The University of Hyderabad (UoH), to help develop discipline-wise e-learning materials, is soon going to collaborate with several universities within the country and abroad.
The university is nearing completion of the India-European Union project- Enhancing Quality, Access and Governance of Undergraduate Education in India (E-QUAL). The “E-QUAL” is a collaborative project funded by European Union with a funding commitment of over one million Euros till May 2017.
Under the project, various activities are being implemented under disciplines like critical thinking, cultural studies, human ecology, natural resource management and sustainable development. The idea behind the project was to improve the quality of education in India.
“While the aim of e-learning is to implement e-courses and provide training for teachers on developing e-content, UoH became the first central university to develop and adopt an online education policy. An e-learning centre was set up as per the policy,” said Prof J Prabhakar Rao, faculty coordinator for the project.
“The project has also helped expose students to organising academic conference and presenting papers on online education. The study modules expose them to diverse disciplinary perspectives and basic concepts for a holistic understanding on the subject,” added Rao.