Commonwealth Educational
Media Centre for Asia

Status and Trends of Educational Media
in India: Allusion to Dr Bhupen
Haz...
Dr. Bhupen Hazarika
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Padma Vibhusan Dr.
Bhupen Hazarika -- the
illustrious son of the soil
Dr.Hazarika’s music is
et...
Some ideas in his Doctoral work
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Education is necessary for a strong and vibrant
democracy;
Education should h...
Some ideas in his Doctoral work
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Adult illiteracy is a major problem for overall development of
the country;
O...
Commonwealth of Learning
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Commonwealth of
Learning -- established in
1987
Helps developing nations
improve access to...
Overview of my Presentation
 Higher education in India
 Use of Open and Distance Learning
 Technology in education
 Pr...
Higher Education in India
 Gross Enrolment Rate: 18.8%
 20.3 millions students in higher
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education
Increasing de...
Educational Technology
Developments
 Early examples include the Delhi School TV
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project and Satellite Instructi...
Educational Technology
Developments
 UGC Country-wide Classroom (1984)
 IGNOU (1985) – extensive use of audio and
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Government Support for Educational
Technology
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Govt of India IT
Taskforce (1998)
NPTEL (2007)
NMEICT (2009)
ICT@...
Problems of Technology Integration
in Education
 Understanding the affordances of technology
 No Significant Difference
...
Emerging Technologies and
Possibilities
 eLearning opportunities
 Massive Open Online Courses
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(MOOCs)
Open Educa...
Improving Quality: Dr. Hazarika’s
Criteria
 Does it appeal to reason?
 Is it scientifically sound?
 Is it recent?
 Is ...
Making Dr. Hazarika Vision Real
 Creating educational resources in digital

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media that can be easily adopted and
conte...
Thank You
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Status and Trends of Educational Media in India: Allusion to Dr Bhupen Hazarika, a pioneer in Educational Media Research

  1. 1. Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia Status and Trends of Educational Media in India: Allusion to Dr Bhupen Hazarika, a pioneer in Educational Media Research Sanjaya Mishra Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia November 5, 2013, Guwahati, Assam
  2. 2. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika    Padma Vibhusan Dr. Bhupen Hazarika -- the illustrious son of the soil Dr.Hazarika’s music is eternal and connects with the people Doctoral work on Educational Technology in 1952 from Teachers College, Columbia University Photo Credit: Wikipedia/User:Ubphotos
  3. 3. Some ideas in his Doctoral work       Education is necessary for a strong and vibrant democracy; Education should help everyone, including farmers, labourers, weavers, parents, and tribal population of India; Education should foster rational inquisitiveness of human beings; Visual symbols play significant role in the society, especially in the democratic process; In order to improve basic social education, audio-visual methods play a significant role; Basic teacher training courses should include competencies of audio-visual methods of teaching;
  4. 4. Some ideas in his Doctoral work      Adult illiteracy is a major problem for overall development of the country; One-world thought can be imparted through use of audiovisual media, as they have the power to transfer thoughts without change and even illiterates can understand them; To achieve the goal of world citizenship we bring the world to the community, and radio can play a significant role in this; The process of measurement of community behaviour is best carried on by the adult members of the village, and therefore, to educate adults group experiences must be used for social informal education; Audio-visual materials produced by the United Nations and UNESCO be used by adult educators for a better understanding of the basic unity in diversity, and strengthen democracy.
  5. 5. Commonwealth of Learning    Commonwealth of Learning -- established in 1987 Helps developing nations improve access to quality education and training CEMCA serves as a regional unit of COL for the Commonwealth Asia
  6. 6. Overview of my Presentation  Higher education in India  Use of Open and Distance Learning  Technology in education  Problems of educational media use  Emerging developments on use of ICT in education
  7. 7. Higher Education in India  Gross Enrolment Rate: 18.8%  20.3 millions students in higher    education Increasing demands of higher education – need for more universities (NKC report) Highly dependent on Government support Need to rethink access to higher education in terms of cost and quality
  8. 8. Educational Technology Developments  Early examples include the Delhi School TV     project and Satellite Instructional Television Experiment Gap in policy and practice ET has been grossly underutilized Distribution of technology tools to schools did not yield desired results Computer Literacy and Studies (CLASS) project had modest success
  9. 9. Educational Technology Developments  UGC Country-wide Classroom (1984)  IGNOU (1985) – extensive use of audio and    video for education Interactive TV (one-way video and two-way audio) in 1993 EDUSAT in 2004 with capability for two-way audio and video Virtual Campus Initiative in 1998
  10. 10. Government Support for Educational Technology      Govt of India IT Taskforce (1998) NPTEL (2007) NMEICT (2009) ICT@Schools (2013) NROER (2013)
  11. 11. Problems of Technology Integration in Education  Understanding the affordances of technology  No Significant Difference  Cultural bias towards face-to-face education  Understanding the potentials of ODL to  increase access with quality and low cost Appreciation of ‘learning’ as constant and ‘time’ as variable in education system
  12. 12. Emerging Technologies and Possibilities  eLearning opportunities  Massive Open Online Courses    (MOOCs) Open Educational Resources (OERs) Separation of Certification from learning opportunities (e.g. OERU) World OER Congress and OER Policy
  13. 13. Improving Quality: Dr. Hazarika’s Criteria  Does it appeal to reason?  Is it scientifically sound?  Is it recent?  Is the content substantial?  Is it adaptable? – this one is highly significant in today’s digital technologies
  14. 14. Making Dr. Hazarika Vision Real  Creating educational resources in digital  media that can be easily adopted and contextualized – release all educational materials as OER Use educational media to strengthen democracy – use the power of MOOCs to create ‘learning society’
  15. 15. Thank You

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