Frequently Asked Questions
What will be the nature of course?
The course will be fully online (as it is a Massive Open Online Course) and there is no specific remote center/physical participation required.
If you are new to the IITBombayX platform, please check https://iitbombayx.in/faq to understand about MOOCs under IITBombayX. Also, do take the IITBombayX Demo Course first to understand how the various features within the IITBombayX platform allow self-paced learning (including assessment).
Is remote center participation required?
As mentioned above, IITBombayX does not require any remote center or similar synchronous interactions. We (Course Design Team) however are thinking of creating Sustainable Learning Communities (SLCs) among the interested colleges, but more details about this will be available by January 1 (a week before the start of course).
What is the duration of course?
The course will be of 6 weeks duration and will start on January 7, 2016.
How does one register for the course?
If you do not have an IITBombayX account, first register for one. Now log into IITBombayX through this newly registered account. Once you have logged in, go to the course webpage and register for the course.
I have registered for the course, now what?
Good start. The course is formally going to start on January 7, and the pre-course activities will be initiated from January 1. More details will be updated on the Course Page. Monitor this page regularly from December 28 for more information. In the meanwhile if you have friends/colleagues who are interested in similar courses, please forward the information.
I have registered for the course, but I didn't receive a confirmation email. What should I do?
If you are registering on the IITBombayX platform for the first time, check whether you received an account activation email. For similar technical queries please send in a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
I am from the non-engineering (Arts, Commerce & Science) background. Can I attend the course?
The course, as its name suggests, is primarily aimed at in-service engineering college teachers or learners who intend to pursue engineering college teaching. So most of the examples discussed during the course will be from various domains of engineering. However since teaching-learning, in general, requires the skills that are being discussed in the course, you can definitely attend it. A word of caution: you will have maximum benefit if you can extend the examples which are primarily from engineering to your own domain and further do the prescribed activities.
Again the benefits will substantially increase if you have a partner or a group of partners from your own domain to take this course along with you. We will try to assist you through discussion forums and carefully designed learning-extending activities.
I am an existing user of a variety of Educational Technology. How can I contribute to this course?
This is great to hear. We do hope that you will be an active participant in several of the posts on the discussion forums and contribute to the learning community of ET601Tx.
When does one use this course email id?
The course email id has been created by the Course Design Team for:
Communication before the start of the course
- Communication after the end of course
Please do not send mails related to technical aspects of the platform like userid not working, no confirmatory emails, unable to download video, unable to print certificate etc. to this id. We will not be able to answer your queries. Please use the appropriate mail ids from this page for such queries.