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Introduction to Online Learning in Higher Education

IGNOU via Swayam


Indian Higher Education system is taking new shape due to new regulatory norms and various ICT initiatives. Online learning is going to be an integral component of pedagogy of higher education.The teaching learning community needs to be aware about the developments of online learning domain and harness the true potential of education technology. Higher education system has to be prepared to implement the online learning practices into teaching learning process.This course aims to provide awareness and capacity building of the on conceptual background of online learning, various Digital Learning and Online Learning Initiatives in India.


Week wise Modules Online Learning in HE- The Global Scenario and Indian Context 1 Online Learning in HE- The Global Scenario and Indian Context · The evaluation of Online learning · Global scenario of online learning ·Current status, future prospects and challenge of online learning in India 2 Online Initiatives of HE systems in India · Digital initiatives of Government of India · Initiatives of IGNOU in online learning · Pedagogical Aspects of Online Learning 3 Pedagogical Aspects of Online Learning · Importance of Pedagogic content knowledge · E-learning design and its pedagogy · Course design and development aspects on online learning 4 Instructional Design for Online Programmes · Principals of Instructional design for Online courses · Models for design and development of an Online Courses · Learning theories, course-design models 5 Designing and Developing E-Content for Online Courses · Digital tools for tools for effective learning environment · E-content standards · Design and development of e-content for Online courses 6 OERs and their integration in Online Courses · Introduction to OER · Different types of OER licenses · Identification of OER for online courses 7 Academic Support for Online Learning · Importance of academic support for online learners · Technology and tools for academic support 8 Introduction to Learning Management System · Importance of LMS · Features of MOODLE 9 Assessment in Online Learning · Types of continuous evaluation processes and assignment methods · Methods of assessment and their technological integration 10 SWAYAM and SWAYAM Prabha in Indian HE System .Understanding SWAYAM and SWAYAMP Rabha · Four Quadrant approach · Development of SWAYAM course proposal 11 Mobile Learning · Overview of mobile learning · Mobile learning in various teaching learning process · Tools used in Mobile Learning 12 Analysis of Learning and Learner · Significance of Analysis of Learning and Learner · Current practices of learner analysis · Tools for analysis of leaning and learner

Taught by

Ashish Kumar Awadhiya



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