Web-enabled education in campus


Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has sought infrastructure readiness from engineering colleges to implement the media streaming courses to be made available on intranet.

Inspired by National Programme Technical Enhanced Learning (NTPEL), the university has developed both software and hardware to store lectures and programmes on different topics.

The programme of capturing lectures on various topics was first experimented at M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology for one month, which received positive response from students for the easy availability of the course material via intranet in their campus.

Media streaming

Dr KVA Balaji, Registrar-Academics, Visvesvaraya Technological University , said that authorised letters have been sent to engineering colleges in the State about media streaming courses.

“Colleges have been asked to send in their response and their consent for these courses within this month. The programme will be launched in a phased manner and will be launched in 50 engineering colleges, on a pilot basis. The facility will be available to colleges on priority basis.”

Eventually the media streaming programme will be made available to 170 State engineering colleges. As many as 1,000 courses are been aimed at which will be made available at campuses.

Rate of usage

The Registrar remarked that based on the usage rate, the project will be move to the next phase. “The feedback from students and faculty will be sought and the effective usage by students will determine the course of action the project would undertake” Dr Balaji said.

On the technical aspect, Dr T N Nagabhushan, special officer, Visvesvaraya Technological University  said that the implementation of the programme requires hardware with enormous capacity with great speed factor and network connectivity.

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