The HRD ministry has unveiled an ambitious plan to facilitate web-based learning, involving applying for courses and accessing material online, to increase the reach and quality of higher education.
HRD minister in a tweet outlined the structure of Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (Swayam) which promises linkages and assistance for web-enabled learning.
The massive open online courses (MOOCS) platform will aim to create a student experience:
- Creating learning plans and providing information to prospective students about the courses that are available.
- The Swayam flow chart will allow students to check their eligibility and then proceed for preview and availability of teaching in fields of their interest.
- The next step is contact with course coordinators for more detailed information.
- These workspaces can be homes or any available public space and the interaction can go up with online communication with other course-takers.
- Mid-module assessments and guidance from supervisors are intended to keep students on track and up to the mark in their academic work that includes self-assessment.
- They can network with other learners to set up a shared workspace.
Source: Times of India