India chapter launched by WikiEducator

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With whom do you share knowledge that you are not required to teach in classrooms? How do you network with educators around the world? How do you bring resources together to maximise output? Educators in Delhi and across India have found answers to these questions with the launch of the India chapter of WikiEducator, a global community that enables e-learning. 'WikiEducator was already providing educators with a platform to develop open education resources and post free to use educational content. The India chapter will now put information in the Indian context,' said Savithri Singh, Wikieducator and principal of Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi.

The Indian chapter of WikiEducator includes a host of educators from Delhi Uni versity and Indira Gandhi National Open University. 'I have already posted material on protocols for biology practicals developed for my college. If other teachers find them useful, they are free to use the protocols,' said Singh. 'Why should information be limited? As a teacher, I would like to reach out to a larger audience,' said Singh. Members would be posting material not found in textbooks and also add their experience, research work and expertise. For educators working in the field of distance education, WikiEducator is all about technology enabled learning. Although the India chapter will be formally launched on November 15, it already hosts some pages in regional languages.

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