Open Educational Resources for Schools (OER4S)
A major new project was initiated, sponsored by the Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission (RGSTC) and implemented in collaboration with Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL) and the Indian Consortium for Educational Transformation (I-CONSENT). It aims at developing and field testing electronic educational material useful for all stakeholders: parents, teachers and students within a four fold framework: information, activity, creation and interaction.
Firstly, webbased material has been identified, downloaded and edited to make it suitable for Indian school system. Secondly, part of the material developed at HBCSE over the last 30 years has been modified taking into account the changed curriculum and new pattern of school education. Thirdly, some useful material has been developed in joint workshops of practicing teachers, teacher educators and popular science writers. The material is in different formats like story, cartoon based presentation, question answer form, skit, etc.
The material so developed will be made available to all the stakeholders through MKCL in the distributed classrooms spread all over the state.
- S. C. Agarkar with Deshmukh N. D., Lale V.D. And Sonawane V.C. (2013). Digital resources in school science and mathematics in regional lanaguages, In Nagarjuna, G., Jamakhandi, A. & Sam, E. (eds.) Proceedings of epiSTEME 5: International Conference to Review Research in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, Mumbai, India. Goa: Cinnamonteal.
- S. C. Agarkar (2012). Supporting school science and mathematic education through digital resources in regional language: An Indian Experience, Proceedings of the Fourth Asian Conference on Education, Osaka, Japan.
- Agarkar, S. C. and Deshmukh N. D. (2012). Supporting school mathematics education through open educational resources, In M. Kharatmal, A. Kanhere, K. Subramaniam (Eds.), Proceedings of the NIME National Conference on Mathematics Education, HBCSE, TIFR.
- Agarkar, S. C. and Deshmukh N. D. (2011). Developing Open Educational resources in school mathematics, In Charles A Shoniergun and Galya A Akmayva (Eds.) Proceedings of the London International Conference on Education, Infonomics Society.