Dr. Indira Koneru, MA, MLISc, MPhil, PhD

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Contact-new.svg Dr. Indira Koneru
Occupation:Associate Professor, eLearning
Other roles:Learning Designer, Open Distance Educator, Library & Information Service Professional
Languages:English, Telugu, Hindi
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My name is Indira. I am an Associate Professor and Head, eLearning at IBS India. I administer Moodle for six IBS Campuses and provide eLearning support to the Icfai group of institutions. I train Professors at Icfai group of institutions and at various academic and research institutions in India and Asian countries on eLearning – Moodle, OER, Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Interactive Content development, EdTech tools, Mobile Apps for Learning etc. I am the domain expert for IIT Bombay Spoken Tutorials on Moodle. I also serve as an eLearning consultant for Intergovernmental Organisations and Academic Institutions, including Commonwealth of Learning and Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia. Earlier, I served as the volunteer Director, Instructional Technology Department International Professors Project and a volunteer co-facilitator for Moodle for Teachers Beginners workshops at IT4ALL). I have 9 years of experience in eLearning and 9 years of experience in designing, developing and reviewing Self Learning Materials for Icfai, Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University and ICAR-NAARM. I am a certified Instructional Designer, Doctorate in Open Distance Education; MPhil graduate in Library and Information Science; Postgraduate in Library and Information Science and Sociology, Postgraduate diploma holder in Business Administration and Industrial Management and Graduate in Biology.

Professional Background

eLearning Manager & Online Course Facilitator, instructional designer; Open Distance Educator, Library & Information Educator & Practitioner.

eLearning Manager

  • Administer Moodle for IBS India
  • Train Professors and Moodle Administrators on eLearning

Online Course Facilitator

Resource Person

Sr. Instructional Designer

  • Designed and Developed Corporate Training Modules at Genpact India

Open Distance Educator

Library and Information Practitioner

  • Managed Library Resources and Services
  • Designed and developed Library Information System


Professional Development

Certificate Courses


Virtual Conferences / Webinars

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Journal/Magazine Articles

Conference / Seminar Papers

  • Embedding Open Educational Resources (OER) on Moodle Course. MoodleMoot India 2018, Hyderabad, 29-30 November, 2018
  • Moodle-enabled Blended Learning Implementation at RGUKT: The Facilitator's Perspective. MoodleMoot India 2018, Hyderabad, 29-30 November, 2018
  • Creating Interactive Videos in Moodle Courses. MoodleMoot India 2017, Mumbai, 18-19 December, 2017
  • Administering MHRD Guidelines-Compliant eAssessments through Moodle. 5th National Conference on E-Learning and E-Learning Technologies. IEEE & C-DAC, Hyderabad, 3-4 August, 2017
  • Integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) with Teaching-Learning: Advantages and Challenges. International Multidisciplinary Conference on Education for Future: Issues and Challenges. Osmania University, Hyderabad, 8-9 July 2017
  • Promoting Access to OER through Moodle. MoodleMoot India 2016, New Delhi, 6 February, 2016
  • Enhancements to IBS Moodle: Attendance through MIS Reports. iMoot15.
  • Instructional Proficiencies Required for Imparting Information Literacy. In Proceedings of APLA National Conference on Role of Library Associations in Promoting Information Literacy in the Knowledge Society, Vijayawada, 10-12 April, 2014.
  • Using Moodle Capabilities for Rendering Learning Support to Distance Learners. National Seminar on ICT and Future of Distance Education: Opportunities and Challenges. Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, 27-28th June 2013.
  • Moodle-enabled Blended Learning Approach to LIS Education. In Proceedings of IATLIS 2011 Conference on LIS Education, Research and Training (LISERT): Vision 2020. Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, 26-28 November 2011.
  • Information Literacy Standards: A guiding framework for Library instruction programmes. In UGC National Seminar Volume on E: Literati: Information Literacy and the Role of College Libraries in Sustaining Lifelong Learning Skills, Hyderabad, 28-29 January, 2010.
  • Designing and developing information literacy modules for BRAOU learners. In ICSSR Seminar on Open Distance Education in Andhra Pradesh: Promise, Performance and Potential, Hyderabad, 09-02-2008.
  • Equipping public library professionals with ICT skills. In Proceedings of National Conference on Reorientation of Library Services in India, p. 44–51. Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Library Association, 2007.
  • E-networks for public libraries. In RRLF National Seminar on Development of Public Libraries in India, C.G.S., Hyderabad, 28 Jan 2005–2 February 2005.
  • Distributed Learning: Shift To Interactive Library Services. In Proceedings of SIS 2005 Conference on Delivery of Information Services through Distributed Digital Environment. Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, January 27-29, 2005.
  • Public libraries as community resource centres: With special reference to Andhra Pradesh. In RRLF National Seminar on Public Libraries in the Information Society, State Central Library, Hyderabad, India, 15-16 January 2005.
  • Library portal: effective information communication. In Proceedings of ILA Golden Jubilee Conference on Knowledge Organization in Digital Environment in Libraries: Introspect and Prospects, 1-4 December 2004, Vadodara, India.
  • Collaboration for Professional excellence. In Proceedings of Twenty-first IATLIS National Conference on Partnership of LIS Teachers and Librarians in Professional Development, Nagpur, India, 18-20 November 2004.
  • E-Information services through consortia. In IATLIS and ILA National Conference, 22-23 March 2004, Hyderabad, India.
  • RFID technology: A revolution in library management. In Proceedings of Second International CALIBER on Road Map to New Generation of Libraries using Emerging Technologies, New Delhi, 11-13 February 2004.

Course Materials

List of Course Material designed and developed for Open Distance Learning Programmes:

    • Assessment, Its Types and Feedback
    • Rubrics
    • Assessment Design
    • e-Assessment
    • Introduction to OER
    • Finding and Adapting OER
    • Open Access & OER Policies
  • ICFAI University
    • Library & Society
    • Information Services
    • Library Management
    • Practicals II: Cataloguing
    • Information, Communication & Society
    • Information Processing & Retrieval
    • Information Processing & Retrieval – Practicals
    • Applications of Information Technology
    • Management of Library & Information Centers

  • Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University
    • Introduction to the Internet
    • Searching the Internet
    • E-mail
    • Web Page Creation Basics

My Publications Page on WikiEducator


Here are my professional, research and personal interests.



  • Designing and Developing Online Learning Modules
  • Converting Print Modules into Online Modules
  • Open content development
  • Authoring Journal Articles



My WikiEducator Resources

  1. Information Literacy
  2. Dewey Decimal Classification

My Sandbox

My Sandbox

INFOSEEK, my OER on WikiEducator

Here are the learning objectives defined for my OER INFOSEEK (Information Literacy Modules to be developed on WikiEducator)

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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Distinguish among the different sources of information
  • Analyze information need to identify the keywords
  • Use various information access and retrieval tools
  • Adopt best search strategy for searching and retrieving relevant information
  • Evaluate information retrieved, by adopting quality criteria
  • Avoid plagiarism and consume information in an ethical manner, using standard citation styles
  • Synthesize new information for sharing knowledge

My Learning 4 Content Workshop Showcase

Here are My Sandbox exhibits

My Reflection

My objective of joining eL4C33 Workshop is to collaborate with National and Global Educators and foster Quality Open Content Movement. I started this workshop thinking that I can fulfill all the workshop requirements easily. But, once I began to follow daily instructions, I found it’s difficult to cope with my office workload and workshop obligations.

As a participant of Moodle Workshop, I experienced how challenging it is for Nellie and Gladys to retain our learning fervor. So, determined to complete all Learning Tasks and Learning Activities required to become a WikiBuddy. Got totally immersed in the Workshop and attained WikiArtisan status, double promotion from Wiki Apprentice. Credit goes to Nellie and Gladys, my workshop facilitators.

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Here is the summary of my learning tasks and activities completed day-wise.

Day 1

Day 1 - 14 December 20090 was not that hectic. Completed few general tasks:

  • Completed newbie survey
  • Set my Preferences
  • Edited my Infobox
  • Signed My Learning Contract, but forgot to mail to facilitators!!!

Day 2

Day 2- 15 December 2009, started playing with My Sandbox. But, got totally involved and devoted most of my time on practicing in detail each Learning Activity.

  • Introduced myself and replied to Gladys and Nellie and captured the syntax from Nellie's UserPage to change font color. But, used different color code.
  • Formatted text and experimented various features, viz.,
    • bold, italics, bold & italics
    • font color and face
    • line break
    • Bullets & numbers
  • Used heading levels
  • Created a new page INFOSEEK and experimented the following:
    • Font color
    • Font face
    • Indentions
    • Line break
    • Creating link to an existing WikiEducator page
    • Inserting image (Information Literacy Logo), aligning center

Day 3

Day 3 - 16 December 2009

  • WiZiQ recording was helpful in using syntax for Internal links and External links and piped pages, and also uploading images and other media files.
  • Experimented with the syntax Image:file_name|type|location|size|caption
    • Aligned images
    • Framed images
  • Uploaded a pdf file
  • Added box Cape Town OED in my Infobox, lots of confusion in using curly braces

Day 4

Day 4 - 17 December 2009

  • Practiced collaborative editing
  • Identified recent changes, history (comparing two versions)
  • Communicated and interacted

Day 5

Day 5 - 18 December 2009

  • iDevices quite useful for structuring and designing pedagogicaly-sound OERs
  • Used Objectives and Summary devices
  • Added a sub-page List of Publications
  • Joined as WikiEducator Ambassdor at India node and opened a discussion thread in My Talk Page to avoid red mark/link

This is my learning itinerary from WikiApprentice Level 1 to WikiArtisan. Aiming at next level/s !!!

Looking forward to collaborating with WikiEducators, who wish to promote Open Content Movement. If interested, please drop your message here

Seeking comments and suggestions on My WE User Page. Post your feedback here

Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

80px-Wikineighbour V2.pngHi Dr. Indira, I just visited the Main page and learnt about your award.Congratulations!--Godfredabledu 05:26, 23 September 2011 (UTC) Ms. Indiraji, my hearty congratulations for winning the WE User Page Expo award for the month of September. Actually I wondered why still it is not given to you. Your page is very informative, live and interesting. I wish you all the best.

With Regards K.S.Ramakrishnan, TNOU, Chennai --Dr. K S Ramakrishnan 09:52, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Ms. Indiraji, I too would like to send a big congratulations on winning the WE User Page Expo September 2011. Kind regards from New Zealand Michael (Verhaart) 23:31, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi Dr Indira.Congratulations!Great effort!This is a moment of joy for all of us on WE ....and a gentle reminder too to keep updating the user page.Your page has always been a great source of inspiration for me.All the best--Khrachss 16:03, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Madam,I have registered my self foron 24th Dec 09 ('Integrating Technology for Active Life-long Learning (IT4ALL)'Moodle for Teachers (M4T-3): January 4, 2010 - January 31, 2010,Blended Online Learning (BOL): Asynchronous & Synchronous Workshop on Learning to Moodle,but now there is problem in getting enrollment key and futher working this is problem with others also.please help us because we want to join this now.User:Pooja Tyagi

(Comment.gif: Dear Indira, You are amazing! I just visited your page. Start to WikiArtisan in just 5 days!!! Hats off. WE are proud of you. Seventh Indian to reach this certification. CHEERS. --Dr. Gita Mathur 07:59, 21 December 2009 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Indira, you are a model wiki artisan. I am enjoying watching your user page and OER are developing. --Nellie Deutsch 06:54, 21 December 2009 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Congratulations, Indira. You are now a wiki artisan!!! --Nellie Deutsch 05:48, 18 December 2009 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Amazing!! How you made all of that in a very short time congratulations!! you deserve the wiki artisan. Warm wishes your friend Rima 10:36, 29 December 2009 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Madam Indria amazing performance,happy new year Pooja Tyagi)
(Comment.gif: Dear Indira, your page is amazing. You are a very skilled WikiEducator. Welcome to eL4C41. The learning curve never ends, there is always something new to learn. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 04:22, 22 July 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Indiraji, Good to see you here, You are very welcome to this eL4C41 Online workshop. Warm Wishes. --Ramesh Sharma 18:40 24 July 2010 (UTC))

Very nice to meet you here. WikiEducator is a very warm and comfortable community. () . If there is any way I can help you, please let me know (coloured backgrounds, margins, user pages in multiple languages). Come visit my user page. Also, just to remind you, I put up a new page on which you can practice collaborating, by using your editorial skills included in the tutorial. See: Alternative Teaching methods and add your comments, criticisms, more methods, or reflections. Just try it. Cheers, Phil. --Phil Bartle 10:44, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hi Doctor, Congratulations! You did us proud. More grease to your elbows.Warm regards. --Florence Uchendu 10:18 4 October 2010 (UTC))

My WikiEducator Workshop Facilitators

Welcome to eL4C33

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WikiEducator Gives Back

EL4C41 The "WikiEducator Gives Back" Online Workshop
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Building capability for educators in building OER the wiki way

July 21, to August 4, 2010

This free wiki workshop is presented online over 10 working days and requires approximately 15 - 20 minutes per day. The course is presented asynchronously -- so you can work at times which fit your own schedule. Join educators around the world who are returning to the core values of sharing knowledge freely.

EL4C41 Facilitators

  1. LeRoy Hill
  2. Richard Jones
  3. Wayne Mackintosh
  4. J. Randolph Radney
  5. Patricia Schlicht
  6. Ramesh Sharma
  7. Savithri Singh
  8. Alison Snieckus
  9. Benjamin Stewart
  10. Jenni Parker

Moodle for Teachers Workshops

Moodle for Teachers Beginners

Moodle for Teachers Beginners 1 Moodle for Teachers Beginners 1 (M4T-B1) will begin May 1. The 4 week workshop will be asynchronous (on Moodle) and provide the participants with a very basic understanding of Moodle and its layout.

Moodle for Teachers-5

Moodle for Teachers-5 workshop scheduled during May 1-31, 2010, is intended to provide teachers with the necessary knowledge and tools to effectively run a course using Moodle.

Moodle for Teachers - Advanced

Moodle for Teachers Advanced (M4T-A1) is scheduled during April 5-30, 2010. M4T-A1 course aims at providing a space for graduates of M4T to design courses using Moodle tools and test them with peers. M4T-A1 requires participants to be active at least 10 hours a week on theoretical and practical aspects of online instruction (facilitation) and learning (individually and in teams). M4T-A1 will include asynchronous (via the Moodle) and synchronous (via WiZiQ) components.

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