Meena Kharatmal & Nagarjuna G. (2009). SELF Platform—A Teacher-Centric Collaborative Authoring System. Journal of Applied Collaborative Systems, 1(2), pp. 67-82.
HBCSE – Gnowledge Lab has developed the SELF Platform as part of the European Commission funded SELF Project # 034595 (2006-2008). A paper on SELF Platform as a teacher centric collaborative authoring system has been published at the NCOSS conference organized by CDAC, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, May 2009.
The SELF Platform caters to a teacher to create learning materials.
The full paper is available from the publications page of my blog.
During the episteme3, our presentations on Refined Concept Maps, gnowledge.org generated interest among few participants. A focus group meeting for more interaction, collaboration was planned after today’s lunch. The members included Dr. Vrunda Prabhu, Dr. Brian, Prof. H.C.Pradhan, Dr. Nagarjuna, Ms. Meena. The group from City University, New York have a repository of concept maps on mathematics based on their research work, students’ essays, etc. Prof. Pradhan shared his research on concept maps on physics and ways to analyze the concepts based on the links, distance. Our research group (Nagarjuna and Meena) shared our research work on refined concept maps on biology domain, and how the gnowledge.org can help build a roadmap of knowledge from any given domain. The group also discussed on how to use the cognitive distance, semantic proximity for analyzing the concepts in a network.
This seems a useful outcome of the episteme-3 conference for our research group. Let us see how it proceeds.
The SELF consortium has organized a one day SELF workshop as part of the FKFT pre-conference. We are at the Universitat de Oberta Catalunya. The participants are getting hands-on sessions on creating, organizing, editing courses using the SELF Platform and Gnowledge Portal.
Announcing a workshop on
“Collaborative building of online e-learning courses”
June 25, 26, 27, 2008
Gnowledge Lab, HBCSE
The Gnowledge Lab (computer lab) of HBCSE has developed a
web-based e-learning platform for creating courses. The platform is
mainly focused on authors, content generators, translators,
instructors who wants to create course materials for dissemination of
knowledge. A glimpse of a few prototype course materials that are
being developed can be viewed from http://courses.gnowledge.org/collectionview/
The Gnowledge Lab is pleased to announce a workshop on Collaborative
building of online e-learning courses using SELF Platform, in all
languages particularly in english, marathi, or hindi.
We invite all of the staff members from HBCSE—academic, scientific,
research scholars, project, administration, technical—to participate
in this workshop.
Features of the workshop:
* Creating on-line courses in any subject using any language
* Adding & organizing lessons, glossary, faqs, test questions
* Creating personal bookshelf
* Inserting images using filemanager
* Exchanging course materials using import and export modules
* Creating versions of courses and comparing changes
* Using electronic conference room for online collaboration of courses
* The participants who will be developing content will be credited as
authors of courses automatically by the system
* The content developed will be published under GNU-FDL licence
(same as wikipedia license)
Our team will provide a demonstration on using the SELF Platform. A
training on how to type in Indian languages and publish on the
Internet will also be provided as part of the workshop.
Interested participants can register for the workshop by sending an
email to —– self [at] hbcse.tifr.res.in —— before 20th June. The
number of participants is limited upto about 10 participants on each
day. The same workshop will be repeated on each day. So please specify
the date on which you would like to join the workshop in your email
registration. After the one day workshop you can continue to build the
courses from anywhere and collaborate using the electronic conference
Venue: Gnowledge Lab ( Computer Lab – 108 )
Timings: 10:00 to 17:00
10:00 – 10:30 Introduction to the Gnowledge Portal & SELF Platform
10:30 – 10: 45 Quick demonstration on building on-line courses
10:45 — 11:00 Tea break (Tea and Snacks will be provided)
11:00 — 13:00 Hands-on session on building courses
13:00 — 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 — 16:00 Hands-on session on building courses
16:00 — 16:15 Tea break (Tea and Snacks will be provided)
16:15 – 17:00 Discussion on courses & Feedback
All are welcome ! Please register through —– self [at] hbcse.tifr.res.in —— for the workshop.
SELF Team & Gnowledge Team
Share your Knowledge
The SELF Platform team has produced an interim report on the “SELF Platform Development: Localised and Tested System”. As part of the guidelines of the SELF Project, the report has been submitted to the European Commission on April 30, 2008. The interim report on deliverable D6 describes main features based on the SELF Platform in the three phases with regard to its implementation following the human interface design. The report has a developer, users guide alongwith the details of the technical specifications related to the server infrastructure, its setup and maintenence. The report also mentions the roadmap and development methodology. Most of the features are supported with screen shots from the SELF Platform.