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Documents and Publications on Innovation
Updated on 06 Sep, 2019


To facilitate easy reference by scholars, policy makers and other stakeholders, the NCIDE documents and disseminates the policies and practices on innovations in distance education in the entire ODL system in the country and abroad. The reports of the research studies, seminars, conferences, etc. are prepared and published from time to time. Some of them are listed below :

BOOKS
One Decade of Innovations@NCIDE (2019)
This e-book is based on the innovations for the ODL system developed at NCIDE over a period of about ten years. These innovations have been done by NCIDE faculty either on an individual level or with collaboration with other faculty members of IGNOU. For more information click here
 
A Collection of Innovation and Ideas in Open and Distance Learning System (2018)
This e-book is based on the ideas and innovations submitted by the faculty and staff members of the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institutions all over India for the award of the Gold Medal for Innovation in ODL by the University from 2006 to 2016 - a span of ten years. What makes these ideas and innovations special is the fact that these have originated from the practitioners in the ODL system, and thus has great value. For more information click here
 
Creative Sparks of Innovations (2013)
This book is based on a series of popular talks on innovations and developments in open and distance education which were meant to facilitate the exchange of innovative ideas and experiences in the field of distance education and to foster the spirit of innovation among the faculty and students. Various experts in the field of ICT, distance education, management from varied organizations from all over the country were invited in this talk series. For more information click Part-I || Part-II || Part-III
 
A Bibliography of Innovations in Distance Education (2007)
This bibliography, designed by the National Centre of Innovations in Distance Education, is somewhat different from the other bibliographies on Distance Education. Our motto is to provide you a bibliography on the potential innovative areas, which are broad in themselves. This bibliography introduces you to the different potential areas of innovations in Distance Education with their brief descriptions. It further provides you the Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), which give you information on the innovations that are happening around us. For more information click here
 
PROCEEDINGS OF WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
A Report on One-Day Seminar on Innovative Practices in IGNOU (2019)
NCIDE organized a One Day Seminar on “Innovative Practices in IGNOU” on April 22, 2019, on the occasion of World Creativity and Innovation Day. Besides two keynotes on Innovations in ODL, emphasizing on Future Prospects of Innovation and Creativity and Innovation by eminent experts, there were ten presentations on Innovative Practices in different fields of ODL.For more information click here
 
Summary of Proceedings of the Half-Day Seminar on Developing a Mobile App for IGNOU Students (2018)
This half day Seminar was expected to serve as a forum for sharing of experiences and exploring the usefulness of mobile apps. It was expected to generate the necessary information on the part of stakeholders to develop a useful and cost-effective mobile app for the IGNOU learners. The event brought together about 30 teachers and academics of IGNOU who deliberated on the different issues of the seminar themes. The event also saw the participation of about ten research scholars, one of whom was a speaker in the seminar. The student innovators of IGNOU were especially encouraged. For more information click here
 
Summary of the Seminar Proceedings : One-Day Seminar on Innovative Ways of Offering Lab-based, Skill development and Technical Programmes in the context of the UGC Regulations on ODL 2017 Held on December 12, 2017, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi
In this Seminar, it was expected that the position of UGC regarding the lab-based programmes of the ODL system would be clearly understood. It was expected that several innovative ideas would emerge for offering lab-based, skill development and technical programmes through the ODL system in the deliberations. The suggestions emerging from the discussions will help the University in designing appropriate data-driven policies that are based on a well researched feedback from all the stakeholders of the system. For more information click here
 
Half-Day Seminar on Sharing Creative Technological Interventions in ODL (2015)
In ODL system most of the time distance learners are away from the teacher and it is only the SLM which acts as study material as well as the teacher in print. In this half-day seminar there was a presentation on innovative intervention in the Self Instructional Material. For more information click here
 
 
A Report on National Seminar in Distance Education and Its Applications (2009)
In the National Seminar on Innovations in Distance Education and Its Applications (IDEA-2008) was organized to faster the spirit of innovation. NCIDE, IIT Delhi and Microsoft came together on a common platform to search for the technologies that would facilitate innovative solutions for distance education in India. For more information click here
 
RESEARCH REPORT
Perception of Innovation : A Survey of IGNOU Learners (2016)
This study investigates the perception of innovation among the learners of IGNOU. This study is expected to aid in formulating a suitable environment for fostering the innovative spirit in the learners. For more information click here
 
A Report of the Study on Students’ Perception of On-Demand Examination in IGNOU (2011)
The IGNOU has been doing innovative experiments to make the open and distance learning more learners friendly and useful for the varied group of distance learners to suit their needs. One of such experiments is the implementation of the scheme of On-Demand Exam. The scheme has been implemented for more than 135 courses of IGNOU through 15 Regional Centers. The present study was aimed at getting the student’s perceptions about different aspects of the scheme of On-Demand Exam. For more information click here
 
Critical Issues in Distance Science Lab Practicals : A Study (2009)
This study explores the teaching and learning methods of science practical in the lab sessions of IGNOU and provides useful insights for designing simulated environments for science experiments for the learners of IGNOU. For more information click here
 
Learner’s Preference for Modes of Counseling : A Study (2007)
This study presents the preference of the learners for the mode of counselling. This study is expected to aid in formulating suitable and innovative counselling strategies for the learners in future. For more information click here
 
A Report of the Quick Feedback Survey on the Use of EduSat (2007)
This quick study was aimed at studying the student preferences in the EduSat teleconferencing to obtain immediate feedback, which would aid in planning ICT enabled EduSat intervention. For more information click here
 
OTHER DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
Abstract of Innovations Awarded with Gold Medal for Innovation in ODL (2019)
NCIDE has been awarding Gold Medal for Innovation in ODL since its inception on the occasion of Convocation of the University. So far 10 Gold Medals have been awarded to the faculty of IGNOU and other Open Universities. This document gives brief description of the innovative work done by these innovators. For more information click here
 
Abstract of the Ideas of Student Innovators presented in the Festival of Ideas organized by Institution’s Innovation Council, NCIDE (February 28 – March 01, 2019)
This abstract contains the details of the ideas and innovation of the student innovators who participated in Festival of Ideas organized by Institution’s Innovation Council, NCIDE from February 28 to March 01, 2019. For more information click here
 
Innovations in Open and Distance Learning : A Report of the “Gold Medal 2015” (2016)
This report presents three innovations in brief. One was the winner of the Gold Medal for Innovations in ODL in 2015. The report also enlists two other close contenders for the Gold medal. This effort is expected to disseminate this information to the stakeholders in distance education and encourage them to innovate. For more information click here
 
A Report of Science@Mobile Project (2015)
This NCIDE project, in collaboration with the Vigyan Prasar, was aimed at developing the potential of mobile phones for science popularization, to spread the scientific knowledge including science news and updates among the stake holders through mobile services, and to create interest among the people towards science and hence to develop a scientifically empowered society in India. For more information click here
 
Abstracts of Papers Presented in the National Seminar on Innovations in Distance Education and Its Applications : IDEA 2008
Abstracts of the main presentations of the National Seminar on Innovations in Distance Education and Its Applications. For more information click here
 
A Report on Selected Innovative Practices in Open and Distance Learning (2007)
This report presents three innovations in brief. One was the winner of the Gold Medal for Innovations in ODL in 2007. The report also enlists two other close contenders for the Gold medal. This effort is expected to disseminate this information to the stakeholders in distance education and encourage them to innovate. For more information click here
 
A Report on Round Table Discussion on Innovations in Distance Education (2007)

Aimed at exploring new avenues for innovations in ODL and facilitate interaction between the developers and users of the technologies for aiding teaching – learning process in ODL, the NCIDE, IGNOU organized a Round Table Discussion. For more information click here