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OER Second Workshop on Tourism and Hospitality at Pune during 10,11 and 12 October 2012

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Report On the Sixth Workshop For Development Of OER In The Area Of Tourism And Hospitality

A three days workshop was organised by NIOS at Cyber Cell, New Law College, Pune for development of OERs in the area of Tourism and Hospitality during 10,11 and 12th October 2012. The Objectives of the workshop were :

  • To present the modified OERs developed in the last workshop and finalization
  • To prepare draft of Second OER- to present, observe, critically analyze and receive feedback
  • To search for the available OERs for adaptation
  • Prepare for the assignment- next 3 weeks work.

A total of 20 experts including Pedagogues ,Resource Persons and ICT specialists participated in the workshop. On the first day Mr. K.L. Gupta , Regional Director welcomed all the participants. Thereafter Prof. M.N.Deshmukh , Chief Mentor (OER Project) detailed the objective of the three days workshop and summarized the work completed so far. Mrs. Sunetra Roday , course Coordinator for Tourism and Hospitality emphasised on the working with commitment during the workshop and gave inputs on the care to be taken during the content development. The three days workshop focussed entirely on independent work by the participants. During the first session the participants presented the final draft of the first OERs developed from the inputs received during the earlier workshop. Dr.Satyawati Rawool, Retd Professor of Education and Dr. Narendra Deshmukh , Sr. Scientific Officer, HBCSE, Mumbai gave inputs as Pedagogues. On Second day participants worked on concept map, structure of OER,objectives and nature of presentation of the content with expert inputs from Dr. Veena Deshmukh , former Directer of Centre of Distance Education, SNDT University , Mumbai. On the third day the participants presented the draft OERs and received feedback from other participants and experts. The workshop ended with inputs from Prof.M.N. Deshmukh for working on the OER draft at home prior to submission in the forthcoming workshop.