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.
Jan 7 to March 7. To get the program schedule click here
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Course Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, participant will be able to:
• Describe the core components required for effective teaching-learning designs within their own course/topic.
• Evaluate the aspects of learning design (Objectives and Strategies) based on the broad criteria of effectiveness and alignment.
• Refine their learning about possible improvements in practice through discussion with peers.
• Contribute to a repository of resources relevant to own topic through exploration and collaboration.
• Form a community of practice with peers from same domain/topic.
• Design a constructively aligned lesson plan that integrates visualizations to target higher-order thinking skills of students in their own course.
• Participants were evaluated based on their comprehension of the course materials (Knowledge Quizzes), Discussion Forum Participation (Reflection Quizzes) and Resource Creation Activities(Resource Creation Quizzes).
• Participants who secured more than 50% at the end of the course were provided with IITBx honour code certificates.
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Active Participants, i.e. accessed courseware at least once.
Completed Participants, i.e. received Honour Code Certificate.
Sustaining the course community
Based on the feedback provided by course community:
Participants have shown their interest in building Peer Learning Groups at the end of the course.
Platforms will be used for creating Communities of Practice - Google Groups, Facebook, Moodle, Blogs and Wiki.