KU’s EMRC introduces Digital Learning Corner for students

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: To provide learning opportunities for students in the time of pandemic, EMRC (Educational Multimedia Research Centre), University of Kashmir, has come up with an interactive multimedia ‘Digital Learning Corner (DLC)’.
The DLC contains courses and course material, developed by renowned subject experts from various disciplines, which the students can avail in the comfort, convenience, and above all, the safety of their homes anywhere, anytime.
Due to the ongoing lockdown, schools, colleges and universities are unable to function and the closure is taking a heavy toll on education system, especially students and scholars.
“Our aim is to fill that void and provide quality content to students from primary to secondary to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG)-level students through different media and digital platforms”, said Director EMRC, KU, Prof Shahid Rasool.
“EMRC Srinagar too has its share in delivering content to masses not just in the twin UTs of J&K and Ladakh but for learners all over”, he said and explained that through this Digital Learning Platform, SWAYAM and YouTube, they have made available all the content developed by institutions like CEC, UGC- Inflibnet, NPTEL, NIOS, IGNOU, NCERT, IIT, Gyan Darshan, AICTE, NITTTR, IIMB free and easily accessible to learners who wish to make the best use of this lockdown while not requiring venturing out.
Such platforms have digital e-contents for 87 UG subjects as per model syllabi of UGC under National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT), 86 MOOCs for PG and 203 MOOCs for UG students.
“Subjects like Immunology, Economic Botany, Plant Physiology, Algorithms, Psychology for Health & Wellbeing and Effective Decision Making offered by our centre (EMRC, KU) as MOOCs are also available”, Shahid Rasool said.
“On KU TELEVISION YouTube channel, with around 5000 subscribers, lectures on Botany, Laparoscopic Surgery, MOOC lectures on Genetics, lecture-based programmes on few subjects and few discussion-based programmes have also been made available,” he informed, adding that “besides having YouTube Video, educational documentaries and GoogleDrive Content Links of various MOOCS, we have content for undergraduate and postgraduate students on Languages, Elementary Education, English Teaching, Special Education for Visually Impaired, Home Science, Environmental Science, Physical Education etc. The courseware also includes three years BA Education programme and related enrichment programmes”.
He further said, the EMRC DLC provides links to content for classes 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th developed by NCERT and NIOS.

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