About This Course
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 technology in their classrooms. However, lack of awareness of both the technology and the effective technology integration practices is a barrier for large-scale adoption in regular teaching-learning process.
This course will provide awareness to both technology and effective practices of technology integration. Participants of this course will be expected to use these technologies during the course, to design materials and activities for teaching-learning in their own topics. 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 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 (2005-06) and Rutgers University (2004-05), USA. She got her PhD 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'.
Prof. Deepak B Phatak
Dr Deepak B Phatak has been working with IIT Bombay since 1971. His main concern is improvement in quality of education, at a large scale commensurate with the Indian national aspirations. Towards this end, he has dovetailed the synchronous distance education which he started at IIT Bombay 15 years ago, into an innovative program for training 10,000 teachers at a time. He believes in developing affordable technological solutions. He heads the national initiative on Aakash tablets. He has been an advisor and IT consultant to organizations and companies, and has worked on many company boards. He has won several distinctions and awards, and has been conferred ‘Padma Shri’ by the Government of India.
Sameer S Sahasrabudhe
Dr. Sameer S Sahasrabudhe works as Senior Project Research Scientist, at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay. He has a graduation in fine arts, post graduate diplomas in animation film making and distance education, and a doctorate in the area of eLearning animations. He has a cumulative experience of 17 years, in the areas of advertising, animation film production, eLearning content creation, research, and teaching. He has bagged awards at national and international film festivals. As an evangelist of open source 3D animation software: Blender, he has conducted several workshops, on Blender animation, and has presented at various conferences. He has guided UG and PG projects in Blender animation for eLearning, and has published widely on this topic.
Mr. Jayakrishnan M 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 defense. He is currently working as a Project Research Scientist with the Dept of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. 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.