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NIESBUD organises workshop on using digital educational material in skill dev courses

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New Delhi, Oct 27 (KNN) The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), in partnership with Progia is organising India’s first hands-on workshop on using open educational resources (OER) in creating skill development courses.

The workshop is scheduled to be held on November 10, 2014 in the Noida campus.

OERs are digital educational materials ranging from textbooks to lecture notes, assignments, tests, audio and video that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them.

Individuals like trainers, subject matter experts, content developers, policy makers, and educators’ community will be participating in the instructor led workshop on OER.

The one-day training programme will provide a platform to take advantage of OER to get ahead in their careers, expand and strengthen their existing skills and to participate in global OER movement that can open up new and exciting opportunities in the changing world of education.

The participants will also get practical hands-on experience in all aspects of creating and using skill development courses using OER. They will get 24x7 free access to on-line course ‘Getting Ahead with OER’.

The government has adopted skill development as a national priority to ensure India’s competitiveness in the global market by empowering all individuals through improved skills, knowledge, nationally and internationally recognized qualifications to gain access to decent employment.

In order to sustain and extend its leadership role in the changing landscape of education, NIESBUD is using advances in technology and OER to offer online training to meet and exceed the demands of workforce in the coming years. (KNN/ST)
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