ACADEMIC SUPPORT THROUGH E-LEARNING TO OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNERS: A CASE STUDY OF YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN MAHARASHTRA OPEN UNI...
CONTENTS <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Review of Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Academ...
INTRODUCTION <ul><li>The beginning of wireless electronic communication can be traced back Over 100 Years ago. </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Educational providers cannot possibly survive on traditional chalk and talk method </li></ul><ul><li>Use of ICT in...
E-LEARNING <ul><li>E-Learning means “The delivery of a learning, training or education programme by electronic means. E-Le...
<ul><li>The methods through which E-Learning can be imparted. </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous E-Learning. </li></ul><ul><li...
ASYNCHRONOUS   E-LEARNING <ul><li>The sender and receiver are not concurrently engaged in communication.  </li></ul><ul><l...
SYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING   <ul><li>The sender and receiver are concurrently engaged in communication.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
REVIEW OF LITERATURE <ul><li>According to Howland & Moore (2002) Developments in technology in the past decade have had co...
<ul><li>Willis and Joyner (2000) found no differences between on-campus students who took an information technology class ...
<ul><li>August Tsai (2011) in the study has proposed hybrid E-Learning model that integrates teaching-and-learning methods...
<ul><li>Academic Support through E-Learning at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) </li></ul>
  YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN MAHARASHTRA OPEN UNIVERSITY (YCMOU) <ul><li>The Maharashtra Legislative assembly Act no20/1989 establ...
<ul><li>The University’s Mission is : </li></ul><ul><li>Through our technical, vocational, professional and liberal educat...
MOBILE VAN
MOBILE VAN <ul><li>It is a initiative for providing computer literacy in backward areas. </li></ul><ul><li>The mobile van ...
E-SUVIDHA ACCOUNT <ul><li>The students can get quick access to academic information through the E-services provided by the...
CAMPUS SERVICES  <ul><li>Examinations: - Exam Time Table, Exam Schedule, Syllabus & Previous Question Papers.  </li></ul><...
GOLD PLUS  <ul><li>EASY- For employment search. </li></ul><ul><li>Application for Passport </li></ul><ul><li>Bank Web Site...
<ul><li>National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning- E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering...
CHANNELS SERVICES   <ul><li>Learning Services like Self Assessment, Library Facilitation, Links to Open Courseware, Learni...
DISCUSSION FORUM  <ul><li>Academic guidance to students and study centres through web based discussion forums. </li></ul><...
<ul><ul><li>Programme Development like Curriculum and Syllabus, Study Centre Network, Resource Expert Data, Learning Resou...
DISCUSSION FORUM
MULTIMEDIA BASED E-LEARNING MATERIAL <ul><li>There are various Virtual Classroom Modules developed to enhance the knowledg...
<ul><li>A dongle is a USB device, which is used to view the content of these protected Compact Disks.  </li></ul><ul><li>L...
VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTRES <ul><li>Real Time Learning through Satellite based Virtual Classrooms:     </li></ul><ul><li>YCMO...
<ul><li>The audio/video lectures of these resource persons are up-linked to the EDUSAT, a specially designed satellite for...
YASHBHARTI STUDIO
ONLINE EXAMINATION <ul><li>Pre-examination </li></ul><ul><li>Mock Test Procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Online examination Proc...
PRE-EXAMINATION
PRACTICAL/HOME ASSIGNMENTS <ul><li>School sends the practical/home assignment slips to the Study Centres through e-mail. <...
PRACTICAL/HOME ASSIGNMENTS
PAPER FORMAT <ul><li>Paper format is the structure of the question paper in which the number of questions to be selected f...
EXAM REQUEST AND APPROVAL <ul><li>Study Centre has to send exam request for both new and old students. </li></ul><ul><li>T...
MANAGE EXAMINATION SCHEDULE <ul><li>The examination schedule is set through the link “Manage Examination Schedule”. </li><...
MANAGE EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
QUESTION BANK  <ul><li>The School of Computer Science has developed a rich question bank. </li></ul><ul><li>Question Bank ...
MOCK TEST PROCEDURE
ONLINE EXAMINATION
ONLINE LIBRARY <ul><li>The students can access online journals through e-Suvidha account and link to EBSCO,premium online ...
CHALLENGES FACED <ul><li>Some students need help in understanding the learning material presented in a course. Since self-...
<ul><li>Infrastructure for the participants has to be maintained for successful completion of the session.  </li></ul><ul>...
METHODS TO OVERCOME  CHALLENGES <ul><li>Counselors should provide in-time guidance and regular feedback to the queries. </...
CONCLUSION: <ul><li>At YCMOU blended learning is imparted to facilitate students of open and distance learning and provide...
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: <ul><li>We express our gratitude to Dr.R. KrishnaKumar, Hon. Vice-Chancellor YCMOU,  Dr. P. Atkare,Regist...
<ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>
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Academic Support Through E-Learning To Open And Distance Learners: A Case Study Of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University

  1. 1. ACADEMIC SUPPORT THROUGH E-LEARNING TO OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNERS: A CASE STUDY OF YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN MAHARASHTRA OPEN UNIVERSITY Miss Ajbani Latika Ajitkumar Miss Kale Vini Arun Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
  2. 2. CONTENTS <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Review of Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Support through E-Learning at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges faced </li></ul><ul><li>Methods to overcome </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgement </li></ul>
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>The beginning of wireless electronic communication can be traced back Over 100 Years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>The journey began from transmitting the telegraphic messages through electric telegraph, and today we have palmtops. </li></ul><ul><li>Today we have Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in some form or other literally to every home. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Educational providers cannot possibly survive on traditional chalk and talk method </li></ul><ul><li>Use of ICT in open and distance education has given new dimensions, by providing continuous and convenient learning and support activities. </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning is adopted </li></ul>
  5. 5. E-LEARNING <ul><li>E-Learning means “The delivery of a learning, training or education programme by electronic means. E-Learning involves the use of a computer or electronic device (e.g. a mobile phone) in some way to provide training, educational or learning material.” (Derek Stockley 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>It offers learning anytime and anywhere and provides just in time information by overcoming the limitations of time, distance and resources. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The methods through which E-Learning can be imparted. </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous E-Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous E-Learning. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ASYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING <ul><li>The sender and receiver are not concurrently engaged in communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Under this method there are two ways of offering learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-paced Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Groups </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. SYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING <ul><li>The sender and receiver are concurrently engaged in communication. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio and Video Conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. REVIEW OF LITERATURE <ul><li>According to Howland & Moore (2002) Developments in technology in the past decade have had considerable impact on the distribution of content, learning tasks, and assignments in training and distance Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Santosh Panda and Sanjaya Mishra(2007) - ‘personal interest to use technology’ as the top-most motivating factor; followed by ‘intellectual challenge’ that might come up with the use of E-Learning. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Willis and Joyner (2000) found no differences between on-campus students who took an information technology class online, and off-campus students who also took the class online. </li></ul><ul><li>I A. Juan et.al.(2008) Innovation is necessary, both in the use of technology as in the application of new methodological approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Siddiqui, Khan, & Akhtar(2008)All scenario-based E-Learning, by virtue of the teaching method and the high value of knowledge, is considered to be useful in regard to enhancing student learning </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>August Tsai (2011) in the study has proposed hybrid E-Learning model that integrates teaching-and-learning methods that have been found to be effective in the past in order to remove the limitations on time, location, and tutor’s availability that are imposed by a physical classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Haroon Altarawneh (2011) The E-Learning implementers need to work with E-Learning standards for common interoperability software.Teachers and students must have technical and cognitive skills in ICT so that they become effective users of the technology. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Academic Support through E-Learning at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) </li></ul>
  13. 13.   YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN MAHARASHTRA OPEN UNIVERSITY (YCMOU) <ul><li>The Maharashtra Legislative assembly Act no20/1989 established YCMOU at Nashik, on July 1st, 1989. The university is recognized by UGC under section 12B. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s programmes and activities are geared towards becoming a ‘mass varsity’. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004 Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada appreciated the efforts made by YCMOU at grass-root level by conferring upon the “Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement”. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The University’s Mission is : </li></ul><ul><li>Through our technical, vocational, professional and liberal education programme, application of modern communication technologies and adoption of the distance education methodology, we strive towards developing an Innovative, Flexible and Open system of education. </li></ul>
  15. 15. MOBILE VAN
  16. 16. MOBILE VAN <ul><li>It is a initiative for providing computer literacy in backward areas. </li></ul><ul><li>The mobile van is equipped with total 6 IBM computers with Internet facility and also consists of two generators for backup. </li></ul><ul><li>Even few lectures are delivered through EDUSAT-supported technology in the mobile van. </li></ul><ul><li>The mobile van visits a particular village for a period of 6 months. </li></ul><ul><li>The topics mainly taught are Microsoft Office, Internet, Paint and computer fundamentals. </li></ul><ul><li>YCMOU has adopted two villages named Ladchi and Savargaon from the district Nashik. </li></ul>
  17. 17. E-SUVIDHA ACCOUNT <ul><li>The students can get quick access to academic information through the E-services provided by the university’s web portal using each student’s unique e-Suvidha account. </li></ul><ul><li>To activate this account the student is required to follow the instructions on web portal of the university to generate user –id and password. </li></ul><ul><li>Once the account is activated the student has access to the information related to campus services, Gold Plus Services and Channels services. </li></ul>
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  19. 19. CAMPUS SERVICES <ul><li>Examinations: - Exam Time Table, Exam Schedule, Syllabus & Previous Question Papers. </li></ul><ul><li>Student Profile: - Reservation Profile, Personal Profile, Previous Qualification Profile, Current Academic Profile and Examination Profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Applications for : - Photocopy of Answer book, Revaluation, Duplicate Statement of Marks, Exemption Cancellation, Ordinance Cancellation, Paper Change, Migration and Convocation Verification </li></ul><ul><li>Profile Correction: - Add Profile Correction Request, Update Contact Details and View Request Status </li></ul>
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  22. 22. GOLD PLUS <ul><li>EASY- For employment search. </li></ul><ul><li>Application for Passport </li></ul><ul><li>Bank Web Site- State Bank Of India. </li></ul><ul><li>Sakaal ePaper, Nashik News- nashik.co.in, Nashik Telephone Directory </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO- Online Library. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning- E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and humanities streams </li></ul><ul><li>Techpedia- A portal of technology projects by students to link the needs of the industry and grassroots innovators with young minds and to promote collaborative research. </li></ul><ul><li>Sakshat (The National Mission on Education though ICT) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia, Open Learn and Open Courseware </li></ul>
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  28. 28. CHANNELS SERVICES <ul><li>Learning Services like Self Assessment, Library Facilitation, Links to Open Courseware, Learning Management System, On-line Evaluation for Formative purposes, Access to Distributed Classrooms, Book Releases, Reviews, E-Learning Content Releases, Reviews and Share Content </li></ul><ul><li>Participative Services like your opinion, discussions and Express views </li></ul><ul><li>Infotainment Services like Cultural, Competitions and Awards, Timelines / Schedules, Jobs and Technology </li></ul>
  29. 29. DISCUSSION FORUM <ul><li>Academic guidance to students and study centres through web based discussion forums. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions can be posted related to two fields: - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Programme Implementation like Programme Publicity and Advertisement, Direct Admission, Course Exemptions or Credit Transfers (DACECT), Admission and Student Registration, Learning Resource Distribution, Face-To-Face Counselling at recognized Study Centres, Student Evaluation: Continuous Assessment, Student Evaluation: End Examination and Convocation. </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><ul><li>Programme Development like Curriculum and Syllabus, Study Centre Network, Resource Expert Data, Learning Resource and Question-Bank </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After every 2 hours, web server will automatically forward all posts on all discussion forums, by email to the concerned university officer. </li></ul>
  31. 31. DISCUSSION FORUM
  32. 32. MULTIMEDIA BASED E-LEARNING MATERIAL <ul><li>There are various Virtual Classroom Modules developed to enhance the knowledge of the students. </li></ul><ul><li>The school of computer science has developed multimedia content, which engages multiple senses of the learner and results in effective knowledge, and skills gain. </li></ul><ul><li>The contents are delivered through the use of protected CD-ROMs. As these Compact Disks are protected, the University also provides a special device called as Dongle. </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>A dongle is a USB device, which is used to view the content of these protected Compact Disks. </li></ul><ul><li>Learner Management System hosted on computers at study centres enables students to select E-Learning content suitable to their pace and style of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>VCM has been developed for around 34 courses included in the online programmes offered by the School of Computer Science. </li></ul><ul><li>Each course includes around 10 to 60 modules of 30 minutes each. </li></ul>
  34. 34. VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTRES <ul><li>Real Time Learning through Satellite based Virtual Classrooms:   </li></ul><ul><li>YCMOU provides EDUSAT-supported, Guidance Programme ( BA/MA) in public service for candidates desirous of preparing for the MPSC-UPSC Competitive Examinations. </li></ul><ul><li>In collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO), the university has established a state wide network of Virtual Learning Centres(VLC) also called Virtual Classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>The Resource Persons deliver the lectures from the YCMOU’s Yashbharti Studio at Nashik, and/or sub-studio at Pune or Mumbai and these ‘live’ lectures are transmitted to all the participating ‘interactive ’Virtual Learning Centres across the State. </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>The audio/video lectures of these resource persons are up-linked to the EDUSAT, a specially designed satellite for education, from where the signal is down linked to the Virtual Learning Centres. </li></ul><ul><li>The audio/video lectures received via satellite are displayed using LCD projectors on the big screen for the benefit of the learners present at the VLC. </li></ul><ul><li>These sessions are interactive and t he queries by the students are answered immediately with the help of this innovative two-way-video VLC technology. </li></ul>
  36. 36. YASHBHARTI STUDIO
  37. 37. ONLINE EXAMINATION <ul><li>Pre-examination </li></ul><ul><li>Mock Test Procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Online examination Procedure </li></ul>
  38. 38. PRE-EXAMINATION
  39. 39. PRACTICAL/HOME ASSIGNMENTS <ul><li>School sends the practical/home assignment slips to the Study Centres through e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>The examination is taken at the Study Centres. </li></ul><ul><li>After the exam is conducted, marks are uploaded on the website. </li></ul><ul><li>The list of the students is already available on the website. The Study Centre coordinator has to select the student name and upload the marks. </li></ul>
  40. 40. PRACTICAL/HOME ASSIGNMENTS
  41. 41. PAPER FORMAT <ul><li>Paper format is the structure of the question paper in which the number of questions to be selected from each category is specified. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a one-time task, as the structure of the paper does not change regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>The School takes decision regarding the selection of the paper format. </li></ul><ul><li>If the need arises to change the paper format, it can be done through the “Manage Question Paper Format” option. </li></ul>
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  43. 43. EXAM REQUEST AND APPROVAL <ul><li>Study Centre has to send exam request for both new and old students. </li></ul><ul><li>The examination requests are sent course-wise i.e. for all the courses to which the student wishes to appear. </li></ul><ul><li>Exam unit approves the exam request of the eligible students. </li></ul><ul><li>The status report of every student is available on the link “Examination Management & Monitoring Console” </li></ul>
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  45. 45. MANAGE EXAMINATION SCHEDULE <ul><li>The examination schedule is set through the link “Manage Examination Schedule”. </li></ul><ul><li>The courses for which the examination is to be launched are to be selected and the paper format is to be chosen. </li></ul><ul><li>The school also declares the start date and end date of the examination. </li></ul>
  46. 46. MANAGE EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
  47. 47. QUESTION BANK <ul><li>The School of Computer Science has developed a rich question bank. </li></ul><ul><li>Question Bank has been developed for all the 34 courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Question Bank consists of more than 500 questions of 2, 4 and 6 marks for each course. </li></ul><ul><li>School can add questions to question bank, change questions in question bank and manage question bank topics. </li></ul>
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  51. 51. MOCK TEST PROCEDURE
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  69. 69. ONLINE LIBRARY <ul><li>The students can access online journals through e-Suvidha account and link to EBSCO,premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides Reference databases, subscription management, online journals, books, linking services and A-to-Z solutions. </li></ul>
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  71. 71. CHALLENGES FACED <ul><li>Some students need help in understanding the learning material presented in a course. Since self-paced courses are offered without teachers, those people may fail to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Many students need external motivation to take admission and complete a course of study so there is comparatively less Enrollment and sometimes students do not complete the Programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and students need to become familiar with the tools. </li></ul><ul><li>There is time dependency for Live Sessions as attending virtual classroom training is restricted to a certain scheduled time. </li></ul>
  72. 72. <ul><li>Infrastructure for the participants has to be maintained for successful completion of the session. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical issues such as bandwidth, speed of the connection or power failure may create problem while presentation is going on. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of discussion forums is generally done for the support services. </li></ul><ul><li>The latest technologies and gadgets are still not available in rural areas so providing E-Learning in the interior villages is difficu lt. </li></ul>
  73. 73. METHODS TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES <ul><li>Counselors should provide in-time guidance and regular feedback to the queries. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of Discussion forums should be enhanced and collaborative learning is to be used. </li></ul><ul><li>Preparatory courses in E-Learning should be offered. </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning environment should be improved. </li></ul>
  74. 74. CONCLUSION: <ul><li>At YCMOU blended learning is imparted to facilitate students of open and distance learning and provide them with academic inputs using E-Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>YCMOU has taken steps like providing IT literacy in remote areas through the Mobile van. The students have quick access to academic information through e-Suvidha account and discussion forums-Learning is imparted through Virtual Learning Centres and Multimedia Based Learning Material There are various Virtual Classroom Modules developed by the University to enhance the knowledge of the students. The University offers online examinations and mock tests for various programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus at YCMOU, the innovative practices are followed for imparting education to the open and distance learners there are few challenges faced which will be overcome by the passage of time. </li></ul>
  75. 75. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: <ul><li>We express our gratitude to Dr.R. KrishnaKumar, Hon. Vice-Chancellor YCMOU, Dr. P. Atkare,Registrar ; </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.Mrs A.Deshmukh, Director Centre for Collaboration and Special Initiatives; Dr.R.Tiwari,Director,School Of Computer Science; Dr. M.Killedar, Director,School Of Science and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Prof.D.Phadke,Director,School Of Commerce and Management for their valuable guidance and continuous support. </li></ul>
  76. 76. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>

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