Report of “e- content development for MOOC “

Report of “e- content development for MOOC “

28th May 2020

Virtual seminar to “e- content development for MOOC “was organised for faculty on May 28, 2020. The resource person for the seminar was Prof. Vimal Rath, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi and MOOC Coordinator UGC.

Prof Anita Sharma, Pro-Vice Chancellor introduced the Guest Speaker. Dr Vimal Rath introduced the UGC Massive Open Online Courses. She said that nowadays, knowledge is available on many channels. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are another option.

Most of these courses are available for anyone to access the knowledge and course material is free. She emphasized that large amount of online content is available through Swayam, NPTEL, UGC- epg Pathshala, Coursera, EDx etc. Students can enrol themselves for these courses. These courses enable students to grasp subjects easily and provide them chance to listen to great academicians and scientists.

Faculty is encouraged to develop content for online courses by the UGC by providing them incentives. In this situation of Pandemic due to Covid -19, everyone is learning through online mode. It is imperative now if we ask students to join MOOCs so that they are able to take advantage of learning by great and skilled professionals. Exclusive efforts made to take education Direct to Home through EduSat, NPTEL courseware and SWAYAM portal.

UGC is trying to develop content for most of its UG and PG courses. It was an interactive session where the speaker solved queries of the participants in a meticulous way. Few glimpses of seminar.