Tuesday, December 29, 2009

ICT and Distance Learning in India in 2009

I have been closely observing the ICT and education developments in India, and based on this, I list here TEN landmark events/initiatives that rocked the educational establishments in India.

  1. National Mission on Education through ICT launched by Govt of India in February 2009.
  2. Controversial draft policy on distance learning made public by Govt. of India for discussion as part of 100 days of UPA Govt.
  3. Wireless telephone crossed 500 million subscribers in November 2009.
  4. Flexilearn – IGNOU Open Course Portal Launched in November 2009.
  5. IGNOU goes dual mode, by starting face-to-face teaching on Campus.
  6. Symposium on Open Educational Resources held to discuss and develop national policy on increasing access to educational resources held in August 2009.
  7. IGNOU Announces Rajiv Gandhi International Prize for Education and Technology Development in November 2009.
  8. Telecentre.org Academy agreement signed at IGNOU to start the Academy at IGNOU with support of IDRC, Canada.
  9. IGNOU Engineering Aptitude Test (IGNEAT) conducted online failed.
  10. IIM CAT Online Test showed problems in conduct of online examination.

If you think, this list can be further expanded, please feel free to add in your comment.

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