About This Course
This course is aimed at
school teachers. Teachers 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, teachers are 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 will provide an introduction to research-based and learner-centered pedagogy for effectively integrating ICT in school 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.
Prof. Sridhar Iyer
Sridhar Iyer is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. His current research interests are in the field of Educational Technology. This includes: Technology-enhanced learning environments for thinking skills, Pedagogies for effective use of educational technologies, Development of ICT tools for educational applications, and Computer Science education research. Sridhar Iyer received his BTech, MTech and PhD from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at IIT Bombay.
Prof. Sahana Murthy
Sahana Murthy (IITBombayX Username: sahanamurthy) is a faculty member in the Inter-Disciplinary Programme in Educational Technology at IIT Bombay since 2009. Prior to that she was a lecturer at the Experimental Study Group in MIT from 2006-09 during which she implemented and evaluated innovative teaching methods. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher in Physics Education Research at MIT (2005-6) and Rutgers University (2004-5), USA. She got her Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers University in 2004. Her current research interests lie in students' development of thinking skills through technology enhanced learning environments. At IIT Bombay, she teaches courses in 'Introduction to Educational Technology' and 'Research methods for Educational Technology'.
Dr. Gargi Banerjee
Gargi Banerjee (IITBombayX Username: GB1) is a research scientist in the Inter-Disciplinary Programme in Educational Technology at IIT Bombay. She got her Ph.D. in Educational Technology from IIT Bombay in 2017. Her current research interests are: in the field of Educational Technology. This includes: Training teachers in effective integration of ICT in curriculum, Learning designs, Designing scaffolds to facilitate teacher integration of ICT tools and Quality evaluation of e-learning.
Jayakrishnan M (IITBombayX Username: jkmadathil) is a doctoral research fellow in the Inter-Disciplinary Programme in Educational Technology at IIT Bombay. He has submitted his thesis and is awaiting final defence. His research interests in the field of Educational Technology include Teacher Technology Integration, Massive Open Online Learning, Sustainability in Teacher Professional Development and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.
All of them have conducted a number of teacher professional development workshops on research-based effective teaching strategies. More recently, they had conducted a large scale blended-mode training program on ET4ET - Educational Technology for Engineering Teachers, via the 'Train 10000 Teachers (T10KT)' programme under the National Mission on Education through ICT.