As a part of ‘Train Ten Thousand Teachers’ project, the School of Technology hosted a two week Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ICT for Education as one of the remote centers across India.

This training programme organized by IIT Bombay is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AlCTE), a statutory body of Govt. of India. The remote center at the University has 17 participants registered for the course and it began from 3 August 2017 and will end on 7 September 2017. Interactive classes are held every weekend.

Each participant is expected to access the online platform, using a PC at home or office, on any convenient day and time during the weeks, with an online test every week. Each participant has to spend 6 – 8 hours per week to learn and give test and this is considered as equivalent to one day of work in a regular FDP. Focused interactive sessions with the participating teachers had been conducted by the faculty from IIT Bombay last weekend (19 – 20 August 2017).

The course is being focused mainly on the following three issues and some case studies:

1. Identify various ICT devices and applications useful in teaching-learning.
2. Develop awareness towards ethical practices for use of ICT in education.
3. Make use of best practices for information dissemination using ICT.

This FDP is completely funded by National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Government of India). The course is completely free for the participants and all the live videos were recorded and the final edited audio-visual contents along with other course material will be released under open source for free access. The online activity for this FDP is still going on and will end 7th September 2017.
(as reported by Mr. Kaustubh Bhattacharyya, Workshop Coordinator)