DEVELOPMENT OF MOOC FOR SWAYAM: A SHIFT IN TEACHING LEARNING PARADIGM
Keywords: Digital India initiatives, Flagship Mission, SYAYAM.
AbstractDigital India initiatives a flagship mission of Government of India encourages teachers making use of SWAYAM (online platform) effectively and efficiently for quality education, training, and capacity of all stakeholders at different levels of education under Ministry of Education. University Grants Commission (UGC), GOI at national level and all state governments at state levels encouraging the teachers for designing and developing Massive Open Online Courses. In higher education UGC invites proposals of MOOCs for UG/PG levels & skill development of youth under SWAYAM. Teachers are being trained, oriented and exposed for capacity building to enable them to design and develop quality MOOC as per the guidelines of SWAYAM. The purpose is to create a pool of skilled workforce in the country to address to the needs and demands of quality education. In this initiative we must know the expectations of teachers and their difficulties; the level of knowledge, skill, and competencies of our teachers; know various components of the MOOC, and also recommend development of MOOCs and facilitate similar the initiatives to strengthen capacity of our teachers. The present paper focuses on various aspects of MOOC in general and MOOC of SWAYAM for promoting educational resilience in India. The thrust was to facilitate TEL for sustainable quality education and training in the field of education.
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