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Development of Online Courses for SWAYAM

IGNOU and Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani via Swayam


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SWAYAM stands for Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds is an Indian Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. SWAYAM is an initiative launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under Digital India to give a coordinated stage and free entry to web courses, covering all advanced education, High School and skill sector courses. As we realized from this COVID 19 pandemic situation and initiatives of Govt. of India for Online Education, there will be more need-based courses required in SWAYAM as well as for different institutional platform to provide better learning opportunities for youths. Hence, the teacher/course developers need to be trained on how to develop online courses in compliance with SWAYAM standard. The course is developed with the support of Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi.Course Objectives:Participants will be able to:Describe the Online Education and SWAYAM at a large.Prepare the proposal for Course development for SWAYAM as per the guidelines and seek funding for new and repurpose of course.Write contents in text format using various resources and Open Educational Resources.Deliver contents in the form of video using PPT, animations, illustrations, etc.Facilitate the learners through discussion forum.Develop assignments and quizzes for learner’s formative and summative assessment.Learning Outcomes:On the successful completion of this course learners are expected to create a MOOC for SWAYAM in their discipline using 4-quadrant approach. They are also expected to create digital content and deliver these through SWAYAM or other institutional LMS.


Week One


Topic I: Overview of Swayam

Context, Status of SWAYAM, SWAYAM guidelines, Four Quadrant Approach, Proposal for SWAYAM Courses.


Topic II: Quadrant-I (e-Tutorial)

The first quadrant is direct teaching means not much of extra work by students, it could include teaching video, animation, PowerPoint presentation, Podcast and so on. All these depend on what the subject is and what the strategy adopted by the teacher to teach the students. The first quadrant is direct teaching means not much of extra work by students, it could include teaching video, animation, PowerPoint presentation, Podcast and so on. All these depend on what the subject is and what the strategy adopted by the teacher to teach the students.


Topic III: Quadrant-II (e-Content)

The second quadrant is an e-content which could include e-books, illustrations, Case studies, Open-source content, Reference link, further reading sources and so on.

Week Two


Topic IV: Quadrant-III (Discussion Forum)

The third quadrant is about clearing student's queries. Discussion forum is a space where students can interact with other students and faculty to clarify their doubts. The discussion forum is like a doubt counter where any student or faculty can answer the question of a student.


Topic V: Quadrant-IV (Assessment)

The fourth quadrant is self-assessment to check what a student have studied and whether he/she is eligible to get certificate. It could be tests in the form of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), or quiz or short answer questions, long answer questions, etc. The fourth quadrant also has Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) and their answers to clarify common misconceptions among students.


Taught by

Dr Jeetendra Pande


4.9 rating, based on 10 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    Hy this Dr. Mahendra Mishra, i must say that the course initiated by the University for teachers to develop online course is very informative and interesting too. It has given a platform for our teachers friends to develop their own course. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity provided by the University through this course.
  • Anonymous
    Hi Sir/Madam development of swayam online coures is used to interested of all students for free couses .And open University is helpful for students improve our educational knowledge with curriculum activities of swayam educational certificate for credit&non -credict points,thanks of lot for all lecturers.
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    Dr. Tarannum Khan
    The course is good enough. Most of the content is based on content creation and about four quadrant. No deep information is provided about all the four quadrants. Proposal format and submission of proposal is not provided, which is expected.
  • Anonymous
    This course really helped me..there was a time I was searching on YouTube and everywhere to seek how to develop our own course on this platform so finally I found this ...
  • Anonymous
    This course very useful course for gain the knowledge about how to prepare the video and ppt. Using the guidelines, which is useful to start the new course.
  • Anonymous
    Knowledgeable and informative as well as too much interesting will help into upgrade our knowledge in use of ICT for teaching and learning.
  • Dr Sushma Bommanavar
    This is Dr Sushma Bommanavar .
    The course was very informative, interesting and included all the main features regarding SWAYAM course.

  • Anonymous
    It gives a wonderful insight to the young minds on how to use 4 quadrant approach in creating courses for holistic development
  • Anonymous
    This course really helped me .i was literally wondering that how can we develop an this course helped this
  • Anonymous
    Very nice and informative sessions provided by the faculty. Great work.Really helpful and knowledgeable

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