Massive Open Online Courses

We have created multiple learner-centred Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for school and university teachers. These courses are running successfully on the IITBombayX platform.

These courses have already trained 20000+ teachers in the pedagogy of learner-centric teaching. Honor code certificate from IITBombayX is awarded to teachers who successfully pass the course.

1. ET701x: 'Elements of Learner-Centric MOOCs'



Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a popular avenue for diverse learners to upgrade their knowledge and skills. Instructors and administrators are looking at MOOCs as a solution for enabling access to quality education at scale.

Instructors who are new to creating MOOCs tend to focus on the use of technology features to mimic their classroom actions. While it is necessary to be aware of the technology affordances and to be able to use the various features in a MOOC platform to create one’s MOOC, it is not sufficient to focus on the technology. It is important to focus on the pedagogy of how to use the MOOC features effectively to foster student engagement and learning.

In this course, we discuss how to incorporate a learner-centric approach in a MOOC setting that is known to create an effective and engaging teaching-learning experience for learners. We call such a MOOC as a Learner-Centric MOOC (LCM). The LCM model provides a MOOC instructor with four structural elements, along with their interactions and orchestration dynamics to help in better designing their MOOCs.


2. ET611Tx: ‘Pedagogy for effective use of ICT for school teachers’



About the course:

There exists research-based evidence which shows that lecturing or mere demonstrations with Information & Communication Technology (ICT) tools are not effective for student learning, especially for higher order thinking skills. Instead, students learn effectively when they do carefully designed activities in class with the technologies; get feedback on their work immediately, and when the assessment is aligned to these activities. Given this context, the goals of the course are to:
  • Facilitate transition from teacher-centric to student-centric while teaching with ICT.
  • Identify relevant ICT tools for teaching-learning goals.
  • Design student-centric activities and aligned assessment using ICT tools.
  • Develop a collaborative community of teachers to share best-practices and experiences.

View more information here.
Downloadable course handout


3. ET621Tx: ‘Effective teaching-learning of computer science in schools’



About the course:

This 4-week MOOC course is in continuation to ET611Tx course and is aimed exclusively at Computer Science (CS) teachers in schools. The goals of this course are to:
  • Apply effective pedagogical techniques for teaching-learning of CS topics.
  • Facilitate teaching of computational thinking and adoption of relevant programming languages.
  • Develop a collaborative community of CS teachers to share their experiences and best practices.

View more information here.
Downloadable course handout


4. ET601Tx: An IITBx Course on Educational Technology for Engineering Teachers



About the course:

The IITBombayX course “Educational Technology for Engineering Teachers” (ET601Tx) is aimed at engineering college faculty and post-graduate students of engineering who are planning for faculty careers. Faculty already face myriad problems such as varying student interest and abilities, student focus on exam testing, managing large classes, and so on. To mitigate some of these problems, faculty is often called upon to explore use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in their classes. However, lack of formal training in research-based strategies is a barrier to effective integration of ICT in the teaching-learning process.

This course aims to provide an introduction to research-based and learner-centered pedagogy for effectively integrating ICT in engineering education. Participants of this course will apply these strategies during the course, to design materials and activities for topics in their own domain. This will help them to become informed teachers and tackle teaching-learning problems competently.


5. FDP101x: 'Foundation Program for Use of ICT Online and Blended Learning'



Online educational methodology, and flipped-classrooms with associated pedagogy of active learning, have quickly emerged as the mainstay of effective education in this century. However, most of our teachers lack skills and competencies for proper and effective use of ICT in education. It is thus an urgent national requirement that all our teachers, at least those teaching in our professional colleges, are empowered to use technology effectively, to enhance the quality of education. To meet this requirement, IIT Bombay has specially designed a Faculty Development Program (FDP) on "Use of ICT in Education for Online and Blended Learning".
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • i. Identify various ICT devices and applications useful in teaching-learning
  • ii. Develop awareness towards ethical practices for use of ICT in education
  • iii. Make use of best practices for information dissemination using ICT

Downloadable course handout


6. FDP201x: 'Pedagogy for Online and Blended Learning'



Online educational methodology, and flipped-classrooms with associated pedagogy of active learning, have quickly emerged as the mainstay of effective education in this century. However, most of our teachers lack skills and competencies for proper and effective use of ICT in education. It is thus an urgent national requirement that all our teachers, at least those teaching in our professional colleges, are empowered to use technology effectively, to enhance the quality of education.
To meet this requirement, IIT Bombay has specially designed a Faculty Development Program (FDP) on "Use of ICT in Education for Online and Blended Learning".
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • i. Integrate active learning in their regular teaching-learning practice
  • ii. Create an Open Educational Resource to be used in their classrooms
  • iii. Justify the blending of online instruction in their regular teaching-learning practice
  • iv. Participate in Collaborative Community involved in Open Education Resource creation and dissemination
  • Downloadable course handout