Communication Technologies in Education

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University of Mumbai
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The entire course shall be delivered in 15 weeks. It will have self-learning video of at least 20 minutes duration in each module, 10 to 12 e-text and list of referances for further reading.

At the end of the course there will be procted exam coverning entire syllabus. 

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Dhaneswar Harichandan

Dr. Dhaneswar Harichandan, Professor cum Director,(2007-2015) Institute of Distance and Open Learning, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Mumbai - 400 098, Tel.: 9122 2652 7094,( O), Fax: 2652 7083, 2282 5092 (R), Mobile: 098208 45718, E-mail: , Website:

EDUCATION : Ph.D in Distance Education, M.Phil., M.A.(Education), M.P.S.(Population Studies), B.A.(Education Honours), Diploma in Distance Education, Post Master’s Diploma in Adult & Continuing Edu., UGC-NET.

JOB RECORD : Lecturer in Education (1984-89);B.Ed.College affiliated to Utkal Univ., Govt. of India Fellow at International Institute for Population Sciences (1989-90), Senior Research Associate at Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (1991-92), Lecturer in Education (1990-91 & 92-97) in B.Ed. Colleges affiliated to Univ. of Mumbai, Principal, College of Education, Mumbai, (1997-98), Reader in Education , University of Mumbai from 1st August 1998 to 31st August 2008,Professor cum Director from 1st Sept.2008. Coordinator, UGC NET / SET from 2003 to 2014.Academic Counsellor of IGNOU’s PG Dip. in Distance Education Programme.Warden, J.S.Hall University Hostel from 2003. Recognised Ph. D guide of University of Mumbai & YCMOU Nashik. Six students awarded Ph.D and seven students M.Phil degree under my guidance.

AWARDS: Govt. of India Fellow at International Inst. For Population Sciences,ICSSR Doctoral Fellow at Indian Institute of Education Pune, Smt. Raiji Prize for standing First Class First at P.M. Dip. in Adult & Continuing Education exam. of SNDTW University.

CONSULTANT: Invited by the Govt. of India as Educational Consultant for its World Bank funded “District Primary Education Project” based on Research Publication on Girls Education in India. Also an educational consultant to Action Aid India, Bangalore (An International Development Organisation). Researcher at Global Development Network (GDN), UK and Community of Sciences.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Ambassador for advocacy of OER by ICDE,Norway,Oslo from 2017-19.Contributed in developing a website on Open & Distance Learning for UNESCO Bangkok office; Member of the Research Bulletin Board, COL, Canada; Database of active researcher of Humanities Education Research Group of the UKOU.

TRAINING: Invited for training on “Appraisal of D.P.E.P” at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussorie and NAAC-NCTE for Assessors Training Programme for Teacher Education Institutions and training on development of Self-instructional Material by IGNOU.

PUBLICATIONS : Five books authored,Fourteen books on education (edited) Published by the Univ. of Mumbai and more than 24 research papers in Jl. of Educational Planning & Administration, The Free Press Journal, International Educator, University News, Media & Technology for HRD, Progress of Education, Quest in Education. Participated and presented papers in national & international seminars / conferences. Organised 1 International and 2 National Conference on ODL,Workshop on development of self instructional material and preparing for UGC NET/SET examination. Completed a Major Research Project on “Teacher Education Programme through Distance Education Mode in Indian Universities. Principal Investigator in e-PG Pathshala Project of UGC in the subject of Adult Education. Course Coordinator Swayam MOOC's in Communication Technologies  in Education. 

MEMBERSHIP : Life member of the professional associations such as Indian Association of Educational Planning & Administration, Indian Adult Education Association, All India Association for Educational Technology, All India Association for Educational Research, Indian Science Congress Association (Psychology & Education Section),Indian Association of Teacher Educators,Comparative Education Society of India,Indian Distance Education Association.


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