What Is The SMS Alert Service Of IGNOU?

What Is The SMS Alert Service Of IGNOU?
The SMS alert service of IGNOU is meant for providing crucial information like last date of IGNOU Admission, submission of IGNOU Assignments, any exigency, etc. to the learners and every other stakeholder from time to time. It also enables millions of IGNOU learners across the globe to SMS their queries to IGNOU. Earlier, they used to send queries using e-mail or post. The current facility enables all IGNOU learners as well as other stakeholders to send their queries to IGNOU by SMS without accessing Internet.
Source : IGNOU Official website FAQ PDF

Are There Any Other Activities Carried Out By NCIDE To Nurture Innovations in IGNOU?

Are There Any Other Activities Carried Out By NCIDE To Nurture Innovations in IGNOU?
Yes. The NCIDE brings out an e-newsletter ‘Ennovate’ to share and disseminate innovative ideas and best practices. The newsletter carries articles/contributions from the NCIDE faculty, IGNOU faculty and eminent experts. The NCIDE also bring out posters on Interesting facts under the title ‘Did You Know?’. These facts usually go unnoticed by us but have a bearing on our lives. These posters are aimed at stimulating the curiosity in the students and teachers so that they are motivated to be creative and innovative. The Electronic Media Production Centre at IGNOU telecasts and broadcasts video and audio snippets based on ‘Did You Know?’ respectively through Gyandarshan and Gyanvani.
Another initiative is ‘Science @Mobile’ which is an innovative scheme of science popularisation through mobile. The Target Group for the Science @ Mobile, basically includes all the people irrespective of age, gender, socio-economic background, geographical location. As of today eight different types of sms items are being delivered through mobiles, which include interesting science facts, science quotations, latest science news, about scientists, science humour, health tips, green tips, and events and days of scientific importance.
Source : IGNOU Official website FAQ PDF

Are There Any Other Innovative Solutions Developed By NCIDE in IGNOU ?

Are There Any Other Innovative Solutions Developed By NCIDE in IGNOU?
Yes. NCIDE developed the Virtual Training Lounge, which is a web-based platform that enables trainers to provide training and capacity building of the ODL functionaries online. This system is designed to provide not only synchronous training, but also to sustain the learning experience of the trainees online. The ease of access to the VTL anytime from anywhere makes it an ideal platform for training and its sustainability.
Source : IGNOU Official website FAQ PDF

What Are The Operational Online Facilities Available With IGNOU?

What Are The Operational Online Facilities Available With IGNOU?
There are several online facilities pertaining to learner support like IGNOU Registration, submission of examination forms, checking of registration and evaluation status. On the IGNOU website there is a link called IGNOU STUDENTS ZONE which on browsing provides all relevant information to the learners.
Source : IGNOU Official website FAQ PDF

Does NCIDE Carry Out Any Research in IGNOU?


Does NCIDE Carry Out Any Research in IGNOU?
Yes. One of the thrust areas of NCIDE is to explore the areas of innovations and to find out the suitable, cost effective and feasible solutions. For this, the NCIDE takes up research studies. The broad areas of research and development as identified by NCIDE include:
1) Identification of the quality indicators, quality assurance mechanism and benchmarking, for quality management of the IGNOU Programmes in ODL system.
2) Development of guidelines, mechanism and modalities for convergence of different systems of seamless access, such as credit transfer, choice based learning, etc.
3) Inculcation of values for the learners and other stakeholders in the ODL system.
Source : IGNOU Official website FAQ PDF