E-Content Development

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Malliga P
National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research - Chennai
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Course Type
Video transcripts
Course Category
Education, Library and Information Science
Learning Path
Course Length
40 Hours
Weekly time commitments
3 Hours
Course Completion
Yes, after accessing documents, videos, articles, passing all graded assignments, passing all tests. View Certificate
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With the advent of Internet and world wide web (www), the access to information has become very easy and the entire world is moving towards digitization. Twenty first century students learn in a global classroom and not necessarily within four walls. They are more inclined to find information by accessing the Internet through mobile phones and computers, or chatting with friends on a social networking site. The advancements in technology and the plethora of powerful and innovative digital devices and tools have a great potential to improve educational outcomes.  Educators must understand that the use of digital content and devices will improve teaching and learning and thus enhance educational opportunities and benefit the Millennial. This course on E-content development is meant to understand the meaning and standards of E-content, learning objects, designing and development of digital resources for teaching and learning. Thus this course aims in providing the knowledge and skill for teachers to cater to present day learners and their learning styles.

Total study time anticipated is between 40 - 45 hours in 8 weeks (including watching video films) with equivalence to 3 credits. 

To access the content, please enroll in the course.


Malliga P

 Dr. P. Malliga (Course Coordinator)

Dr. P. Malliga is working as Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering and Head in charge of Centre for Educational Media and Technology, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Taramani, Chennai. She has got 28 years of experience in Teaching and Research and Development. Her areas of interest in training include ICT enabled learning and Teaching, Instructional Design, E-learning and Open Education. She has published 20 research papers in refereed National / International journals and Conferences in the area of Computer Science and Engineering, ICT based Education and Training, Educational Technology. She has contributed to leading consultancy projects for producing multimedia instructional materials on Computer Networks; producing 10 CBTs on 10 different subjects of Computer Science; producing studio based video lectures on Computer Science subjects for satellite based education through Gyandarshan. She has authored a self Instructional Material (Course Material) on Instructional Design for E-learning for MCA Distance Mode program for Anna University. She has conducted around 350 courses for Polytechnic and Engineering College teachers in the areas of Computer Science and Educational Technology. She has trained around 400 Overseas Teachers in the areas of Information Technology, Educational Video Production and Educational Media Production for E-learning.

Felix Arokiya Raj (Course Co-Faculty)

Felix Arokiya Raj is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Educational Media & Technology (CEMT) of National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) Chennai. He specializes in the areas of E-Learning Technologies and Instructional Resource Development. He hails from Kalpakkam in Tamilnadu, India and has obtained his Master’s in Electronic Media Informatics from Anna University, Chennai. His current PhD research study is on effective MOOC design. He has been involved in E-Content development and Instructional Design for NMEICT project.



Q: Who can enroll for course on 'e-content development' ?
A: Any teacher, aspiring teacher, learner who wish to learn the technology enabled Instructional Design / Instructional technology and E-content development for teaching and learning can enroll for this course.

Q: What is the duration of the course?
A: The duration of the course is 8 weeks.<br />

Q: How much learning efforts are required every week ?
A: At least 3 to 4 hours per week

Q: What are the technical requirement for taking this course?
A: The participants could complete the course either through computer or smart phone. There is a need for good Internet connectivity.

Q: Is there any direct contact class for this course?
A: There is no direct contact class and everything is online. You can pose your queries through discussion forum. It may be answered by peers and/or course instructors. You can also send email to the course coordinator. You may view the course materials on your own schedule. The content will be available to all participants 24/7.<br />However, there is course schedule ( end date) for submitting your graded activities and assignments.

Q: How much is the fee for the course ?
A: There is no course fee.<br />

Q: Will I receive a certification after completing this course?
A: Yes, there will a certification for participation as well as completion of the course.

Q: Whether this certificate is used for promotions?
A: Yes, this certificate is useful for career advancement scheme and promotion. <br /><br />

Q: What is E-content ?
A: Electronic content (e-content) which is also known as digital content refers to the content or information delivered over network based electronic devices or that is made available using computer network such as internet. <br />E-content includes all kinds of content created and delivered through various electronic media.

Q: What is Instructional Design ?
A: According to Wikipedia ‘instructional design is the practice of creating instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skill more efficient, effective and appealing. The process broadly consists of determining the current status of learner understanding, defining the end goal of the instructional material and creating some ‘intervention’ to assist the transition. This systematic approach provides a step by step process for the analysis of the learners’ needs, the design and development of the material'.

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