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Indira International Distance Education Academy Completes Two Years On UpsideLMS

March 2011

Indira Group of Institutes is a renowned name in education that has registered a strong presence in Pune's educational horizon. Its distance education arm, the Indira International Distance Education Academy (IIDEA), today, completed two full year on UpsideLMS, Upside Learning’s multi award-winning Learning Management System. Further, IIDEA also committed the renewal of its partnership with Upside Learning. This partnership marks the 3rd consecutive year in which Upside Learning will be a key partner to IIDEA for managing distance learning program for its learners.

We are pleased to be associated with IIDEA for third year in a row. Our partnership strongly reflects the mutually beneficial journey we have had and our commitment to take this forward as we grow. Developing a distance education platform which adheres to DEC guidelines is unique and reinstates Upside Learning’s stand as a flexible learning solutions provider.

Amit GautamDirector - Technology Solutions
Upside Learning

In its near 7 years of existence, Upside Learning has successfully helped various educational institutes and universities across the globe to deliver distance education programs. This has been brought about by UpsideLMS. For IIDEA's distance learning requirements, UpsideLMS was designed and developed in line with guidance and norms provided by Distance Education Council (DEC). DEC is a statutory body and a national-level council for technical education under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, India.

For IIDEA’s distance learning requirements, apart from traditional eLearning tools, UpsideLMS has been designed to incorporate social learning components so as to add an extra edge to learning. The system provides the learner a platform, allowing them to experience close to physical college environment by offering the right mix of study material, online courses and assessments. Social learning tools like Briefcase, Blog and Chat enable learners to interact with each other and the faculty members on a variety of topics, and in the process create a permanent knowledge repository useful in future.

Due consideration has been given to IIDEA’s special requirements for its Diploma programs. The programs have been designed to reflect the desired structure and flow. Additionally, multi-level assessment is a unique facility provided to ensure accurate skill check. Appearing at lesson level as well at subject level, this double check ensures proper understanding of the subject matter by the learner.

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