The University of Delhi (DU) has launched a ‘Virtual Learning Environment’, an online platform with learning resources to provide required digital support for students and teachers, the university’s website notified on Saturday, May 23.
As claimed by the university, with 1500 e-lessons, 29000 e-quizzes, 20 e-labs, and 50 e-lectures, the initiative is meant to “provide a taste of the range of opportunities that will be available to students and teachers on a daily basis”, the portal states. It further provides various collaborative tools to help teaching and learning communities, it notes. The portal can be accessed on vle.du.ac.in.
Through this platform, the varsity is offering undergraduate courses, foundation courses, and national mission on education courses. Though the courses are not complete, individuals can log in to learn about a wide range of streams and subjects, ranging from Film Studies, Theater Performance to History of India, Business Communication, Algebra, and many others. The courses are available in Hindi and English.
While Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is for students, the Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL), is for advanced learners who wish to be trained in new-age skills. The university informed that this portal for teachers and heads of various institutions who need to adapt themselves to the use of Information and Communication Technology to facilitate teaching and administration, the Indian Express reported.
Currently, the classes are being held digitally after the University Grants Commission (UGC) in its guidelines had asked universities to upload the academic material digitally to be accessed anytime.