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Journey of an Explorer and Learning Facilitator


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This presentation was about the works of Dr. Sanjaya Mishra before the jury members of the ISTD-Vivekanada National Award for Excellence in Training and HRD 2006-7. Dr. Mishra received this award in December 2007

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Journey of an Explorer and Learning Facilitator

  1. 1. Journey of an Explorer and Learning Facilitator Sanjaya Mishra The only worthwhile achievements of man are those which are socially useful.
  2. 2. What I do for living… <ul><li>Reader in Distance Education at IGNOU </li></ul><ul><li>Training university and college teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Research in DE </li></ul><ul><li>Course Development: Communication Technology for Distance Education </li></ul><ul><li>Specializations: ICT in Education, E-Learning, Multimedia and Instructional Design </li></ul>~ You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing. ~
  3. 3. I do the following with love… <ul><li>Train people in technology applications in teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Providing consultancy to develop self-learning materials (print) </li></ul><ul><li>Designing assessment tools and procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinating, monitoring and evaluation of academic programs and projects </li></ul>~ Teaching isn't one-tenth as effective as training. ~
  4. 4. I love to do the following … <ul><li>Conversion of print material to web-based learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct research </li></ul><ul><li>Write papers for knowledge sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Design appropriate e-learning solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide counselling and guidance to learners </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss and share new information/ knowledge with others </li></ul>~ There is no substitute for hard work. ~ -Thomas Alva Edison
  5. 5. The Beginning… <ul><li>June 1969 at Titilagarh, Orissa. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation in 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>First job in 1993 </li></ul>Srishti se pehle sat nahi tha; asat bhi nahi; antariksha bhi nahi; akash bhi nahi tha…
  6. 6. Temples of Learning Visited… <ul><li>Sambalpur University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>IGNOU </li></ul><ul><li>University of Hyderabad </li></ul><ul><li>ISTD </li></ul>Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.       - Sidney Joseph (S.J.) Perelman
  7. 7. Major Skillsets <ul><li>Instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>Training design </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning management </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning (LMS, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia design </li></ul><ul><li>Library services </li></ul>Abandon learning and there will be no sorrow.       - Lao-Tzu (Lao-Tsze or Laosi)(&quot;The Venerable Philosopher&quot;)
  8. 8. Training Conducted/Organized <ul><li>75 training programs </li></ul><ul><li>400 foreign participants trained </li></ul><ul><li>1200 Indian participants trained </li></ul><ul><li>2000 hours of training delivered </li></ul><ul><li>Areas Covered: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Learning Material Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul></ul>Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.       - Benjamin Franklin
  9. 9. Innovations in Training & Development <ul><li>Games and Puzzles </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Mind Maps® </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Storyboard technique </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude towards e-learning scale </li></ul>To learn is a natural pleasure, not confined to philosophers, but common to all men.       - Aristotle
  10. 10. Publications <ul><li>Books: 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Book Chapters:23 </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-Reviewed Papers: 47 </li></ul><ul><li>Non-refereed Publications: 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Conference presentations: 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Book Reviews: 61 </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Learning Lessons: >25 </li></ul>Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.       - Francis Bacon, Essays--Of Studies
  11. 11. Editorial Responsibilities <ul><li>Reviews Editor, Indian Journal of Open Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Editor, International Reviews of Research in Open and Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Member, Editorial Board, Distance Education </li></ul><ul><li>Editor, Asian Journal of Distance Education </li></ul>Good books are true friends.       - Francis Bacon
  12. 12. Multimedia Productions The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.       - Plutarch <ul><li>Education Makes News: AN EFA Media Training Toolkit (UNESCO) – Multimedia CD+ Print pack </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Multimedia: A Multimedia CD for Teacher-Developers (CEMCA) </li></ul><ul><li>Designing Teleconference Sessions (Video) </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning Resource CDs </li></ul><ul><li>Internet for Distance Education (Audio) </li></ul><ul><li>Scripting and presentation for Audio </li></ul>
  13. 13. My Blog To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.        - Edmund Burke
  14. 14. My Blog (for visually impaired) Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.       - Confucius, Analects (bk. II, ch. XV)
  15. 15. I am passionate about… <ul><li>Open Educational Resources </li></ul><ul><li>WikiEducator </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies supporting learning </li></ul>Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man.       - George Bernard Shaw
  16. 16. Awards/ Distinctions <ul><li>7 th position in graduation 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>1 st position in BLIS 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>1 st position in MLIS (Prof.S.Das Gupta Gold Medal) 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>UGC-JRF 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>IFLA Best Paper 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Silver Medal for “Best Research Paper” at IGNOU in 2006. </li></ul>Being awarded is being recognized in the crowd.      
  17. 17. Membership of Professional Bodies <ul><li>Indian Library Association </li></ul><ul><li>Delhi Library Association </li></ul><ul><li>IASLIC </li></ul><ul><li>ISKO </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Distance Education Association </li></ul><ul><li>ISITQ </li></ul><ul><li>ISTD </li></ul>“ A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people”      
  18. 18. Countries Visited <ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>Ethiopia </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Liberia </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>Nepal </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Franklin, John Hope </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Consultancies/Committees <ul><li>The World Bank Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth of Learning </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO </li></ul><ul><li>UN-ESCAP/HUDCO </li></ul><ul><li>BRAOU </li></ul><ul><li>NAAC </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>Sharing with others increases learning and knowledge that you have.
  20. 20. My Website To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.       - Jeremy Taylor
  21. 21. My Mission It is better to learn late than never.       - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims <ul><li>To continue as a learner, researcher, and learning facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage and support OER </li></ul><ul><li>To help learning to learn </li></ul><ul><li>To enhance organizational effectiveness by optimizing individual learning and by developing learning organizations </li></ul><ul><li>To foster a culture of learning and promote a learning society </li></ul>