PROPOSAL FOR TRAINING THE UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE TEACHERS ON DIGITAL LITERACY SKILLSS ArulselvanReader, Centre for Electronic MediaPondicherry University, Puducherry
THE INVESTIGATORSPrincipal Investigator: S Arulselvan, Reader, Centre for Electronic MediaServed UNESCO Consultant and Training CoordinatorConducted , on behalf of UNESCO, more than 30+ short term skill based workshops for Working Journalists. Produced more than 70+ e-content for TNOU18 years of experience in PG level teaching. Co-PI:Prof A Balasubramanian, Coordinator, Centre for Electronic Media. Pioneer in e-content production Organised many training programmes for teachers on behalf of CEC3 decades of teaching experience Collaborator: The Director, Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, PuducherryRich experience in organising Refresher / Orientation courses
JUSTIFICATION / NEED FOR THE PROJECTAcquisition of technical competence for using informational and communication technologies, is a starting point for an understanding of digital literacy.E-Learning mentors argue that one of the significant competencies required in almost all subject domains is embedded digital literacy, which means, the ability to use ICTs in ways that are specific to a particular knowledge or occupational domain. It has been felt that there is an ominous need to build the capacity of College/ University teachers in digital literacy skills and competencies.Digital Literacy Skills (DLS) are essential to access, create and disseminate digitized information, using ICT.
BASIC ELEMENTS OF ICT DIGITAL LITERACY1. Access (search, find and retrieve information in digital environments)2. Manage (conduct rudimentary and preliminary orgnaisation of accessed information for retrieval and future applicaitons.3. Integrate (Integrate and represent information by using ICT tools to synthesize, summarize, compare and contrast information form multiple sources)4. Evaluate (Judge the currency, appropriateness, and adequacy of information sources for a specific purpose- including determining authority, bias, and timeliness of materials)5. Create (adapt, apply, design or invent information in ICT environments to describe an event, express an opinion or support a basic argument, viewpoint or position)6. Communicate (Communicate, adapt, and present information properly in its context audience, media in ICT environments and for a peer audience.
OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMMEThe project aims to impart skills that comprises the competencies to recognize information needs and to locate, evaluate, apply and create information within cultural and social contextsTo develop the digital literacy skills and competencies of the University / College Teachers, needed in the Information AgeTo enhance ICT Digital Literacy opportunities in teaching /learning innovationsTo train the University/ College teachers on Rapid E-content Development skills.
MODE OF TEACHING / LEARNING Will be combination of distance, online and face-to-face modeWill start with online registration Followed by learning through distance modeWill continue with face to-face production Deployment of content through LMSContinuing phase 2 of the trainingIdentification of TrainersRope in more Academic Staff CollegesNetworking of Trainers
METHOD OF TRAINING LEVEL 1 (ORDINARY LEVEL)1. Online Registration2. Selection, Admission 3. Despatch of Course Materials/E-content CDs4. Learning the Course Content and E-content (time given 4 weeks)5. Identifying a theme for developing an E-content and make a story board, from the given raw text materials (time given 4 weeks)6.Face-to-Face training for 5 days7. Developing, Improving and submitting the e-content to the University (One week)8. Testing (User Acceptance Test) (Within One Week)9. Declaration of results and uploading the content
METHOD OF TRAINING LEVEL 2 (ADVANCE LEVEL) (THOSE WHO SCORE MORE THAN 80% OF MARKS IN PART 1 EXAMS WOULD BE ENROLLED FOR THIS PART)1. Online Registration2. Selection, Admission 3. Despatch of Course Materials/E-content CDs4. Learning the Course Content and E-content (time given 4 weeks)5. Identifying a theme for developing an E-content and make a story board, from the given raw text materials (time given 4 weeks)6.Face-to-Face training for 5 days7. Developing, Improving and submitting the e-content to the University (One week)8. Testing (User Acceptance Test) (Within One Week)9. Declaration of results and uploading the content
CURRICULUM FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAMME (LELVEL1)At LEVEL 11. Instructional Design1.1 Blooms Taxonomy1.2 Learning theories1.3 Assesment 1.4 I D Straegies 1.5 Analysis of raw content1.6 Story Boarding
CURRICULUM FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAMME (LELVEL1)At LEVEL 12. Rapid E-content Development2.1 Introduction to available software for rapid e-content development2.2 SCORM Compliance2.3 Job (Learning) aids2.4 Feedback2.5 Assessment
CURRICULUM FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAMME (LELVEL2)At LEVEL 23. LMS3.1 Introduction to LMS3.2 Open Source LMS3.3 Deployment of Content through LMS3.4 Managing LMS
CURRICULUM FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAMME (LELVEL2)At LEVEL 24. Web 2.04.1 Introduction to Web 2.04.2 Collaborative learning tools4.3 Wikis, blogs and podcasting4.4 Web 2.0 for teaching learning
PROVISIONAL BUDGET ESTIMATE1. Rs 10,00,000 (Ten lakhs) one time grant to establish a new media lab to train the students enrolled for DLS programmes.2. Rs 8,00,000 (Eight lakhs only) to train 100 College/University Teachers on DLS3. Rs 2,00,000 (Two lakhs only) to train 25 teachers who have successfully completed part 1 of the DLS course.4. Rs 5,00,000 (Five lakhs only) to create e-content for the training programme5. Rs 2,00,000 (Two lakhs only) to create course content in printTotal = 27 lakhs
SUSTAINABILITY OF THE PROJECTThe 25 University/College teachers would emerge as Trainers for imparting DLS courses. After completion of more and more training programmes of DLS part 1 and part 2, more number of Trainers would be emergingNetwork of Trainers would be involved in training the future training programmes. Other Academic Staff Colleges in South India would be roped in to continue the training