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CEMCA - TL2L Model

By Sanjogita Mishra

Background
In many African countries, especially in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, the community radio developments have reached a stage where the listeners are increasingly turning into learners and the transition is being moderated by the proactive involvement of CR Stations under the guidance of Community Radio experts. Kenya AIDS intervention Prevention Project Group (KAIPPG) participated in a study commissioned by COL in 2012 to ascertain relationship between learning, profit efficiency, food security and empowerment. Findings indicated that radio is widely owned and listened to by farmers in Western Kenya to improve their knowledge, attitudes and practices in farming.  KAIPPG used community radio in building the capacity of 4,800 community members on the theme of “women and health”. 87% of these members were women and KAIPPG has achieved very good results. Similarly, Matumaini Mapya have reached more than 4,500 learners using radio.

Guest Blog by

Prof. V. S. Prasad, Former Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore, India

1.Transformation Potential of OER

Policy for Open Educational Resources

by Asha Kanwar and Sanjaya Mishra

Celebrating World Radio Day 2014

By Sanjaya Mishra

Social Media: Some Questions for Answers

Guest Blog by

Prof. P. K. Misra, Head & Dean, Faculty of Education, CCS University, Meerut, India

Social networking has always been a crucial part of human existence as people employed different methods of social mingling e.g. gatherings in common places, participation in festivals, personal visits to friends and relatives, formation of social clubs and hobby groups, etc. All these methods were different in nature and approach but there was one thing in common, face to face interaction of people living in close communities.  With the advent of information communication technologies, a new kind of strikingly captivating online social networking phenomenon came into existence. This new phenomenon named as ‘Social Media’ is hailed as modern human’s ‘tech based technique to stay belonged’. Social media has become an integral part of the life of many and helped us to gain in many ways but at the same time use of social media has also raised some very important questions which have to be answered for benefit of the individuals and society.  Some of these questions are-

Is social media making us connected or disconnected?

OER or OMR or OIR or OCR ?

By Ankuran Dutta

A Model for Community Communication

By Ankuran Dutta

Radio for Learning and Development

By Sanjaya Mishra

To MOOC or not to MOOC - that is the question (Balaji Venkataraman & Asha Kanwar)

Dr. Venkataraman Balaji, Director, Technology & Knowledge Management
Professor Asha Kanwar, President & Chief Executive Officer

Power Searching with Google (Alison Mead Richardson)

Ms. Alison Mead Richardson, Education Specialist, Technical and Vocational Skills Development

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