The vision of Directorate of Higher Education is to achieve educational excellence through holistic and conducive knowledge ecology.
The mission of Directorate of Higher Education is to make Goa a premier state of excellence in Higher Educational policy, planning & administration by vigorously promoting advanced level of Learning,Research & Capacity Building in Regional, National and Global context.
The online learning initiative by Directorate of Higher Education(DHE), Government of Goa, named "Digital Integrated System for Holistic Teaching And Virtual Orientations" (DISHTAVO) is comprehensive and holistic as it addresses different programs of study such as; BA, B.Sc etc under the Goa University, Goa at the UG and PG level.
The four quadrant format as prescribed by SWAYAM for MOOCS is adopted in the DISHTAVO project to widen the learning experience of the learner. A central repository developed exclusively for DISHTAVO is the main platform for learner-content interaction. However, the learner may also access material indexed on YouTube through the organised playlist that is created.
The content preparation is done in a phased manner beginning with Unit 1 & Unit II of every paper of the odd semesters in the first phase . Similarly, in the second phase, the aim is to start with even semester and complete the remaining units subsequently.
The project aims to create a repository of e-content as per the prescribed syllabus. The main motive is to provide it to students in both online mode through the internet access as well as offline mode by keeping a copy of the same at the college level where students can request the required lectures and copy them on pendrive and take them home.
The highlight of this project is that it is developed completely in-house with the technical team constituted by pulling in all the required expertise from various colleges, DHE and Goa University that includes faculty, students, lab assistants, system administrators, Multi Tasking Staff etc. Around 1200+ faculty from different disciplines have already contributed to the first phase of the project by recording their sessions at the makeshift studios, the DDLI studio and the Chowgule studio set up at Goa University.
Digital Integrated System of Holistic Teaching and Virtual Orientations (DISHTAVO) is an e-content initiative of the Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Goa which commenced in the month of June, 2020. The primary goal of this initiative is to provide Undergraduate and Post Graduate students registered under Goa University, Goa, uniform exposure to the course content across different Disciplines, Subjects and Papers.
Teaching Faculty in the different HEI’s across the State of Goa have prepared the e-content based on their own experience, thoughts, reasoning, opinion and judgement in consonance with the syllabi prescribed by the Goa University.
Digital Expression in the e-content (videos) by way of pictures/ images/ photographs/ charts/ diagrams/videos or any other visual element presented by the teachers (hereafter referred to as Presenter) is his/her own work and is believed to be prepared and executed within the framework (guidelines to prepare Presentations, Copyrights and other guidelines) provided by the DHE from time-to-time and deviation, if any, in no way reflects, or can be construed as the opinion of the Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Goa.
Further, considering the urgency of developing e-content due to the upcoming academic year in the midst of COVID -19 pandemic, copyright infringement, if any, is purely unintentional and within the ambit of providing an educational opportunity to the students as well as considering protection under Sec 52 (clause i) of the Copyright Act 1957. We may be notified of any such unintentional copyright issues.
The e-content so created will be published on YouTube under a CC BY license.