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  • Panel Discussion Educonvex 2009 Feb 2009

    1. 1. Panel Discussion Developing the profile of an ideal student for higher learning and global employability Prof. K. Subramanian Director & Professor, Advanced Center for Informatics & Innovative Learning IGNOU & IT Adviser to CAG of India EX-DDG(NIC), Ministry of Communications & IT New Delhi
    2. 2. Reforms in Education <ul><li>At IIT Guwahati, Hon’ble PM Dr. Manmohan Singh said </li></ul><ul><li>“ We are one of the youngest nations and, according to observers, India has the potential to create over 500 million trained people by 2022 which is over a fourth of the global workforce. The big opportunity for India would come from an education revolution that we must undertake as our most important national endeavor.” </li></ul><ul><li>The World of Education is undergoing a rapid and quiet transformation: How do we in India take advantage of this and synthesize a new framework of providing </li></ul><ul><li>‘ QUALITY EDUCATION TO ALL, INDEPENDENT OF GEOGRAPHY’? </li></ul>06/07/09 Prof. ks@2009 Panel educonvex IHC New delhi Feb 2009
    3. 3. SAD STATE OF OUR EDUCATION & Challenge before us <ul><li>Education (higher/tertiary) is reduced to teaching classes against Board/university exams. </li></ul><ul><li>No agility in syllabus and students are ‘programmed’ like Artificial Intelligence Systems to ‘answer’ questions! </li></ul><ul><li>University education not LEARNING CENTRIC, it is exams centric . </li></ul><ul><li>Good teachers have little say, reduced to spectators. </li></ul><ul><li>Education not connected with developments – be they in the scientific or socioeconomic sense. </li></ul><ul><li>Essential principles of pedagogy are neglected. </li></ul><ul><li> How doe we build a new Tech Enhanced collaborative education paradigm that addresses quality instruction management with dynamic feedback and learner support services? </li></ul>06/07/09 Prof. ks@2009 Panel educonvex IHC New delhi Feb 2009
    4. 4. Capabilities & skill sets required <ul><li>Learning Capability </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical Capability </li></ul><ul><li>Real-life problem solving capability-Bookish to More Practical </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation capability-Personal Communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Fearless expression what one knows and what he would like to learn Capabilities & skill sets required </li></ul><ul><li>Team working, collaboration and cooperative co working processes </li></ul><ul><li>“ ENABLE, EDUCATE & EMPOWER”-Create a multiplier effect </li></ul>06/07/09 Prof. ks@2009 Panel educonvex IHC New delhi Feb 2009
    5. 5. Building Pedagogic Basis For Quality Education Improve the Quality of Learners <ul><li>To make our graduates EMPLOYABLE. </li></ul><ul><li>To be PRODUCTIVE ON THE JOB and in LIFE. </li></ul><ul><li>To observe REAL WORLD PROBLEMS, abstract the issues and apply what they have learnt and their innate sense to solve them. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The End of Education is Character.’ – Sai Baba </li></ul><ul><li>Address all modes and dimensions of imparting quality instruction and assessment </li></ul><ul><li>“ Knowledge has become the key economic resource and the dominant - and perhaps even the only source of competitive advantage.&quot; - Peter Drucker </li></ul><ul><li>“ ENABLE, EDUCATE & EMPOWER EVERY CITIZEN & COMMUNITY THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”Based upon SHARING & CARING. </li></ul>06/07/09 Prof. ks@2009 Panel educonvex IHC New delhi Feb 2009
    6. 6. Towards a Learning Centered System of Education <ul><li>Google’s Slogan: “My other computer is a Datacentre ”. </li></ul><ul><li>Sun’s slogan: The network is the computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Time to move ahead from CONNECTIVITY & CONTENT to practice of Tech Assisted Learning, Teaching And Evaluation (TELTE)  Quality Assured Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Present system of Syllabus – classes – tuition – external </li></ul><ul><li>exams, focus on marks has to be changed to Learning - </li></ul><ul><li>Centered if we really wish to make e-Learning successful </li></ul><ul><li>Education Process to aim at Unit Perfection Requirements </li></ul>06/07/09 Prof. ks@2009 Panel educonvex IHC New delhi Feb 2009
    7. 7. Need for Common Framework for Technology Enhanced Education <ul><li>Necessary that universities, institutions, R&D organizations, Open Universities, content sources, Broadband/backbone Network Providers, Datacenter and Cloud Computing services providers and educational programs work coherently together. </li></ul><ul><li>Restricting scope of Knowledge Network to only broadband connectivity without a host of services, capacity building collaborative programs and linkages to development will not result in effective NKN or implementation of National Mission on Education. </li></ul><ul><li>How do we leverage upon the already established institutions and services, modernize and reorient them so that we build effective National Education Grid programs and services? </li></ul>06/07/09 Prof. ks@2009 Panel educonvex IHC New delhi Feb 2009
    8. 8. Five Tier approach <ul><li>Tier-1: ICT Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Tier-2: Systems and Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Tier-3: Content and Web Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Tier-4: Formal Alignment of e-Content through Course Wiki by Academic Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Tier –5: Instruction/Evaluation Management Augmented by Course Wikis and SME Support </li></ul>06/07/09 Prof. ks@2009 Panel educonvex IHC New delhi Feb 2009
    9. 9. 06/07/09 Prof. ks@2009 Panel educonvex IHC New delhi Feb 2009 T OGETHER E VERYONE A CHIEVES M ORE “ ENABLE , EDUCATE AND EMPOWER EVERY CITIZEN AND COMMUNITY THROUGH KNOWLEDGE.” 06/07/09 ACIIL-IGNOU RSD Presentation Feb 2009

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