Ramesh C. Sharma

Ramesh Sharma holds a Ph.D. in Education in the area of Educational Technology and is currently working as an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Learning Resources in the Educational Technology and Publishing (ETP) Unit at Wawasan Open University, Malaysia. He is an expert in open and distance and technology mediated learning and has served as a Visiting Professor at University of Fiji, Fiji; Commonwealth of Learning as Director of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi; Indira Gandhi National Open University, India; and University of Guyana, Guyana, South America. He had been a member of Advisory Group on Human Resources Development for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). While at University of Guyana he also collaborated with UNDP for its Enhanced Public Trust, Security and Inclusion (EPTSI) project, Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) and United Nations Volunteer (UNV) to develop suitable educational opportunities for communities and youth. He is the co-Editor of the Asian Journal of Distance Education (ISSN 1347-9008, www.ASIANJDE.org). In addition, he has been associated with several peer reviewed journals as Reviewer, Editor and Editorial Advisory Board member in the field of Open and Distance Learning such as "Distance Education", International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL), International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET), and Indian Journal of Open Learning (IJOL). An author/editor of several books and research papers on educational technology, educational multimedia and eLearning, Dr. Sharma is a practitioner promoting Open Educational Resources (OER). He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board and an author for the Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (4 volumes), 2005. He has been a trainer and capacity builder in the field of educational technology, and has supervised doctoral research in the field. He has conducted workshops and evaluation activities for IGNOU, CEMCA, COL, UNCTAD, and Aga Khan Foundation, amongst others.

Publications

Blockchain Technology Applications in Education
Ramesh Chander Sharma, Hakan Yildirim, Gulsun Kurubacak. © 2020. 336 pages.
Blockchain relies on distributed databases that give an alterable and semipublic record of digital transactions. Blockchain in learning should address theoretical, practical, and...
Framework Blockchain Education: Rupture in Higher Education
Dênia Falcão de Bittencourt, Adriano Rogério Goedert, Ramesh C. Sharma, Flávio Bortolozzi. © 2020. 17 pages.
We live in a dynamic and evolutionary world. Concepts such as internet of things, blockchain, convergence, transformations, disruptions, robotics, artificial intelligence, and...
Three Dimensional (3D) Simulation for Ubiquitous and Inclusive Learning in a Digital Era
Maria Antonia Lima Gomes, Ramesh Chander Sharma, Alfredo Eurico Rodrigues Matta, Lucas Robatto. © 2019. 24 pages.
With the advances in web technologies, learning of scientific phenomena has taken a new dimension. Emergence of 3D Simulation, virtual and augmented reality has added a new...
Internationalization of Higher Education in Southeast Asia
Ramesh Chander Sharma, M. Rajesh. © 2019. 11 pages.
In 1997, during the second ASEAN (Association of SouthEast Asian Nations) informal summit held in Kuala Lumpur, ASEAN Vision 2020 was adopted laying emphasis on integration of...
Innovative Applications of Online Pedagogy and Course Design
Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2018. 451 pages.
New tools and technologies are being developed to cater to the e-learning triangle of content, technology, and services. These developments (in technology, needs of students...
Open Source for Higher Conventional and Open Education in India
Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2015. 18 pages.
Distance Education in India has come a long way since the launch of correspondence courses in 1962 at the Delhi University. There have been many changes over the period of time...
Learning4Content: WikiEducator's Training Initiative in Education
Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2015. 12 pages.
The world over, some common factors have contributed to the emergence and growth of open educational resources. These can be to increase access to educational materials, to...
Learning4Content: WikiEducator’s Training Initiative in Education
Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2014. 12 pages.
The world over, some common factors have contributed to the emergence and growth of open educational resources. These can be to increase access to educational materials, to...
Open Source for Higher Conventional and Open Education in India
Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2013. 18 pages.
Distance Education in India has come a long way since the launch of correspondence courses in 1962 at the Delhi University. There have been many changes over the period of time...
Engaging Learners in the Digital Age through Self-Discovery Learning
Ramesh C Sharma, Paul Kawachi. © 2012. 12 pages.
The development of social networking, Web 2.0, and virtual worlds has opened new avenues for online collaborative communication. For learners in this digital age, there is a need...
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD)
Chia-Wen Tsai, Pei-Di Shen. Est. 2011.
The International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD) serves as a forum for the improvement of online education for schools and teachers planning to implement...
Emerging Trends of Student Support Services in Indian Distance Education
Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2010. 14 pages.
Even though the concept of distance education emerged in the West/Europe, it is evident that the impact of this concept in terms of emergence of distance education institutions...
Applications of E-Tutoring at Indira Gandhi National Open University
Ramesh C. Sharma, Sanjaya Mishra. © 2010. 16 pages.
The education system in India has witnessed various transformations: from ancient system of Gurukul (where the teacher and the taught used to attain educational objectives living...
Transformative Learning and Online Education : Indian Experiences
Suresh Garg, Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2010. 19 pages.
Education is an organic entity and it evolves continuously to cater to the emerging needs of a society. In India, the educational system has changed over the centuries and with...
Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning
Ugur Demiray, Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2009. 416 pages.
Today, e-learning and various online education applications are used in more countries and educational institutions than ever before. However, as the industry grows, so do issues...
International Journal of E-Adoption (IJEA)
Hayden Wimmer. Est. 2009.
E-adoption has been the central focus of the 21st century since both organizations and individuals around the globe are adopting the internet and other internet-based...
E-Learning in India
Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2009. 7 pages.
Education is an essential tool for the economical and social development of a nation. Proper development of human resources is crucial to that. To make everyone able to receive...
Multimedia as a Cross-Channel for Cultures and Languages
Ramesh C. Sharma, Sanjaya Mishra. © 2009. 7 pages.
Around the world many communities have been constantly struggling to maintain their customs, traditions and language. Many communities have been on the move from place to place...
Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Education: An Introduction
Ugur Demiray, Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2009. 9 pages.
Education is intimately connected with ethics, because holistically speaking education is more than simply passing examinations and acquiring degrees. Education is character...
Ethics in the Ambit of Distance Education
J. S. Dorothy, Ugur Demiray, Ramesh C. Sharma, Ashwini Kumar. © 2009. 14 pages.
In an era when the distance teaching institution, irrespective of their type, namely single mode, dual mode, mixed mode and consortium, is involved in distance education, for the...
Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Education: Lessons Learned
Ugur Demiray, Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2009.
The changing dimensions of distance education methodologies, new roles of distance teachers, and learners and use of modern communication technologies have necessitated putting...
Mobility in IP Networks
Sanjay Jasola, Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2009. 10 pages.
With the ever increasing use of portable and hand held devices for voice and data transfer, there is a growing expectation to access information anytime, anywhere. Today there...
Technology and Culture: Indian Experiences
Ramesh C. Sharma, Sanjaya Mishra. © 2009. 9 pages.
This chapter discusses the deployment of e-learning technologies in the context of how they are helping towards preserving and disseminating knowledge on Indian cultural...
Technology and Culture: Indian Experiences
Ramesh C. Sharma, Sanjaya Mishra. © 2008. 9 pages.
This chapter discusses the deployment of e-learning technologies in the context of how they are helping towards preserving and disseminating knowledge on Indian cultural...
Cases on Global E-Learning Practices: Successes and Pitfalls
Ramesh C. Sharma, Sanjaya Mishra. © 2007. 372 pages.
E-learning has assumed a significant role in the educational sector in both face-to-face learning and distance learning forms. Universities all over the globe have adopted...
Security Model for Educational Satellite Networks
Sanjay Jasola, Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2007. 8 pages.
Education has been the greatest tool for human resources development. The advances in information and communication technology has brought out a paradigm shift in the educational...
Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training
Sanjaya Mishra, Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2005. 434 pages.
Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training emerges out of the need to share information and knowledge on the research and practices of using multimedia in various...
E-Learning in India
Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2005. 7 pages.
Education is an essential tool for the economical and social development of a nation. Proper development of human resources is crucial to that. To make everyone able to receive...
Multimedia as a Cross-Channel for Cultures and Languages
Ramesh C. Sharma, Sanjaya Mishra. © 2005. 7 pages.
Around the world many communities have been constantly struggling to maintain their customs, traditions and language. Many communities have been on the move from place to place...
Technology-Based Learning in Open Universities in India
Ramesh C. Sharma. © 2005. 10 pages.
In this paper, technology-based learning has been described as adopted in the open-university system in India. Since open and distance education (DE) in India is offered at...