Learning Prescriptions:

Learning Prescriptions:
As Artificial Intelligence effectively replaces the traditional role of the teacher as ‘the sage on the stage’, the role of the educator will evolve towards that of a personal mentor, coach and facilitator on the learner’s journey from ignorance to mastery. An innovative way to do so is by the use of “ Learning Prescriptions”.
Distance Learning has pioneered the use of self-instructional learning materials designed by specialised Instructional designers for its remote learners. This was done by the UK Open University, the Indira Gandhi National Open University and other similar Institutions. But that course material was the same for all the learners pursuing a particular course. Learning prescriptions are designed to suit the needs of an individual learner, and rather than creating content, it would be about curating existing content to fulfil the learner’s need. The curated content comprise books, articles, blogs, videos, audios, slide decks etc. Sometimes the facilitator may add his or her own created content also.
It builds upon the concepts of “ Bibliotherapy” and “ CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy” to create a product for self-directed learners.
The first two days of this weeklong course cover the concept and features of a learning prescription. The remaining three days share examples of three basic learning prescriptions that may be useful to all. Day 3 shares a prescription for reading effectively, a critical skill that is usually not taught explicitly. The prescription for ‘ Building Learning Power’ is to equip people to be able to deal with problems that they have not been explicitly taught how to solve. And the third prescription on ‘ Anticipating the future’ is the most important because we will all be spending the rest of our lives in the future. And the future will soon become the present whether we are prepared for it or not.

The next edition of this weeklong course is from Monday 4th September to Friday 8th September 2023. Thereafter it will be on offer during the first week of every month.

Day 1: The Concept of a Learning Prescription
Day 2: Features of a ‘ learning prescription’
Day 3 : Learning Prescription for Reading effectively
Day 4 : Learning Prescription for Building Learning Power
Day 5 : Learning Prescription for Anticipating the future

Enrolment and fee payment: 
As the course is delivered through WhatsApp, the enrolment process is simply that of sending a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724. 
The fee for the above course is Rs 2500/- and can be easily remitted through PayTM to MM Pant ( mobile number : +919810073724).

  • 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 
  •     A/c 26451000000301
  • (The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)

To know more, please send a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810074724

About mmpant

Prof. M.M.Pant has a Ph.D in Computational Physics, along with a Professional Law Degree, and has been a practitioner in the fields of Law, IT enabled education and IT implementation. Drawing upon his experience in world class international institutions and having taught in various modes of Face-to-Face, Distance Learning and Technology Enhanced Training, Prof. Pant is now exploring the nature of institutions which will be successors to the IITs, which represented the 1960s, IIMs, which represented the 1970 and Open Universities which were the rage of 1980s & 90s. He believes that the convergence between various media and technologies would fundamentally alter the way learning would be created, packaged, and delivered to learners. His current activities are all directed toward actual implementation of these new age educational initiatives that transform education in the post Internet post WTO era.. Prof. Pant, has been a Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and has been on the faculty of IIT – Kanpur (the premier Engineering institution in India), MLNR Engineering College and Faculty & Visiting Professor - University of Western Ontario-Canada. He has been visiting scientist to research centers in Italy, England, Germany & Sweden and has delivered international lectures with about 80 papers published. During his association of almost 15 years with the IGNOU, Prof. Pant has served as the Director Computing and has been the Member of All Bodies (i.e. School boards, Academic council, Planning board, Finance committee and the Board of management). With his interest in Law, backed with practice of Law in a High Court, and his basic training in Science and IT, Prof. Pant has been particularly interested in the Cyber Law, Patent & trade mark issues, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues etc. and has been involved with many activities, conferences on “Law & IT” Prof. Pant is presently; • Advisor to Media Lab Asia - Chairman of working group on ICT for Education, chairman of PRSG handling projects on ICT for education. • Lead Consultant for an ADB funded project for ICT in Basic Education in Uzbekistan • Member of the drafting Group for India’s National Policy on ICT in education • Chairman of the group creating books for class 11 and 12 students on ‘Computers and Communication Technology’ appointed by the NCERT • Preparing a ‘Theme Paper” for the NCTE in the area of ICT and Teacher Training • Advisor and mentor to several leading Indian and Multi-national Companies in the area of education. Prof. Pant has in the recent past been ; • Member – Board of Management – I I T, Delhi for 6 years (two consecutive terms) • One-man committee to create the Project Report & Legislation for Delhi IT-enabled Open University • Advisor to the Delhi Government on Asian Network of Major Cities Project (ANMC-21) distance learning project in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Government. • Chairman Board of Studies, All India Management Association With his mission to create and implement new business opportunities in the area of e-learning & learning facilitation, Prof. Pant has promoted Planet EDU Pvt. Ltd., as its Founder & Chairman, along with a team of highly experienced and skilled professionals from Education & Training, Operations, IT and Finance.
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