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  • 17
    OCT '12

    Bridging Distances across India: The teach 1000 teachers project and beyond

    Dr. Mukta Atrey, Project Manager – Ekalavya, IIT Bombay led the Weekly Discussion on 17th October 2012 via A-VIEW with her talk on “Bridging Distances across India: The teach 1000 teachers project and beyond”. Currently, there are over 5200 Engineering colleges in India. The number of students taking Engineering courses is also going up on a yearly basis ...more

  • 10
    OCT '12

    The Amazing Flight of India’s Electronics and ICT Industry

    Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, one of the most influential leaders in the ICT and Electronics space in India, spoke on “The Amazing Flight of India’s Electronics and ICT Industry” on 10th October, 2012 as a part of the National Weekly Discussion Program via A-VIEW. Electronics Technology started off in 1947 at the Bell Labs when Transistors were invented ...more

  • 03
    OCT '12

    How to use A-VIEW

    Prof. Kamal Bijlani, Director, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab interacted with universities on 3rd October 2012 via A-VIEW on “How to use A-VIEW”. The focus of the talk was on using A-VIEW, few unique features, A-VIEW Training and using the software for online classes. This was one of the most interactive weekly discussions talks and we got a lot of feedback from active A-VIEW users. ...more

  • 26
    SEP '12

    The Need for Holistic Assessment in the higher education sector

    Dr.Pascal Chazot, elected Member of the French Parliament, led the Weekly Discussion Program through A-VIEW on Wednesday, 26th September 2012. Dr.Chazot is a senior civil servant with the French Ministry of National Education and an expert in education and international co-operation. The discussion was on ‘The need for holistic assessment in the higher education sector” ...more

  • 25
    SEP '12

    Are you 100% employable?

    Infosys, one of the largest IT Company in Business Consulting, Technology, Engineering and Outsourcing services led the weekly session of Online Gurukul on 25th September, 2012. Shri Harshoday Singh Gour, Lead - Professional Skills Development, Infosys Limited, Trivandrum Development Centre was the chief guest. The topic of the session was – Are you 100% employable? ...more

  • 19
    SEP '12

    Enjoyable Introduction to Programming Using Visual Tools

    Dr. Jey Kesavan Veerasamy, Director of CS UT Design Program & Teaching Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Erik Jonsson School, UT Dallas, interacted with universities on 12th September 2012 via A-VIEW on “An enjoyable introduction to programming using visual tools”....more

  • 12
    SEP '12

    Open and Distance Learning: Challenges and Opportunities

    Prof. Swaraj Basu, Professor of History at School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) led the Weekly Discussion Program through A-VIEW on Wednesday, 12th September 2012. The Discussion was on “Open and Distance Learning: Challenges and Opportunities”. ...more

  • 11
    SEP '12

    How to choose your career?

    “According to a recent survey conducted by Malayala Manorama, around 62 per cent of plus two students in Kerala end up with a career mismatch. While 70 per cent of degree students are not getting good career,” revealed eminent career consultant Dr. P. R. Venkitaraman. “This distressing situation happens as most of the students are not getting the right information ...more

  • 09
    SEP '12

    Amrita University wins Award

    Amrita E-Learning Research Lab, a division of Amrita University, won the award for Educational Excellence in the field of Educational Technology at the Indo-Global Educational Summit and Expo -2012 held at Taj Krishna and Taj Deccan, Hyderabad on 9th September 2012. The summit was organised by 'The Indus Foundation INC'...more

  • 05
    SEP '12

    Setting up of Remote Centers

    Dr. Deepak Phatak, Principle Investigator of Train the Trainer Program and Subrao M. Nilekani Chair Professor, Department of CSE, IIT Bombay interacted with universities as part of National Weekly Interaction Program on "How a College/University can become a Remote Center for Large Online Classes using A-VIEW" on 5th September 2012. ...more

  • 30
    AUG '12

    Future of Online Education

    Dr. Jey Kesavan Veerasamy, Director of CS UTDesign Program & Teaching Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Erik Jonsson School, UT Dallas, interacted with universities on 30th August 2012 via A-VIEW about Future of Online Education as part of National Weekly Interaction Program....more

  • 18
    AUG '12

    National Workshops on A-VIEW

    Amrita E-Learning Research Lab has been conducting regular online and onsite workshops on A-VIEW with the objective of imparting the required skills to the academic community to comfortably use A-VIEW. In August 2012, we conducted 2 online workshops and 2 onsite workshops. The first A-VIEW workshop outside Amritapuri was conducted...more

  • 16
    AUG '12

    Optimum use of National Knowledge Network

    As part of the National Weekly Discussion Program through A-VIEW, Shri N. K. Sinha, Additional Secretary, MHRD interacted with University Vice Chancellors on 16th of August, 2012....more

  • 01
    AUG '12

    Upcoming National Workshops on A-VIEW

    An interactive session on Upcoming National Workshops on A-VIEW was organized as part of the National Weekly Discussions envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT on August 1, 2012. The session was chaired by Shri Krish Gopalsamy, Associate Director, Shri Shine Pavithran, Program Manager and Shri Krishnkumar, Marketing Manager, from Amrita E-Learning Research Lab, Amritapuri, Kerala....more

  • 25
    JUL '12

    Spoken Tutorial: A boon for nation

    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...more

  • 18
    JUL '12

    A-VIEW used for IEEE-T4E 2012 live telecast

    A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World), developed by Amrita University, was used to broadcast the live session of IEEE-T4E 2012, the IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education. Around 150 participants attended the three-day conference (July 18-20, 2012) at Hyderabad. "The conference will provide a forum to bring together educators and technology experts...more

  • 11
    JUL '12

    Open Educational Resources revolutionized distance education

    "The Open Educational Resources have transformed distance education sector in a big way," stated Prof. Uma Kanjilal, Director, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). She was interacting with the participants as part of the National Weekly Discussion envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT on July 11, 2012. ...more

  • 04
    JUL '12

    Centre and states should work in unison for country's growth

    Dr. Bishnu Charan Choudhury, Professor of Political Science Department, Berhampur University was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT on July 4, 2012. The topic of the session was Federalism in India. In his keynote address, Dr. Bishnu said federalism is an ideal form of government for people among whom there is a considerable amount of diversity. ...more

  • 27
    JUN '12

    Internet of Things, a boon for country

    "Can you imagine a world where your mobile phone contacts washing machine at your home to tell that you will be at home in ten minutes and it should switch on in 12 minutes time. Whether you believe it or not, using Internet of Things (IoT) it could be a reality," said Shri Shiju Sathyadevan, Senior Consultant, Center for Cyber Security, Amrita University. ...more

  • 25
    JUN '12

    A-VIEW by Amrita University trains 10,000 Teachers

    Creating a new record in the history of education sector, Amrita University's indigenous E-Learning platform A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) was used to train 10,000 teachers. IIT-Bombay used A-VIEW for a two-week workshop on "Introduction to Research Methodologies" for the 10,000 teachers from 25th June to 4th July, 2012. ...more

  • 20
    JUN '12

    Learning by Doing: Prof. Sandhya Kode in weekly interaction

    An interactive session with Prof. Sandhya Kode, Chief Mentor and Director - EnhanceEdu, IIIT Hyderabad was organized as part of the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on June 20, 2012. The topic of the session was Learning by Doing - Bridging the gap between industry and academia....more

  • 13
    JUN '12

    Design courses to promote collaboration, communication and problem solving

    Prof. A. K. Ray, Center for Educational Technology (CET), IIT Kharagpur has said education system should be more learner-centric. "Use of active learning through simulation tools, virtual labs and game based learning should be promoted in a big way," he said. He was interacting with the participants in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT on June 13, 2012. ...more

  • 12
    JUN '12

    Proficiency Tests: Pathway to overseas education

    To study abroad, success in English language proficiency tests is very crucial. If you are passionate, proper planning and preparation are must for proficiency tests. Because it is the pathway to overseas education," said eminent career expert Dr. T. P. Sethumadhavan, Academic Consultant, Directorate of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thrissur. ...more

  • 06
    JUN '12

    Dr. J. S. Patil in weekly interaction

    Dr. J. S. Patil, Vice-Chancellor, Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through Amrita University's A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on June 6, 2012. The topic of the session was Indian Renaissance. Dr. Patil seating from his office at Karnataka said "By utilizing Amrita University's e-learning platform A-VIEW ...more

  • 05
    JUN '12

    Study Abroad: Prospects and Challenges

    In overseas education, the top priority is given to continuous evaluation of the students based on their performance. And it is the major advantage of it,” stated Dr. Sethumadhavan, Academic Consultant, Directorate of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thrissur. He was interacting with the participants in the weekly session of Online Gurukul on June 5, 2012. ...more

  • 30
    MAY '12

    National Vocational Education Qualification Framework

    National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF), MHRD’s ambitious project, aims at creating a pool of skilled professionals by inculcating vocational education into conventional education said Dr. Isaac P Kuncheria, Member Secretary, AICTE. He was interacting with the participants as part of the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW on May 30, 2012. ...more

  • 23
    MAY '12

    New Trends in Education for 21st Century

    Prof. Vasudha Kamat, Vice Chancellor, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai has said that to be effective in 21st century, citizens must exhibit functional and critical thinking skills. “Information, Media and Technology skills are very important to succeed in this century,” she stressed....more

  • 16
    MAY '12

    Integrate e-learning into conventional learning system

    As part of the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT project, an interactive session with Smt Vibha Puri Das, Secretary for Higher Education and Shri N. K. Sinha, Additional Secretary, MHRD was organized on May 16, 2012. ...more

  • 02
    MAY '12

    Steps to set up an A-VIEW Studio

    As part of the National Weekly Discussions envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission, an interactive session on Step by Step Approach to Setting up an A-VIEW Studio was conducted on May 2, 2012. Shri Abhay Ramesh, Assistant Manager – Marketing, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab was the presenter...more

  • 25
    APR '12

    Virtual Labs will give maximum exposure to students

    Dr. C. S. Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur) was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW on April 25, 2012. The topic of the session was - Virtual Labs in Mechanical Engineering Sciences. ...more

  • 18
    APR '12

    Skill enhancement program: Essential for Engineering faculties

    An interactive session on Bridging Distances across India: The "Teach 1000 Teachers" Programme at IIT Bombay under the NME-ICT was conducted as part of the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under the NME-ICT mission on April 18, 2012. Dr. Mukta Atrey, Project Manager, IIT Bombay was the chief guest on the occasion....more

  • 12
    APR '12

    Boost up Exascale Computing: Vijay Bhatkar

    As part of the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW, an interactive session with Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar, architect of India's first Supercomputer and the Founder Executive Director of C-DAC, was organized on 12th, April 2012. The topic of the session was Exascale Computing (Extreme Computing) – India’s next frontier in Super Computing. ...more

  • 10
    APR '12

    Sunrise Careers of 2012

    Dr. T. P. Sethumadhavan, Academic Consultant and Officer on Special Duty, Directorate of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thrissur was the chief guest in the weekly session of Online Gurukul held on April 10, 2012. The topic of the session was Sunrise Careers of 2012....more

  • 04
    APR '12

    GCLM: A boon for educational institutions

    Shri Ramesh Guntha, Development Manager, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab, Amritapuri was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on April 4, 2012. The topic of the session was A-VIEW Features and Implementation Overview Part-2. ...more

  • 03
    APR '12

    Concise resume: Ideal to impress employer

    “Before applying to a job, students should realize that though Bio data, Resume and Curriculum Vitae sound alike, they have slight difference,” said Dr. T. P. Sethumadhavan, Academic Consultant and Officer on Special Duty, Directorate of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thrissur....more

  • 28
    MAR '12

    Utilize NME-ICT to generate quality content

    Prof. K Mangala Sunder, Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on March 28, 2012. “Two thrust areas of NME-ICT are - To provide interactive knowledge modules over the internet / intranet to undergraduate students...more

  • 27
    MAR '12

    Education Minister inaugurated Online Gurukul

    Education Minister P. K. Abdu Rabb said Amrita University's Online Gurukul would enhance the employability skill of the students and thereby would help them to secure better job opportunities. "Usage of advanced technology in education sector is always a helping hand and Online Gurukul would be able to bridge the gap between education and employment." ...more

  • 21
    MAR '12

    A-VIEW is customizable: Krish Gopal

    An interactive session on – An overview about A-VIEW Features and Nationwide Deployment was conducted as part of the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT on 21st March 2012. Shri Krish Gopalasamy, Associate Director, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab was the chief guest on the occasion. ...more

  • 20
    MAR '12

    Demand mounting for Cloud-Computing in India

    Dr. T. P. Sethumadhavan, Academic Consultant and Officer on Special Duty, Directorate of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thrissur was the chief guest in the weekly session of Online Gurukul held on March 20, 2012. The topic of the session was Emerging trends in Career Market....more

  • 14
    MAR '12

    Virtual Lab will boost up Chemistry education

    Dr. Zeena S. Pillai, Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri, Kollam was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on March 14, 2012. The topic of the session was – An Introduction to Chemistry Virtual Labs....more

  • 13
    MAR '12

    Positive attitude leads to successful career

    Br. Biju Kumar, Head of Corporate and International Relations (CCIR), Amrita University was the chief guest in the weekly session of Online Gurukul on March 13, 2012. The topic of the session was Building Blocks for a Successful Career. Br. Biju, while interacting with the participants, said the building block of successful career development...more

  • 07
    MAR '12

    Use Six Sigma to achieve overall excellence in education

    Eminent Six Sigma expert, Dr. Sriram Devanathan, was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under the NME-ICT mission on March 7, 2012. The topic of the session was Six Sigma for Education Technology. While interacting with the participating universities, Dr. Sriram, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering...more

  • 06
    MAR '12

    Good manners inspire self confidence

    Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla, eminent career expert said many students don’t know how to behave, how to talk even though they have sound academic qualification. He said developing an impressive personality and pleasant manners will help a person to go a long way in his career as well as in his life. He was interacting with the students from various colleges across Kerala...more

  • 21
    FEB '12

    Enhancing employability enriches your life

    Eminent career expert Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla spoke on Employability Enhancement Programme in the Online Gurukul weekly session held on February 21, 2012. While interacting with the participants, he said career awareness classes should actually begin from school-level. “Though it is a tough task, first of all, educate the school students about the significance of career awareness...more

  • 15
    FEB '12

    Hallmark of A-VIEW is minimal infrastructure

    Prof. Kamal Bijlani, Director, Amrita E-Learning Lab was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on February 15, 2012. The topic of the session was A-VIEW Setups: From Studios to Mobiles. Prof. Kamal gave a detailed lecture on Amrita University’s e-learning platform A-VIEW, its features and how it can be set up...more

  • 14
    FEB '12

    Create opportunities to horn leadership skills

    Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla, eminent career expert said “In the 21st century, the concept of leadership is changing constantly. Today, the leadership is more focused on self-development. And, students should realize that the ability to lead is a latent skill. If you are aware of it, you can mould your personality accordingly,” he added. He was interacting with the students from various colleges across Kerala...more

  • 08
    FEB '12

    Python simplifies scientific computing

    Prof. Prabhu Ramachandran, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on February 8, 2012. The topic of the session was Python for scientific computing. While interacting with the participants, Principal Investigator of FOSSEE...more

  • 07
    FEB '12

    Emotional Quotient: The fuel for success

    Eminent career expert Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla said that Emotional Quotient (EQ) is more important than Intelligence Quotient (IQ). EQ helps to understand the life and values better. And, remember, EQ is the fuel for success. “According to a research, EQ plays a pivotal role in the success of a person. EQ contributes 80 per cent in the success while IQ accounts only 20 per cent,” he said. ...more

  • 01
    FEB '12

    Sam Pitroda motivates Amrita students via A-VIEW

    Shri Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovation, using Amrita University’s e-learning platform A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) motivated thousands of Amrita students on February 1, 2012. The online interaction with renowned entrepreneur and development thinker Sam Pitroda...more

  • 01
    FEB '12

    Utilize e-resources in INFLIBNET

    Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) Centre was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under NME-ICT mission on February 1, 2012. The topic of the session was INFLIBNET services, activities and new initiatives. Using Amrita University’s e-learning platform A-VIEW...more

  • 25
    JAN '12

    Instill FOSS culture in higher education: Dr. Madhu Belur

    Dr. Madhu N Belur, Control and Computing group, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD. The topic of the session was - FOSS Advantages over Proprietary Software in Higher Education. While interacting with the Universities Dr. Madhu from his Mumbai office...more

  • 24
    JAN '12

    Effective career plan: Vital for successful life

    Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla, eminent career expert and founder director of Insight Mission, said “Career is all about challenges and learning. Growth happens when we learn to overcome challenges. While you increase your knowledge and experience, gradually, your self-value and status will also rise. As a result, society will start respecting you...more

  • 18
    JAN '12

    Foster constructivism in higher education: Dr. Jayashri Shinde

    Dr. Jayashree Shinde, Head, Department of Educational Technology, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD. The topic of the session was - Constructivist learning in higher education. In her keynote address, Dr. Jayashree said constructivism, a learning methodology...more

  • 17
    JAN '12

    Study for life, not merely to pass exam

    Eminent career expert and founder director of Insight Mission Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla urged all the college students to learn to bolster their lives instead of focusing only in - succeeding examinations. “Usually, students study merely for passing examinations. They, often, don’t know what they study, what is the purpose of it and its significance in their life etc. This attitude should be shelved....more

  • 11
    JAN '12

    Sakshat: A one-stop education portal

    Prof. Uma Kanjilal, Director, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi was the chief guest in the National Weekly Discussion envisaged by MHRD through A-VIEW on January 11, 2012. While addressing the participants about Sakshat portal and its potential, Prof. Uma highlighted that Sakshat is a one-stop education portal....more

  • 04
    JAN '12

    National Trainers Certification on A-VIEW at ICTEE 2012 Conference

    As part of the ICTEE 2012 conference, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab will be conducting A-VIEW workshop under “Talk to a Teacher” project in association with IIT Bombay on January 4th 2012. This workshop aims at providing hands on training for using A-VIEW, a state-of-the –art e-learning tool developed by Amrita....more

  • 28
    DEC '11

    Contribute and be a part of a nation’s development

    416 Universities and 20,000 Colleges across the country will be connected under NME-ICT mission. Shri NK Sinha, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, was the chief guest in the weekly discussion program through A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) on 28th December 2011. ...more

  • 23
    DEC, 21

    Join NME-ICT mission and reap benefits: NK Sinha told educational institutions

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Additional Secretary Shri N.K Sinha has urged all the educational institutions in the country to join in the NME-ICT mission (National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology) at the earliest. “All institutions, whether it is Polytechnic Colleges, Engineering Colleges...more

  • 22
    DEC '11

    Excellent start for A-VIEW 2.0 version

    Participants unanimously remarked that audio and video clarity were superb. The first session of much-awaited A-VIEW 2.0 version (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World), developed by Amrita E-Learning Research Lab, Amritapuri, Kollam kicked off well. The latest version of A-VIEW was exercised in the weekly discussion...more

  • 14
    DEC '11

    Six Sigma in education: To encourage quality education

    A quality methodology for continuous improvement Eminent Six Sigma expert, Dr. Sriram Devanathan, was the chief guest in the weekly discussion through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under the NME-ICT mission on December 14th, 2011. While interacting with the participating universities, Dr. Sriram, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Amrita University, Coimbatore...more

  • 13
    DEC '11

    Effective communication skills: A gateway to success

    Knowhow about audience and their mood enable you to communicate effectively and efficiently. Eminent career specialist and founder director of Insight Mission Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla said there is a misconception among college students about communication skills. “Most of the students think that communication skills are all about speaking....more

  • 07
    DEC '11

    A-VIEW 2.0 will be released by next week

    To run A-VIEW seamlessly, the ports for web server, LCDS, MySQL and RTMP for FMS have to be open. Shri Ramesh Guntha, Development Manager of the Amrita E-Learning Research Lab headquartered at Amritpuri, Kollam announced that robust e-learning software - A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) will be released by next week of December. ...more

  • 06
    DEC '11

    "Develop a winning attitude to accomplish more"

    You can improve your personality if you have the passion to succeed. “Success in life mainly depends upon two factors – positive attitude and soft skills. Therefore give more emphasis to inculcate a winning attitude and sustain it through refining skills,” emphasized eminent career expert Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla....more

  • 30
    NOV '11

    A-VIEW Classroom 2.0; Robust e-learning software

    Exceptional features await the user in A-VIEW Classroom’s latest version. With a mission to build A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) as top-notch e-learning software, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab has integrated a dozen of exceptional features in the software said Shri Ramesh Guntha, Development Manager of the E-Learning Lab....more

  • 28
    NOV '11

    Goal setting is the key to success: Sunil D Kuruvilla

    20 leading colleges participated in the pilot session. Heralding a new era in higher education sector, the pilot session of Online Gurukul, an online initiative by Amrita E-Learning Research Lab was conducted successfully on November 28, 2011. Mr. Sunil D Kuruvilla, eminent career expert, was the chief guest of the day. ...more

  • 17
    NOV '11

    Socio-technical systems, integral part of an organization: Prof. Karmeshu

    A seminar on “Nonlinear Modelling of Socio-technical Systems” was conducted as part of weekly discussions through A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) envisaged by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) under NME-ICT (National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology) on November 17, 2011. Eminent scholar Prof. Karmeshu, Dean, School of...more

  • 13
    NOV '11

    In pursuit of excellence:- Training workshop for Deployment Engineers

    To equip the Deployment Engineers to deliver A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) ushered with quality service and quality delivery, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab conducted an interactive workshop for E-Learning Deployment Engineers. The workshop was held at Amrita School of Engineering Campus, Amritapuri, Kollam on November 12 and 13th, 2011....more

  • 09
    NOV '11

    Spoken Tutorials; bridging the digital divide

    Spoken Tutorial is an ambitious project of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) as part of NME-ICT mission (National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology) under Talk to a Teacher program. The project is being headed by IIT-Bombay under the leadership of Prof Kannan M Moudgalya....more

  • 05
    NOV '11

    Software Development Techniques workshop kicked off

    Two-week workshop on ‘Software Development Techniques for faculties of Engineering and Science Institutes’, organized by IIT-Bombay using A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) has started off well. Around 710 faculties, from 21 remote centers across India, are attending this online workshop which commenced on 5th November 2011. The workshop will conclude on December 4th 2011....more

  • 02
    NOV '11

    Prof. AK Ray in weekly interaction

    The advent of advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has changed the traditional concept of teaching and learning in a big way. Now, it's quick and easy. Realizing the immense potential of ICT in technology based learning, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has initiated several projects under National Mission on Education through Information and Communication...more

  • 19
    OCT '11

    A-VIEW a powerful tool for learning: Prof. Deepak Phatak

    Prof. Deepak Phatak of IIT-Bombay, the master brain of several national-level workshops, highlighted that A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) is a powerful tool for learning. "A-VIEW is an effective e-learning software that simplifies education," he said. He was interacting with the participants as part of weekly discussions through A-VIEW envisioned by MHRD...more

  • 12
    OCT '11

    NPTEL nourishing the young brains: Prof. Mangala Sunder

    "Youngsters are our valuable assets. To build up a quality next generation, we should give them proper training using the advantage of ultra-modern technology. They should be trained on service oriented technologies, international research and industrial exposure. NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning), is a small contribution to a social cause....more

  • 29
    SEP '11

    Prof. Raghuraman in weekly interaction

    An interactive online session was organized with Shri Raghuraman, Director, Center for Research in Advanced Technologies for Education (CREATE), Amrita University, as part of weekly discussions through A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) envisaged by Ministry of Human Resources Development's (MHRD) National Mission on Education through Information and Communication....more

  • 21
    SEP '11

    Intend to build A-VIEW as top-notch software: Krish Gopalasamy

    As part of weekly discussions through A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World), under Ministry of Human Resource and Development's (MHRD) NME-ICT (Nation Mission on Education through Information through Communication Technology) an interactive session was held on "How to use A-VIEW....more

  • 14
    SEP '11

    Dr. Ranjan Bose in weekly interaction

    As part of weekly discussions through A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World), conceived by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under NME-ICT (National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology) mission, an interactive online session was organized with Dr. Ranjan Bose of IIT Delhi on Virtual Labs...more

  • 08
    SEP '11

    Improve the quality of teachers: Dr. Deepak Phatak

    Dr. Deepak Phatak of IIT-Bombay, the champion of several national-level online workshops, said that the Ministry of Human Resource Development's (MHRD) NME-ICT mission played a pivotal role in realizing his dream - empower thousands of college teachers in core engineering courses. He was addressing the participants in weekly interaction through A-VIEW, envisaged...more

  • 02
    SEP '11

    I. N. Y. Prasad in weekly interaction

    Shri I. N. Y. Prasad, Sr. General Manager, BSNL, Hyderabad was the chief guest for this week's interaction using A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) under MHRD's (Ministry of Human Resource Development) NME-ICT (Nation Mission on Education through Information through Communication Technology) mission. During the interaction with the officials of various Universities...more

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    AUG '11

    Prof. Mangala Sunder's talk on A-VIEW

    The weekly interaction through A-VIEW, as envisaged by MHRD as part of NME-ICT mission has kicked off wonderfully. More than 25 universities from faraway places, across India, participated in this interactive session which was spearheaded by Prof. Mangala Sunder, from Chemical Engineering department at IIT_Madras, on August 24, 2011. On the occasion Prof. Sunder opined that collaborative...more

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    AUG '11

    Weekly Interaction through A-VIEW Kicks off!

    The Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) Additional Secretary Shri. N K Sinha has urged all universities across the nation to use A-VIEW for exploring new horizons in higher education sector at least once a week. On August 16, 2011 Shri. N K Sinha initiated the event "Weekly discussion through A-VIEW" and interacted with the officials from over...more

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    JULY '11

    Recognition for A-VIEW

    Amrita University's ingeniously developed E-Learning platform A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) won jury award for Best Innovation in Open and Distance Learning under Higher Education category in World Education Summit – 2011 held at New Delhi on Friday 15-07-2011....more

  • 08
    JULY '11

    A-VIEW in Basic Electronics Workshop (28 June 2011 - 8 July 2011)

    More than 1, 300 engineering faculties across the country participated . A-VIEW scaling new heights in providing quality education in the country by conducting numerous online workshops successfully, even in remote areas like Ichalkaranji, Maharashtra. Recently, A-VIEW was used by IIT-Bombay to conduct online workshop on Basic Electronics....more

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    JUNE '11

    A-VIEW used in workshop on Thermodynamics (14 June 2011 - 24 June 2011)

    A-VIEW Classroom connected 36 colleges nestled in remote areas and more than 800 faculties participated. The workshop on Thermodynamics in Mechanical Engineering organized by the IIT-Bombay through A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World), developed by Amrita E-Learning Research Lab, Kollam, was a grand success by its innovative way of presentation style, content delivery...more

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    JUNE '11

    A-VIEW in BSNL ZONAL MEETINGS

    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), the leading telecom service provider in the country, organised zonal meetings and gathered status report on 1 Gbps and 10 Mbps connectivity, a tailor-made scheme for universities and colleges respectively. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development...more

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    MAY '11

    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham offered a certificate course in Sanskrit to 40 Europeans students

    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham offered a certificate course in Sanskrit to 40 Europeans students. A class has already begun over Amrita's e-learning platform, for students in European countries. About 40 students gather every other Friday, in France, Germany and Spain, to attend the class using the A-View system. ...more

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    APRL '11

    A-VIEW Meeting used for KTED's workshop

    The Kerala Technical Education Directorate (KTED) organized a three-day workshop on Academic and Administration planning for 2011 – 2012 through A-VIEW Meeting software. The event was held at the Regional Telecom Training Centre, Thiruvananthapuram on April 18th-20th, 2011. Using A-VIEW Meeting (a video-conferencing tool) developed by Amrita E-Learning Research Lab...more

  • 01
    APRL '11

    Amrita's A-VIEW to connect universities and colleges

    COIMBATORE: Amrita Virtual Interactive e-Learning World (A-View), the e-learning platform, of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, will be used to connect all universities and colleges of the country. The platform will be used for education dissemination, particularly in the distance education mode. It will focus on the courses being offered under the aegis of the National Mission...more

  • 15
    FEB '11

    Amrita - IIT partnership to Empower Teachers Nation Wide

    In a historic partnership, IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay and Amrita University have come together to deliver a nationwide teacher empowerment program delivered online via India's emerging high speed educational network. The goals of this program are to improve the quality of teachers in professional colleges to world class levels....more

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    JAN '11

    The Future of Education

    The future of education has arrived and Amrita is at the forefront. The Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World (A-View) is an adaptable e-learning tool with no location constraints. Providing multi-modal student-teacher interaction on a four screen display, students can simultaneously view the teacher video, the whiteboard...more

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    DEC '10

    IIT-B, Amrita Univ partner to empower engineering teachers

    Mumbai, Dec 21 (PTI) The Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay has partnered with Amrita University to design a national online empowerment programme to improve the technology and teaching methodology used by the faculty of engineering colleges across the country. "Over 1,000 college teachers are participating in the two-week online workshop...more

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    DEC '10

    IIT Bombay launches national-level course to train teachers

    To address the need for trained faculty in the country, IIT Bombay started beaming courses via satellites in December 2009. On Monday, along with Amrita University, it launched a national-level teacher empowerment programme which is being delivered online. Around 1,039 teachers from 500 colleges are being trained in a two-week online workshop on database management systems from December 13-22....more

  • 21
    DEC '10

    Engg teachers go back to school (The Times of India)

    MUMBAI: The teachers are now being taught a lesson. Engineering professors around the country are participating in a first-of-its-kind programme that allows them to enhance their skills under the tutelage of star IIT faculty. The online workshop on Database Management Systems, which started on December 13 and will end on Wednesday, is being led by S Sudarshan, a professor of IIT Bombay...more

  • 21
    DEC '10

    IIT-B launches online module to train teachers

    In December 2009, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) started training faculty members from engineering colleges via satellite television. On Monday, they launched an online national-level teacher training empowerment programme. The institute has tied up with Tamil Nadu-based Amrita University for the online module that will have over 1,000 teachers from 500 engineering colleges ...more

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    NOV '10

    Dr. Kannan was recently at Amrita addressing students and faculty

    "Interested in learning Free and Open Source Software? In your mother-tongue? Look no further!!!" Dr. Kannan. This interesting message greets visitors to the Spoken Tutorial website, maintained as part of the MHRD initiative Talk to A Teacher. The website aims to make available simple tutorials that can enable Indian students easily learn advanced software such as LaTeX, Scilab and Python....more

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    AUG '09

    Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam launches A-VIEW at Sona College

    Former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, on August 12, 2009, launched at Sona College of Technology, Salem, the A – View, (Amrita Virtual Interactive eLearning World) a state-of-the-art virtual e-learning system developed by the Amrita University, Coimbatore in association with ISRO and TIFA (Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council). Sona College of Technology is the fifth...more

  • 11
    AUG '09

    VIEW: A Framework for Interactive eLearning in a Virtual World

    In the field of eLearning systems, several systems have been implemented in order to create a virtual university or virtual training center. By connecting several virtual universities together, we extend the concept of an online university setting to a virtual world where there is richer interaction between the players. In this virtual world, several universities can interact, the best instructors deliver the lectures...more

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    AUG '09

    Amrita University develops e-learning system

    Bangalore: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), a university established by humanitarian leader Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), is creating a revolution in the use of e-learning for higher education. Amrita has developed a new multi-modal multimedia e-learning system called A-VIEW, which uses a network of four high-resolution displays. With an aim to addresses the most...more