Open Access E-Resources
- 3. E-Resources
SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds)
SWAYAM is India’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. It is an initiative launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India to give a free entry to web courses, covering all advanced education It offers over 2,150 courses taught by close to 1,300 instructors from over 135 Indian universities. One aspect that sets it apart from other providers is that it allows students in India to earn academic credit online. The platform offers free access to everyone and hosts courses from class 9 till post-graduation.
e-PG Pathshala is an initiative of the MHRD under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) being executed by the UGC. It is a one portal under which high quality, curriculum based, interactive content in different subjects across all disciplines of social sciences, arts, fine arts & humanities, natural & mathematical sciences, linguistics and languages is being developed at postgraduate level. The content and its quality is the key component of education system.
The students and teachers can use this e-content as an Open Educational Resource (OER) or as resource material in a Flipped Classroom model where, in contrast to the conventional classroom teaching, the students watch the video lecture/study material at home and classroom is used for discussions and critical thinking including discussion/problem solving and assignments with the help of teachers and peers.
National Digital Library of India
The National Digital library of India (NDLI) is a project under Ministry of Human Resource Development, India. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media. The NDLI provides free of cost access to many books in English and the Indian languages. Educational materials are available for users ranging from primary to post-graduate levels.
Directory of Open Access Journals:https://doaj.org/
Directory of Open Access Repositories:https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/opendoar/