Workshop on MOOCS

Complementary Workshop on MOOCS for the Registered Delegates

All the registered delegates can attend the complementary workshop on “MOOCs’ during ICDE international Conference 2017, on 10th March 2017. The workshop will help the delegates to understand the role and application of MOOCs to bring the effectiveness in the delivery of distance education. The experts from NIOS and Commonwealth of Learning will share their expertise to enable the delegates to apply this technology in their Distance Learning schools.

The details of the workshop on MOOCs are as under:

Title of the workshop : MOOCs in current perspective and NIOS initiative

Expert S.K. Prasad- Joint Director (CBC), NIOS + one Team member

Topics covered:

  1. Understanding MOOCs
  2. Technology for development of MOOCs
  3. Management of MOOCs courses
  4. Pedagogical framework for MOOCs
  5. Content delivery mechanism (ease of accessibility for learners as well as trainer(teacher))
  6. Assessment, Certification and Recognition under MOOCs Courses


Brief Profile of Dr. S.K. Prasad.

M.Phil in Computer Science, Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mathematics, Post Graduate Diploma in System Management, (Information Technology), Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education(PGDDE) from IGNOU, India

Recipient of National Award for e-Governance, 2008-09 in the category of Government Process Re-engineering - Silver Icon for the project NIOS Online

Work Experience: Working in National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), India as Joint SJoint Director (Capacity Building Cell) and Heading the computer Division of NIOS since January 1992. Responsible for e-Governance in NIOS. Technical support and management of Open Educational Resources (OER), Virtual Open Schooling (VOS) initiative of NIOS and development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in NIOS

International Experience: Providing training to the faculty of the Nigeria Open University, Nigeria (NOUN) at NOUN campus at Nigeria for about 20 days in September 2006. Participated and made presentation on “Examination On-Demand: Implementation Strategies in Open Schooling System, at PCF5 the 5th Pan-Commonwealth Conference held in University of London, U.K. in July 2008 from NIOS, India.

Note: MOOC workshop is only for ICDE registered candidate who have paid registration fees.
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Symbiosis Bhavan, 1065 B, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune - 411016, Maharashtra, India.