Thursday, July 12, 2018

Engaging and retaining students through video capture

Linda Storey Issue No:513

Linda Storey is a director at Echo360, a video platform that promotes active video-based learning. Email:

The last 10 years have seen a growing emphasis on widening participation and access to higher education across the world. Yet there are so many significant changes taking place, affecting everything from international student mobility to recruitment trends to regional and global graduate employability that it is hard to predict with much accuracy what the future of higher education holds or to be sure that your institution is primed to be responsive.

In the midst of all this confusion, universities that want to remain competitive have to pay close attention to how they can attract, retain and create successful outcomes for students from a wide mix of different backgrounds, nationalities and age groups. 

Due to the current lack of enrolment restrictions, new routes have opened to higher education. As student bodies become increasingly diverse, universities cannot rest on their laurels when it comes to making sure that all students’ needs are being equally met. Could lecture-capture be the key to personalising learning and widening participation for all? 

Has teaching in higher education become redundant?

Wafa Singh Issue No:513

Wafa Singh is senior programme officer for Participatory Research In Asia, or PRIA, and India coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research.

Today, we live in a ‘Google’ world, where we have all information, data, facts and theory at one click of the fingertip. For the ‘tech-savvy’ NextGen, Google has become their ‘go-to’ solution. For anything they need, they turn to the internet search engine and the answer is with them, in micro-seconds.

This trend of Google becoming the end solution of all information sought is slowly but surely disrupting the teaching-learning dynamics in all higher education institutions today.

Today, students find classroom lectures boring, monotonous and irrelevant. They skip classes knowing that Google will provide them with all the information or knowledge shared by professors in the classroom.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Extension of last date for Re-registration, July 2018

I am directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority for extension of the last date for Re-Registration, July 2018 session up to 15th July 2018.

Thanking you,

Regional Director
IGNOU Regional Centre, Delhi-I
J-2/1, Block B-1
Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate
Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110044
Ph. 011-26990082, 26990083. Fax: 011-26990084

Friday, June 29, 2018

Ignou to open study centres in 11 major jails in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will open study centres at 11 major jails of the state to provide education to jail inmates. The university is already providing this service at five jails in the state, said official sources.
Ignou Bhubaneswar regional centre assistant director Santosh Kumar Panigrahi said his university will provide free education to the inmates. "We are planning to provide 18 certificate courses to the inmates," he added

The Ignou will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government to provide add on courses to undergraduate and post graduate students of 303 government aided and non-aided colleges of the state. The university will open study centres at these colleges and provide at least five certificate courses to each college.

A student, continuing study in the college, can enroll his name for the certificate courses. It will help him or her to get add on skill in his or her future.

The university will also give training to national health mission (NHM) workers about food and nutrition, critical nursing, waste management and HIV AIDS and family therapy, said the officer.

The university has decided to provide training to students of Indian Oil Corporation's Mancheswar training centre. It will give certificates to these trainees.

MCA and BCA Admission Notification

Monday, June 25, 2018

Saturday, June 23, 2018

कम अंक हैं तो न हों निराश, IGNOU है बेहतर विकल्प

Over 15,000 admissions after DU's first cut-off list

NEW DELHI: Over 15,000 admissions took place after the first cut-off list, almost seven times the number last year.

The last day of the admission process for the first cutoffs finished yesterday.

According to a varsity official, out of over 56,000 seats, 15,245 seats were filled which was a record-breaking number.

 Last year, 2,200 seats were filled after the first cut-offs.

The top five colleges where students took admission were Hindu College, where 950 seats were filled, followed by Ramjas College, where 926 seats were filled, Gargi College For Women, where 776 seats were filled, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, where 632 seats were filled, and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, where 632 seats were filled, according to data shared by t
he varsity.

The top courses were BA(Prog), where 1,929 seats were filled, followed by BCom (Hons), where 1,606 seats were filled, with the third most popular course being BA(Hons) Political Science, where 1,260 seats were filled.

The other top courses were BA(Hons) History where 1,075 seats were filled and BCom where 1,068 seats were filled, the final data stated.

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