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A Site For Teachers, Learners and Authors

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This is an effort to provide an easy-to-use authoring environment to teachers so that they can create, organize and manage their learning content in one place.  We also hope that a content repository for learners will develop though voluntarily contributed content.

Main features of the authoring environment:

The basic idea is to facilitate authoring and build a repository of reusable content. Many teachers regularly create content for their students. They might already have a lot of content - ranging from course lecture handouts to small pieces like note on one specific topic or solution of a single problem. If shared, these could also be very useful for self-initiated learners anywhere.

With the the help of this browser-based authoring environment, (Mathematics and Science) teachers can easily and quickly create new content, curate available personal and Internet resources, and publish and share them. The content created and published here can be used by learners. It can also be reused with little effort by any teacher to create new content for her/his course.

Let us take a closer look.

A content laboratory

This easy to explore web-laboratory is for students, teachers, content authors and general users -

  • to create, organize, and (re)use learning content,
  • to experiment with online tools to plot functions, to draw and to create path,
  • to communicate, discuss, and share.

Environment

The authoring environment is more like a laboratory with several tools to explore the challenges involved in authoring content for online use. It is -

  • made up of content, tools, users,  workspaces,
  • browser-based (no software installation needed),
  • can be used for creating online courses.
  • not for live courses
  • no test/quiz support,
  • limited contributed content available

Goals

We are developing the site  -

  • to provide an environment that facilitates collaborative learning object development,
  • to develop a community (particularly in India of subject experts/teachers and learners interested in experimenting with various teaching and learning models,
  • to develop learning object repository for context specific) tailored re-use.

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