[LINK] Research-intensive distance education in India and Australia

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue May 5 08:39:31 EST 2009


Professor Uma Kanjilal, Director of the School of Social Sciences, 
Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) is visiting Australia to talk 
about e-learning. She will speak at the ANU in Canberra on "Standards 
and distance education", 11 May 2009: 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2009/05/research-intensive-distance-education.html>.

The e-learning enthusiasts at ANU cooked up the the professors' topic 
to shake our more conservative colleagues, who equate lectures with 
learning, out of their complacency.

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THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Education Innovation Event

STANDARDS AND DISTANCE EDUCATION: are graduates of a distance 
education university ever going to be as good as graduates of a 
research-intensive face-to-face institution?

PROFESSOR UMA KANJILAL
Director of the School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi Open 
University (IGNOU)

Monday, 11 May, 10.30-11.30am

The Australian National University, Room N101, Computer Science and 
Information Technology Building 108, North Road, Canberra

RSVP Deborah Veness 
<http://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/staff/info.asp?Surname=Veness&Firstname=Deborah>

Speaker

Professor Uma Kanjilal is the Director of the School of Social 
Sciences at the Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU). The Indira 
Gandhi Open University provides education services to 1.8 million 
students in India and 32 other countries and uses ICT and satellite 
technology to support its teaching programs.

The university is part of a consortium involved in a number of 
strategic initiatives related to ICT in education including:

         * eGyanKosh: a digital repository of learning resources 
(www.egyankosh.ac.in)
         * Sakshat: a one stop education portal (www.sakshat.ac.in)

The visit is funded by the Australia-India Council, University of 
Canberra and Flinders University and the purpose is for knowledge 
exchange around ICT in education: 
<http://www.educationau.edu.au/jahia/Jahia/home/pid/774>.

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science Seminar Series: 
<http://cecs.anu.edu.au/seminars/showone.pl?SID=874>
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