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E-Learning R&D Projects Initiated during Xth and XIth Plan Period

Project Title Design and Development of an online course contents on “Cyber Security” to be offered in E-learning mode
Executive Agency: C-DAC, Hyderabad
Principal Investigator: Dr. N. Sarat Chandra Babu
(now contact person is Shri DK Jain)
Centre Head
Address: 2 nd Floor, Delta Chambers Ameerpet,
Centre for Development of Advanced computing,
C-DAC, Hyderabad-500016
Phone:
Fax:
E-mail:
+91-40-23401331/2
+91-40-23401531
sarat@cdac.in 
URL: http://www.cdacindia.com
http://www.elearn.cdac.in/cccs_free_course/index.htm
Project Objectives: Design & Dev of “Cyber Security” course content, course delivery methodology, creation of question bank in e-learning mode confirming to e-learning standards.
Achievements/ Outcome
  • The course on Cyber Security is being offered through e-learning mode using e-Sikshak Framework.  The course can be accessed through http://www.elearn.cdac.in (e-Learning portal). A Data center for hosting Learning Management System (e-Sikshak) and course content is being set up at C-DAC, Hyderabad premises. Course structure includes the following Titles Security Concepts and Mechanisms
  • Security Management
  • Network security
  • System and Application security
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
16/10/2003
18
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Enhancing  Competency of IT teachers & Industry Professionals
Executive Agency: K. Re. SIT, IIT, Mumbai
Principal Investigator: Prof. D. B. Phatak
Address: P.O. IIT, Powai, K.Re SIT ,IIT Mumbai-400076
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-22-25767910
+91-22-2572 0022,25723480
dbp@it.iitb.ernet.in
URL: http://www.dep.iitb.ac.in
Project Objectives: To enhance quality of services in the remote / VSAT reception to enhance competency of IT Teachers & Industry Professionals
Achievements/ Outcome

The Distance Education programme (DEP) has so far conducted 43 semester long courses, 14 short term courses and numerous guest lectures which have benefited over 6000 participants.  The project implementation has led to the following:

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  • Improvement in the quality of visuals (sharpness, contrast, resolution) as well as quality of sound (audio) received has been confirmed by reports from and visits to the various remote centers.
  • This has greatly contributed to the acceptability of programs both the live transmission as well as recorded version rebroadcast for students on demand.
  • Currently, 09 organizations have requested to avail of this facility which include Engineering Colleges as well as IT Industries.
  • All India Institute of Speech and Hearing at Mysore under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has requested the Project Investigator to recommend the details of a similar set up for their use since there is shortage of trained teachers in this area.
  • Many similar organizations which have limited supply of experts, can now make available their knowledge to their geographically dispersed regional centers.
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
01/12/2003
27
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Development of content delivery tools to enhance the existing experimental education technology services.
Executive Agency: IIT , Kanpur
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yatindra Nath Singh
Address: Dept. of Electrical engineering , IIT , kanpur-208016
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-512-2597944
+91-512-2590063
ynsingh@iitk.ac.in
URL: http://home.iitk.ac.in
Project Objectives: To augment an existing IT based education support system  based on existing web tech to a much better and manageable system
Achievements/ Outcome
  • Developed an open source free Learning Management System (LMS) named as Brihaspati.
  • The project has been registered with sourceforge.net for using their high-speed server for distribution of code worldwide. Also registered with freshmeat.net and eduforge.org to give better visibility.
  • For more awareness, IIT, Kanpur conducted workshops/ training programmes.  72 Institutes/ organizations either have   shown interest or have been using this software. Total download so far from sourceforge.net is 2288. In the current semester approx. 4500 (students and instructors) users are expected to use one single installation for about 350 course accounts. Total downloads till completion of project was 1977.
  • Based on the feedback received from its users many modifications have been done in the software in order to improve the performance
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
22/10/2003
36
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Courseware creation for Quality Teaching of IT local Instructors using Interactive multimedia in Vernacular Languages (Bengali, Hindi, English)
Executive Agency: C-DAC  , Kolkata
Principal Investigator: Shri A. B. Saha,
[now contact person is Col. A K Nath (Retired)]
Executive Director
Address: Centre for Development of Advance computing (C-DAC)
Post Box No. 814, Plot-2/1, Block-GP,
Sector V , Bidhanagar, kolkata-700091
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-33-2357 9846/5989/3581
+91-33-2357-5141
amiya.saha@erdcical.org; infoatcdackolkata.in
URL: www.erdcical.org
Project Objectives: To boost the quality of existing  class room teaching/training in major cities (Non –Metro) in IT with interactive multimedia based courseware in Vernacular Languages (Bengali, Hindi & English)
Achievements/ Outcome
  • A group of youths of Nalhati district, Birbhum, W.B. is being trained by series of courseware developed under the scope of the project. This include training through two CAD centers on ‘Auto Tex’, ‘PC maintenance and PC assembly’
  • Berhampur Cooperative Society has been imparting IT training to the local silk weavers in Murshidabad district (W.B.) using interactive multimedia based content developed
  • Six day training on IT awareness has been conducted to about 432 artisans of Birbhum district, W.B.
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
01/04/2004
6
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Training of Trainers in E-learning
Executive Agency: DOEACC ( Aurangabad & Kolkata)
Principal Investigator: Executive Director
Address: DOEACC Society, 6,CGO Complex , Electronics Niketan, New Delhi-110003
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-11-24363330/1/2, +91-11-23366577/79/80
+91-11-2436 3335
doeacc@doe.ernet.in
URL: http://www.doeacc.org.in
Project Objectives: To introduce fundamentals of E-learning , H/w and S/w and train teachers for implementing e-learning for the better educational methodologies.
Achievements/ Outcome
  • 240 teachers trained (120 from each centre) in use of e-learning in education
  • Trained teachers will be able to locate and use/ reuse the course contents and create their own content in e-learning in their area of specialization and they will act as master trainer for their parent Institute.
  • Create multiplier effect to use ICT technologies and create awareness about the usage of information tools, blending it with traditional skills to enhance quality and productivity in education
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
04/03/2004
24
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Data Compression Techniques and its Application to E-Learning/ Education
Executive Agency: IIT, Kanpur
Principal Investigator: Dr. Prem Kalra
(now contact person is Professor. S. Qureshi)
Address: ACES 107, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT, Kanpur-208016
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-512-2597032, +91-512-2597454
+91-512-2590063, +91-512- 2597409
kalra@iitk.ac.in,
head_ee@iitk.ac.in
URL: http://www.iitk.ac.in
Project Objectives: To  develop of a group of data compression techniques that can be applied to images, scanned documents and videos; and hence creating a system that adapts itself to the quality of services (QoS) offered by the Internet (Network) connection instead of expecting a specific QoS on the Network.
Achievements/ Outcome A group of data compression techniques applicable to images, scanned documents and videos have been designed and developed in two different modules. These two modules have been uploaded on IIT, Kanpur Web space as well as CDAC, hyderabad Web space for free downloading
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
01/04/2006
19
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Development of Interactive Learning material on Introduction to Animation and Multimedia
Executive Agency: DOEACC Centre,  Kolkata
Principal Investigator: Shri Arup Chattopadhyay
Address: DOEACC Centre, Kolkata, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700 032
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-33-2414 6081/6054/6064/6682/6103
+91-33-2414 6549
rccedu@wb.nic.in,
doeacc@wb.nic.in
URL: www.wb.nic.in/rcccal
Project Objectives: To develop interactive digital multimedia content on “Introduction to Animation and Multimedia” in response to the rapidly growing demand for utilization of self-paced learning material on animation and multimedia.
Achievements/ Outcome
  • Interactive digital multimedia content on “Introduction to Animation and Multimedia” has been developed
  • The content created out of  the project is being used in the career oriented training programme on “Certificate course in Digital media creation” for candidate from North Eastern region being organized at DOEACC, Kolkata, whereby 120 candidates would be directly benefited from the content developed
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
27/01/2006
26
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Content-Based Streaming and Real-Time Regional Language Captioning of E-Learning Video Data
Executive Agency: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ankush Mittal/ Prof. Manoj Mishra
Address: Department of Electronics and Computer Engg.
Indian Institute of Technology
Roorkee-247667
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-1332-285713, +91-1332-285642, +91-1332-285661
+91-1332-273560
ankumfec@iitr.ernet.in,
Manojfect@iitr.ernet.in
URL: http://www.iitr.ac.in
Project Objectives:
  • To develop new standards and algorithms for e-learning adaptive streaming applications that can optimize the bandwidth utilization. For this, a real-time system is proposed for dynamically changes the resources allocation within a live video streaming session.
  • A Regional language captioning is proposed for complementing the end user’s comprehension of the lectures delivered in English. The product will have to be deployed and tested through ERNET in few Navodaya/ Central schools.
  • A standard Media Markup language needs to be designed to apply the principles of the Web to multimedia, creating continuous Media Web
Achievements/ Outcome Two Software Systems have been developed. The first is for video streaming over the network for the purpose of E-Learning and second is for regional language captioning. Eight papers pertaining to the project were published in the International Journal/ presented in International conferences. Project outcomes are available at CDAC, Hyderabad website for open use
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
15/03/2006
23
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Development of a Quality Assurance Framework, Quality metrics, and prototype tool for evaluation and comparison of e-learning applications and training the teachers
in e-Learning 
Executive Agency: C-DAC, Hyderabad
Principal Investigator: Dr. N. Sarat Chandra Babu
(now contact person is Dr. DK Jain)
Address: 2 nd Floor, Delta Chambers Ameerpet,
Centre for Development of Advanced computing,
C-DAC, Hyderabad-500016
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-40-23401331/2
+91-40-23401531 
sarat@cdacindia.com,
sarat@dac.in,
dkjain@cdac.in
URL: http://www.cdac.in
Project Objectives:
  • Develop a framework for formal quality assurance of e-Learning content
  • Develop quality metrics that can be used for quantifying the various quality parameters of a e-learning tool and the content
  • Develop a prototype tool that can be used by end users/developers for deriving the quality metrics so that the effectiveness of a tool can be measured and also different tools can be compared
  • Training of teachers in e-Learning through a training programs on e-Learning tools, content development and standards; Using tools with local language support and also on quality assurance framework developed as part of the above objective ( 1 month duration/ contact period: 1 week) .
Achievements/ Outcome Quality Analytic Framework prototype tool has been developed which can evaluate usability, accessibility, content conformance to SCORM 2004, scalability, security and generate appropriate reports. CDAC, hyderabad has trained more than 450 teachers on e-learning. The tool has been developed using web service technology to facilitate deployment of testing modules on different nodes with controlling unit at central location
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
27/03/2006
36
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title National Competitiveness in Knowledge Economy
                          
Executive Agency: Name of the organizations jointly participating in the project: IIT, Roorkee IIT, Chennai
National Productivity Council (NPC), New Delhi
International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi
Principal Investigator: Prof. V. K. Nangia
Address: Department of Management Studies
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee – 247 667 (Uttrakhand)
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-1332-285617, +91-1332-285014, +91-1332-273762
+91-1332-285565, +91-1332-273560
vinaynangia@hotmail.com,
vinaynangia@gmail.com
URL:  
Project Objectives: A/ Mapping the directions of transition from industrial economy to knowledge economy
B/ Developing strategies of change management for transformation from industrial age to information age
C/ Identifying new knowledge streams/disciplines likely to emerge in the evolving knowledge economy and suggesting specialized courses to help meet manpower requirements of the knowledge economy etc etc
Achievements/ Outcome

The following four reports/ documents have been submitted as deliverables outputs: -

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  • Report incorporating recommendations based on the findings of  five years’  work  for  use  by  the  government  as input for making necessary policies and programmes for the knowledge economy.
  • A template  of collaborative and cooperative synergy amongst Industry-Academia-Government-Society for realizing a knowledge economy.
  • Report identifying new streams/disciplines for the emerging knowledge economy
  • Document outlining short courses / MDPS/ long term educational program/ courses in Knowledge Technology - R&D and Innovation Management for key decision makers 
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
29/3/2006
36 months (further extended by 24 months)
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Design and  Development of e-learning  contents for e-security solution developers
Executive Agency: C-DAC, Noida
Principal Investigator: Shri V. K. Sharma
Address: Anusandhan Bhawan
C-56/1, Institutional Area
Sector-62, Noida-201 307(Uttar Pradesh)
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-120-2402551-60
+91-120-2402569
vksharma@cdacnoida.in
URL: http://www.cdacnoida.in
Project Objectives: To design the e-Learning contents of e-security covering number theory, cryptographic techniques for different target group of users to become e-security solution developers
Identification of different e-security case studies for various levels of security.
Identification of already developed libraries and solutions for developing new e-security solutions in an application.
To map the identified case studies with underlying number theory and mathematical models and cryptographic mechanisms to enable understanding of design and development of solutions.
To develop e-Learning contents for each of the case studies in terms of number theory, mathematical models, cryptographic algorithm used, explanation of the integration of the code for the development of e-security applications.
To develop the contents of international standards with AICC/SCORM compliance on e-security for e-learning.
To deploy the e-Learning contents developed on the server in the data center for access.
To implement the programmes mentioned for students of engineering (Postgraduate/engineering) in colleges
To identify departments of IT in Central and State Government to implement programme for system administrators and officers incharge of e-security.
To implement the programme for executives and officers of state and central government offices and system administrators
To implement programmes to educate scientists and postgraduate students to enable them to develop new solutions for e-security.
Achievements/ Outcome Successfully designed and implemented e-Learning Content on e-security for three target group of users viz. Post Graduate/ Engineering students, System Administrators and e-security officers and Scientists. The developed content has been hosted on CDAC, Noida and DOEACC websites and same are being accessed by users in the e-learning mode.
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
16/10/2006
24 (extended by 10 months)
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Brihaspati phase-2: Development of Open source content delivery tools with advanced features
Executive Agency: IIT, Kanpur
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yatindra Nath Singh
Address: Department. of Electrical Engineering , IIT , kanpur-208016
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-512-2597944
+91-512-2590063
ynsingh@iitk.ac.in
URL: http://home.iitk.ac.in
Project Objectives: To develop the Brihaspati Virtual Classroom tools further with better and modified architecture.
To enhance the existing tools to include the more features and to make them standard compliant.
Achievements/ Outcome A learning Management System (LMS), Brihaspati –2 with many new features was developed and released as open source at sourceforge.net/projects/brihaspati. The same LMS has been continuously used and tested at IIT, Kanpur. This has made it possible to test the system and identify bugs and fix them. Currently, the system has functionalities to support SCORM, extensive multilingual support, chat whiteboard and much other functionality.  IIT, Kanpur may add more functionalities depending on users feedback. This system has been used/ shown interest by about 85 Institutes. The user and developer document is available online and distributed along with the source code. The system is now being converted to full fledged EdRP services over clustered   servers   under National Mission in Education through ICT (NMEICT). The system can be visited at http://brihaspati.iitk.ernet.in:8080/brihaspati/servlet/brihaspati. The system is extremely stable and running without any problem.
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
09/10/2006
36
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Training of Teachers in E-learning
Executive Agency: DOEACC ( Imphal, Calicut and Gorakhpur)
Principal Investigators: Dr. S. Birendra Singh, Director, DOEACC Centre, Imphal.
Smt. Vimla Mathew, DOEACC Centre, Calicut.
Shri H.P. Shukla, Director, DOEACC Centre, Gorakhpur3
Address: DOEACC Society, 6,CGO Complex , Electronics Niketan,
New Delhi-110003 (Head Quarters)

DOEACC Centre, IMPHAL, Akampat,
Post Box No.104, Imphal-795001.

DOEACC Centre, CALICUT
Post Box No:5, NIT Campus P.O., Calicut-673601.

DOEACC Centre, GORAKHPUR
M.M.M. Engg. College Campus Deoria Road
Gorakhpur3-2730106

Phone:
Fax:
Email:
DOEACC Society, New Delhi(Head Quarters)
Phone: +91-11-24363330/1/2, +91-11-2336 6577/79/80
Fax: +91-11-24363335
Email:doeacc@oe.ernet.in, doeacc@org.in

For DOEACC Centre at Imphal 
Phone: +91-385-2454109, +91-385-2452231
Fax: +91-385-2222938
Email :  dir_i@doeacc.edu.in, imphal@doeacc.edu.in

For DOEACC Centre at Calicut
Phone : +91-495-2287266, +91-495-2287166
Fax : +91-495-2287168
Email : info@cedtic.com, vimala@doeacccalicut.ac.in

For DOEACC Centre at Gorakhpur
Phone: +91-551-2273371, +91-551-2273872, +91-551-2273874, +91-551- 22771781, +91-551-2271663
Fax: +91-551-2273873
Email :  dir_g@doeacc.edu.in, hpshukla@doeaccgkp.edu.in

URL: http://www.doeacc.org.in
http://www.doeaccimphal.org/
http://www.doeacccalicut.ac.in
http://www.doeaccgkp.edu.in
Project Objectives: To introduce fundamentals of E-learning , H/w and S/w and train teachers for implementing e-learning for the better educational methodologies.
Achievements/ Outcome
  • 360 teachers to be trained (120 from each centre) in use of e-learning in education. Actual 404 teachers have been trained from these 3 DOEACC centres
  • Trained teachers will be able to locate and use/ reuse the course contents and create their own content in e-learning in their area of specialization and they will act as master trainer for their parent Institute.
  • Create multiplier effect to use ICT technologies and create awareness about the usage of information tools, blending it with traditional skills to enhance quality and productivity in education
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
14/05/2007
18 (extended by 10 months)
Status of Project: Completed
Project Title Design and   Development of Service Oriented Architecture based Standards Compliant e- Learning Framework with Personalized learning Features
Executive Agency: CDAC, Hyderabad
Principal Investigator: Shri D. K. Jain
Address: Centre for Development of Advanced computing(C-DAC),
JNT University Campus
Kukatpally, Hyderabad - 500085
 
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-40-23150115
+91-40-23150117
dkjain@cdac.in , directorhyd@cdac.in 
URL: http://www.cdachyd.in/
Project Objectives:
  • To conceive a service-oriented architecture for standard compliant e-learning framework complemented with web mining and Rich Internet Application technologies.
  • To develop web 3.0 (semantic web) based personalized learning environment.
  • To study the interoperable e-learning standard and arrive at possible solution for developing a conversion tool for creating SCORM compliant content.
Achievements/ Outcome Expected Outcome
  • E-learning standard compliant tool with support to Personalized learning
  • An integrated conversion tool for creating SCORM compliant content
  • Integrated video streaming capability
  • SRS, Design and User & Installation Manuals
  • Conduction of two workshops on Personalized e-learning framework
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
12/01/2010
24
Status of Project: Ongoing
Project Title Design and Development of a Framework   for Adaptive   Instruction
Executive Agency: CDAC, Mumbai
Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Sasikumar
Address: Rain Tree Marg
Sector 7, CBD Belapur,
Opp. Kharghar Railway Station,
Navi Mumbai-400614
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-22-27565303 /04/05/06
+91-22-27560004
the.little.sasi@gmail.com , sasi@cdacmumbai.in 
URL: www.cdacmumbai.in
Project Objectives:
  • To develop an open source Framework for Adaptive Instruction (FAI) to deliver instruction in personalized manner
  • To develop Adaptive Instruction for two sixth standard subjects and two IT courses using the framework
  • To set up an adaptive instruction framework server
  • To propose a specification for instructional markup language for FAI to enable large scale interoperable quick content creation
  • To provide Indian language support to FAI
  • To develop convertor for creating Adaptive Instruction as SCORM 2004 compliant content
Achievements/ Outcome

Expected Outcome: -

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  • Comprehensive study report on existing work in adaptive instruction for learning, analyzing benefits and problems of different approaches and comparing them
  • Creation of an environment that presents learning material depending on the learner model and preferences.
  • Creation of an environment that will help to create adaptive Instruction using FAI
  • Creation of content for two sixth standard subjects and two IT courses using environment of this framework
  • A repository of open content in e-learning in various disciplines as prescribed by teachers community.
  • An Adaptive instruction framework server
  • Adaptive instruction Markup Language
  • All documentation related to the project as mentioned at page – 72/c
  • Teacher, learner, researcher and developer level training
  • The staff will be trained in the area of e-learning (particularly Content management and delivery)
  • One national level workshop will be conducted for approx. 50 participants, to disseminate know how gathered in the areas/ tools related to the project and to create awareness about the related areas
  • Student projects will be offered in related areas of the project and thus the young community will be trained in the respective areas.
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
01/03/2010
24
Status of Project: Ongoing

 

Project Title Video Compression and Decompression techniques
Executive Agency: CDAC, Mumbai
Principal Investigator: Dr. Padmaja Joshi
Address: Centre for Development of Advanced computing (CDAC),
Gulmohar Cross, Road No. 9
Juhu, Mumbai-400 049
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-22-2620-1606/1574
+91-22-26232195/ 26210139
padmaja@cdacmumbai.in 
URL: www.cdacmumbai.in
Project Objectives: To improve the performance of video compression and decompression techniques based on H.264 for lower bandwidths (below 128 kbps) and to provide better quality of video and audio at lower bandwidths and lesser latency for e-Learning.
Achievements/ Outcome Expected outcome
  • To improve video quality at lower bandwidth using standard H.264 for e-learning applications
  • Prototype testing will be done with Brihaspati developed by IIT, Kanpur
  • The user will be trained to install and use the algorithm for transmission of lectures over net.
  • For technology transfer, the documents will be System Design document,

User Manual, Installation Manual and Implementation details.

Start Date
Duration
(in months):
01/07/2010
18
Status of Project: Ongoing

Project Title Content generation, adaptation and distribution in m-learning environment for Mobile phone applications,
Executive Agency: CDAC, Hyderabad jointly with Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
Principal Investigator: Shri DK Jain
Address: Centre for Development of Advanced computing(C-DAC),
JNT University Campus
Kukatpally, Hyderabad - 500085
 
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-40-23150115
+91-40-23150117
dkjain@cdac.in , directorhyd@cdac.in 
URL: http://www.cdachyd.in/
Project Objectives:
  • To identify and develop mobile learning content suitable for Finishing School students
  • To adapt and render the developed content for mobile phones
  • To develop mobile video streaming application
  • To deploy and distribute the mobile learning content to the students of finishing schools
Achievements/ Outcome Expected Outcome

  • Mobile learning content suitable for Finishing School students in the area of Soft skills, Data Structures and ‘C Programming’ and Entrepreneurship
  • Software for mobile video streaming application.
  • M-Learning environment set up for students of Finishing Schools
Start Date
Duration
(in months): 07/03/2011
12 Status of Project: Ongoing
Project Title Online Labs (Olabs) for School Lab Experiments
Executive Agency: CDAC Mumbai jointly with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,  Kollam,  Kerala
Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Sasikumar
Address: Rain Tree Marg
Sector 7, CBD Belapur,
Opp. Kharghar Railway Station,
Navi Mumbai-400614
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-22-27565303 /04/05/06
+91-22-27560004
the.little.sasi@gmail.com , sasi@cdacmumbai.in 
URL: www.cdacmumbai.in
Project Objectives: To offer a joyful interactive learning experience for the student and to provide an environment to extend, improve, refine, and assist the learning and/or experimentation process in the subjects of Physics and Chemistry areas. Each lab will consist of 7-10 experiments. The experiments will comprise a user-friendly interactive visual front-end, working in synchronization with a backend, possibly consisting of a simulation-engine running on a server or actual measurement data or a real experiment.
Achievements/ Outcome Expected Outcome
  • Software Specifications and development with Lab Framework for experiments, self-evaluation through Quiz & experiments.
  • Training of approximately 25 Subject Teachers of 5 schools in Kerala,  Tamilnadu, Karnataka
  • Pilot testing by 30 students at 5 schools for each of the 2 subjects thus 300 students will be trained.
  • 3 days training for teachers - Ability to use labs and teach using the labs, guide the students to use them.
  • 2 months hand holding at each school
Start Date
Duration
(in months):
09/03/2011
12
Status of Project: Ongoing
Project Title Adaptable e-Learning Accessibility Model for the Disabled
Executive Agency: CDAC, Knowledge Park, Bangalore jointly with  CDAC Hyderabad
Principal Investigator Dr. N. Sarat Chandra Babu
Address: Opposite HAL Aeroengine Division
Old Madras Road, Byappanahalli
Bengaluru - 560 038
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+91-80-6611 6400/01/02/03, +91-80-25244059/+91-80-25246823/+91-80-25246826
+91-80-2524-7724
sarat@cdac.in
URL: http://www.cdacb.in
Project Objectives:
  • Design, Development of Adaptable and Accessible E-Learning model for mentally disabled concentrating on the cognitive and learning disabilities of mildly retarded segment under Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
  • Integration of the designed Accessible E-Learning model with a SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) Compliant Learning Management System
  • Development of Accessible E-Learning web Portal addressing the educational needs of the mentally disabled (mildly retarded segment under Autistic Spectrum Disorders) with local language support
  • Design and development of the above mentioned accessible E-Learning environment for access through Mobile devices.
  • To cooperate and collaborate with agencies like, National Institute of Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), Hyderabad, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, IISc. Bangalore, IIIT-B, JNTU and other National and International Institutions and Research Institutes.
  • Pilot implementation: Implementation at schools/ user premises, User Training/ taking feedback, experimenting and fine tuning, release of Stabilized Product.
  • To organize study programmes, Lectures symposia, exhibitions and similar promotional activities related to Accessibility. Awareness and training programmes in Triple Space Computing for R&D, industry and academic institutions.
  • Two workshops are proposed to be organized over a period of two years.
  • Under the perspective of training the trainer, the following facets of learners would be covered in collaboration with user agencies.
    • For Parents: Innovative courses and structured training like Early Intervention, Awareness Programmes
    • For Teachers: Different graduation level domain specific courses
    • For Occupational Therapist: Courses specific to them like Rehabilitation Psychology, Disability Rehabilitation.
Achievements/ Outcome Expected Outcome
  • Development of Accessible E-Learning Framework that can adapt to the educational   needs of the mentally disabled concentrating on the cognitive and learning disabilities of mildly retarded segment under Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Launch of E-Learning web Portal would be with the support of local language and customized to the requirements of the Indian sub continent
  • Awareness and training programmes in Triple Space Computing for R&D, Industry and Academic Institutions.
  • Two workshops are proposed to be organized over a period of two years
  • Under the perspective of training the trainer, the following facets of learners would be covered in collaboration with the user agencies
    • For Parents: Innovative courses and structured training like Early Intervention, Awareness Programmes
    • For Teachers: Different graduation level domain specific courses
    • For Occupational Therapist: Courses specific to them like Rehabilitation Psychology, Disability Rehabilitation
Start Date
Duration(in months):
10/05/2011
24
Status of Project: Ongoing

 

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