The research focus of the IDP-ET are:

  • TELoTS: Technology-enhanced learning of thinking skills.
    An important goal of education is that in addition to content, students develop cognitive process abilities. Learners are expected to use these abilities for sense-making and problem-solving across domains in educational settings and in the workplace. Our research group focuses on the following aspects:
    • Cognitive abilities used in engineering and science such as, design, problem-posing, estimation, algorithmic thinking, creation & revision of scientific models, data representation & analysis, decision making.
    • Technology enhanced learning environments for development of such abilities.
    • Transfer of cognitive abilities across domains.
    • Assessment of such abilities.
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    Click here for an overview of learning environments designed for TELoTS

  • TUET: Teacher Use of Educational Technology
    The potential of educational technology tools is lost without appropriate pedagogical strategies. Instructors not only need to have a knowledge of which tools are relevant, but more importantly how to integrate them effectively in the teaching-learning process. Our research in this area focuses on:
    • Creation of frameworks and models for effective integration of ET tools and strategies by instructors.
    • Designs for faculty professional development programs for effective integration of ET tools and strategies.
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  • PsyTeL : Psychophysiology of Teaching and Learning
    This research focuses on understanding and improving teaching-learning from a process centered perspective using psychophysiological sensors and ICT tools. We are interested in bringing technologies like EEG, GSR and eye tracking into mainstream education research and quantify some of the cognitive-affective parameters of learning with the overarching goal to understand the complex interplay of affect, cognition and motivation in the teaching-learning process.
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