Hello, I'm

Shitanshu Mishra


  About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in the Inter-Disciplinary Program in Educational Technology at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. My research interests lie in learning science, educational technology, computing education research (specifically programming and data structures education) and development of technology-enhanced learning-teaching environments. Specifically, I am interested in technology enhanced learning environments, thinking skills research, design based research and qualitative research.

I am pursuing my doctoral research under the guidance of Prof. Sridhar Iyer, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay. I am working on promoting students' cognitive processes of knowledge integration which requires skill such as question posing (QP). Better knowledge integration leads to deeper and cohesive understanding of any topic. I have been carrying out this research in the domain of data structures, and the target population is sophomore CS engineering undergraduates. Specifically, I have developed a pedagogy based on question posing to foster students' cognitive skill of Knowledge Integration.and operationalized it using a Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) environment.

  Research Interests

 Student Question Posing   Knowledge Integration   Computer Education Research   Technology Enabled Learning of Thinking Skills   E-Learning, Cognitive Science   Natural Language Processing   Machine Learning 

 Featured Skills

 Technology Enhanced Learning of Thinking Skills (TELoTS) Framework   Qualitative Methods (Grounded Theory, Thematic Analysis, Content Analysis, Micro Ethnography)   Quantitative Methods    Design-Based Research    Programming Proficiency (Java, Python, C#, Web 2.0) 


 Bachelors of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering in 2010 
 Masters of Technology in Information Technology, with specialization in Intelligent Systems in 2012 

A highlight of the courses which I studied in Ph.D. and Masters

 Educational Game Designs   Research Methodology in Educational Technology   Fundamentals of Educational Technology   Educational Technology Tools   Intelligent Tutoring Systems   Learning Analytics   Machine Learning   Cognitive Science   Computational Intelligence   Natural Language Processing   Soft Computing   Agent-Based Systems   Computer Vision 




  Talks & Workshops

Highlights of conducted workshops and talks

  • Workshop on using Exploratory Questioning to foster cognitive skills of Knowledge Integration. August 5th, 2017, Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Mumbai. Role: Instructor.
  • Panel Talk on International Perspectives on CS Teacher Formation and Professional Development. July 4th, 2017, ITiCSE 2017, Bologna, Italy. Role: Panelist.
  • MOOC - IITBombayX: ET612Tx Pedagogy for effective teaching and learning of Computer Science in schools. May 18th - June 14th, 2017. Role: Chief Teaching Associate.
  • Workshop on Exploratory Questioning and Knowledge Integration Skills. February 19th, 2017, IIT Bombay, Mumbai. Role: Instructor.
  • Workshop on Exploratory Questioning and Knowledge Integration Skills. April 4th, 2017, MPSTME, Vile Parle West, Mumbai. Role: Instructor.
  • Workshop on Knowledge Integration Skills. August 1st - 15th, 2016, IIT Bombay, Mumbai. Role: Instructor.
  • A three-day workshop on Exploratory Questioning skills. October 27th - 30th, 2015, DIT University, Dehradun. Role: Instructor.
  • Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving in the context of MOOC platform. April 11th - 12th, 2015 IIT Bombay. Role: Instructor.
  • Technology Integration in Education (TIE) workshop. March 22nd, 2015, IIT Bombay. Role: Instructor.
  • Organized Research Scholars' Confluence (ReSCon) 2015, as the student coordinator. ReSCon is the annual research scholars' gathering of research students across India. 20th - 21st March 2015, IIT Bombay. Role: Student Coordinator.
  • Workshop on data structures using question posing and online collaboration strategy. January 25th, 2015, IIT Bombay. Role: Instructor.
  • A three-day workshop on introduction to data structures using question posing based active learning strategy. 4th-6th July, 2014, IIT Bombay. Role: Instructor.
  • Instructional Design Workshop. October 6, 2013, BITS Pilani. Role: Instructor.
  • Technology Enabled Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) workshop on Effective Teaching Strategies for Quality Engineering Education teachers on Educational Technology. 24th - 28th January, 2013, IIT Bombay. Role: Content Creator and Organizer.
  • Improvement of Spatial Thinking Skills using Blender. 29th - 30th September, 2012, Goa University. Role: Instructor.

More Roles

  • Research Scholars Forum (RSF)
    1. Headed the Research Scholars' Forum, IIT Bombay, as the Overall Coordinator for the tenure 2014-2015.
  • Student Projects
    1. Mentored the ET research project, "Online Discussion-Based Learning on Google Blogger for Introductory Programming Course." Student: Sharmishtha Majumdar, NIT Agartala.
    2. Mentored the ET tool project, "Android-based handheld application for facilitating in-class collaborative learning." Student: Arvind Khatik, NIT Agartala.

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 Contact Me

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IDP in Educational Technology,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
India - 400076


shitanshu [at] iitb [dot] ac [dot] in