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SEEK 15 and the SEEK model of conclave design

Skill Enterprise Engagement for Empowering Kerala (SEEK) is emerging as a very important biannual conclave of all stakeholders related to the  skill development ecosystem with its first successful conduct in 2013 and now the second instance on 16th and 17th of December 2015.
The principal organizer of the event is the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP), a joint skill development initiative of Higher and General Education Departments, Government of Kerala in India. The objective of the ASAP is to provide additional skill training to the students studying at Higher Secondary Schools and the Arts and Science colleges to enhance their employment opportunities as well as their confidence and initiative to become successful individuals and responsible citizens.

In 2013 National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) was the conclave partner. For SEEK 15, Asian Development Bank (ADB) was the partner.

While SEEK13  chiefly focused on unveiling the skill development opportunities in K…

OER for Inclusive Development; identifying Challenges, Addressing Opportunities – National Consultation

CEMCA, UNESCO and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) jointly organized the national consultation on ‘OER for Inclusive Development; identifying Challenges, Addressing Opportunities’ at the JNU Convention Centre on 1st and 2nd December 2015.

The discussions were based on the following themes:
Examining the benefits and implications of the National Mission on Education Through ICT – NMEICT’s open licensing policy guidelinesExamining good practices and case studies on OER-based learningExploring the role of digital libraries vis-à-vis OER initiativesAdapting existing institutional OER policiesDeveloping and applying frameworks to assess the quality of OEROER for persons with disabilitiesOER for skill development
The overall feel I got was that the OER movement has to enter into a concerted, targeted and action oriented second phase of its implementation. Now, the OER ecosystem, in general, has good policies, models, content repositories and technology that can be repurposed and used. I…