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Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM)

To take a course on SWAYAM please click here ⇒ https://swayam.gov.in/

About SWAYAM

SWAYAM is a programme initiated by the Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching-learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.

This is done through a platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms from Class 9 till post-graduation to be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. All the courses are interactive, prepared by the best teachers in the country and are available, free of cost to any learner. More than 1,000 specially chosen faculty and teachers from across the country have participated in preparing these courses.

The courses hosted on SWAYAM are in 4 quadrants – (1) video lecture, (2) specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/printed (3) self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and (4) an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts. Steps have been taken to enrich the learning experience by using audio-video and multi-media and state-of-the-art pedagogy/technology.

In order to ensure that the best quality content is produced and delivered, nine National Coordinators have been appointed. They are:

  1.   AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) for self-paced and international courses
  2.   NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) for Engineering
  3.   UGC (University Grants Commission) for non-technical post-graduation education
  4.   CEC (Consortium for Educational Communication) for under-graduate education
  5.   NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) for school education
  6.   NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) for school education
  7.   IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) for out-of-school students
  8.   IIMB (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore) for management studies
  9.   NITTTR (National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research) for Teacher Training programme

Courses delivered through SWAYAM are available free of cost to the learners, however, learners wanting a SWAYAM certificate should register for the final proctored exams that come at a fee and attend in-person at designated centres on specified dates. Eligibility for the certificate will be announced on the course page and learners will get certificates only if this criterion is matched. Universities/colleges approving credit transfer for these courses can use the marks/certificate obtained in these courses for the same.

Guideline for Developing Online Courses for SWAYAM PDF

University Grants Commission Gazette: Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM PDF

All India Council for Technical Education Gazette: Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM PDF

 

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

To take a course on NPTEL please click here ⇒ https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/

For More Information about NPTEL please click here ⇒ https://nptel.ac.in/

About NPTEL

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003. Five core disciplines were identified, namely, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and mechanical engineering and 235 courses in web/video format were developed in this phase.

The main goal of NPTEL Phase II (2009-14) was to build on the engineering and core science courses launched previously in NPTEL Phase I. An additional 600 web and video courses were created in all major branches of engineering, physical sciences at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and management courses at the postgraduate level. Several improvements such as indexing of all video and web courses and keyword search were implemented.

Some highlights:

  • Largest online repository in the world of courses in engineering, basic sciences and selected humanities and social sciences subjects
  • Youtube channel for NPTEL – most subscribed educational channel, 1 billion views and 42+ lakhs subscribers
  • More than 56000 hours of video content
  • Most accessed library of peer-reviewed educational content in the world
  • 52000+ hours of transcribed content; 51000+ hours of subtitled videos

To take a course on "edX" please click on the logo above OR click here ⇒ https://www.edx.org/

About edX

edX is an American massive open online course (MOOC) provider that was founded in May 2012 and created by scientists from Harvard and MIT. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform. edX is a nonprofit organization and runs on the free Open edX open-source software platform. Gerry Sussman, Anant Agarwal, Chris Terman, and Piotr Mitros taught the first edX course on circuits and electronics from MIT, drawing 155,000 students from 162 countries. In 2013 they partnered with Stanford and in June 2013 they reached 1 million students. edx.org released as open-source, creating Open edX

More than 150 schools, nonprofit organizations, and corporations offer or plan to offer courses on the edX website. As of 20 July 2020, edX has around 33 million students taking more than 3,000 courses online. edX also has over 6,000 instructors on the platform with a presence of 196 countries represented worldwide.

To take a course on "Coursera" please click on the logo above OR click here ⇒ https://www.coursera.org/ 

Coursera was founded by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng in 2012 with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to learners around the world. Today, Coursera is a global online learning platform that offers anyone, anywhere, access to online courses and degrees from leading universities and companies. Coursera received B Corp certification in February 2021, which means that we have a legal duty not only to our shareholders but to also make a positive impact on society more broadly, as we continue our efforts to reduce barriers to a world-class education for all.

82 million learners, 100+ Fortune 500 companies, and more than 6,000 campuses, businesses, and governments come to Coursera to access world-class learning—anytime, anywhere.