MobiMOOC - a massive open online course on horticulture - an effectiveness study, Uttar Pradesh State, INDIA
For six weeks beginning November 21, 2014, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and Commonwealth of Learning (COL) delivered a massive open online course (MOOC) on the horticultural crops over the mobile phone for the gardeners and agricultural students of the State of Uttar Pradesh, India. This report provides a comprehensive review of the MobiMOOC - a massive open online course on horticulture from the agricultural extension point of view. The report is intended to help in assisting IIT and COL staff to better understand the outcomes of the prototype course, the learners, their participation and performance, and their response to the course design.
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Successful Delivery of a MOOC via Basic Mobile Phones: A Case Study of Mobile Learning in India for Increasing Awareness of Science-Based Production Practices Among Semi-skilled Horticultural Farmers Moloo, Raj; Prabhakar, T V; Venkataraman, Balaji; Khedo, Kavi (Springer Singapore, 2018)Increased concerns about food security in the context of increasing climate variability and globalized trade in agricultural commodities have led to a realization that scalable and technology-enabled methods of learning ...
Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-10-04)Public Lecture, University of South Africa (Unisa), Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 October 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning // Or more pertinently for us,‘Can the ugly duckling of ODL be transformed ...
Prabhakar, T V; Shukla, Sharwan; Shukla, Gaurav (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)Mobile phones have become affordable and ubiquitous. However, in most parts of the developing world, the data connections on these are either not present, or are of very low bandwidth and erratic and expensive for a large ...
Rajagopalan, T (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)In a vast country like India with a large reservoir of talent, facilities for higher education for all aspirants do not exist in the formal conventional university system. The corollary is that Open and Distance Learning ...
Rajagopalan, T (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-01)Open schooling is indeed a concept that has the potential of revolutionizing society at large and bringing out the best in people since it motivates the learners to strive and achieve. Reaching the unreached - this about ...