"Online educational tutorial videos: evolving domain", article published in The Hindu on May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011, 11:31 a.m.

Apart from free educational resources, many free/open-source packages and programmes that liberate/strengthen the educational infrastructure are in place- like the open-source statistical package ‘R', the text-processing/type-setting language LaTex and the like. Though many of these packages are quite useful and can boost the efficiency of the pedagogic process, the academic fraternity is yet to adapt them fully. A possible reason could be lack of appropriate tutorials on such programmes. This makes the spoken tutorial project (http://spoken-tutorial.org/) quite relevant and timely. Here you will find several spoken tutorials on various open source software in English and other Indian regional languages. Tutorials on open source packages such as LaTex and Python (a programming language) can be accessed from this service. The LaTex tutorial study plan includes lessons such as ‘LaTex installation', ‘letter writing', ‘report writing', ‘Mathematical equations' and so on.