The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is organising a two-day workshop on ‘Educational Resource Planning’ (EdRP) on January 7-8, 2012. The workshop is a collaborative project led by IIT-Kanpur, aimed at providing a common platform to the developers, University administrators, faculty members and ICT professionals for sharing their ideas on development and implementation of EdRP modules in the universities and educational institutions.
The EdRP mission project has been sanctioned by the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) with the objective of developing an Open Source Educational Resource Planning system for universities and other educational institutions.
The workshop will be beneficial for institutions who wish to implement EdRP system and/or e-Learning systems. It will also be useful for students as it would provide them the opportunity to interact with experienced developers. It will elicit new functional requirements and also validate the modules being developed.
The collaborative project has Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Amrita University, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, NIT-Hamirpur, IIT-Roorkee, Jamia Milia Islamia and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University as its team members. Each partner institution is actively engaged in developing different modules for the EdRP using open source technologies and tools.