The VTU e-Learning Centre was established in August 2003 at the SJCE Campus in Mysore with the main aim of facilitating distance education and training to the students and faculty members of VTU through satellite (EDUSAT programme) and web.
EDUSAT-based Distance Education :
The satellite-based education comes under the ambit of the prestigious EDUSAT project of ISRO, Government of India. All the engineering colleges affiliated to VTU have been networked thereby making VTU as single largest connected University in India. Currently the lecture sessions are being transmitted using Channel-2, which is DTH-based network with one-way video and one-way audio. VTU has been extended two more channels: VSAT-based Channel-1, which is interactive with one-way video and two-way audio and Data Channel for transfer of data. The state-of-the art studio and uplink facility has been established at the DSERT campus in Bangalore. We have gained a great deal of experience in multicasting with satellite return channel.
Besides conducting hundreds of classes on varied VTU subjects of different disciplines, we are holding sessions related to technology, soft skill, career development and exam-revision. In the novel CXO speaks programme, IBM, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Bosch Rexroth and Infosys companies are participating in a big way.
Web-based e-Learning :
On web-based e-Learning, we have taken up the implementation of e-Learning framework. The e-Learning Centre has so far developed web-based e-Learning content of 12 full-semester subjects-. The service available:
The lecture notes of 25 subjects handled in VTU-EDUSAT programmes during the said period, as given by the respective faculty members, are available at http://elearning.vtu.ac.in