WLL01: Learning with WhatsApp, other Mobile Apps and MOOCs:
The recent experience with School, College and University education demonstrated the lack of adequate preparation of both the teachers and learners with learning from the abundant educational resources that are available. Both sides did a very exemplary job of managing the teaching-learning experience under the circumstances.
This short weeklong course helps students, teachers and professionals to learn whatever they seek to learn from the abundant online resources. It requires certain preparations by understanding the big picture of online remote education worldwide.
It will help them in their journey of becoming autonomous self-directed ( atma nirbhar) learners.
The flow of topics for this weeklong course are as below;
Monday, Day 1: Learning with Whatsapp
1.1: Why Whatsapp?
1.2: Features of Whatsapp that make it great for learning
1.3: Techniques for learning effectively with Whatsapp
1.4: Lifelong Learning with Whatsapp
1.5: Learning Artificial Intelligence with Whatsapp
Tuesday, Day 2: Learning with mobile Apps
2.1: The benefits of using mobile Apps for learning
2.2: UNESCO mobile learning initiatives
2.3: Bloom’s Taxonomy and mobile Apps
2.4: Characteristics of a good educational App: How to choose an App that is effective for learning
2.5: Pursuing MOOCs through Apps.
Wednesday, Day 3: Specific Learning Apps
3.1: How to choose a good Learning App?
3.2: YouTube and other educational videos
3.3: Duolingo for language learning
3.4: Khan Academy for Maths and other subjects
3.5: Grammarly and Turnitin for better writing in English
Thursday, Day 4: Learning with MOOCs
4.1: A quick history of MOOCs 4.2: Coursera
4.5: Learning with SWAYAM:
Friday, Day 5: Leveraging AI for better learning
5.1: Converting Speech to Text
5.2: Using Text to Speech
5.3: Benefitting from Machine Translation
5.4: Using Google Alerts
5.5: Using YouTube recommendation engine to access personalised content
These courses are offered through WhatsApp that can be easily accessed with a mobile hone on the scheduled week ( Monday to Friday ) of the month. Expression of interest in joining the course can be made on any day, and all requests received upto 12 noon on the Sunday before the schedule of the course will be placed in a cohort that would begin on the following Monday.
To register for this course:
First pay the fee of Rs 2500/- by PayTM to MM Pant ( mobile number : +919810073724).
Then send a Whatsapp message to MM Pant ( +919810073724) with the following information :
1: Your Name : First and Last
2: Mobile phone number linked to Whatsapp
3: Course Code and course name:
4: PayTM transaction number/ screenshot
5: Your brief profile ( optional). There will be an opportunity to briefly introduce yourself within the group also.
For those who would rather pay into a Bank account, the relevant information is :
Madan Mohan Pant
HDFC Bank, Unitech Cyber Park, Sector 39, Gurgaon
(The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)
To seek any clarification or for further information, please send a Whatsapp message to Prof. MM Pant at +919810073724