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mySangham: A Crowdsourcing Platform for Skill Development

mySangham is an online portal and community that will bring skill based education and employment within reach of everyone. The portal enables anyone to upload multilingual content that would be accessible to all especially the mobile-first, cloud-first generation. mySangham applies crowdsourcing to empower individuals and to leverage technology to disseminate vocational education on a mass scale by creating a comprehensive ecosystem of the vocational skills training network by connecting a large online community of those searching for skills and those who can provide skills training. The Content Management System (CMS) and the Learning Management System (LMS) form the crux of this portal which facilitates creation, curation and dissemination of multilingual vocational education and training (VET) content.
1) Content Creation: mySangham offers content creators an easy-to-use platform to develop multimedia based instructional material.

2) Content Curation: The Content Management System (CMS) has the ability to compile user generated content to create courses or take Open Educational Resources (OER) content to create courses under the Creative Commons Licence (CCL). Using the mySangham Game Engine, content creators would be able to create their own games for their courses, almost as good as those found at www.megareel.com. The game engine currently hosts over 12 varieties of interactive activities that is ready to use.

3) Content Dissemination: With usability as a priority, mySangham offers a gentle user experience to the novice computer user. Through its customizable interface, an individual learner can personalize their learning experience according to pace and preference.

4) Content Community (e-Guilds): Traditionally, guilds were a way for skilled tradesmen and artisans to mentor and pass on skills to apprentices. mySangham would leverage these rich traditions by using technology to create virtual e-Guilds through skill or course based discussion forums, webinars and others. mySangham will offer a community feel through social network to connect students to mentors and fellow students and allow them to interact with each other just like in a traditional guild or apprenticeship program.