Communication & Information Services (CIS), JNU organized the Digital India Week programme on 3rd-4th July 2015 as per the DO letter no. F75-9/2015(EGov) issued dated 25.06.2015 by Secretary, UGC New Delhi. The objective of this programme is to disseminate the information & promotion of Digital Strength, ICT initiatives of the university and knowledge sharing of digital resources.
In 1996 JNU initiated efforts for setting up a campus-wide computer network in the academic complexs of the university. The network was structured in a manner, keeping in view of options for future expansion to connect and cover the entire campus.
ICT Key Focus Areas @JNU : Digital Strength
IT Infra and NOC Group : IT Infrastructure Operations Management
eGovernance Group : EduERP Applications and Central Data Portal , integrated unified ICT services
IT Support Services(ITSS) : Field Operations, endpoints management and hardware maintenance
Website and e-Content Development Group:Live Webcasting,eContent development and LMS/MOOCs- Teaching/Leaning Technologies
R & D Group : External Projects, Technology evaluation, testing and development
ICT Skill Development Training Group : ICT training for staff
The network links 22 buildings and some teachers, students, and support staff with access to voice, data, multimedia, and videoconferencing services as well as e-learning, research, and business applications. The new standard for next-generation wireless technology. Although the benefits of increased coverage and faster data transfer speeds had obvious appeal, the university needed to find a way to protect its existing wireless investment. This investment included 270 Cisco access points and associated WLAN controllers. The mixed campus environment also presented an additional challenge in helping ensure that slower 802.11a/b/g equipment did not limit the performance of any new 802.11n devices being installed
E-classroom is one such initiative taken by Government of India where use of Information Technology can help in improving the quality of education and educational professionals. This will in turn lead to improve the state and country.
e-classroom uses latest Information and communication technologies and facilitate, enhance and improve teaching standard.
Reduced cost of computers and internet has lead to establishment of e-classrooms where students can interact, learn and share learning contents on a real time basis via Internet. Students will be present in a virtual classroom environment with professor and fellow learners which might physically be very far away.
Video Conferencing is available for the users in various network environments such as VPN, Fire Wall, Private IP. Specially, the single port technology containing HTTP Tunneling makes video conference in any network environment.
Video Conferencing facilities are provided by CIS in the Hall No. 2 of Lecture Hall Complex. The facility consists of a Sony PCS-1 video conferencing system which provides the latest in conferencing technology and Sony Bravia line of high-performance 46" LCD TV as monitor and 2 Mbps bandwidth connectivity dedicated for the purpose. This Video Conferencing equipment is installed in a studio-like environment with sound proofing and Air Conditioning facilities. This videoconferencing facility of JNU can be utilised by all the Schools/Centres by sending a written application addressed to the Director (CIS) mentioning the purpose, date and time (IST), name of the institution and the IP address of their equipment. By using this facility a few Video conferencing sessions have already been arranged with some institutions such as CDAC (Pune) and SBRI, USA.
e-Learning and Content Management System (eLCMS) software, usually implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing the content. It is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of web material in text, images, animation, audio and video. It facilitates content creation, content control, editing, and many essential Web maintenance functions. Most systems use a database to store content, metadata, and/or artifacts that might be needed by the system.
The main objectives for building JNU E-Learning and Content Management System will be:
- to share common working documents across the JNU community;
- to accumulate content in a single platform;
- to provide open access to institutional research output by self-archiving it;
- to have access to all the important video lectures delivered by visiting scholars/JNU scholars
Report on Digital India Week