The School of Education organises five-days training programme on 'Development of e-Resources in Various School Subjects at Secondary Level’ 

 

A Five Days Training Programme on ‘Development of e-Resources in Various School Subjects at Secondary Level’ was organized by School of Education, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya. The Training Programme was organized under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching Scheme of MHRD.

Co-ordinator of the Programme:  Dr. Ravindra Kumar, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya

Co-coordinator of the Programme: Mr. Awadhesh Kumr, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya

Dates of the training Programme: 8th Aug. to 12th Aug, 2017

Venue:  Hotel Oaks, Gaya

 

8th August, 2017 ( Day 1)

The programme started by the welcome speech by Prof. Rekha Agarwal, Dean,  School of Education, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya.  Prof. Agrawal gave the introduction about the Central University of South Bihar which is a budding university launched a few years back. She has also shared the future plans of the University. She shared her views about the quality education and the roll of a teacher as well as the multimedia in imparting quality education. 

 

Then followed the lecture by the resource person, Dr. Indu Kumar, Associate Professor, CIET, NCERT. She shared a lot of information regarding ICT Initiatives in School Education. Various websites where the students and the teachers get open and free e-Resources. The benefit of e-Resources in the field of education was discussed. She has also spoken about the National Policies of Education, starting from the year the first policy was formulated till the latest National Policy of Education. She has also discussed about the National Curriculum Framework, syllabus development and the text book development which is done based on the National Policy of Education. She said making the teacher community of India aware of the National Policies of Education on time, where the number of teachers is more than 2.5 million and the area to be covered is also so large.  If the digital transfer of the information is done then it can be reached to all teachers including remote areas from the centre

Dr. Indu Kumar said, she has also discussed about the difference between ET and ICT where the participants were given the opportunity to express their own views. She said ET and ICT were used even in ancient days, but in a different way. She also said that every state in India want their own curriculum and include their own culture, heritage and local specific content. Till now three states – Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Odisha have their own ICT policies.

Then she explained about the ICT pre-requisites– Core Infrastructure and Enabling Infrastructure. And the core infrastructure is provided by the Government of India and it starts at secondary level. 

She also said that every teacher should be a curator as well as creator. Every teacher should know how to develop an e-content to fulfil his/her objective. To support the real implementation of ICT initiatives, the teacher should get the training for skill development. And also multi-lingual approach should be adopted in developing the digital content  in order to bridge the digital divide. If every teacher and the student has to get the access to digital content the process to be done in a speedy way.

After the lunch break the formal inauguration of the programme was done by the Pro Vice Chancellor of CUSB Mr. O.P. Rai by lighting the holy lamp. The Prof. Rekha Agarwal welcomed the Chief Guest and the other resource persons. 

After that Prof. O.P. Rai, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya delivered a speech in which he shared his valuable experiences on teaching learning process. Prof. Rai said digital content can only be one of the modes of imparting knowledge but it cannot replace the physical teacher. He also shared his views on digital technology.  Prof. Rai also mentioned in his speech, the saying of Mr. Rajiv Gandhi “Without computer there can be no speed in the development of India”.

Then Dr. Indu Kumar gave a presentation on historical development of ET and ICT. She has explained about various student oriented portals like e-Pathshala, SWAYAM, NROER etc. She also spoke about many more free and open educational resources. She said the teachers should be trained and well equipped with the digital content so that the quality education can be imparted.

The session ended with the vote of thanks by Prof. Kaushal Kishor, Chief Proctor, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya

 

9th August, 2017 (Day 2)

The session started with the review of the previous day’s programme by Mr. Gopal Gurjar. 

Then the session started with Dr. Indu Kumar’s discussion on Digital Story. She explained various kinds of digital stories like text, video, audio, narration, music, images, graphics etc. A digital story can be any one of these or a combination of more than one. She said a digital story should be very attractive and interesting so that it can grab the attention of the students. She also said that for a teacher a digital story is not only a creative media, it should be a creative meaning. She also explained various forms of Digital Stories for different age groups and different subjects. 

The she explained the Google tools for mind mapping like Free Plane, Free Map, Free Mind etc. Using these tools mind map of any lesson can be made and saved on a computer. Hyperlinks can also be added to these mind maps.

Then she gave a visual presentation showing various examples of Digital Stories. She also discussed the challenges faced by our country regarding digital education. She also discussed about the role of teacher in story telling, a sequence of steps to be followed before creating a Digital Story. 

She ended her lecture with the discussion on difference between e-resource and e-content. 

After the lunch break Prof. Ashutosh Biswal from Baroda University continued the session with his presentation on the topic ‘Multimedia in Education’. He explained various Multimedia Principles in Education, Elements of Multimedia etc. He also explained various Web 2.0 tools which are useful not only for educational purpose but also for various other jobs in day to day life of every human being. 

At the end of the session Mr. Ram Awadh, Assistant Professor, School of Education gave a presentation on Digital story using his own paintings which was very much inspiring. He proved that without using any digital devices also an e-content can be developed which is informative and also helps in developing the creative thinking of the students. Then Ms. Reeta Yadav shown the e-content developed by her on ‘National Symbols’.

Then Dr. Ravindra Kumar told the participants that each one should develop at least one e-content on any topic and submit it, so that they can be presented on the last day of the training programme. 

The session ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. Ravi Kant, Associate Professor, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya.

 

10th August, 2017 (Day 3)

The session started with the review of the previous session by Mrs. Rooma Banerjee, one of the participants.  

Dr. Ravindra Kumar started the session with his discussion on ‘Computer Assisted Instructions’. He said that scientific principles of physical science and behavioural science which are used to achieve some specific objective of teaching or training are called Educational Technology. And learning is the output of these objectives. He also said that teaching should be an interactive process. 

Dr. Kumar said when a student uses a computer instruction in the process of learning then it is called a Computer Assisted Instruction. The he explained various CAI packages consisting of Games/Simulation categories like (i) Eye-Hand Coordination (EHC), (ii) Figure Ground Perception (FGP), (iii) Figure Constancy (FC), (iv) Position-in-Space (PS), (v) Special Relation (SR), (vi) Auditory Perception (AP), (viii) Cognitive Abilities (CA), (vii) memory (M), (ix) Receptive Language (RL) & (x) Expressive Language. These are the games that help the child to develop the co-ordination between various sense organs and also body parts like hands and fingers. He also explained the terms Hardware, Software and Courseware. 

Then Prof Ashutosh Biswal gave a presentation on Professional Development of Teachers with the help of ICT. He discussed the modes of professional development, potentials of ICT, Feasibility of ICT, In-Service Training etc. 

Then Mr. Awadhesh Kumar, Co-coordinator of the program gave a presentation explain various Google Tools that can be used for educational purposes. 

After the lunch break one of the participants Mr. Kshounish Guha presented his e-content on the topic ‘Solar System’. He also explained how to develop an e-content using the software H5P. 

Then the session continued with another resource person Dr. Yash Paul Sharma from CIET – NCERT. He started his presentation with ‘Copy Right and Creative Commons’. He explained about various types of licences. He said that the user should have the thorough knowledge about these licences before downloading any sort of e-resource from internet and using it in their e-content. 

Then he gave a live presentation on developing the e-content using the software ‘PresentationTube’. He also explained various software’s like Recorder, Flickr etc which can be used for developing an e-content. He also discussed about various websites like Google, Bing etc. from where the images can be downloaded. He also introduced the participants with various mobile apps that are useful to a common man for his daily activities as well as for security purpose. At the end of the session Mr. Sharma gave a task to the participants to prepare an e-content using PresentationTube. 

The session ended with the vote of thanks by Mr. Dhananjay Singh, one of the participants. 

 

11th August, 2017 (Day 4)

The session started with the review of the previous day’s session by Mr. Kshounish Guha. 

Dr. Ravindra Kumar started the session with a detailed description of NROER – National Repository Open Educational Resources. He said CIET and NCERT are a part of NROER. They provide the technology and other support in preparing the e-resources. NROER is nothing but a portal with a huge collection of e-content that can be used for educational purpose by students as well as teacher. He said the Indian states are also being encouraged to provide a State Repository so that they can develop the e-content in their own language, according their needs. 

Then Dr. Yash Paul Sharma explained about MOOCs for School Education. A very detailed discussion went on about MOOCs where the children as well as adults can do various courses on various subjects to enhance their knowledge. Mr. Sharma said that MOOCS for the students of classes 11 and 12 are going to be introduced by NCERT in near future. He also gave a detailed description of SWAYAM which is offering various educational courses. 

Then a live presentation was shown by Dr. Sharma on developing an e-content using Open Shot Video Editor. After that all the participants were asked to prepare a small e-content using this software and the participants did it with enthusiasm. Then he showed the participants how to take a 3D image and video using 3600 camera. He also told about various mobile apps used for various porposes. 

After the lunch break a video conference was arranged by the resource persons where the participants could interact with Prof. Rajaram Sharma, Ex. Joint Director, Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT, New Delhi and one of the greatest educationists of India. Prof. Rajaram Sharma shared his views on use of technology for educational purpose. He also answered the relevant questions asked by the participants and cleared their doubts. 

Then an open discussion was done by the resource persons Dr. Ravindra Kumar and Dr. Yash Paul Sharma with the participants where the participants were given the opportunity to ask questions to enhance their knowledge.  

The session ended with a reminder to the participants about the preparation of the e-content. 

  

12th August, 2017 (Day 5)

The session started with the review of the previous session by Mr. Surjeet Singh Kandari, one of the participants. 

Then Dr. Ravindra Kumar told the participants to share their e-content in Google Drive, so that they can be arranged and displayed accordingly. 

Then a detailed description was given about the software Audocity, by Dr. Yash Paul Sharma. It is a software which is used for audio recording. Then a mobile game on the app Kahoot was played by all the participants, following the instructions given by Dr. Sharma. 

And then there was an open discussion where the participants got the opportunity to ask questions to the resource persons on various topics discussed in this five day training programme. 

After that the e-contents developed by the participants were presented on the screen. 

 

Valedictory Programme

 

The Chief Guest for the Valedictory Programme was Prof. Prabhat Kumar Singh, Dean – School of Languages and Literature, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya.

The Valedictory Programme started by the review of the Five Day Training Programme, by Mrs. Rooma Banerjee.

Then Prof. Rekha Agrawal gave a welcome speech where she introduced the Chief Guest and also gave a brief description of his contribution to the Central University of South Bihar, in the field of Languages and Literature. 

Then a few e-contents developed by the participants were displayed on the screen and they were appreciated by the guests. 

Then one participant from each state were asked to come up and give a brief feedback on the training programme. Mr. Prashant Gurjar gave a feedback representing Rajasthan. In the same manner Mrs. Pillalamarri Kalpana who represented West Bengal expressed her gratitude towards the organizers. Then Mrs. Reeta Yadav from Uttar Pradesh shared her experiences in the training programme. Then Ms. Amrita Singh from CUSB also shared her views on the training programme. 

Then the participants were requested by the organizers to share the knowledge gained by them during the five day training programme with many more members so that the chain continues... 

Then the Chief Guest Prof. Prabhat Kumar Singh delivered an excellent speech in which he shared his valuable experience on technology. He said all the e-resources are the academic partners of a teacher. They facilitate and give tremendous support to improve the potentiality. But a physical teacher is more important than an e-resource. He also said that now a days e-books became a threat for the printed text. According to him no e-book will give us the satisfaction of having a text book in our hands. 

He said that we should not excessively depend on e-resource which in turn damages the creativity of a teacher. Support of the technology is required but with some limitations. The input of the teacher is needed even when an e-resource is used because e-resource has no meaning without the intervention of the physical teacher. 

He also shared his personal experiences regarding technology and it proved that computer cannot replace a human brain. He also shared many things about ‘Deverbalization’. 

He ended his speech by requesting the teachers not to create a mass of teachers but to create the teachers who are worthy of being teachers. 

Then Dr. Yash Paul Sharma delivered a short speech where he said that teachers should be the prosumers not only the consumers. He told that the teachers should not ignore the ICT. He requested the participants to develop more and more e-content and share it with Dr. Ravindra Kumar, so that they can further be shared with students and teachers all over the country. 

 

The programme ended by vote of thanks by Prof. Rekha Agarwal, Dean, School of Education and Nodal Officer, PMMMNMTT Under MHRD Scheme. 

 

 

  

 

  

 

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