OS-CIT

About the Course/Course Objective

In 21st Century, most of the new actionable knowledge is being digitally born (often through digital collaborations), digitally stored, digitally presented, digitally distributed, digitally accessed, digitally archived and managed. It only seems natural that it has become an essential part of one’s personal, professional and social life. It has also transformed the way of living in 21st Century.

OS-CIT attempts to propagate it through IT Awareness, Literacy, Functionality and Applicability with a view to bridge the Digital Divide and the resultant Knowledge Divide and Development Opportunity Divide. This surely makes a positive impact on one’s job-readiness, social behaviour and ultimately boosts the self-confidence, enabling him/her to work effectively in the 21st Century workplace. The course is in interactive mode comprising extensive evidence-based multimedia content. The learning progression of the learner can be monitored centrally from the framework deployed.

The eLearning material offered in OS-CIT is continuously punctuated with a variety of formative e -Assessment sessions which is as follows:

  • Provide continuous feedback to the learning facilitators for instant improvements.
  • Facility to take self-videos while creating outputs on computer, facility of carrying such videos in a pen drive for sharing them with friends or for showing in job interview
  • Take-a-Challenge System for experiencing situation based problem solving
  • Take-a-Test for the practice of final examination
  • Seek convergence of Learning and Assessment
  • Remove monotony and boredom in learning
  • Add challenge, excitement and engagement
  • Ensure learner’s continuous progression in upward spiral
  • Enhance continuous improvement in skill mastery.
  • Build a portfolio of accomplishments as an evidence of expertise and proficiency for the scrutiny of potential employers.

SYLLABUS

After enrolment, a student learns 200+ Skills during course duration of 3 months. OS-CIT offers the following modules:

  1. Typing Skills: Scientific method of errorless typing in Englis
  2. 21st Century Job Skills: Knowledge of Office Automation tools to work effectively and smartly at workplace.
  3. 21st Century Daily Life Skills (Websites and Apps)- For managing and living a better quality of life with the help of various mobile apps and websites.
  4. 21st Century Citizenship Skills: To become a responsible citizen and avail various Government Services/Schemes
  5. 21st Century Study Skills: Transform to style of studying in 21st Century and getting its benefits to the fullest
  6. IT Concepts and General Awareness: Various Information Technology Concepts and Awareness about inventions and discoveries
  7. Go Green: Norms of eco-friendly use of computers
  8. Ergonomics: Norms of using computer in a healthy way
  9. Scripting Skills: To Literacy about various novice friendly programming languages
  10. Netiquettes & Cybersecurity Skills:
    1. Netiquettes: Etiquettes for decent behaviour in the Cyber world
    2. Netiquettes: Etiquettes for decent behaviour in the Cyber world

Out of 50 sessions of OS-CIT, 40 sessions are allotted to IT and Job readiness skills and 10 sessions are designed for the learners to undertake various physical or digital freelancing career.

OS-CIT Course Parity with International Standards: The types of skills that are covered in OS-CIT viz. 21st Century Daily Life Skills, 21st Century Citizenship Skills, 21st Century Study Skills, and 21st Century Office Skills along with operating system/s, MS Office Tools, and other useful mobile apps and websites are mapped to the following international IT Literacy Standards:

International IT Literacy Standards

  1. California Common Cor2.National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS)e Standards (CCCS)
  2. National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS)
  3. Northstar Digital Literacy Standards (NDLS)
  4. Microsoft Office Standards (MOS)