The Symphony called MOOC and our ‘masala magic’ .

Makes your day, when you read a piece from your colleague about how the team enjoys the co-creation…

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As a part of the team that works on a MOOC, let me tell you, there are many interesting things that happen behind the curtains. Most of these, our leader doesn’t have an inkling about. This blog is a sneak-peek for people working in online learning (as well as our team-leader) to get an insight into what happens in the ‘green-room’ to put up a show that the world calls an ‘engaging MOOC’.

For starters, we are a team of 7 Teaching Associates (TAs) coming from different parts of the country, with different fields and experiences. I had worked with the team leader- the course instructor — Dr. Sameer, earlier on different projects, so we have a certain comfort level. He is one of the rare people with whom I have loved working with. For, his working style is exactly what anybody  like me -looks forward to- Focused, Democratic, Full…

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Identifying the discussion patterns in a MOOC

Co-authored with Prof. Vijaya Ramaraju and Prof. Debayan Bhattacharya Apart from the Course Instructor and the enrolled learners, a learner-centric MOOC (LCM) promotes having Teaching Associates (TAs) and Discussion Forum Moderators (DFMs). So, when we are offering the course on Digital pedagogies to use Smartboards, we have a strong team of DFMs (L. Sujatha, Krishna... Continue Reading →

रामनवमी आणि गीतरामायण

आज श्रीरामनवमी. आमच्या इथे राहणाऱ्या वैशंपायन काकांकडे प्रत्येक वर्षी राम नवमीच्या रात्री नऊ ते दहा मध्ये गीतरामायणातील निवडक गाणी ऐकण्याची एक परंपराच बनली आहे. ह्या एका तासा मध्ये सर्व गाणी ऐकता येत नसल्यामुळे त्यातील काही गाण्यांची निवड करून त्या तासामध्ये 'हायलाइट्स' स्वरूपात रामायण कसे ऐकता येईल यासाठी आम्ही प्रयत्नशील असतो. यावर्षी चांगलीच फुरसत असल्यामुळे मी... Continue Reading →

Discussion Forum Moderators striving for learner engagement : 01

Moderation of the discussion forums is one of the strategies to achieve engagement in a MOOC. In the recently concluded course on use of Smartboards we were fortunate to have 7 Discussion Forum Moderators (DFMs). They are: Daisy Wadhwa, K. Pavya, Sujata Khadilkar, Jatin Ambasana, Ambily Joseph, Ajita Deshmukh, and Vijaya Rama Raju. I am... Continue Reading →

मामा: ०१ | चहा

CREDIT:  ANDREW CROWLEY मामाचा चहा हा एक आम्हा सर्वांसाठी अक्षरश: अविस्मरणीय आहे. त्याची सुरुवात नेमकी कधी आणि कशी झाली हे मला आठवत नाही परंतु त्यातले बारीक-सारीक तपशील मात्र मला नक्की आठवतात. मामाचा चहा हा एक सोहळा असायचा! आम्ही मामाकडे गेलो असलो, की सकाळचं (मामीच्या हातचं) भरपेट जेवण आणि त्या नंतरची अंमल लांबलेली वामकुक्षी संपायला दुपारचे ४... Continue Reading →

मामा – ००

मागच्या महिन्यात माझ्या मामाचा मृत्यू अनपेक्षित धक्का होतं. त्याची तब्येत खालावलेली होती, तरीही ठाय लयीतील वादनामध्ये अचानक तबला वादन थांबवावं, असं वाटलं! मला, माझ्या भावाला, आणि इतर अनेकांना तबल्याची गोडी लावणारा, आणि 'संथा' देणारा मामा आपल्यात नाही हे वास्तव स्वीकारणं खूप कठीण आहे! माझ्या मते मामाचं तबल्याशी एक अतूट नातं होतं, पण त्या पलीकडे जाऊन... Continue Reading →

One day to go!

Finally, the D Day is here. The results for the edX Prize 2019 will be announced on the November 21st 2019, through a webinar by Dr. Anant Agarwal! The function was cancelled owing to the political situation in Hongkong, and therefore this event would be a webinar now! Me and my team are anxious for... Continue Reading →

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