eLearning Training

Training teachers and other stakeholders at all levels of education on eLearning is one of the objects of the HD Foundation. Dr. Indira Koneru Yalavarthi, the Founder has been promoting eLearning since 2005 at various capacities and at various national and international Faculty Development Programmes on eLearning, blended learning, MOOCs, eContent development, learning design etc. Her open education experience paved the way for designing, developing and delivering eLearning for Professional Development (eL4PD) Programmes and eLearning Internship Programme (eLIP) for engaging the participants in designing and developing Moodle-enabled and OER-enabled blended online courses.

Since its inception, the Foundation has been conducting Faculty Development Programmes on eLearning to equip the Higher Education teachers with the skills required to design and develop pedagogically-sound online courses. During the COVID-19 educational disruption, our Foundation responded rapidly and conducted 10-Day virtual eLearning Professional Development Programmes to 100 Higher Education Faculty in order to build resilient eLearning Management Systems and Teams at their respective campuses. A 3-Day FDP on Conducting Moodle-enabled Online Examinations conducted during September 2020 enabled the participants to conduct formative and summative assessments / mid-semester and end-semester examinations through Moodle.

HD Foundation is dedicated to building resilient online learning eco system in compliance with the regulations of the accreditation bodies and Universities, Colleges and School eLearning Policy. To meet the Online Learning / Blended Learning technology support needs, we are offering six different types of training during weekends:

  1. Moodle Essentials for Teachers – 8 days / 4 weeks (2 days during weekends) flexible virtual training designed for teachers, who are new to Moodle.
  2. Blended Learning Essentials for Teachers and Course Designers – 8 days / 4 weeks (2 days during weekends) flexible virtual training designed for teachers, who have completed Moodle Essentials for Teachers training and wish to design and develop blended / online learning courses.
  3. eContent Essentials for Teachers – 8 days / 4 weeks (2 days during weekends) flexible virtual training designed for teachers / instructional designers, who wish to self-record lecture videos using free tools and convert self-recorded videos and Open Educational Resources (OER) into interactive content for improving student engagement in Moodle courses.
  4. eAssessment Essentials for Teachers – 8 days / 4 weeks (2 days during weekends) flexible virtual training designed for teachers / instructional designers, who wish to design diagnostic, formative, summative assessments and conduct examinations in a secured environment using Safe Exam Browser.
  5. Open Education Essentials for Teachers – 8 days / 4 weeks (2 days during weekends) flexible virtual training designed for teachers / instructional designers, who have completed Moodle Essentials for Teachers training and wish to find, reuse and repurpose Open Educational Resources (OER) for designing and developing OER and Moodle-enabled courses.
  6. Open Education Essentials for Librarians – 8 days / 4 weeks (2 days during weekends) flexible virtual training designed for librarians, who wish to to find, reuse and curate Open Educational Resources (OER) and create customized textbooks using Pressbooks.
  7. MOOCs Essentials for Teachers – 8 days / 4 weeks (2 days during weekends) flexible virtual training designed for Higher Education teachers, who wish to design, develop and deliver MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) using the 4-Quadrant Approach.
  8. Moodle Essentials for Administrators – 8 days / 4 weeks (2 days during weekends) flexible virtual training designed for teachers / system administrators, who are new to Moodle Administration.
  9. Moodle Essentials for Server Administrators – 8 days / 4 weeks (2 days during weekends) flexible virtual training designed for teachers / system administrators, who wish to install and manage their institution’s Moodle site.