Title: Pedagogical challenges of Indian higher education: policy and research implications

Authors: K.K. Patra

Addresses: Rourkela Institute of Management Studies, Institutional Area, Gopabandhu Nagar Chhend, Rourkela-769015, Orissa, India

Abstract: This paper briefly discusses the historical developments of higher education systems in India. Today, learning has a greater challenge in the university level, which advocates good decision making and effective evaluation of the needs of the industry. It aims at enriching traditional and innovative learning models, conceptualising courseware in multiple media, personalising learning experiences to custom learning devices, integrating administrative functionalities with other academic units and, not the least, ensuring the expected quality of learning. This paper describes the general philosophy of the programme and the corresponding pedagogical model as well as focusing on recent research methods, methodologies and paradigms in higher education systems in India.

Keywords: e-pedagogy; multiple media; multimedia; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; internet; world wide web; electronic pedagogy; pedagogical challenges; India; policy implications; research implications; decision making; effective evaluation; industry needs; traditional learning models; innovative learning models; innovation; courseware; personalised learning experiences; custom learning; administrative functionalities; administrative integration; academic units; learning quality; pedagogical models; research methods; research methodologies; research paradigms; education management; higher education; universities; KM; knowledge management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2012.044003

International Journal of Management in Education, 2012 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.88 - 100

Available online: 16 Nov 2011 *

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