Wikieducator

The college reiterated its commitment to creation and free dissemination of Open Educational Resources (OERs) which is educational content created on the web by eminent educationists sans any commercial angle. Being available for free under open licence (Creative Commons), it is one of the causes that Dr. Savithri Singh, Principal firmly believes in as she espouses the twin causes of 'Free Open Source Software (FOSS)' and 'Open Educational Resources (OERs)' through "Wikieducator" by being elected a member and as Deputy Chair of the International Community Council of Wikieducator (see http://wikieducator.org).
In support of the open philosophy the college has organized several 'Wikieducator' workshops. These workshops that are dubbed "Learning for Content" or L4C  workshops have been held in college, at the University of Delhi South Campus, at NCERT and in some Delhi schools.  These workshops were often funded through a 'bounty' to the Principal from the 'Commonwealth of Learning (COL)', Vancouver, Canada. The workshops invited wide participation from faculty, students and other educationists not only from the college but also from other academic institutions.

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The list of various OER workshops organized by the college are as follows:

  • Taking the cause of blended learning further down to the grass-root level the college organized a workshop (L4C 46) on "Open Educational Resources" for school teachers, of Sri Ram School, Vasant Vihar.
  • ‘Wikied-08’ – L4C29 and L4C30 – two parallel workshops on Open Educational Resources for College teachers and students, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and Gandhi Bhavan, University of Delhi on 3,4 & 6th October, 2008.
  • ‘Wikied-09’ – L4C31 and L4C32 – two parallel workshops on Open Educational Resources for College teachers and students, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada, from 9-13th January, 2009.
  • Parallel workshops L4C42 and L4C43 on ‘WikiEducator’ for College teachers, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and supported by Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, on 13th -17th April, 2009.
  • Parallel workshops L4C44 and L4C45 on ‘Open Educational Resources’ for College teachers and students, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and supported by Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, on 12th -15th May, 2009.
  • L4C46 Workshop on ‘Open Educational Resources’ for School teachers, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College held at Sri Ram School, Vasant Vihar on 16th -18th May, 2009 and 27-29th May, 2009.
  • Workshop on ‘WikiEducator’ for the faculty of CIET, NCERT, held on 29th June, 2009.
  • L4C64 Workshop on ‘Open Educational Resources’ for faculty of Uttarakhand Open University, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College held at Uttarakhand on 14th -16th June, 2010.
  • L4C68 Workshop on ‘Open Educational Resources’ for faculty of TMM University, Moradabad organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College held at Teerthankar Mahavir University, Moradabad on 3rd -5th Sept., 2010.
  • Workshop for the faculty of Mumbai University on ‘e-Content development in Economics and understanding soft skills’ held at Acharya Narendra Dev College, 29th Nov.-2 Dec, 2011.
  • L4C69 Workshop on ‘Open Educational Resources’ held at Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Kalina Campus, Mumbai, from 24th to 26th February, 2011.
  • L4C71 Workshop on ‘Open Educational Resources’ held at Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Kalina Campus, Mumbai, from 16th to 19th October, 2011.
  • “OER Workshop” held on 22nd November, 2012 at Apeejay Stya University, Sohna, Haryana; in collaboration with CEMCA

The workshops usually have Dr Savithri Singh as the lead with Mr. Niyam Bhusan (FOSS evangelist and Graphic Designer) often speaking about the wonderful world of "open source" software.  The hands-on sessions that involve working online on the 'wikieducator' are taken care of by resource teachers in the college.