NEP-2020 has recommended creation of virtual laboratories so that all students have equal access to quality practical and hands-on experiment based learning experiences. Policy has also suggested content creation of virtual reality and augmented reality so as to help students understand concepts in a better way by visualising them with the help of Virtual reality and Augmented reality.
Experiments or laboratory work are vital for learners. They are useful in understanding the theories and concepts of science or other subjects that cannot be studied alone only by textbooks. Though, there is no substitute to direct hands-on experience of a physical laboratory, virtual laboratory has the great potential to enhance actual laboratory experiences. These Virtual Lab and related resources can help students in visualising the concepts in a better manner.
Virtual reality resources increase interest, add fun, help to understand difficult concepts, make learning engaging by being in virtual spaces to learn the concepts in a simulated environment. To realise this goal, Virtual lab vertical on DIKSHA was launched on 29th July, 2020 and Experiential Learning Centre is established at CIET, NCERT which is equipped with virtual reality, augmented reality resources and systems for displaying resources available in Virtual labs vertical.
With the vision of enhancing professional skills of the teacher, CIET-NCERT is organising a five-day online training on “Virtual Labs for Teaching, Learning and Assessment” from 26-30 September, 2022from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmto enhance the understanding of teachers, students, teacher educators, and various stakeholders on the virtual lab resources, their types, availability of these resources, in order to enrich the classroom experiences. The online training will be live on NCERT official YouTube Channel-https://www.youtube.com/c/NCERTOFFICIALand also be simulcast through PMeVidya DTH TV Channels numbered #6-12 and Jio TV mobile app.
|Day & Date||Title of the sessions||Resource Persons||Banner||Video Link|
|Virtual Labs: Policy Perspectives, Need and Scope||Prof. Amarendra P. Behera,
Joint Director, CIET-NCERT
Prof. Indu Kumar,
Dr. Sasikumar M,
Executive Director, C-DAC, Mumbai
|Virtual Labs: Types & Exemplars||Dr. Anand Arya,
Associate Professor, RIE, Ajmer
|Exploring Virtual Labs for Sciences||Ms. Reshma Bose,
Research Coordinator, AmritaCREATE, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
|Exploring Virtual Labs for Mathematics||Mr. Vaibhav Singh,
Project Manager, C-DAC Mumbai
|Exploring Virtual Labs for Languages||Dr. Sasikumar M,
Executive Director, C-DAC, Mumbai
Step 1: Registration : Register yourself by clicking the link https://forms.gle/3AYG7xYiPpQgsKMVA - Or Scan the QR code-
Step 2: Watch live training sessions: Watch live training sessions: Participants have to attend training sessions, which will be live-streamed on NCERT Official YouTube channel- http://youtube.com/ncertofficial from 26-30 September, 2022 at 4:00- 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday). The session will also be telecasted live on the following channels-
If you have missed the live sessions, you may watch the recording at -https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcsj1x9n9h4jaLH9ESchHHPXWsZPBiD1e
Step: 3 Participation in Post-Session Activity and Certification: Participate in the post session quiz, score 70% & above to get a certificate.
Post-Session Quiz Link- https://forms.gle/RGuhSpfWid1sD2kr7
Opening Date - September 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Closing Date -October 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Participants are allowed to attempt the quiz only once and those scoring 70% and above in the quiz will receive a certificate of participation in their registered mail ID within 30 days of taking the post session quiz (Check in SPAM Mail if not found in the Inbox).
Step 4: Submit Your Feedback: Submit your feedback using the link - https://forms.gle/x9wYFkitS5BQG5xU9
This feedback form is intended to know your experiences, learning, and suggestions regarding the online training on“Virtual Labs for Teaching, Learning and Assessment” organised by CIET-NCERT.
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