Delhi University’s Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL), in its endeavour to help students beyond the classrooms, had launched an e-learning portal in June this year that will have two new features soon.
The portal, which has features such as e-quizzes, e-lectures, e-labs and e-lessons and e-classes, has come up with e-helper and e-paper to help students prepare for the examinations better.
E-helper will have web pages dedicated to each discipline with questions and answers. A panel of experts will not only help students answer the queries but will also advise students on which books to refer.
"This feature will make the portal more interactive. The idea is not only to put up e-lessons, lectures and quizzes for reference but also receive feedback from students and help them understand the lessons better," said AK Bakshi, director of ILLL.
Another new feature is the e-paper, which is similar to a question bank. Students can refer to a compilation of question papers over the years for each subject topic wise. "It will have an exhaustive range of questions not only from DU but other as well," added Bakshi.
Interactive crossword, a new addition, has also been made to the e-quizzes section of the portal. With the new addition, the section will have crosswords that will have around 10-across and 10-down one-sentence questions whose answers shall be of one word.
At present, these crosswords are available for chemistry and commerce, but will soon be available for other disciplines too. A hint feature provides the student alphabets of the correct answer one by one.
The crosswords will help the students learn the key words, phrases and their meaning in a fun-filled manner. All the new features, which are primarily designed for the undergraduate students, are expected to be operational within the next 15 days.