Use of OER in Teaching & Learning

The course is a beginner level course and describes the basics of open education and open education resources with historical background. Keeping in view the needs of the educators, the course is designed to acquaint them with he aspects of content creation for e-learning. The course will be enriched by embedding and using the existing OER. The course comprises of videos, web resources and presentation content. Activities, quizzes, participation in discussion forums and short assignments will be incorporated to help the learner form better understanding of various concepts. This course is an attempt towards promoting the use of OER among educators in educational institutions.

The major objectives of the course are to: 

  • Create awareness about the use of OER in teaching learning;
  • Promote the use of OER in designing new courses in the Universities;
  • Enable the faculty members of higher education institutions to use, design, develop and integrate OER into their teaching practices.

The talk is a part of the Open Education Design – Course for Practitioners 2018 event filmed and produced by Videolectures.NET.


Sujata Santosh

Dr. Sujata Santosh is an Assistant Director of the National Centre for Innovations in Distance Education (NCIDE) at the Indira Gandhi National Open University. She finished her PhD from IGNOU with a thesis titiled "The Status and Use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Distance Education Institutes in India".


Vasudha Kamat

Prof. Vasudha Kamat is well known for her significant contribution to the field of Educational Technology/ Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education. She was Vice Chancellor of SNDTWU during 2011-16. Prof. Kamat is a member of National Education Policy Committee constituted by the Government of India in 2017. In March 2019, Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada appointed her as Honorary COL Adviser. She is Fulbright Scholar and also Best Teacher Awardee from Maharashtra State, India.



Prof.  Jayashree Shinde is a Director of the Teaching Learning Centre at the Department of Educational Technology,  SNDT Women’s University. She obtained her PhD  from the SNDT Women’s University on interactivity levels of multimedia. She is on various committees of MHRD, UGC and NCERT related to OER development.