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Spoken Tutorial: A boon for nation 25 June, 2012

Prof. Sandhya Kode

Dr. Kannan M Moudgalya of IIT Bombay was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT on July 25, 2012.

The topic of the session was Spoken Tutorials for Employment and to Bridge the Digital Divide.

On the Occasion, Dr. Kannan Moudgalya said 'Spoken Tutorial' is being created for self learning. "The real advantage of Spoken Tutorials is - workshops can be conducted without domain experts and can support many workshops in parallel," he highlighted.

Spoken Tutorial: A boon for nation

Spoken Tutorial is a video session explaining the subject with a screen cast and narration. It can be used for various topics and domains ranging from purely technical to mundane but common issues. For instance, one can explain how to register an account for online train ticket booking.

Dr. Kannan, the master brain of the project, said Spoken Tutorial has the potential to make India, an IT literate nation. "Spoken Tutorial is really beneficial to the country as we are planning to create it on various Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)," he emphasized.

"Apart from that, the tutorials will be dubbed into various Indian languages," he added.

Spoken Tutorial is part of Talk to a Teacher project of National Mission on Education through ICT under MHRD.

Key benefits

  • Excellent self-learning methodology
  • Scale up of workshops is possible
  • Can learn in a language of one's choice
  • Can learn at a convenient pace
  • Can learn at a convenient time

Infrastructure

Dr. Kannan said Spoken Tutorials can be accessed via Desktop/ Laptop / Akash tablet. "To upload a spoken tutorial, one should register and it is free of cost."

Download

Answering to a question, he said Spoken Tutorials can be downloaded from http://www.spoken-tutorial.org

A-VIEW is an E-Learning platform, developed by Amrita University's E-Learning Research Lab, which is a state-of-the-art software for distance education and collaboration. It is available for free to all the educational institutes across India, and can be downloaded from the website address, www.aview.in or by sending an email to aview@amrita.edu.