conceptual dependency map

November 11, 2008

As part of the Structure and Dynamics of Knowledge project, our lab at HBCSE has developed  a web-based community portal for creating a repository of conceptual dependencies or pre-requisites that are required for creating a learning path in science education. A node is mapped with another node using the depends-on and required-for relations. These maps would aid in understanding how to create a sequence for teaching a particular topic.

One can join and create depmap at and can also subscribe to the community mailing list.


FKFT pre-conference SELF workshop, Barcelona Spain

July 14, 2008

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.

my blog level

July 10, 2008

My blog level:

blog readability test

Feels good 🙂

pathway modelling of glycolysis in gnowsys

July 2, 2008

As final year project of B.Tech in Bioinformatics, Pradnya, Lakshmi, Thara students from D. Y . Patil  Institute of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Navi Mumbai, worked on a project on representing pathway modelling of glycolysis in gnowsys. The project involved to create dictionaries, store into gnowsys and then represent using graphviz. The project report can be viewed from the trac site.

The glycolysis pathway is represented using the transformations that each molecule undergoes. For e.g. the glucose 6 phosphate gets transformed into fructose 6 phosphate as a result of phosphorylation. Such processes in glycolysis have been mapped to represent the pathway.

Workshop on collaborative building of online e-learning courses @ HBCSE

June 10, 2008

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
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] —— 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

Tentative Schedule:

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] —— for the workshop.

SELF Team & Gnowledge Team

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SELF Launch News in Media

September 10, 2007

SELF Launch got a good coverage in Media. There were reporters from Loksatta, DNA, and TV News Channel from DD News. The images are the clippings from the articles.


 Article from DNA


 Article from Indian Express


Article from Loksatta

SELF Platform Launch @ HBCSE

September 7, 2007

Today HBCSE launched the SELF Platform for the community. Prof. Arvind Kumar, Centre Director, HBCSE, began the event by welcoming the participants and informing about the research and development work at HBCSE. Dr. Nagarjuna gave an introductory talk about the SELF Project. Prof. Shobo Bhattacharya, Director TIFR, launched the SELF Platform by joining as a user at

We had organized two special lectures on the occassion. A keynote address on FOSS & Collaborative Culture was delivered by Prof. D. B. Phatak,Subharao M. Nilekani Chair Professor, Kanwal Rekhi Institute of Information Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. A special lecture on Semantic Web and Collaborative E-learning was delivered by Prof. G. Sivakumar,Professor and Head, Computer Science and Engineering Department Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Later the SELF Team conducted a live demo of the SELF Platform explaining its features. The developers team are Nagarjuna, Bipin, Prasanta, Divya, Rajiv, Rakesh, Debarshi, Alpesh, Saurabh, Meena.

The event concluded by vote of thanks and high tea.

We had a good number of audience (about 100) comprsing of teachers, educaitonists, students, scientists, people from free software community, etc. alongwith media.