Monday, 27 April 2020

PELC - Professional E-Learning Certification for Teachers, Trainers and Academic Staff working in Schools, Colleges, Universities and Educational Institutions

INTRODUCTION

Professional E-Learning Certification is the first and most comprehensive program (35 Modules) in E-Learning. This program helps teachers, tutors, trainers, lecturers and other faculty members to scale up their pedagogy, and brings innovative and creative teaching methods to the online teaching-learning environment.

E-Learning - What & Why

With computers and Internet becoming greatly accessible across India, the teachers and students have found a new and dynamic learning platform, which we now call as E-Learning. In simple terms, E-Learning is the use of Internet and computers to further students' learning activities.

E-Learning promotes the idea of "learning anywhere, anytime." The teacher and the student interact online to further learning. This may happen on two levels:

SYNCHRONOUS - The teacher and student interact in real-time via web conference and chat. 
ASYNCHRONOUS - The teacher and the student interact via Email, Discussion Forums, and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter etc), at their own pace and time, and further the learning environment.

COVID-19: The Game Changer

COVID-19 or Corona Virus is a global pandemic. This virus has been the largest game changer of all times. No doubt, it has unleashed never before era of suffering and death, it definitely questioned human intelligence. It has catalyzed greater human efforts at innovation and understanding of the changed global environment. 

Corona has initiated a paradigm shift, which meant negation of traditional processes and systems across different sectors. It called for innovation of out-of-the box and quick-fix mechanisms. In this context, the global education has also witnessed increasing adoption of E-Learning methods and tools. With personal hygiene and social distancing in full force, it seems that, for all educational institutions at this point of time, there is no alternative but to adopt and follow E-Learning practices.

Also as there is no cure for this virus, national governments have imposed lock-down to stop its massive spread. With schools and colleges closed in India and across the globe, the traditional teacher-student face-to-face interactions have seized to exist, and classroom based learning has come to a standstill. However, as the academic activity demands continuous progress, a parallel method of teaching and learning was found in E-Learning. Globally, teachers and students are gaining access to online learning platforms, to meet, discuss, and further assessments. 

PELC - PROFESSIONAL E-LEARNING CERTIFICATION: LIST OF MODULES

I. INTRODUCTION TO E-LEARNING

Introduction | What is e-learning? | The history of e-learning | The benefits and drawbacks of online learning | Can we learn online? | Best practices of online training | Learning vs. Training | E-learning in education vs. corporate sector
| The future of e-learning

II. E-LEARNING PLATFORMS

What is a Learning Management Systems (LMS)? | Types of LMS | What is a content authoring tool? | Synchronous-vs- asynchronous E-Learning | What is SCORM & TinCan? | Technologies used in E-Learning

III. ONLINE COURSES

Elements of Online Courses | Why are tests and quizzes a vital part of E-Learning? | How to make E-Learning effective | Tools to create an online course | Instructional Design

IV. E-LEARNING TRENDS

Blended learning | Social and collaborative learning | Gamification | Micro-learning | Video learning | Rapid e-learning | Personalization and e-learning | Continuous learning 

V. APPLICATIONS OF ONLINE TRAINING


Customer Service training | Sales training | Customer training | Safety training | IT training | Product training | Healthcare training

E-Learning Process

The learners are provided access the the Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS has all the course modules as WORD, PDF, PPT, JPG & PNG, Audio & Video files.

There will be one web conference based class. In this class the use of e-learning tools will be explained. The learners are intimated about the day and timing of the online class. 

Assignments are submitted at the Discussion Forum (DF), and the feedback provided by the teacher either at the DF itself, or by Email. Online Tests are conducted and results announced by Email.

E-Learning - Basic Infrastructure

1. Computer (Desktop, Laptop, Tablet PC, Smartphone)
2. Internet (High Speed Broadband Connectivity)
3. Webcam and Headset with mike
4. Software - MS Office, PDF, Google Chrome, Web Conferencing Tools (Skype, VSee, Zoom Meeting, Facebook Rooms)
5. Whiteboard (For on-screening writing)

PELC: General Terms

1. TEACHING COMPETENCIES TEST is mandatory for admission into PELC program
2. The fee of Rs.7000/- should be paid as advance only
3. The fee should be paid by GPay or NEFT (online funds transfer) only
4. There will be No Refund
5. There will be no repetition of classes
6. The course has 35 modules, which will be completed in 70 days. Each module is allotted two days, day one for reading, and day two for completion of the learning Task
7. Practical class of 40 minutes is conducted online only (Guidance is provided on how to launch your own E-Learning Program/classes)
8. The learners should have good English skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
9. The teacher-learner should submit his/her Resume at the time of admission (for record only)
10. Certificates are provided by RISECO only*

About RISECO

RAMESH INSTITUTE of Spoken English and Content Writing or RISECO was established in 1997. Mr Sanjay Nannaparaju heads RISECO. He has 20 years of experience in teaching, training and content writing. His qualifications: MA English Literature (AU), PGDTE (EFLU) and PGDEL (IGNOU). 

Sanjay is the top scorer/ranker in the Post Graduate Diploma in E-Learning 2012 Batch of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Sanjay is also Thought Leader of Content Writing and Content Marketing. He is the author of the Book, "Professional Content Writer Certification" published by Amazon Books (Kindle & Paperback versions)

*Disclaimer: Professional E-Learning Certification (PELC) is to be considered as an enrichment program only. The course Certificate is neither recognized nor approved by any State Authority or Public Agency. RISECO offers three other online learning programs. Professional English Proficiency Certification, Professional Soft Skills Certification and, Professional Content Writer Certification. The first two are enrichment programs, the last one is a career program with work opportunities provided freelance or full-time content writer.












SANJAY NANNAPARAJU
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RISECO (RAMESH INSTITUTE of Spoken English and Content Writing) is a registered MSME business. RISECO offers enrichment programs in English Proficiency, Soft Skills, Content Writing and E-Learning. Mr Sanjay Nannaparaju is the Director & Content Specialist at RISECO. He has 20+ years of experience in teaching, training, content, media and branding. He has worked with more than 12 companies (GLOBARENA, ICFAI, SATYAM, YASHODA, MAXCURE, PRAGATI) at different levels. His qualifications: MA English Literature (AU), PG Dip in Linguistics (AU) PG Dip in Adult Ed & Development (AU), PGDTE (EFLU) and PGDEL (IGNOU). Sanjay is the top scorer/ranker in the Post Graduate Diploma in E-Learning 2012 Batch of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He is the author of the book "Professional Content Writer Certification."

* RISECO's Course Certifications are validated, approved and accepted by employers and academic institutions across India.