M-learning Service launched at Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology

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M-learning Service launched at Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology

Using the mobile technology to the hilt, the VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology launched M – Learning service (Mobile based learning) for the students and staff of the institute.

This is the first time that such a service has been introduced in the State, D.N. Rao, General Secretary, Vignana Jyothi, said.

To offer this service, all the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) video lectures were converted into mobile versions i.e. 3GP, which supports the video to run on mobile Operating Systems.

The facility allows students to copy a particular lecture or all lessons into their mobile storage chip and learn them while travelling to their college or at leisure.

At present, all the first year B.Tech video lessons are available in 3GP format and can be copied from the digital library of the institute.

The NPTEL is a Government of India sponsored collaborative educational programme. By developing curriculum – based video and web courses, the programme aims to enhance the quality of engineering education in India.

It is being jointly carried out by the seven IITs and IISc Bangalore, and is funded by the Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Government of India.

Mr. Rao said that with the tele – density crossing 66 per cent in India, out of which the maximum number is from the student community, the idea of mobile learning came to reality.

Instead of buying costly laptops and personal computers, the student community can use their cell phones as learning devices.

With the availability of memory cards at lower costs, a student can store up to 60 hours of lectures on a 4GB memory card.

Students who are travelling long distances by buses can use their cell phones as a supplement to classroom learning C.D. Naidu, principal of the college said.