e-Learning An Experience
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The content and the way of learning, the goal of education, and the model of
teaching have changed much because of the advanced technology, changing society
and coming digital era. This change in the education scenario is leveraged by
Information Communication Technology (ICT).
To implement ICT in an education institution the teachers and the administrators should develop skills in Recognition of Information Technology, Application of Information Technology, Analysis and Processing of Information and Application of Information Technology. This book suggests a list of recommendations, identifying a range of actions required and the related roles and responsibilities need to be concentrated by the teachers and the administrators in implementing ICT in their institute.
This book makes you to view an entire dimensionality of the e-education system that is currently implemented in TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
As you read this book, you will come to understand that ICT in education is a broad, deep, and rapidly growing field of study. ICT has the potential to contribute to substantial improvements in our educational system. To date, relatively little of this potential has been achieved. That is why, this book introduces the essentialities of e-Education.
AUTHOR: K. Vanangamudi, R. Venkatachalam, K. Ilamurugu, M. Djanaguiraman & S. Sridevy | ISBN: 9788177544084 | YEAR: 2010 | PAGES: 277 | SIZE: 18.5 x 25 x 2 cm. | BINDING: Hard | LANGUAGE: English
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
1. Dr. K. Vanangamudi former Dean (Agriculture) is now working as a Professor of Seed Science andTechnology and Co. Principal Investigator of the ICAR NAIP scheme on "Development of e-course materials for B.Sc.(Ag) degree programe". He is Principal Investigator of GOI schemes NIMI on "Development of Instructional materials for ITI students in Agriculture sector" and "Development of Instructional materials for COE both BBBT & advance modules". He was the former Dean (Agri), Agricultural College & Research Institute,Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore from March 2006 to July 2009, former Dean of AP Agricultural College. TNAU, Kalavai, Vellore district from September 2003 to February, 2006 and former Professor & Head of Dept. of Seed Science & Technology, TNAU, CBE 3 from March 2001 to August 2003.
During his tenure as Dean (Agri) he started three new UG degree progarmmes namely B.Tech (Bioinformatics) in 2006-07, B.Tech (Agricultural Information Technology) in 2006-08 and BS (Agribusiness management) in 2007-08. As a faculty Dean of TNAU, Dr.Vanangamudi is having a rich experience in e-education. Introduced e-learning, e-teaching, e-class, e-registration, e-attendance, e-communication, e-assignment, online examination and e-evaluation in UG education of TNAU. This is implemented in 12 UG degrees being offered at 10 constituent and 4 affiliated colleges. He established e-learning lab, e-class room, e-examination hall and WiFi connectivity in the boys and girls hostel of all the colleges of TNAU. Owning of laptop is the mandatory for all UG students. He encouraged the teachers to develop webnotes and hosted in the TNAU website. He also introduced interactive method of teaching, off class mode of teaching, videoconferencing and videostreaming.The teacher's lecture presentations in the class room are videocaptured, edited and hosted in a website. He introduced many new courses including Nanotechnology in UG degrees. He istrained on eLearning and web based teaching at UC Davis and Cornell University USA.
2. Venkatachalam. R is IT Coordinator looking after IT and maintain all TNAU Web Portals in the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India, He has developed an open-source, freeware e-learning platform that is available to all the students of Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural engineering, Forestry, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Food Processing Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Information Technology and Home Science degrees for enhancing existing learning environments in their institutions through their campus networks, as well as through internet. He is trained on elearning and web based teaching at UC Davis and Cornell University USA. He is currently involved in ICT based teaching at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and working on Development of ecourses for B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree program for SAUs. He is instrumental in introducing elearning and online examination in TNAU.
3. Krishnaswamy llamurugu is Professor of Microbiology looking after Under Graduate Education in the Office of Dean Agriculture at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India. He has a doctorate in Microbiology, He has presented 18 papers in various National and International conferences and seminars and published 25 articles in reputed scientific journal. He has also contributed more than 10 book chapters in refereed books. He was a recipient of ICAR-UNDAP - FAO Fellowship in 1984. He was awarded Best poster award at 6™ Agricultural Science Congress held in 2003. He is trained on eLearning and web based teachingat UC Davis and Cornell University USA. He is currently involved in ICT based teaching,e-assingment, and online examination at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and working on Development of eCourses for B.Sc. (Agriculture) Degree Program for SAUs
4. Maduraimuthu Djanaguiraman is Assistant Professor of Crop Physiology in the Department of Crop Physiology at the Tamil Nadu t^^^k Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India. He earned a Ph.D. (Crop Physiology) at theTamil Nadu Agricultural University. Coimbatore. He is Post Doctora' researcn at Kansas State University, Kansas, USA. He has presented 12 papers in various National and International conferences and seminars and published 25 articles in reputed scientific journal. He has also contributed more than 10 book chapters in refereed books. He is recipient of Vice President G.S. Pathak award for the best Ph. D student of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for securing highest OGPA in Ph. D degree during 2003, and best original research award by Indian Society of Agricultural Resource Management. He also awarded with best oral presentation in 16" annual congress held at University of Peradeniya, Srilanka. He is also a recipient of senior research fellow and junior research fellow for masters and doctoral studies. His research paper published in Royal society of chemistry during 2009 was rated as 2" most downloaded article. He is a reviewer of many high impact Crop Physiology journals and member of American Society of Crop Science. Currently, he is working on climate change effects on crop plants in particular temperature. His research interests are oxidative stress, heat and droughtstress tolerance in crop plants.salinitytolerance.senescence and abscission in crop plants.
5. Smt. S. Sridevy is working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of Physical Sciences and InformationTechnology.Agricultural EngineeringCollege & Research Institute.Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore from April 2007 onwards. She is a graduate of MCA and M.Phil, with specialization in Data Mining and Network Security. She is Co-Principal Investigator of GOI (NIMI) scheme on "Development of Instructional Materials for ITI students in Agricultural Sector" and "Development of Instructional Materials for COE both BBBT & advance module" funded by National Instructional Media Institute, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Chennai. She teaches many courses to B.Sc.(Ag), B. Tech (Biotech.), B. Tech (Bioinformatics), B. Tech (Hort), B. Tech(AIT), BS(ABM), B. Tech(EEE) and B. Tech(FPE) namely Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming Languages, Agroinformatics, Applied Agroinformatics, Advanced Tools in Computing, Internet Information Security, Software Engineering, Digital Computer Fundamentals, Windows and Web Fundamentals, Computer Network, Computer Graphics, Microprocessor.Windows and Visual Basic, Programming in C and C++,Advanced C Programming, Data Structures and Programming in C++, Visual Basic And Database Management, Parallel Processing, Supercomputing and Applications and Data Base Management System. She is a Coordinator of B. Tech ( AIT).She attended trainings and seminar in ICT and its related field.
1. Education - An Overview
ii. The "E" Word
iii. Who are e-Teachers, and what do they do?
iv. What is e-Learning?
v. Benefits of e-Learning
vi. What is e-Education?
vii. e-Learning and its Impact on Teachers
viii. The Fear of e-Teaching
ix. The Preconceptions about e-Learning
x. What Might an Effective e-Learning Environment for Teachers Like?
xi. Glossary of Terms
2. e-Education in Agriculture
ii. Need for e-Education in Agriculture
iii. Benefits of e-Education in Agriculture
iv. Approaches of e- Education in Agriculture
v. Focused Areas of Applying e-Education in Agriculture
3. e-Content Development through Web Pages
ii. Information Sources of e-Content Development
iii. Advantages of e-Content Development
iv. Initial Considerations of e-Content Development
v. e-Content Development through Web Pages - An Overview
vi. e-Content Development Web Page Design Process
4. Trends in e-Learning
ii. Trends in e-Learning Technologies
iii. Some other Trends in e-Learning
5. Development of Open Courseware Materials
ii. Types of Open Courseware Materials
iv. TNAU's Experiences
6. Desktop Computers
ii. What is Desktop?
iv. Desktops Available in Market
7. Note Book Computers
ii. What is Note Book Computer?
iv. Special Features
v. Note Books Available in the Market and its Specifications
vi. TNAU's Experience
8. Network Fundamentals
ii. Basic Concepts in Communication
iii. Data Transmission
iv. Understanding Transmission Medium
v. Understanding Network Hardware
vi. Uses of Computer Networks
vii. Types of Networks
viii. Understanding Network Software
9. Microsoft Access - A Software for Database
ii. What is Microsoft Access?
iii. Starting Microsoft Access
iv. Creating New and Opening Existing Databases
v. Advanced Table Features Microsoft Access
10. Internet Search Engines and e -Mail as Content Resources in Courseware Development
ii. Internet and its Applications in e-Learning
11. Open Source Software and Local Language Issues
ii. History of Open Source Software
iii. Linux- the Most Common Open Source Software
iv. Open Source Office Software
v. Mozilla Firefox - An Open Source Internet Browser
vii. Google Pack
ix. Local Language Support in Computers
12. Tutorials for Adobe Photoshop - A Software for Web Designing
iii. Basic Concepts
iv. Menus in Adobe Photoshop Software
v. Photoshop Toolbar
13. Photography and Videography for e-Courseware Development
ii. How Photography is Important in e-Course Development?
iii. Steps in Photograph Capture and Editing
iv. File Compression
v. Storage Device
vi. Transferring Images
vii. Organizing the Photos / Videos
14. Tips for Good Quality Photography
ii. History of the Camera
iii. Latest Cameras Available in Market
iv. Photographic Film
v. Memory Cards
vi. Image Capture
vii. Simple Tips for Taking Better Photos
15. Animation and Graphics in Web Notes Development
iv. Tools for Creating Animations
vi. Important Tips in Use of Animation while Preparing e-Learning Materials
vii. Basic Software
16. e- Journal: Concepts and Techniques
ii. Technological Development of e- Journals
iii. Salient Features of e-Journals
iv. Access and Pricing Models
v. Subscription and Pricing of e- Journals
vi. e- Journal Archiving
vii. e- Journal Consortium
viii. Citation Linking Technology of e- Journals
ix. Major Publishers of e- Journals
17. List of e-Journals
ii. List of e- Journals
18. HTML for e-Course Development
ii. How to do it?
19. Powerpoint Presentation - How to
ii. Power Point Utility
iii. Micrisoft Powerpoint
20. Tips for Power Point Presentation
ii. Step in Power Point Preparation
21. e -Learning in Apiculture
ii. Methodology for Developing Expert System
iii. Role of Expert System in e- Learning in Apiculture
22. e - Classroom
ii. What is e- Class?
iii. Multimedia Requirments for e- Classroom
iv. TNAU e-Class Room
ii. What is e-Registration?
iii. What Does e-Registration Do?
iv. Use of e-Registration
v. Types of Registration
vi. Procedures for e-Registration
24. Video Streaming
ii. What is Videostreaming?
iii. How Videostreaming is Significant in e- Learning?
iv. Steps in Video Streaming of Lectures
v. Steps in Publishing the Video Captured Lectures
vi. TNAU Experiences
25. Online Examination
ii. e- Examination Hall
iii. TNAU Experiences
iv. About The Model Software
v. e- Questions
vi. Different Modules of Software
vii. e- Answer Submission
26. e-E valuation
ii. Process of e-Evaluation
iii. Advantages of e-Evaluation
iv. Disadvantages of e-Evaluation
v. Method of e-Evaluation
27. e- Learning Lab
ii. The Challenges of Elearning Today.
iv. How Might a Professor Use the Ell?
v. Ell Infrastructure