SWAYAM: The Platform for Modern and Enhanced Online and Flexible Education - A Knowledge Survey
International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering, 6(2), pp. 149-155, December 2018, ISSN : 2321-0745.
8 Pages Posted: 28 May 2019
Date Written: December 30, 2018
Information Technology has changed the entire arena of modernization. In every sectors and areas Information Technology and Computing is useful and applicable and this trend is growing. SWAYAM is the platform which is responsible for the online and advanced self learning initiated and started by the Government of India. This is helpful for those who are studying and also working. The best way and biggest efforts for the self-study by the public sector initiative is SWAYAM. Under this scheme various organizations and institutions dealing with the academics can interact and do the needful in their online and similar kind of education. Here in this initiative, initially faculty members from the reputed organizations became participated and delivered the courses and lectures and among these important are IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, University of Delhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, IGNOU, IIM Bangalore etc. And gradually other organizations have been added into the catalogues. All the courses under SWAYAM is offered fully free and important to note that in some cases charges are required viz. Offering Award or Certification on the chosen area etc. The craze of SWAYAM is increasing and gaining popularity in India other countries. This paper is on basics of SWAYAM and including its characteristics and basics. The paper highlighted traditional and modern concept of e-learning as well. The paper is about concept and features of SWAYAM as well.
Keywords: SWAYAM, Online Education. E-Learning, Mobile Education, HRD, GoI, Self Study, Higher Education, Digitization, Digital India
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