Learning4Content/Workshops/Face-to-Face schedule/L4C43/Workshop Report

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OER '09

Day One: April 13, 2009

Two parallel L4C Workshop were formally inaugurated at the Delhi University South Campus (Room 115) by the Deputy Director, Professor Malashri Lal. This workshop is being conducted by the Acharya Narendra Dev College, a college which has become synonymous with innovations in teaching and learning. Dr M. Lal spoke about the work done by the ILLL, DUSC (Institute of Lifelong Learning) where in content was being developed using the moodle platform. She stressed the importance of sharing and collaboration while developing educational material. This was followed by a presentation by Dr. Savithri Singh, where she spoke about the need for Open Educational Resources, the various licenses under which OER are published, the Creative Commons. She then introduced the WikiEducator as a platform for OER.

For the afternoon session the group split into two and were conducted by Dr. Neeti Misra and Dr. Sarita Kumar who introduced the participants in the respective groups to the working of WikiEducator. These sessions were hands-on, at the end of which all participants were successful in making their user pages and became part of the growing community of WikiEducators. the incoming messages particularly from Anil Prasad were a big boost to the participants.

The two parallel L4C workshops had thirty participants.

Day Two: April 14, 2009

Second day of the workshop started with lecture by Niyam Bhushan, renowned Graphics Designer, an evangelist of FOSS and his talk was titled "Goddess Saraswathi in Jail" (for the uninitiated Goddess Saraswathi is the Goddess of Education) - his talk evoked strong reactions and much discussion. The participants were introduced to internal and external linking as well as to uploading of media files. The participants were then taught how to access history, use of the revert back and talk feature etc. Dr. Sanjiv Singh also gave a brief introduction to the Ill, and split the participants into various groups such that content could be collaboratively developed.

Day Three: April 15, 2009

Dr. Sarita Kumar and Neeti Misra introduced the participants to use of pedagogical templates. Thereafter, the participants were introduced to uploading of images, making image gallery and Kaltura. Dr. Arijit Chowdhuri and Dr. Sarita Kumar delivered lecture on Kaltura and its various functions. Then, participants were taught how to access history, use of the revert back and talk feature etc. on the Wiki tool bars by Dr. Savithri Singh and Dr. Sarita Kumar. the participants then practiced what they learnt.

Day Four: April 16, 2009

Day 4 of the workshop began with a discussion about Moodle. Participants were given a log in on the DUSC Virtual Learning Platform, were told about its features and taught how to upload content. In the afternoon, Mr. Subhash Kumar conducted a session on typesetting using LATEX. Participants found all the LATEX functions very interesting and practiced the syntax's in the afternoon session through hands-on training. Since there were several mathematics teachers among the participants this session was highly appreciated.

Day Five: April 17, 2009

The last day was a hands-on training on giving beautiful color to the pages, uploading and making sub-pages containing good educational content, and presentation by the participants. The afternoon started with a online feedback session using moodle. Participants were very enthusiastic as all of them desired to have more of such workshops in their colleges. Click here to see feedback. Later, the Valedictory Session was chaired by Dr. R. Sreedher, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) and participants were given certificates of having successfully 'completed' the course.

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