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Technology Trends for Open Schooling


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Presentation by Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Director, CEMCA on 16 October 2012 at the National Consultative Workshop on Virtual Open Schooling in India organized with National Institute of Open Schooling.

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Technology Trends for Open Schooling

  1. 1. Commonwealth EducationalMedia Centre for AsiaEmerging Trends forOpen SchoolingSanjaya Mishra
  2. 2. Open Schooling in India NIOS and NCOS 17 State Open Schools Open Schools in each State in 12th Plan World’s largest Open School system NIOS complete online admission system ODES system at NIOS OER initiative at NIOS Increased student access to ICTs
  3. 3. ICT Trends in India (up to March2012) Internet subscribers at 228.6 lakhs Internet users at 10.2% of the population 45 million Facebook users 908.36 million Mobile users (August 2012) Tele-density at about 80% Source: Internet Service Provider Association of India
  4. 4. Innovating Pedagogy 2012 Pedagogy of eBooks Badges to accredit learning Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Seamless learning Learning analytics Personal inquiry learning
  5. 5. Pedagogy of eBooks Can be delivered in low cost tablets like Aakash Books are multimedia featured due to advancement in technology such as HTML5 and ePub standards Change in ODL pedagogical approach from supplementary to integrated media rich and interactive
  6. 6. Seamless Learning Harnessing the power of network Anytime, Anywhere with Internet and Mobile technologies Collaborate with co-learners as well as others
  7. 7. Personal Inquiry Learning Promotes autonomy of learner Help create personal learning environments on the Internet Facilitates networking with others Build learning environment using Web 2.0
  8. 8. Badges to Accredit Learning Badges are frameworks to accredit learning that happen outside formal learning environment Mozilla Foundation has developed Open Badges Infrastructure that can be integrated into other online learning environments Linking Open Educational Resources to Open Badges can increase “Openness”
  9. 9. Massive Open Online Courses Emergence of platforms supporting Open Educational Resources Availability of free access resources online Network technology enabled distance learning Started in 2008 as an experiment in University of Manitoba Examples: Coursera, Udacity, edX
  10. 10. Virtual Schools First Online High School started in 1994 (CompuHigh) Over 200 virtual schools are there around the world, mostly in the United States Also in Australia, Canada, South Korea, and United Kingdom
  11. 11. Open High School of Utah Small in student enrolment Totally free education Uses Open Educational Resources Accredited courses Also provides one-to- one tutoring online
  12. 12. Florida Virtual School Free education Wide ranges for courses Flexibility Accredited State funded
  13. 13. Virtual Open Schooling in India Readiness at NIOS Platform of NCOS Increased access to Internet Pilot online teaching and learning Feasibility study Action Plan: Technology, Platform, Courses, Interaction, Assessment, Certification, Regulatory framework for Credit Transfer
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