Following are the associated projects:
- TELoTS: Technology Enhanced Learning of Thinking Skills
Thinking skills have been identified and characterized in a variety of ways by academics as well as by professional bodies. While the importance of thinking skills has been well-established, its teaching and learning is complex. Learners do not automatically develop thinking skills while learning content. Hence it is important to address the teaching and learning of thinking skills explicitly, in addition to content. There exist teaching-learning strategies for various thinking skills as well as technology-enhanced learning environments that promote the learning of thinking skills. Researchers have explored various approaches for developing such thinking skills in learners by utilizing TEL environments such as automated formative assessment, inquiry via interactive simulations, and opportunities for collaboration and reflection. TELoTS includes Learning Environments for development of thinking skills such as systems, tools, pedagogical approaches, techniques, models etc.
- TUET: Teacher Use of Educational Technology
TUET (Teacher use of educational technology) is a research project in IDP-ET, IIT Bombay. Our research activities focus on developing theory-informed, research-evidence based frameworks for large-scale teacher training (A2I2), frameworks as well as tools for authoring customized learning designs (CuVIS, LoTaAs), creating resource materials to facilitate implementation like training modelurriculum, activity constructors as also aligned assessment instruments (iQuE) for teachers. This has led to outreach activities like conducting 25 training programs so far in multiple modes – face-to-face, blended and online (MOOC).
- Project OSCAR
Project OSCAR (Open Source Courseware Animations Repository) provides a repository of web-based interactive animations and simulations, that we refer to as learning objects (LOs). These learning objects span topics in science and engineering at the college level, and maths and science at the school level. These could be useful not only for a classroom environment but also for enabling independent learning and distance education. The current goal is to develop LOs for topics in various subjects at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. An auxiliary goal of Project OSCAR is to provide training opportunities to students in developing LOs, managing the back-end of the repository, and conducting educational research.
- Spoken Tutorial
The Spoken Tutorial project is the initiative of the ‘Talk to a Teacher’ activity of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India.
- Virtual laboratory
A virtual laboratory is a tool for distance learning and/or experimentation that allows people to share knowledge, data, voice, video, tools, and many other resources. It provides a suitable environment to extend, improve, integrate, refine, and assist the learning and/or experimentation process of many subjects, thus contributing to an increase of the effectiveness of scientific research and widening the use of scarce or costly equipments.
- Teach Ten Thousand Teachers (T10KT)
The "Teach 1000 Teachers" programme was initiated in 2009, to enhance the teaching skills of engineering faculty. Participants attend workshops at multiple remote centers. Lectures are delivered by an expert using multi-way visual interaction. Tutorials and labs are conducted at remote centers by expert faculty at IIT Bombay, trained earlier by the expert.
Using ICT to scale up participation, and retaining the small-group environment of labs, is established as an effective methodology.