MU OER PORTAL
Dr Rajpal Hande, Director Board of Colleges and University Development is guiding the venture in the right direction.
OER is a unique forum where all senior and eminent academicians have joined hands to understand and support University’s responses to new global developments in higher education sector. We are creating a ‘Knowledge Hub’ in the University through a joint initiative of University of Mumbai and Commonwealth of Learning (COL, Vancouver) - Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA, New Delhi).
The L4C 71 - Open Education Resource Workshop was organized from October 16 -19, 2011 at the University of Mumbai with assistance of Commonwealth Of Learning Vancuver Canada. This was the first step in the effort of Commonwealth of Learning to support development of OER in Mumbai University. CEMCA the local office of COL has engaged Dr Savithri Singh and her team to guide the process.
Honourable Vice Chancellor Dr Rajan Welukar has the vision that University of Mumbai should lead the other universities by setting an example. University of Mumbai is the first traditional University to start this OER Venture that will take quality education global audience. Dr Rajpal Hande, Director Board of Colleges and Universities Development has been given the responsibility of providing necessary support on behalf of MU.
Dr Kavita Laghate is coordinating the effort of collaborative work between the academicians from Economics and Soft Skills arena.
On behalf of University of Mumbai this portal is designed and edited by Dr Sujata Dhopte and other eminent academicians.Dr. Savithri SIngh, Principal Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi, and her team consisting of Dr. Ravi Toteja, Dr. Neeti Misra, and Dr Sarita Kumar are overseeing the whole project. The econtent is being uploaded on the wikieducator, while the quizzes etc are being uploaded on the Moodle plaform. the wikieducator pages are embedded in Moodle.University of Mumbai wants to in time create the course contents of all the undergraduate programmes. As a pilot they have started on courses for first year in Economics and in Soft Skills. Economics is among the most taught subject in variety of faculties. Student require the skills for presentations, writing, listening across all the faculties. Hence these two subjects are taken to start the venture.
This space is a neutral venue for discussion and messaging platform among eminent Academicians & Students Community.Your contributions are welcome.