher Education Information Systems Project, launched in 2004, among other things, aims at a National Qualification Framework.

This is a space for online discussions and support to the National Agencies that are involved in the development of a National Qualifications Framework for India. Please visit and add your views, suggestions and experiences at:- National Qualifications Framework

How can you participate?

Hearty welcome to this wonderful family of Online Open Distance Learning educators in India on WikiEducator.

Here you can start new project pages related to online ODL, you can link the existing ODL pages/projects, start discussion and seek advice/opinions.

We would also appreciate if you can be a part of Team India to lead and direct this India Node on WikiEducator.

If you are new to Wikieducator, don't worry, there is online wikieducator tutorial to help you round the clock. WikiEducator online tutorial is a classical example for how online ODL lessons can be developed and arranged. Please visit the tutorial pages right now…

Project Page

The project page is available from here. Project page contains a linked list of Open Distance Projects being taken up by the WikiEducator community in India. The page also provides information on other ODL projects in India. All are welcome to enrich the page by enlisting, providing links and preparing short notes on the Free and Open Distance Learning Projects in India that are not listed on the page so far. Please visit the project page from here Project Page

INDIAN WIKIEDUCATOR COMMUNITY

The Community members of WikiEducators in India are listed here.

WikiIndia Members

Represent your State for L4C Workshop at the earliest opportunity and be the first Featured State Participant on India Page.

All the friends in the wiki community are requested to add links to the interesting project development activities here...

Friendship…thoughts…projects… Click here to read an intersting Skype Chat between Randy Fisher, Canada and Anil Prasad, India

News Archives

IN the NEWS

Formal Launch of India Chapter of Wikieducator and of pages in Indian Languages

વિખ્યાત કૃષિવૈજ્ઞાનિક અને રાજ્યસભા સદસ્ય ડો.એમ. એસ. સ્વામિનાથન ‘વિકિએજ્યુકેટર’ ના ભારતીય ચેપ્ટરનું વિધિવત્ ઉદ્ઘાટન કરશે. આ સમારંભ તા. 15મી નવેમ્બર 2008 ના રોજ બપોરે 2.30 વાગ્યે ઇન્ડિયા ઇન્ટરનેશનલ સેન્ટર ખાતે યોજેલ છે. વિકિએજ્યુકેટર વિવિધ ભારતીય ભાષાઓમાં થયેલ સંલગ્ન પૃષ્ટોનું અનાવરણ પણ કરવામાં આવશે.

CEMCA દ્વારા આયોજિત આ સમારંભમાં GKP, OWSA અને આચાર્ય નરેન્દ્રદેવ કોલજ પણ સંકળાયેલ છે. આ કાર્યક્રમનું સંચાલન પ્રમુખ વિકિએજ્યુકેટર અને વિકિએજ્યુકેટરના કાઉન્સિલ મેમ્બર ડો.સાવિત્રી સીંગ અને અનિલપ્રસાદ કરશે.

For details of programme please see Wikieducator Launch.

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આચાર્ય નરેન્દ્રદેવ કોલેજ ખાતે WikiEd 08 કાર્યશાળા


ગાંધીજયંતી નિમિત્તે તા. 3, 4, અને 6 ઓક્ટોબર 2008 ના રોજ બે સમાન્તર Face to Face L4C કાર્યશાળાઓનું આયોજન કરવામાં આવ્યું હતું. ‘ઓપન એજ્યુકેશનલ રિસોર્સિસ’ મુદ્દાવાર ‘લર્નિંગ ફોર કન્ટેન્ટ’ કાર્યશાળાની શરુઆત ધમાકેદાર થઇ હતી. આ બન્ને કાર્યાશાળાઓમાં 35 તાલીમાર્થીઓએ ભાગ લીધો હતો. ડો. દિનેશ અગ્રવાલે ઉદ્ભાટન સંબોધન કર્યું હતું, વિષય હતો ‘મુક્ત શિક્ષણની સામગ્રી’ જેમાં તેમણે IPR વિષે છણાવટ કરી હતી. અનિલ પ્રસાદ અને સાવિત્રી સીંગના એડિટિંગ વિષેના પ્રારંભિક ભાષણ પછીનો અર્ધો દિવસ વિકિ-એડિટિંગ માટે ઉપયોગમાં લેવાયો હતો. વધુ વિગતો માટે જુઓ L4C India Node


ચુંટાયેલી પ્રથમ WE કાઉન્સિલમાં ભારતનું પ્રતિનિધિત્વ


વિકિ એજ્યુકેશન કાઉન્સિલમાં ડો.સાવિત્રી સીંગ (83.6% મતો) અને ડો. પંકજ ખરે (72% મતો) ચુંટાયા હતા. એકંદરે 15 પ્રતિનિધિઓ WE કાઉન્સિલમાં ચુંટાયા હતા.

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ડો. સાવિત્રી સીંગ આચાર્ય નરેન્દ્ર દેવ કોલેજ, દિલ્હી યુનિવર્સિટી, ભારતમાં પ્રિન્સિપાલ તરીકે સેવા બજાવે છે. વધુ વિગતો માટે

અહિંથી આગળ જાવ. and campaign page from here.

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ડો. પંકજ ખરે ઇન્દિરા ગાંધી નેશનલ ઓપન યુનિવર્સિટીનાં આંતરરાષ્ટ્રીય વિભાગમાં ડાયરેક્ટર તરીકે સેવા બજાવે છે. વધુ વિગતો માટે અહિંથી આગળ જાવ. અહિંથી આગળ જાવ. and campaign page from here.

WE કાઉન્સિલના પ્રતિનિધિઓની સંપૂર્ણ યાદી માટે અહિંથી આગળ જાવ.

વિકિએજ્યુકેટરની ભારતીય ટીમ ચુંટાયેલા સર્વે પ્રતિનિધિઓને અભિનંદન પાઠવે છે અને શિક્ષણના 2015 અભ્યાસક્રમનાં મુક્તવર્જન જીતવાના ધ્યેય(Misson) માં સમાજ સફળતા મેળવે એવી શુભેચ્છાઓ પાઠવે છે.


WikiEd Campaign on Teachers Day in KARNATAKA


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Sri JCBM (Jagatguru Chandrashekhara Bharati Memorial) College, Shringeri, Karnataka launched WikiEducator India Team slogan and off line campaign of L4C Workshop on 5th Sept. 2008,on the occasion of Teachers Day. More than 500 students and teachers attended the function. The Prayer Song also was released. Dr. Ramakrishnan Srinivasan, Prof.& Head, Dept. of English organized this programme.


UGC Sponsored State Level Two Day Seminar on New Vistas in the Teaching-Learning of Communicative English was organized at Sri Mahaveera College, Moodbidri, Karnataka on 26-27th Sept. 2008. Dr.Ramakrishnan Srinivasan presented a Paper titled "Towards Greater Teacher Empowerment" in which he highlighted the relevant role of WikiEducator Community and it was well received.


PCF5 London


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WikiEducators from India with Dr. Wayne Mackintosh, Education Specialist and Founder of WikiEducator, COL at the PCF5 in London, UK, held from 13/07/2008 to 18/07/2008.

Images of some beautiful moments from the WE community life at PCF5, London is available here...

PCF6 will be at Kochi, Kerala, India in 2010. IGNOU will be the co-host.


Launching of WikiEd India Chapter


Dr.Ramakrishnan Srinivasan , a very enthusiastic WE Ambassador from Karnataka has proposed the release of a joint statement by the WE community members "A computer literate, internet enabled teacher is better equipped to create nation-building generation" on the Teachers Day.

After discussions with community members and COL & CEMCA officials during PCF5 held in London it was decided to arrange an official launch of L4C (Learning for Content) campaign in India focusing teachers.

Now, in continuation to the above, it has been scheduled to launch the Indian Chapter of WikiEducator in a formal function in New Delhi on 15/11/2008. More information about the scheduled function will be added soon.



HAPPY DEEPAVALI GREETINGS on the occasion of The National Festival of Lights to all.


WikiEducator Ambassadors from India