NDLI Edupreneurship, 2018
The second NDLI edupreneurship session was conducted under the aegis of GES 2018 on 3rd February, 2018. Opened to participants by Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur and PI, NDLI, the session not only showcased NDLI, but also other e-learning initiatives coming up in the country. Members of the audience listened intently at Edupreneurship Session to presentations from various representatives.
The session on Edupreneurship highlighted the areas where NDLI will further education by making learning resources accessible, even in remote locations. Prof. Partha Pratim Das, Joint PI, NDLI explained that a Google search to locate information can prove to be inadequate for learners. What this means is that both a middle school student and a PhD researcher would find the same content upon entering similar keywords. NDLI is different in that learners can better locate resources meeting different learning needs, spanning different age groups and learning styles.
For the event report please check NDLI Today, April 2018 Issue.
NDLI Edupreneurship, 2017
The first NDLI edupreneurship session was conducted under the aegis of GES 2017 on 4th February, 2017. The session was inaugurated by Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur and PI, NDLI. In Edupreneurship and NDL, Prof. Partha Pratim Das, Jt-PI, NDLI, presented an overview of how entrepreneurship in education is proliferating and how digital technologies are opening up the opportunities in the sector. In this context, Prof. Das also explained the role of NDLI. Prof. Plaban Kumar Bhowmick, Co-PI, NDLI Project, in Edupreneurship with NDL, presented various opportunities for edupreneurs in using NDLI’s data and infrastructure to offer value-added services. Following edupreneurs participated:
To engage students to NDLI, an online quiz contest was conducted based on the deliberations of the session. Further a business plan competition was held based on several themes, namely Educational Content Development, Educational Content Delivery, Technology enabled Educational Product/Service, Secondary Platform Solutions based on an existing Digital Knowledge repository, any other technology enabled Edu-preneurship, to encourage student entrepreneurs in education.